What are the odds of a world war in the next 20 years?

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What if all the socialist and communist countries that survived after the Cold War just decided to become entirely capitalist shortly after the war? What would the world be like if it happens?

So that is sort of what happened in most places. Aside from the former SSRs in Asia, primarily Belarus and the central Asian former SSRs, all of Eastern Europe rapidly established democratic regimes and began shifting towards a market-based economy and ridding themselves of totalitarian instutitions.I'm not a

What is your favorite invention of WWII?

I've got to go with Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb. Code-named

Has the US ever invaded another country?

The first time the United States as a sovereign entity invaded another country was in 1805 during the Barbary War, when a small force of US Marines landed at Derna in modern-day Libya as part of a campaign against corsairs who were raiding American shipping.In the early years of the War

How hard is the Philippines to defend from an invasion?

My answer assumes that both forces are somewhat equal. To make it more interesting, let's also assume that the attacking force has the same tech and competence of military personel, except that the attacking force has been well trained in assault and your forces are well trained in defense.Based on this unrealistic

Why is the whole world fighting?

Its no different than its ever been, except that everything is on the news now. Close your eyes.  It will all go away.

How did the Japanese military treat its wounded in WW2?

Japanese casualties in Pacific theatreWorld War II death toll of all nationsImperial Japan's World War Two 1931-1945

How to describe the US economy during WWII

Managed and booming.The need to equip the armed forces, even at the expense of consumer demand, meant that the government managed the economy. Some goods were simply not available. The government requisitioned the rubber supply, so car tires were unavailable, the entire production of aluminum was reserved

Would the world's great powers ally against alien invaders today?

This brings me back to Dr.Strangelove the film. In this film even with a confirmed nuclear catastrophe, the leaders sit and quibble over how they can place themselves as the leaders of a new world once the nuclear damage has been cleared up in

Who were the Alamo Scouts in WWII?

The Alamo Scouts were the scout unit directly subordinate to the headquarters of the US 6th Army whose commanding general was General Walter Krueger. Their official designation was the US 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit. Large portions of the 6th Army were often detached to other operations in the Southwest Pacific Theater, and were codenamed the Alamo

Is China's military expansion a threat to the U.S.?

LOL, eh, no. It's just the latest search for an enemy to justify the defense budget. If you were here in the 90's the rhetoric was a hundred times worse. In the 90's, you have the USSR suddenly imploded, so what to do with NATO

Is Russia preparing for a major war?

Westerners hardly understand Russians or Eastern Europeans. The general perception is that we are some harsh, somewhat rude people with much lower standards in about everything in life, yet we still manage somehow and even display some incidental ingenuity. While stereotypes are never true, they are also never false. But one thing is sure:

Was the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 based on good intentions?

It is a big topic and if you really interested than you will have to spend some time studying the events. Here is one of possible start points, review of the book on the topic in Huffington Post:Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War

Why would Hitler invade Poland knowing they were an ally of Britain?

Because Ribbentrop told Hitler and convinced him the western powers wouldn't go to war over Danzig based on their previous appeasement policy.

If the U.S. had not gone to war with Mexico, what would have happened?

Well, we would have gotten California and perhaps texas.We bought California from the Mexicans and we invaded Texas. At the time, the Mexican government allowed American citizens to go into and live in Texas and by the time that Americans outnumbered the Mexican population, it was starting to become clear that Texas would break away from Mexico. Whether or

How many fighters from Denmark died in WWII?

I am going to answer this based on my general knowledge as a Dane, and without any particular insight in history. So this will be - to some extent - the ‘official popular historical account'.The German invasion was very swift. The Danish military at the border quickly

What exactly were the U.S.'s biggest mistakes during the War of 1812?

Probably the first one. The invasion of Canada was seen as mere matter of marching. Underestimating your enemy as Sun Tzu and Machiavelli might tell you is perfidious. The mistakes that followed all stem from this. Really! how hard should it have been to 

When did the war between the US and Vietnam end?

