It’s hard for most people to even think about the possibility of nuclear war. They have completely lost their fear of nuclear war. It can’t happen! Unfortunately, that’s not true, and I’m going to show you why.
How can one possibly know that nuclear war approaches? History provides the clues we’re looking for. Just like history informs us when a forest is susceptible to a major forest fire. The exact timing might be impossible to figure out, but we can know the season.
Possible reasons for war:
1. The rise of a power rival in the presence of a declining superpower has led to war six out of the last seven times. Today it’s China versus America.
2. When a rival finds that it is incapable of keeping up militarily, then it may launch a preemptive strike before it is too late. Russia is now in danger of falling behind. This is the reason why Germany started World War I.
The decline of a superpower is a very important historical sign of bad things to come. America is now in this situation.
Another important historical sign is that when most people from the last big crisis have died then society becomes susceptible to another big crisis. The last big crisis was the Depression plus World War II.
Here are three possible catalysts for war:
1. A conflict in the Middle East involving Israel.
2. A conflict on the Korean peninsula.
3. A conflict over Taiwan.
The use of nuclear weapons by any country could result in an an escalation.