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

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How do soldiers in the military deal with sleep deprivation? What methods do soldiers use to overcome sleep deprivation?

Amphetamines and modafinil quite frankly. Adrenaline will keep you sharp only so long. German soldiers in Russia in their infantry divisions marched in their sleep with a tail and lead man awake, the middle column would get led along while actually sleeping. A Lieutenant would sleep and hold on

Are we heading towards World War III?

No. This may be an unpopular answer. If we can look past the Trump hysteria and focus on what he's doing, you'll understand there is no threat of WW3 in 2017. He is a negotiator, first and foremost which means he's all about diplomacy. And any seasoned negotiator knows you can't bargain from a point of

What are some mind blowing war strategies?

The German Storm troop tactics of 1917-1918 is the foundation of all modern infantry tactics. Prior to that, all infantry tactics were a variation of the Phalanx warfare. Line up and push, using mass, with firepower added as technology developed. This resulted in the stalemate of World War I. With German

Will the world be a safer place in 50 years?

Thanks for the A2A.At the rate we're headed, I would think that its a pretty decent assumption. Wars, and deaths from wars, have gone down dramtically over the last decade. Even Colombias 50yr old counterinsurgency against the FMLN is ending. Terrorism will continue unfortunately, but large conflicts are becoming rare.There is always

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 would happen if America declared war on Islam?

Ronald Reagan liked to say, "We fought the War on Poverty, and poverty won," but I'd simply point out that poverty is still with us fifty years later. The War on Drugs hasn't been a glowing success either.Before declaring war, make sure your opponent either is small enough to destroy entirely, or has a leadership that can usefully

What would happen if China attacked Australia?

With non-nuclear weapons?Well, about 6 months before the planned invasion, news would get out that the Chinese are planning a massive invasion somewhere. You can't achieve that level of readiness without tens or hundreds of thousands of people getting involved, it is impossible to

If Russia fought the EU in a war who would win? No help from allies, NATO, etc.

The Russian military is a wildly over-hyped paper tiger that the EU outspends by a factor of 4 to 1.The top 4 European countries spend about $180* Billion on defence annually compared to the Russian $70* Billion.There are another 24 countries in the EU that spend about another $100* billion.

If you are the general of the military of an alien race with space travel, how do you go about attacking and conquering Earth?

What an interesting twist on this question; a plausible reason to abstain from orbital bombardments. Yet, this constraint of wanting an unspoiled colony does not preclude our hypothetical aggressors  from genocide.So that is what this little exercise becomes:1) The planet's native flora/fauna must be preserved, except in

What is your favorite invention of WWII?

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

Is the U.S. immune to invasion?

Ever see the movie, Red Dawn? While the premise looks good on the screen: a twin pincer attack, one a parachute invasion of the Great Plains followed by an overland invasion up from Mexico by Hispanic troops led by Cubans and followed up by Russians; the

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.

What would happen if Russia declared war on Mongolia?

Mongolia has very few people and practically no power to stop the invasion.It will be Ukraine all over again .the entire international community will put sanctions on Russia This time even Russia's allies might not support Russia as the incident was unjustified.the already strained Russian economy will go into further depression Oil will

Will World War III happen in the 21st century?

If you asked people in the 1950s if WWIII would start in the 20th century, they would have probably said yes. Similarly, most people will answer that it is likely in the 21st century. There are multiple local conflicts with foreign powers vested in

Who would win in a war between just Canada and Russia?

I want you to think really hard on this one. Just think hard.The obvious answer is russia, even though Canada is across the world and is huuuuuuge, they cant to anything. lemme give you an exampleRussia declares war on Canada for its vast amounts of maple

How badly would an invasion of the US go?

Very tough. An invader would need to throw the US mainland into a state of chaos before even attempting to land a single soldier. A limited nuclear attack or more likely EMP attack could do that but it would take time. Destroy the power grid, cut communications amoung the populace and let them have at it

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

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:

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

Can humans and animals together win a war against aliens?

Modern warfare is a recent invention of humanity and used by the Deep State to maintain their absolute power over the great mas of people by enforcing artificial scarcities of every type.In the novel 1984 by George Orwell (Eric Blair (yes that

What would happen to Indonesia if America declared war on China?

Indonesia has the obvious problem of too many people and too much land, 7,000(?) islands to protect in any sort of war as well as a very small Navy for coastal protection (I don't think the American Navy could defend all of Indonesia as their sole assignment,

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 

Should people vote to go to war?

Oh, oh...I've thought a lot about this issue!Personally, I'd like to see a system where there are gradations. Obviously, I think we should have a nimble fighting force that can react to hostilities in an appropriate manner. But, I'd like to see the war powers of the president balanced out

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 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

What will happen now that North Korea has declared war on the U.S?

There has been no formal declaration of war, just continued threats. Officially, the US and South Korea are at war with North Korea as no treaty was signed.

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 would happen if the US was invaded?

It's been very popular on the Internet to quote Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto as having at one tine said ,

When did Islamic terrorism start?

The first such group we know of were the Assassins who hired out as contract killers.  A good market existed for them. Please see Assassins

Can we survive an alien attack if they need the planet intact?

First, why would aliens attack earth? Because they want something.They might want our supply of saltwater, fresh water, or human lives for slavery or for food. They may just have their eye on our real estate. They would be intent on taking something from us. They want to take something and leave our infrastructure intact.How would

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

Would China declare war on India if India ever attacked Pakistan first, or would they stay away from the conflict?

CHINA WILL FOLLOW WHAT U.S. FOLLOWED IN WWII- It will stay neutral until culmination of something like PEARL HARBOUR ATTACK (metaphorically).1. COUNTRIES SHARING BOUNDARIES WITH PAKISTAN AND THEIR RELATIONS WITH INDIAPakistan shares its boundaries with India, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait and Qatar. So, if India attacks Pakistan, following countries will be India's Allies-Qatar and India has inked 7 agreements with

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

Who would win in a war between Russia and the US?

In a very rare instance I am going to slightly disagree with my good friend Dan and any that say it would go nuclear. I would like to first say that I do agree with him and echo that it is unlikely there would be any

What will happen now that North Korea has declared war on the U.S?

There has been no formal declaration of war, just continued threats. Officially, the US and South Korea are at war with North Korea as no treaty was signed.

Did medieval armies use the captured weapons from the enemy?

I'm afraid I don't know how much my answer applies to areas that far in the East, but I can loosely describe what it'd be like if you had, say, a symmetrical warfare battle between two western, Christian armies between 1050 and 1380 or so.-The mercenaries would have actively looted the arms and armor

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

Who would win if humans and all insects went to war?

Humans: Much larger than insects. Have the best brain in the planet. Can use their body more efficiently than other animals.Insects: Much, much smaller than humans. Doesn't have any higher brain function. Can use their body to do some things excellently, but suck at others.Seems an easy win for humans?Wrong!Insects

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

What would happen if America declared war on Islam?

Ronald Reagan liked to say, "We fought the War on Poverty, and poverty won," but I'd simply point out that poverty is still with us fifty years later. The War on Drugs hasn't been a glowing success either.Before declaring war, make sure your opponent either is small enough to destroy entirely, or has a leadership that can usefully