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22nd Apr '16 3:41:17 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperdimensionFortressMacross'' 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/SuperdimensionFortressMacross'' ''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.
21st Apr '16 1:32:21 PM erforce
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** Though we discover in T2 that Skynet actually started the war itself--this was something of a {{Retcon}}, in response to the fact that [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Soviet Union was in the process of breaking up]] between the first and second films, but it's canon nonetheless.
** It was Skynet that started the war in T1 also. Kyle Reese says that nobody even knew who'd started it (i.e. at the time the bombs began falling), then reveals that "the machines" were to blame.

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** Though we discover in T2 ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]'' that Skynet actually started the war itself--this was something of a {{Retcon}}, in response to the fact that [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Soviet Union was in the process of breaking up]] between the first and second films, but it's canon nonetheless.
** It was Skynet that started the war in T1 ''Film/TheTerminator'' also. Kyle Reese says that nobody even knew who'd started it (i.e. at the time the bombs began falling), then reveals that "the machines" were to blame.



* Reversed in ''Film/TheMatrix'' movies, where it was the humans using nukes against the machines in an effort to stop them.

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* Reversed in ''Film/TheMatrix'' ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' movies, where it was the humans using nukes against the machines in an effort to stop them.



* The hyperspace-capable Earth of the movie ''DarkPlanet'' is ''still'' trying to blow itself up. [[WorldWarWhatever They're on World War]] ''[[WorldWarWhatever VI]]'' [[WorldWarWhatever now]], but it'll be the last [[spoiler:because a chemical weapon from one side induced a mutation in a bioweapon from the other side.]]

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* The hyperspace-capable Earth of the movie ''DarkPlanet'' ''Film/DarkPlanet'' is ''still'' trying to blow itself up. [[WorldWarWhatever They're on World War]] ''[[WorldWarWhatever VI]]'' [[WorldWarWhatever now]], but it'll be the last [[spoiler:because a chemical weapon from one side induced a mutation in a bioweapon from the other side.]]
18th Apr '16 12:22:00 AM aye_amber
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* TypeONegative frontman Peter Steele's earlier ThrashMetal band, Carnivore, had a song about World War III (and IV), even called World Wars III and IV.
* FrontLineAssembly's ''Artificial Soldier'' and ''Fallout'' albums.

