What will be the possible reason for World War III ?

World War 3, also known as the Third World War, refers to the next possible worldwide military conflict. Russia and India have experienced growing tensions. All the latest news, World War 3 predictions and whether World War 3 is coming in 2016 can be found below. The term world war is used to describe two previous major global conflicts in the 20th Century. what will the possible reason for world war III :

1. Water Shortage
One of the biggest challenges facing the global community in the 21st Century is the issue of overpopulation and the serious potential for shortages of essential resources. Many historians believe that human conflict is essentially always a dispute over resources, be it land, food, energy supply or water, and it is becoming increasingly likely that more and more wars will be fought over access to agricultural land, fossil fuels and water sources in the future. While efforts are already underway in many countries to reduce dependence on fossil fuels for our energy needs, one universal constant will always be the need for access to water. Today, 40% of the world’s population live in areas with chronic water shortages and the global demand for this resource is increasing by 2.3% each year according to the World Bank. While it is the Middle East and Africa that currently suffer most from such scarcity, a combination of overpopulation, increased demand, and river and ocean pollution mean that getting access to clean water might only become more difficult in future, with the potential to trigger local and global conflicts.

2. Rogue Nukes
One of America’s primary foreign policy goals in the 21st Century has been the prevention of the development of nuclear weapons by so-called ‘rogue states’ which are perceived as hostile to the US and its allies. Iran and North Korea are the two nations that most people will equate with seeking nuclear weapons, although it is primarily the latter that is of concern to military and intelligence officials. North Korea has become increasingly belligerent since the coming to power of Kim Jong-Un, and while much of the regime’s comments and actions have been bluster, the possibility of a North Korean nuclear attack on South Korea, Japan or US soil cannot be completely dismissed. If Kim were to launch a nuclear attack, the reaction of the West and the international community as a whole would have to be carefully considered – an under- or overreaction could precipitate the world’s great powers taking opposite sides in a very hot conflict. This specific example brings us to a broader potential scenario.

3. Middle East Escalation
The Middle East has been a volatile region for decades, with many of the tensions in the area the result of the creation of the state of Israel. The envisioned two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine problem seems as far away as ever, and one event in Gaza or the West Bank could theoretically start a chain reaction which leads to escalation of hostilities and the eventual taking sides of countries further afield. Meanwhile, conflicts and unrest in other countries in the region continues apace, no less so than in Syria where civil war continues to tear the country apart and Bashar al-Assad is using chemical weapons against his own people. International intervention in Syria has already been hamstrung by Russian opposition and public unease after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; in the not-so-near future, two or more of the great world powers could yet come to blows over the issue of taking sides in an internal Middle East conflict.

4. Russia Overextends
Almost certainly the most topical potential scenario as I write this in Aug 2016, worries about a renewed Cold War between East and West are nothing new. Russia in the 21st Century has routinely stood against Europe, America and their allies on the world stage, and sought to proactively assert its authority in its own backyard. Concerted efforts to reclaim disputed former Soviet territories are nothing new under Putin; before Russia’s recent annexation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, there was a full-blown war with Georgia – Stalin’s birthplace – over the region of South Ossetia. However, while Russian relations with the West are currently frosty at best, it would take an act of unprecedented military bravado on Russia’s behalf to cause a full-blown shooting war.

5. Religious Wars
Some of the most bloody and prolonged conflicts in human history have been fought between those who hold opposing belief systems, and the aforementioned Middle East situation is just one example of religious war in the modern era. The rising Islamic extremism in world will bring war in such conditions of insecurity of nuclear weapons of Pakistan .

6. Resources
There is a dwindling tendency to non-renewable resources as they do not regenerate within the human time framework and often take millions of years for the same. In the absence of very many alternate sources of energy such as Hydroelectricity, wind and most recently nuclear, which has a very dubious status in itself, it is quiet possible that the lack of the same may result in conflicts. Given that the most powerful nations in terms of economy may get the most share in this contestation, there is no guarantee that this discrimination in distribution will be let off without much protest. Resources and its limited availability may be one of the major causes therefore for use of violent means to dominate one subject by another. Resource conflict therefore maybe another determining factor behind a possible world war 3.

7. Territory
Over the years the immeasurable lust to occupy more and more territory has not been checked. Every opportunity that each sovereign nation state gets to encompass and enlarge its borders, they grab it as soon as possible. The middle east crisis is a glaring example of this form of territory expansion. The acute distrust of either parties to settle for an accord that will delegitimize the claim of the other is the reason behind the perpetual war. Entire towns and cities have been devastated and more than thousand civilians killed. Other potent example can be our very own Kashmir dispute, whose solution has not seen the light of the day. Such conflicts may escalate over the years, if people are disgruntled and state and civil society are at loggerheads, as to the delimitation of the national boundary. Territorial disputes therefore maybe one of the major reasons for an inevitable world war 3.

8. The Domino Effect

The First World War was fought primarily between the Germany (and their allies) and a UK/France/Russian alliance (to simplify things greatly); however, the single event which precipitated a cascade of declarations of war in Europe took place in Bosnia. The assassination of Austria-Hungary’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip led to the invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian forces, yet neither of these two nations are remembered as the main belligerents of the war. While it may have taken place 100 years ago, this still proves that one small event can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. One example of a potential modern-day event which could lead to a domino effect would be a successful terrorist nuclear attack; this could potentially be linked (in fact or in theory) to a particular nation, causing the victims of that attack to declare war on those they feel supported the terrorists responsible. Allied and other nations could then take sides, just as they did when Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia in 1914.