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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    Sorry, should have made it more clear. I am asking what are the possible scenarios that could arise from total oil depletion.

    Would this create more world wars? (Off topic a bit, but just curious to know).

    It's one of the most likely causes.. alot of anthropologists have said that the finding of the ark of the covenant would be the most likely event to cause another world war, but there are plenty of contingencies in place for something like that, whereas complete premature total oil depletion would end all of our luxuries of rights and 'peace' without much that can actually be done.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    It's one of the most likely causes.. alot of anthropologists have said that the finding of the ark of the covenant would be the most likely event to cause another world war, but there are plenty of contingencies in place for something like that, whereas complete premature total oil depletion would end all of our luxuries of rights and 'peace' without much that can actually be done.
    Sorry I noticed you mentioned "ark of the covenant".
    Could you please explain what this is?
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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    Right, but then, won't WWIII be very quick as the USA and all the over allies will just go in an wipe them out?
    USA isn't a maniac state, it believes in humanitarian values. They won't just wipe a whole country out if they could just disarm them. I think if Iran goes ahead with the nukes program then America will just blast their nukes. If any war ensues after that it will just be an ongoing war similar to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    People make a big deal out of the Afghanistan/Iraq war while trying to speculate why America does it and saying that America is just racist/trying to pick war with only the brown nations. Well lets face it, America could have wiped both those countries out ages ago. Instead it just went down the tedious path of sending troops there and trying to pick out the extremist militants, which are pretty ****ing difficult to find when they're not wearing uniforms.
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    Actually, never mind, a quick Google Search answered my query beautifully :cool:
    How would the discovery of this cause another world war though??
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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    Sorry I noticed you mentioned "ark of the covenant".
    Could you please explain what this is?

    It's a prophecy about the wailing wall, to do with an expulsion of non believers at the returning of the Ark of the covenant to the temple. It would cause huge religious tension between Jewish, Christian, and Islamic peoples, and seeing as the prophecy in question is outlined quite specifically, reportedly from Jesus himself, it won't just be a few people misinterpreting a text but the majority of a religion who would feel obliged to provoke a religious war.

    Plus all of the contention about who gets to keep the Arc, and the problem of archaeologists who would claim it proved there was no god etc etc. The messiness of such an issue naturally attracts the 'omg it would be like ww3' tagline.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    It's a prophecy about the wailing wall, to do with an expulsion of non believers at the returning of the Ark of the covenant to the temple. It would cause huge religious tension between Jewish, Christian, and Islamic peoples, and seeing as the prophecy in question is outlined quite specifically, reportedly from Jesus himself, it won't just be a few people misinterpreting a text but the majority of a religion who would feel obliged to provoke a religious war.

    Plus all of the contention about who gets to keep the Arc, and the problem of archaeologists who would claim it proved there was no god etc etc. The messiness of such an issue naturally attracts the 'omg it would be like ww3' tagline.
    Hmmm.... right, but how would a religious war escalate to a global and/or a nuclear war?
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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    Hmmm.... right, but how would a religious war escalate to a global and/or a nuclear war?

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    A long series of unfortunate coincidences at the wrong place and time. All of these things are hypothetical, the only safe way to predict the future is to do it so far in advance that you'll be dead before anyone proves you wrong.
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    North Korea would have to get the support of at least China before attacking America on their own, and I don't see that happening.

    It'd probably be something to do with Israel-Iran and pre-emptive strikes. Iran could supply other countries (such as notre pays prefere North Korea) with powerful nuclear weapons and start some sort of pact. US would probably declare war against the two countries, the rest of Asia and Europe would join in, and I think that in the end there could be an "Allied" victory but with heavy losses, both of arable land and people. It'd be an entirely different world if a war like this happened and people were still alive.
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    Russia. Putin is very untrustworthy and I reckon he's looking for trouble.
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    USA will start the war, and they will be the first ones to get eliminated too
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    (Original post by Cannotbelieveit)
    Russia. Putin is very untrustworthy and I reckon he's looking for trouble.
    Putin seems the kind primarily concerned with his own survival, a war is not really in his interest
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    For it to be classified as a World War two of the big-hitters would have to take part. The USA would naturally be involved. Who else? Russia? China? Or maybe we'll have an ideological war. Muslim countries vs USA and Israel.
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    WWIII will probably be a cyber war between the US and Iran/China.
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    Probably Pitcairn Islands, they are practically asking for it.
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    I would have guessed North Korea - yes, they may well have few (if any) allies, but their recent intransigence regarding nuclear tests implies a leader who is more than a little happy to take risks. And that's not even taking into account their continual rhetoric against the US. Perhaps it's just bluffing, perhaps it's not, but it certainly seems at times like their chief figures have no notion of 'consequence'.
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    To be honest most of the potential causes of WWIII have disappeared nobody is really going to back North Korea, after all china doesn't want to see its revenues plummet for some potty little back water, the Russians aside from selling arms to the Iranians probably wouldn't go to war for them and I can't really think of anyone else who's liable to start one all the super/great powers are far to interested in maintaining the status quo (in my humble view) to see that get panned. I.e. the Chinese wouldn't want to blow up one of their best customers, the Russians aren't in a position to start a world war and like the Chinese most likely wouldn't want to see their profits disappear, although in sure they'd relish arming the other side. And the Americans well depends if plain ever gets near the White House
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    (Original post by Emre944)
    Probably Pitcairn Islands, they are practically asking for it.
    I don't know the sandwich islands and Niue seem to be in cahoots for world domination...
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Most likely would be in the China sea, China provokes war with Japan bringing in the US as well as nearby nations. Could turn global if Russia jumped in on the Chinese side. This is based on a lot of assumptions though.
    I tend to agree that China/Japan looks far more threatening right now than NK/SK or NK/US or variants thereof. The stupidity of the way in which both China and Japan are approaching this pathetic dispute is quite dazzling, today they can be seen on international news channels trying to bash ships into each other. Given what is at stake, they are behaving like idiots, which does not inspire confidence.

    Iran appears to be the other big source of tension, suppose Turkey eventually succumbs to a need to intervene in Syria - then Israel is forced in - then Iran - then Russia.... then the US. However, there are so many difficulties around this scenario, not least the fact that Russia remains much weaker than their bluster suggests.

    So it comes down to China/Japan and those absurd islands.
 
 
 
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