The in-coming forces of VPA (Vietnamese People's Army) and the Vietcong (the National Liberation Front combatants) allegedly, paused 1 day before marching into the presidential palace of south Vietnam at 11 AM on April 30th, 1975 - accepting the unconditional surrender from its president

Did the US ever consider an invasion of Singapore and Malaya in WW2 during their campaign against Japan?

That area was in the Commonwealth sector. The Americans were busy in the Philippines and the Central Pacific theater. The British were pushing that way from Burma, and ANZACs landed in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). If the atomic bomb had not ended the war and it had dragged in

What countries did Hitler invade in WW2?

These are the main countries that Germany invaded in WW11 Sept 1 1939 POLAND By invading Poland Germany BROKE THE MUNICH PACT SIGNED WITH P M CHAMBERLIN IN 1938 and putting in to operation the treaty with Soviet Union that effectively devided the polish territory with Nazi

How many U.S. military personnel have died in combat?

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, there have been 651,031 battle deaths and 308,800 other, in-theater deaths, not including the current conflicts. For those, the Department of Defense's Casualty Analysis System reports 5,364 hostile (combat) deaths and 1,466 non-hostile (in-theater) deaths.This gives a total of:656,395

If the aliens from War of the Worlds attacked modern-day Earth, who would win?

If the aliens from War of the Worlds attacked modern-day Earth, who would win?As Rick Gauger said, it's hard to answer this question without knowing if you're talking about the original book or one of the two movies, but I'm going to assume you're talking about the book, especially since

Why did Hitler not invade Spain during WW2?

Why did Hitler not invade Spain during WW II?Franco was a great friend and kept a good, solid left flank for the Germans.Spain was not important strategically and tactically.One would assume that Hitler knew about Napoleonic wars and

Has the US ever invaded another country?

The first time the United States as a sovereign entity invaded another country was in 1805 during the Barbary War, when a small force of US Marines landed at Derna in modern-day Libya as part of a campaign against corsairs who were raiding American shipping.In the early years of the War

What would happen if Indonesia declared war on Singapore?

I have no idea exactly what would happen - but, some very heavy hitters would probably get involved quickly to try to calm things down in that part of the world. It is a global imperative that the Strait of Malacca remain open

What countries did Hitler invade in WW2?

These are the main countries that Germany invaded in WW11 Sept 1 1939 POLAND By invading Poland Germany BROKE THE MUNICH PACT SIGNED WITH P M CHAMBERLIN IN 1938 and putting in to operation the treaty with Soviet Union that effectively devided the polish territory with Nazi

Does the UN or NATO have a plan to repel or destroy an Alien Invasion?

I always find it amusing reading plans for repelling an Alien invasion. Okay, if there is an alien nation hostile enough to carry out an

Will the US defend Qatar from invasion?

Nope. Why should we? The American people completely dislike the entire country. Y'all have slavery. Why would a country that idolizes freedom ever support country that openly supports slavery. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypte just ended all diplomatic ties with Qatar. Because they accuse Qatar for having ties

Has any species of animal become extinct solely due to human wars?

The Japanese Sea Lion was killed off for multiple reasons Including war. Every part of Its body was used to make simple home supplies like Brushes, Leather, and pipe cleaning supplies. During the Second world war, the last colony was killed of from habitat loss.when the maritime battles of the Second World War destroyed the

Who will win the next race war?

I'd be surprised if their was one. The planets latest generations who are taking charge are largely non-racist in comparison to the previous generations who are starting to cede control. That's not to say their aren't racist people- their will always be racist people as long as their are differences between two peoples skin tones. (And I

Did the U.S. ever carry out beheadings in history?

Indians and Black slaves were often beheaded during slave revolts or "Indian wars." The most notorious example was during an uprising near New Orleans in 1811. Over 100 slaves were beheaded, and some had hands or feet chopped off before beheading, or were slowly roasted over

When did the war between the US and Vietnam end?

The in-coming forces of VPA (Vietnamese People's Army) and the Vietcong (the National Liberation Front combatants) allegedly, paused 1 day before marching into the presidential palace of south Vietnam at 11 AM on April 30th, 1975 - accepting the unconditional surrender from its president

How was the invasion of Iraq allowed?

