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25th Nov '16 1:53:12 AM PaulA
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** Set in the same scenario is Harold Coyle's ''Literature/TeamYankee'' from 1987, about a U.S. armor company in that war - it was made into a video game, a comic book (with the script by DavidDrake) and an Origins Award-winning board game.

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** Set in the same scenario is Harold Coyle's ''Literature/TeamYankee'' from 1987, about a U.S. armor company in that war - it was made into a video game, a comic book (with the script by DavidDrake) Creator/DavidDrake) and an Origins Award-winning board game.
18th Nov '16 11:12:47 AM erforce
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The AfterTheEnd scenarios that aren't "Oh no, we accidentally invented a supervirus/[[Film/{{Gojira}} oxygen-destroying chemical]]/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking pie so delicious it kills you]]."

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The AfterTheEnd scenarios that aren't "Oh no, we accidentally invented a supervirus/[[Film/{{Gojira}} supervirus/[[Film/{{Godzilla 1954}} oxygen-destroying chemical]]/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking pie so delicious it kills you]]."
2nd Nov '16 8:25:59 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Jonathan Irons of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' [[spoiler:instigates a world war against his own PrivateMilitaryContractor organization "Atlas Corporation" by openly threatening the UN with a superweapon]]. As he already controls the world's global security infrastructure [[spoiler:through some manipulation of world events]], the other nations struggle to match him. Even by the end of the game, [[spoiler:the only goal that gets accomplished is the death of Irons himself. Everyone knows that Atlas's efforts will continue with or without Irons in command and the war isn't over]].
2nd Nov '16 8:15:11 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The events of the next game push World War III into overdrive, with Ultranationalist maverick Vladimir Makarov taking over Russia in a coup and proceeding to launch a full-scale invasion of Europe, made possible by simultaneous chemical attacks on all major European capitals carried out by his terrorist cronies. Interestingly, it never becomes a full-blown nuclear war, most likely because all sides know that that would effectively end the world. Makarov ''wanted'' to get control of Russia's nuclear arsenal from the President, but was unable to extract it from him before he was rescued.

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** The events of the next game push World War III into overdrive, with Ultranationalist maverick Vladimir Makarov taking over Russia in a coup and proceeding to launch a full-scale invasion of Europe, made possible by simultaneous chemical attacks on all major European capitals carried out by his terrorist cronies. Interestingly, it never becomes a full-blown nuclear war, most likely because all sides know that crossing that line would effectively end the world. Makarov ''wanted'' to get control of Russia's nuclear arsenal from the President, but was unable to extract it from him before he was rescued.
24th Sep '16 3:46:01 AM MarqFJA
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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has the "Unification Wars" (which we get to see a bit of in ''Anime/MacrossZero''), a series of conflicts between a [[EmpoweredUnitedNations strengthened, militarized United Nations]] and anybody who didn't want to join together with them to fight the coming Zentraedi invasion. It's mostly settled by the time the aliens arrive in that version, though. The sides are not well-defined: it's known that the USA, Japan, most of Europe, and at least part of Russia were on the UN side, but the composition of the Anti-UN forces is mostly unknown.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has the "Unification Wars" (which we get to see a bit of in ''Anime/MacrossZero''), a series of conflicts between a [[EmpoweredUnitedNations strengthened, militarized United Nations]] and anybody who didn't want to join together with them to fight the coming [[AlienInvasion Zentraedi invasion.invasion]]. It's mostly settled by the time the aliens arrive in that version, though. The sides are not well-defined: it's known that the USA, Japan, most of Europe, and at least part of Russia were on the UN side, but the composition of the Anti-UN forces is mostly unknown.
24th Sep '16 3:41:22 AM MarqFJA
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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has the "Unification Wars" (which we get to see a bit of in ''Anime/MacrossZero''), a series of conflicts between a strengthened, militarized United Nations and anybody who didn't want to join together with them to fight the coming Zentraedi invasion. It's mostly settled by the time the aliens arrive in that version, though. The sides are not well-defined: it's known that the USA, Japan, most of Europe, and at least part of Russia were on the UN side, but the composition of the Anti-UN forces is mostly unknown.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has the "Unification Wars" (which we get to see a bit of in ''Anime/MacrossZero''), a series of conflicts between a [[EmpoweredUnitedNations strengthened, militarized United Nations Nations]] and anybody who didn't want to join together with them to fight the coming Zentraedi invasion. It's mostly settled by the time the aliens arrive in that version, though. The sides are not well-defined: it's known that the USA, Japan, most of Europe, and at least part of Russia were on the UN side, but the composition of the Anti-UN forces is mostly unknown.
23rd Sep '16 4:16:05 AM Morgenthaler
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Some psychologists believe [[HumansAreWarriors humans]] are [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves naturally predisposed towards violence]]. For almost the entire twentieth century it seemed like humanity was teetering on the brink of self-destruction: both [[WorldWarI World]] [[WorldWarII Wars]], the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, and then the threat of terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and biological warfare - and all that ''after'' WorldWarI was going to be [[TheWarToEndAllWars "the war to end all wars."]] Luckily for humanity, World War III has been in DevelopmentHell for more than half a century now - and may it stay there (indeed, it's not a sequel anyone is looking forward to (we hope)). So it's probably only natural that the next great global conflict is a popular subject in SpeculativeFiction.

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Some psychologists believe [[HumansAreWarriors humans]] are [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves naturally predisposed towards violence]]. For almost the entire twentieth century it seemed like humanity was teetering on the brink of self-destruction: both [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World]] [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Wars]], the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, and then the threat of terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and biological warfare - and all that ''after'' WorldWarI was going to be [[TheWarToEndAllWars "the war to end all wars."]] Luckily for humanity, World War III has been in DevelopmentHell for more than half a century now - and may it stay there (indeed, it's not a sequel anyone is looking forward to (we hope)). So it's probably only natural that the next great global conflict is a popular subject in SpeculativeFiction.
17th Sep '16 7:05:38 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Delete}}'': The US plan risks this, since China says it will regard any nuclear blasts above them as an act of war.
14th Sep '16 10:46:35 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', both the episodes "World War Three" and "Dalek" allude to near-misses of WWIII, but not an actual conflict occurring.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', both the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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episodes "World War Three" and "Dalek" allude to near-misses of WWIII, but not an actual conflict occurring.



** Not to mention the Ninth Doctor talking about World Wars Four and Five.

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** Not to mention the Ninth Doctor talking about World Wars Four and War Five.
8th Sep '16 12:22:33 AM Random888
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** Information about the factions involved is extremely scanty. All we can say for sure is that something called the "Eastern Coalition" was an enemy of the United States, vaguely suggesting that the war was fought between the West and an alliance of Asian countries.

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** Information about the factions involved is extremely scanty. All From ''First Contact'', we can say for sure is know that something called the "Eastern Coalition" was an enemy of the United States, vaguely suggesting that the war was fought between the West and an alliance of Asian countries.countries. (Early scripts for ''First Contact'' explicitly said "China", but later drafts [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection replaced "China" with "Eastern Coalition"]].)
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