Here Are 4 Potential Hotspots Where the Next World War Could Erupt at Any Time

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If 2020 had a slogan, it would be “The Year Of Our Discontent.” This sentiment is felt in virtually every country globally as national governments declare war on their economy, the working class, the poor, and the very old and the very young. In America, the “discontent” is genuine.

Already reeling from a mass propaganda campaign of division created by the MSM corporate outlets, Americans were still attempting to claw their way out of an economic depression with some success.

Then, of course, came COVID.

China engaged in a massive police state repression of what few individual liberties existed, locking residents in their apartment buildings, disappearing doctors, and, allegedly, patients themselves. Australia and Western Europe joined in the hysteria, with Australia attempting to become as totalitarian as the Chinese and mainly succeeding.

Western Europe engaged in the biggest propaganda campaign since the war in Iraq and the United States. Locked in some media manipulated struggle, Western Europe saw its governments shut down their economies, deploy National Guard troops, enforce lockdowns, and wear masks for their states’ populations.

As a result of the implementation of Communo-Fascism, the world’s economy tanked, shrank, and may never come back as long as these governments and “leaders” remain in power.

In America, however, amid the economic collapse and COVID hysteria, a new threat has emerged.

Almost every major city in America is experiencing violence on a nightly basis. Riots, physical assaults, vandalism, and street clashes are becoming ordinary. Some conflicts are deadly as the “right” begins to fight back against the attacks of the “left.” We’re seeing armed conflict in our streets on an increasingly regular basis.

For those living in America, the civil war, societal disruption, and chaos sowed overseas for so many years appear to be germinating back home.

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In other words, the empire appears to be collapsing as they all inevitably do.

But, when empires collapse, they often leave a vacuum. At the very least, they present opportunities to other powers and, especially, other empires.

In addition to America’s problems at home, it appears the entire world might be sleepwalking into a third World War and yet another “restructuring” of the world order. Seemingly localized incidents have an international and global root, and the reverberations will be felt across the entire planet.

While most people alive today might believe that the first World War was a direct result of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the truth is somebody laid the groundwork for that war years prior. Indeed, even after the assassination, the sparks did not immediately fly. As Historian Christopher Clark wrote, the world was “sleepwalking” into one of the greatest catastrophes of the 20th Century.

It took over a month before the first shots of the war were truly fired after the assassination. In the meantime, the world’s population carried on as it had prior – going to work, going to school, engaging in business, etc. Politicians crowed about national dignity and others about retribution. In a sense, once the initial shock of the assassination had worn off, life continued as usual until it didn’t.

It is now entirely possible that we find ourselves in just the same type of situation.

While the world’s people are focused on a virus and America teeters on the brink of a civil war, the world’s governments are positioning themselves for a global conflagration, the likes of which we have never seen if for no other reason that the existence and proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Below are just a few examples of the world’s current hotspots that could, at any moment, drag the entire globe into a military confrontation.

Armenia | Azerbaijan

The Armenia/Azerbaijan conflict continues apace. Both sides have fired at one another repeatedly over the past few years. On Sunday, however, the situation erupted and an official state of war was declared in the region.

Zero Hedge reports:

“Early in the morning, around 7 a.m. the Azerbaijani forces launched a large-scale aggression, including missile attacks…” Armenia’s Defense Ministry stated Sunday. Armenia has since reportedly declared martial law and a “total military mobilization” in what looks to be the most serious escalation between the two countries in years.

Air and artillery attacks from both sides ramped up, with each side blaming the other for the start of hostilities, while international powers urge calm. Crucially, civilians have already been killed on either side by indiscriminate shelling. At least a dozen soldiers on either side have also been reported killed.