I'll let the President explain it to you:Please be seated. Thank you.Thank you very much, Mr. Vice President, for your remarks and your leadership. Thank you, Secretary Cohen, for the superb job you have done here at the Pentagon and on this most recent very difficult problem. Thank

How did the Japanese military treat its wounded in WW2?

Japanese casualties in Pacific theatreWorld War II death toll of all nationsImperial Japan's World War Two 1931-1945

Why did Saddam Hussain bury his air force during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, instead of using it?

USAF sent messages to all Iraqi generals via Iraqi military communication network essentially telling them to stay at home. The message went: if they stayed at home, they will be safe from US offensive and can keep their jobs after the incursion. Therefore, when USAF bombarded Iraqi cities, very few military planes took off to

What were the foo fighters phenomenon seen in WWII?

I'd forgotten all about those, but now that I see your question I remember my father talking about them.Foo fighter - Wikipedia is an article about ‘Foo Fighters' that gives a few possible explanations, none of them totally convincing.It also says that they were first reported in November 1944, but my

What would a competent alien invasion force do differently from the normal Hollywood portrayals?

The biggest strategic and tactical blunder that most alien invaders make in the movies is showing up on screen.There is a popular category of Quora questions where modern military units/technology is pitted against ancient ones, like a modern aircraft carrier against the Jutland fleet of WWI battleships, or a Navy

If ISIS and the Taliban went to war against each other, who would win and why?

Why would Sunni Afghani religious fanatics want to attack a mesopotamia based Sunni fanatic/nation forming group? Would the USA airdrop them for the fun of it?The question is, where are they making this war? If they're doing it in Afghanisatan, the Taliban would win. They have knowledge of the

What do people get wrong about World War I?

Suicidal infantry attacksMost people think of the infantry assaults in offensives as suicidal and thoughtless. However many tactics and concepts were thought up to support the infantry. Such as tanks, creeping barrages (Machine-gun/artillery fire slowing advancing ahead of the infantry assault), gas, sapping and many othersTrench WarfareTrench warfare was a major part of the First World War, however

What made the U.S. want to contain communism around the world after WW2?

Basically, it was unreasonable paranoia. For instance, Canada and other countries never banned Communist parties from existing. Yes they were watched by the secret police.... I remember there was an urban story going around that if the undercover cops decided to do other things, the Thunder Bay chapter of the Communist Party would cease to exist.

How did Germans feel about the WW1?

They were supportive and despite serious shortages and even starvation they were strongly supportive. When the armistice came they were hugely relieved at first, but then appalled when the allies used the armistice to threaten an invasion of Germany unless she submitted to utter submission. The armistice brought a withdrawl of German troop to it's own borders and

What sort of impact did Patton have in the Second World War?

From the horse's mouth he actually said we defeated the wrong enemy so I image his influence in victory was miserably mute at best. Later in history the 6 million death toll at Auschwitz was drastically reduced to a mere 1 million and it was revealed Hollywood's portrayal of all white Nazis was literally a outright lie. Hitler

How long could Canada hold off an invasion from the U.S. if they decided to declare war?

No, we could not. Canada has about 100,000 troops (active and reserve) while the US has over a million. Canada has 78 combat aircraft, the US has 3000 plus. Canada has 100 tanks, the US has over 5000+. Canada has

Are WW2 and WW1 connected?

They were related in the extent that extremely harsh peace terms placed on Germany in the peace treaty after World War I helped Hitler sell his plans to restore Germany to power.

What are some of the worst and best battleships from World War 1 and 2?

Basing on combat performance....Worst? HMS Prince of Wales. This is most clearly seen in it's first encounter with two modern warships, Prinz Eugen, and the more well-known Bismarck, where PoW's guns actually malfunctioned mid-battle. PoW would be sunk along with HMS Repulse near Singapore in 1941 by a Japanese air raid... due

Why did the Japanese military massacre a group of nurses on Bangka Island, Indonesia in WW2?

The nurses massacred by the Japanese were survivors, along with about 140 men, soldiers and civilians, from the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke by the Japanese off the coast of Sumatra as they sought to escape from Singapore. The survivors surrendered to the Japanese on Bangka Island