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* TypeONegative Music/TypeONegative frontman Peter Steele's earlier ThrashMetal band, Carnivore, had a song about World War III (and IV), even called World Wars III and IV.
* FrontLineAssembly's Music/FrontLineAssembly's ''Artificial Soldier'' and ''Fallout'' albums.
14th Apr '16 2:37:26 PM readergirl304
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14th Apr '16 11:54:22 AM readergirl304
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* Whether the ''Film/MadMax'' series takes place after World War III, and if so, what type of war it was, [[BroadStrokes depends on which movie in that series you're watching]].
2nd Apr '16 5:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' would probably count as World War III, in spirit if not in name; due to Einstein's [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct meddling]], "World War II" as we know it was replaced with "The Great War". However, add to that Red Alert 3 and the ''entire'' Tiberium series (which, [[FlipFlopOfGod maybe chronologically takes place]] after [[TimeyWimeyBall one or more of the Red Alert games]]), and the idea of a "World War" kinda loses its impact.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' would probably count as World War III, in spirit if not in name; due to Einstein's [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct meddling]], "World War II" as we know it was replaced with "The Great War".War" (with the Soviet Union as the agressor against an Allied alliance in place of Germany). The next war is the Soviet Union versus everyone else, with the United States as their primary target this time instead of Europe. However, add to that Red Alert 3 and the ''entire'' Tiberium series (which, [[FlipFlopOfGod maybe chronologically takes place]] after [[TimeyWimeyBall one or more of the Red Alert games]]), and the idea of a "World War" kinda loses its impact.
2nd Apr '16 5:02:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2]]'' would probably count as World War III, in spirit if not in name; due to Einstein's [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct meddling]], "World War II" as we know it was replaced with "The Great War". However, add to that Red Alert 3 and the ''entire'' Tiberium series (which, [[FlipFlopOfGod maybe chronologically takes place]] after [[TimeyWimeyBall one or more of the Red Alert games]]), and the idea of a "World War" kinda loses its impact.
** WorldWar3 basically happens in CommandAndConquerGenerals expansion ''Zero Hour'', but is downplayed. In the original game, an NGOSuperpower known as the GLA (Global Liberation Army) takes control of most of Central Asia, the eastern half of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa, including Somalia. The People's Republic of China takes over the the parts of Central Asia that aren't GLA-occupied (including a lot of Kazakhstan). Apparently in retaliation to Chinese and American imperialism, the GLA nukes Beijing (using a nuke they stole from China), establishes a presence in western China, and attacks American-held Iraq. This leads to a a struggle across Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western China, with the GLA and a faction of Chinese military defectors on one side and China and America on the other. Eventually, American and Chinese forces decimate the GLA and capture their capital. Then Zero Hour happens, where the GLA is revealed to be NotQuiteDead, and the game becomes WorldWar3 proper, featuring major battles across Central Asia, the Middle East, West China, North Africa, the Eastern United States, and Europe. [[spoiler: The United States is forced to withdraw, leaving the nations of the world to turn to China for help. They eventually drive the GLA out of Europe and become the new world superpower.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2]]'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' would probably count as World War III, in spirit if not in name; due to Einstein's [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct meddling]], "World War II" as we know it was replaced with "The Great War". However, add to that Red Alert 3 and the ''entire'' Tiberium series (which, [[FlipFlopOfGod maybe chronologically takes place]] after [[TimeyWimeyBall one or more of the Red Alert games]]), and the idea of a "World War" kinda loses its impact.
** WorldWar3 * World War 3 basically happens in CommandAndConquerGenerals ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' expansion ''Zero Hour'', but is downplayed. In the original game, an NGOSuperpower known as the GLA (Global Liberation Army) takes control of most of Central Asia, the eastern half of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa, including Somalia. The People's Republic of China takes over the the parts of Central Asia that aren't GLA-occupied (including a lot of Kazakhstan). Apparently in retaliation to Chinese and American imperialism, the GLA nukes Beijing (using a nuke they stole from China), establishes a presence in western China, and attacks American-held Iraq. This leads to a a struggle across Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western China, with the GLA and a faction of Chinese military defectors on one side and China and America on the other. Eventually, American and Chinese forces decimate the GLA and capture their capital. Then Zero Hour happens, where the GLA is revealed to be NotQuiteDead, and the game becomes WorldWar3 proper, featuring major battles across Central Asia, the Middle East, West China, North Africa, the Eastern United States, and Europe. [[spoiler: The United States is forced to withdraw, leaving the nations of the world to turn to China for help. They eventually drive the GLA out of Europe and become the new world superpower.]]
23rd Mar '16 9:34:07 AM Str8taim
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* The 2015 novel ''Ghost Fleet'', features a Third World War with China starting it. the Chinese actually invade and occupy Hawaii at the start. It centers on different characters playing diffeernt roles in the war. From LaResistance in occupied Hawaii, to the conventional military, to hackers that have become cyber warriors. The title comes from the U.S. reactivated some of it's decommissioned naval ships it had mothballed, pitting them against the Chinese.

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* The 2015 novel ''Ghost Fleet'', features a Third World War with China starting it. the The Chinese actually invade and occupy Hawaii at the start. It centers on different characters playing diffeernt different roles in the war. From LaResistance in occupied Hawaii, to the conventional military, to hackers that have become cyber warriors. The title comes from the U.S. reactivated some of it's decommissioned naval ships it had mothballed, pitting them against the Chinese.
23rd Mar '16 9:33:08 AM Str8taim
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* The 2015 novel ''Ghost Fleet'', features a Third World War with China starting it. the Chinese actually invade and occupy Hawaii at the start. It centers on different characters playing diffeernt roles in the war. From LaResistance in occupied Hawaii, to the conventional military, to hackers that have become cyber warriors. The title comes from the U.S. reactivated some of it's decommissioned naval ships it had mothballed, pitting them against the Chinese.
19th Mar '16 7:41:44 PM Vios
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* In ''VisualNovel/TheBottomOfTheWell'', the start of a nuclear war (apparently between the United States and Russia) is the cause of the story. The city in which the protagonist lives is hit by nuclear detonations, and she needs to survive both these and the aftermath radioactive ash, looters, and such. There's no background as to how it happened there's brief early warning of the attack, but no explanation of it.
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