Armenia’s high command has ordered all troops throughout the country to muster and report to their bases: “I invite the soldiers appointed in the forces to appear before their military commissions in the regions,” a statement said. (source)

While previously avoiding large-scale military clashes, there is potential to bring in much more significant players – Russia and Turkey and NATO itself- as both nations are acting as patrons and weapons suppliers to the Armenians Azeris. Read the article, “Regional Conflict Brewing In Azerbaijan, Armenia,” to get a clear understanding of the conflict taking place.

United States | Russia

Although things might not appear as dangerous today as they did during the time period of Obama’s “red lines” in Syria and the highest point of American provocation in Ukraine, 2020 has marked direct, albeit minuscule, skirmishes between Russians and Americans in Syria.

Incidents of fistfights followed numerous Russian and American refusals to allow others to pass through checkpoints. American and Russian soldiers have intentionally run each other’s patrols off the road, resulting in injuries. It is now commonplace for these forces to collide in this manner, with one or the other being forced off the highway by a slightly more substantial contingent of opposing forces, complete with helicopters circling overhead.

Even if the Russian and American militaries’ strategy is to “let boys be boys,” how long will it be before those boys decide to fire on one another?

Of course, there is a second front where the United States and Russia could potentially find themselves in a military conflict, one even more dangerous than Syria. After all, Ukraine is on the border of Russia and, for that reason, an immensely more important region. Russia maintains a covert force in Eastern Ukraine.

In contrast, the United States maintains troops in Western Ukraine, and shelling still occurs regularly between the Western and Eastern sides. Any major incident between the two would have cataclysmic repercussions for the world. While Russia might not go all the way to defend Syria, it will absolutely do so in Ukraine.

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China | India | South East Asia | Japan | United States

While analysts seem divided on China’s question – some argue China is a victim of US imperialism, while others see it as the root of all evil – the truth is somewhere in between.

China and the US are unquestionably at odds with one another. However, China is every bit as much an empire as the United States, and it is much more adept at playing the long game.

However, recently, as the Trump administration in the United States begins calling out unfair trade practices, WTO favoritism, and Free Trade policies and attempting to bring jobs back to the United States from Chinese sweatshops, China has responded more traditionally.

From retaliatory and targeted tariffs (fair enough) to alleged cyber attacks, China is responding. However, the Chinese response has come in the form of traditional military tactics and preparing for “unrestricted warfare” with the United States. In other words, war with no rules.

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But China has also increased its aggression against its Asian neighbors in the east, most notably Japan and Vietnam. Chinese friction with Japan is perhaps the most well known, and it centers around the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu in China). Also, China is attempting to extend its borders in the South China Sea by creating artificial islands to stretch its maritime claims.

Japan is now openly preparing for war with China, having changed its Constitution to allow its army to operate overseas and begin planning stages for a defensive strategy of offense.

Its tensions with Vietnam and the Philippines also stem from a desire to impose its empirical desires upon those sovereign governments generally within the orbit of the United States.

Taiwan has always been a sore spot with China, with PROC maintaining that it’s the ultimate goal is “liberation” and return of Taiwan to mainland China. However, recently, China has become even bolder in its claims, threatening imminent war to reclaim Taiwan.

Greece | Turkey

Greek and Turkish relations have always been tense. Yet, Western audiences persist in believing they are outside of history and that any Euro-Med country is beyond the point of starting pointless wars.

However, Turkey’s moves in the Mediterranean in 2019 (signing a maritime treaty with Libya involving Greek waters and islands without informing Greece) and attempting to explore for gas and oil in Greek territorial waters have led to several face-offs between the two countries, including some alleged and unconfirmed clashes between naval and coast guard forces.

A war between Turkey and Greece would necessarily involve the rest of Europe, as evidenced by the fact that France has already sent token air support to the region to deter Turkey.

Of course, Germany’s close relationship to Turkey may not put it on the side of Europe and possibly raise tensions between France and Germany if the conflict goes too far. Europe may very well find itself in yet another inter-European quagmire with the wildcards of NATO, US, Russia, and the ironically capitalistic Chinese waiting in the wings.


