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3rd Dec '17 3:17:25 PM Breakerchase
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* World War III breaking out in 1989 forms the backstory for the scenarios in ''VideoGame/FlashpointCampaigns''.



* World War III breaking out in 1989 forms the backstory for the scenarios in ''VideoGame/FlashpointCampaigns''.
2nd Dec '17 8:06:18 PM Breakerchase
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* World War III breaking out in 1989 forms the backstory for the scenarios in ''VideoGame/FlashpointCampaigns''.
24th Nov '17 10:09:22 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'', albeit a more limited one than the more common portrayal. Nukes aren't used, nor chemical weapons after EastGermany makes their objections very clear, and for the most part the Pacific region doesn't get involved, but it's still more than a relatively local conflict, started when the Soviet Union suffers a major terrorist attack on its primary oil refinery that leaves them critically short of useful petroleum products.

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* Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/RedStormRising'', albeit a more limited one than the more common portrayal. Nukes aren't used, nor chemical weapons after EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany makes their objections very clear, and for the most part the Pacific region doesn't get involved, but it's still more than a relatively local conflict, started when the Soviet Union suffers a major terrorist attack on its primary oil refinery that leaves them critically short of useful petroleum products.
18th Oct '17 3:29:34 PM Breakerchase
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* Many a ''VideoGame/{{Harpoon}}'' scenario.
* ''VideoGame/ColdWaters'': Command a US submarine during the Second Battle of the Atlantic.

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* Many a The original ''VideoGame/{{Harpoon}}'' scenario.
game and expansion packs focused on the naval theater of a NATO-Warsaw Pact war.
* ''VideoGame/ColdWaters'': Command a US U.S. submarine during the Second Battle of the Atlantic.
25th Sep '17 7:52:21 PM PaulA
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* The Music/TomLehrer songs "So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)"[[note]]which features the stinger "I'll look for you when the war is over ... an hour and a half from now"[[/note]] and "We Will All Go Together When We Go."
-->'''Lehrer''': If there are going to be any great songs about World War III we need to start writing them ''now!''

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* The Music/TomLehrer songs Music/TomLehrer:
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"So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)"[[note]]which features III)", from ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'' is a parody of a jingoistic "soldier off to war" song from World War II, updated for changing circumstances and featuring the stinger "I'll look for you when the war is over ... an hour and a half from now"[[/note]] and now".
--->'''Lehrer:''' I feel that if any songs are going come out of World War III, we'd better start writing them ''now!''
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"We Will All Go Together When We Go."
-->'''Lehrer''': If there are going to be any great songs about
Go", from ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', offers the mock-optimistic consolation that if World War III we need wipes the entire human race out in one go, nobody will have to start writing them ''now!''deal with grief or go to the trouble of rebuilding civilization.
16th Sep '17 5:22:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Literature/EndWar Tom Clancy's End War]]'' is based on World War III where the [[YanksWithTanks United]] [[TheFederation States]], [[UnitedEurope European]] [[TheAlliance Federation]], and [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Rus]][[TheEmpire sia]] go at each others' throats for what appears to be a European KillSat shooting down a US spacecraft carrying the final components for a US military space station without warning. This provokes the US into declaring war on the Federation, shortly followed by Russia declaring war on the Federation as well to "liberate the oppressed states of Eastern Europe"... only for the US to declare war on them as well in response to their sudden expansionism. What actually happened is that when the US and Europe jointly created an [[KillSat orbital missile shield]] that automatically eliminates any and all [=ICBMs=] in flight (thus making a nuclear war kinda problematic), Russia perceived it was only a matter of time until the two superpowers team up to get Russia's oil and natural gas supplies. Therefore, they hired a bunch of terrorists to attack all three factions and planted false evidence that the Federation did it. The US bought the bait alright and the last spark was provided by Spetznaz commandoes disguised as terrorists uploading a virus into the missile shield that made it mistake the US spacecraft as an ICBM targeting Paris. [[CycleOfRevenge The rest is history]] - and logically, neither side wanted to needlessly escalate the situation so the missile shield was left in place to make sure no one nukes the others. The whole game is fought with conventional warfare.

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* ''[[Literature/EndWar Tom Clancy's End War]]'' is based on World War III where the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United]] [[TheFederation States]], [[UnitedEurope European]] [[TheAlliance Federation]], and [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Rus]][[TheEmpire sia]] go at each others' throats for what appears to be a European KillSat shooting down a US spacecraft carrying the final components for a US military space station without warning. This provokes the US into declaring war on the Federation, shortly followed by Russia declaring war on the Federation as well to "liberate the oppressed states of Eastern Europe"... only for the US to declare war on them as well in response to their sudden expansionism. What actually happened is that when the US and Europe jointly created an [[KillSat orbital missile shield]] that automatically eliminates any and all [=ICBMs=] in flight (thus making a nuclear war kinda problematic), Russia perceived it was only a matter of time until the two superpowers team up to get Russia's oil and natural gas supplies. Therefore, they hired a bunch of terrorists to attack all three factions and planted false evidence that the Federation did it. The US bought the bait alright and the last spark was provided by Spetznaz commandoes disguised as terrorists uploading a virus into the missile shield that made it mistake the US spacecraft as an ICBM targeting Paris. [[CycleOfRevenge The rest is history]] - and logically, neither side wanted to needlessly escalate the situation so the missile shield was left in place to make sure no one nukes the others. The whole game is fought with conventional warfare.
25th Aug '17 6:25:58 PM nombretomado
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* In one BadFuture of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a scientist brings plans for a fully functional time machine to TheNewRussia. It doesn't take long for other countries to discover what's going on, and eventually a [[LensmanArmsRace time machine race]] starts which eventually erupts into World War III. The result: ''[[ApocalypseHow 5.7 billion people dead.]]''

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* In one BadFuture of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a scientist brings plans for a fully functional time machine to TheNewRussia.UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia. It doesn't take long for other countries to discover what's going on, and eventually a [[LensmanArmsRace time machine race]] starts which eventually erupts into World War III. The result: ''[[ApocalypseHow 5.7 billion people dead.]]''
22nd Aug '17 7:09:52 PM Luppercus
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* Maggie Becket's world in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' is a dystopian nightmare were the Cold War get hot.
22nd Aug '17 7:08:36 PM Luppercus
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* Creaor/BrianAldiss' ''Moreau's Other Island'' has a shipwrecked soldier surviving on an island were a Dr. Moreau's copycat is repeating his experiments. World War III is in full with NATO and China fighting the USSR and its Middle Eastern allies.
19th Aug '17 2:38:13 PM YT45
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* ''VideoGame/ColdWaters'': Command a US submarine during the Second Battle of the Atlantic.



* Seawolf: SSN-21 casts the player in the role of the Captain of the USS Seawolf fighting a naval campaign against Russia. Nuclear escalation doesn't occur until the final mission, and it occurs only if the player fails to destroy the enemy boomers.

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* Seawolf: SSN-21 ''Seawolf: SSN-21'' casts the player in the role of the Captain of the USS Seawolf ''Seawolf'' fighting a naval campaign against Russia. Nuclear escalation doesn't occur until the final mission, and it occurs only if the player fails to destroy the enemy boomers.
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