[[WMG:[[WorldWarThree The Oil Wars]] have been going on for some time prior to [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2024]]]]There was a war in Eastern Europe that we saw from the perspective of [[WMG/{{Battlefield}} B Company, aka "Bad Company"]], then there were the highly explosive exploits of some PrivateMilitaryContractors [[{{WMG/Mercenaries}} in Venezuela]]. These were just the opening salvos. The Russians were defeated in Europe, and China in Venezuela. However, the war was still boiling, just below the surface. A cold war followed, during which the [[RedScare Red Star Alliance]] and [[TheFederation Western Coalition]] were formed. In [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2024]], the WC backed a coup d'etat in Uzbekistan, but the RSA found evidence of the Western influence. [[WorldWarThree The Oil Wars]] have begun...
* According to the back story available in the War Timeline in the game's Extras section, that's pretty much exactly what happened.
It's the only explanation.
* Wouldn't that go under WMG/GrandUnifyingGuesses?