This is by no means an exhaustive list of conflicts shaping up around the world. It is merely a glimpse into some of the more significant possibilities that might launch this planet into a repeat of 1914 when the modern world was sleepwalking into the greatest catastrophe it had yet to see.

We can no longer afford to continue sleepwalking. Like the first World War, a new world will undoubtedly rise out of the ashes. But these ashes will be nuclear, and the world will be far different from the one in 1919.

The building blocks for that world are already in place, but that is a topic for another article.

Are you concerned about global events? Where do you think conflict will erupt next? And do you think that the rest of the world will be dragged into the event? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several 'Revolutions' they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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  • Daisy, thank you for posting your morning news everyday. I really enjoy reading them. Last night, I got intel that Russia is sending 10,000 troops by train into Armenia. Also, yesterday while I was working, I met a man that was also a fellow marine. He stated to me, that some of his superiors told him to prepare for war. They told him, ” its coming”. On one side of the U.S., theres china getting ready, and then on the east side, theres the powder keg of the middle east. Like I told you the other day, the U.S., has done a chess move by sending 150 f 22s and f35s to Alaska to protect against a Russia invasion. All the superpowers are doing chess moves. But what does Selco think about all this.

    • I’ll ask Selco the next time I talk to him but I can tell you the first thing he’ll say.

      He’ll say to focus on your small circle because you can’t do anything about the big circle. Be aware that the big circle stuff is going on, then think about how it will affect your small circle. Then act on that. 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words about the website and the added information!

      • Daisy, you are most welcome. I never heard about Selco before till Hal Turner shared info about his book on his website, to further help all of us preppers to get a better understanding on what to do when DARK shtf happens. Afer reading alot of selco’s and your info, i realized there was alot I didnt know about this and that. I gotta tell ya, selcos stories really opens a persons eyes to how bad it can get . One of the many parts that got me, was his story about the snipers. He said they wouldnt shoot to kill. They would just wound an individual so it would cry for help and others would come and get sniped too… I always thought snipers was one shot one kill. Anyway,please tell him he has a fan in the South.

      • Gotta agree about the inner circle.
        I like to stay informed about local, state, national and world events.
        But there is not a dang thing I can do about the situations between Greece and Turkey or Armenian and Azerbaijani.
        China and the US? Buy American. That and voting is about the extent of my power.

        Otherwise, stay informed, prep accordingly, keep your head.

  • An old anti-Viet Nam war song

    ” For it’s one-two-three, what are we fighting for? Don’t ask me , I don’t give a dam, next stop is Viet Nam. For it’s five-six-seven, open up them pearly gates! THERE AINT NO TIME TO WONDER WHY, WHOOPEE , WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!”.

    A worsening revolution in the U.S. , along with the mass immigration in the E.U. is destabilizing the world. No matter what the cause, we are all going to die some day. Are YOU prepared to meet your maker?

  • Although these things are troubling, especially for those living there or nearby,I doubt they will bring a WW3 event.
    First of all, too many people have learned from the first two WW that it is not a good idea.
    Secondly, the proliferation of nuclear weapons pretty well precludes that idea. Mutually assured destruction is in no ones best interest.
    Thirdly, no major changes in world government were accomplished by a world war. They both pushed forward the concept of a world government to effect Peace, but both have failed miserably.

    There is a bigger issue here also. Nations are not pulling the strings here, they are only puppets in a larger game. Global Economics and Central banks, (and those who control them) are the real controlling powers.
    So the next “world war”, will probably be an Economic one, a world wide economic crash.
    That is the only way to create Global change or a world wide government.
    That is, assuming that you can control the outcome enough, that it stops at the right point and does not put us all the way back into the Dark Ages.

    Looking at Biblical prophecy, I think the Dark Ages will be the end result.
    End Time Biblical wars (contrary to the books and movies) are fought with bows and arrows, spears, wooden shields, etc. and not planes, tanks or modern weapons.
    Ezekiel 39:9.10
    9 Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out, kindle fires, and burn up the weapons— the bucklers and shields, the bows and arrows, the clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel.
    10 They will not gather wood from the countryside or cut it from the forests, for they will use the weapons for fuel.

