A lot of people have been asking about what is going to happen after the war. I have been putting off this blog post because my clarity in understanding it isn’t always 100% clear. It’s a bit fuzzy at the moment, but I’ll try my best to give info based on the insights I have so far. There may be some changes or alterations when events do occur, but for the most part, this is how I happen to see the aftermath of World War 3.
I have already gone into detail about what to expect for the Caribbean and the African continent. I will mention as much of the remainder of the world as I can, though it is far from comprehensive. As mentioned in the blog from April, the immediate aftermath of war is dark and desolate. Most of the world deals with food and water shortages, power blackouts and increased sickness from mutated versions of Covid or other diseases. Attempts at keeping this under control cause a strain on limited societal resources, but people work together after causing so much destruction and bloodshed and they manage to pull through. Over a period of a year to fifteen years, the world begins to rebuild itself from the rubble to a brighter future on Earth.
In the US, there is a congregation of people from different parts of the country deciding what to do about the future of the nation. Over a three to four week period, they come up with an amicable solution that allows those of differing viewpoints to establish control over different regions of the country. They agree to split the country apart, though I’m not 100% sure by how much. It’s somewhere between two and five new nations, each led by different factions, some forming alliances with each other. Population swaps are offered which serves to allow people to move to the region where their views and values are closest in alliance. In all, tens of millions of Americans relocate, leaving behind cities and states that will become vastly different over time. DC will no longer serve as a capitol in any of the new nations. Instead, Albany and a city in Texas serve as the new, biggest cities on the North American continent. The Albany led country will be more socialist, while the Texan city led country will be more libertarian.
The implosion of the US on the world stage opens up a power vacuum that others are eager to fill. In Europe, the strain of war causes the long delayed breakup of the European Union. Seeing as they were successfully able to crush an uprising, the cost comes from the loss of political legitimacy in the eyes of the public. Tensions ruminate under the surface and expose themselves in many ways. After the threat of further unrest arises, European nations decide to appease popular anger and go at it on their own while vying to become a powerful bloc of nations with a more decentralized form of intra continental relations. Such efforts will fail to fill the gaping hole of power, as another superpower rises and takes their place instead.
In Asia, India turns into the new regional superpower and then into the world’s foremost superpower. Damage done at its borders to Pakistan and China are devastating to the nation, but much of the country remains relatively untouched. As such, the critical infrastructure that is still in tact helps them to assert themselves economically and militarily. A middle class rises in the nation, lifting millions, possibly even billions, out of poverty. It also becomes the nation with the largest population as China’s dwindles in the aftermath of war. Such power is relatively short lived, however, as their relations with Pakistan, coupled with their attempts to crush labor power, destroy their ability to stay in the good graces of the world for long.
China deals with mass devastation in the wake of the defeat of the Communist party. In addition to a drop off of about half a billion to upwards of a billion people, destroyed cities and towns see immediate problems for rebuilding the nation under a new form of governance. With the US out of the way and the rest of the world dealing with its own problems, there is no formal war crime tribunal or any real means of accountability for the COVID pandemic beyond the destruction of the homeland. It takes the longest to rebuild the nation and many more die in the interceding years to returning to sustainability again. Over time, the nation will rebuild, but it will never become a superpower again.
Other notable events that come in the immediate aftermath of war include Japan losing land mass due to rising sea levels, the Philippines seeing a mass exodus of people to other countries, Canada pitting the new American nations against each other for its own benefit and Russia continuing to infiltrate into other countries for the purposes of spying and subterfuge. I wish I had more specifics on all of the world’s nations, but this is the best that I have for the moment. I will try to write more information in subsequent posts in the future about what is to come. As I have said before, hope for the best and prepare for the worst. As bad as things are now, they are about to get even worse before they get better again.