    The biggest down fall of any nation or group is always reach out to far, to try to encompass to much.
    This is always the end result of Empires.
    It never works out and the result is usually Chaos, Anarchy and Civil Wars.

    Regardless of who is right about what comes next, we are looking at hard times ahead,

  • What I’m sure is that total sociopaths like those who own and control the world’s central banking system, the UN, IMF, World Bank, most of the world’s governments and political parties, mainstream media, entertainment industry, education industry, many major industries –

    Will take out as many people as possible with them if they’re seriously being overthrown.

    Also that they’ll hesitate not at all to kill as many as needed to squash any perceived threats to their rule, or simply to increase their power and wealth, or to promote their made up narratives and scare everyone into compliance.

    We are in a very bad situation indeed.

  • In other words, the same group that starts all ears is very very nervous a new war isn’t going to be as easy to start and they are shopping ideas.

    We (world people) are sick of the cabal.

  • Robert Wheeler missed one—hunger. And there China is especially dangerous.

    China has had some major hits against its agriculture in the past couple of years, especially this year and they are running out of food. Between African swine flu, floods in their major rice growing areas, locusts, funny weather and so forth, their food production is down and imports are booming. However, some of those traditional food exporters have also seen reductions in food production, e.g. Philippines, Australia, even the U.S., With the history of China where if the government can’t feed the people, the regime has “lost the mandate of heaven” and the people have the right to revolt and replace the regime. In such a scenario, China will strike out looking for “Lebensraum” and the #1 country they target is the U.S.

    China has smuggled in thousands of AK-47s. Police have found hundreds of lowers that transform AR-15s to M-16s smuggled in from China, how many got through?

    Those are the macro events over which we have no control. Instead we should focus on the local situations over which we can influence. Do we have enough food for at least a couple of months? Can we defend our homes and neighborhoods? I’d recommend not being in a large metropolitan area that can be nuked. But for most of us, we won’t see any Chinese troops even though they’ll have invaded the West Coast. Instead we’ll face their local proxies Antifa and BLM. What are their capabilities?

    Don’t ignore the big picture—that has a habit of coming back to bite us. Secondly it may, or may not, affect what’s within our power to act. But don’t make the big picture our main focus.

    • Too many people get excited about fully automatic weapons.First of all,they waste a tremendos ammount of ammunition.Unless you have a very significant source of resupply,your solders are going to run out of bullets and resort to using their weapons as clubs.Most important is you relly can’t hit crap at any distance if you are firing your weapon on full auto.In the military this is called spray and pray.If possible,stay with the idea of one shot,one kill.You will get rid of the bad guys much faster that way.

      • I agree with you on ammo usage and disagree with you on making hits in full auto. This is a hollywood myth. I shoot full auto and burst weapons and once you learn to control them you can make reasonable hits. There is a lot of difference in holding a 20lb Browning BAR in 30-06 compared to a smooth roller lock 5lb MP5K in 9mm so the generalities don’t really fit.
        That being said most you are correct in that of us don’t have the logistics to feed the beast for any extension of time nor do I want to change barrels and parts that often.

  • There isn’t an epidemic, much less a pandemic. It is the last push of the Deep State to destroy any vestige of civil liberties and freedom in the world, as well as completely control economies to force people to only work where their money can be taken before they earn by digital currencies replacing physical currencies. Crypto currencies are the beta test. The woefully stupid and uneducated younger generations, who believe in socialism, are quite willing to help end it world wide, believing that they are doing the right thing, as if they have the tiniest clue of the difference between right and wrong. They have never been taught right from wrong, as it’s all relative, you know. Morals? What are they? Those who are aware of this will have to be willing to use physical force to fight off these evil perpetrators.

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