World War III
A world war means a war that is fought by multiple countries of the world against each other which occurs across different continents. Because technology and weapons have become so advanced, most people agree that if this war ever happens, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons will be used. Nuclear weapons get their energy from breaking or joining atoms. Biological weapons are living things, usually bacteria or viruses. Chemical weapons might not kill quickly, but poison people or their land. Together, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons are called Weapons of Mass Destruction. Conventional weapons on the other hand are "normal weapons", like guns or dynamite.
This could destroy much of the Earth and kill most living things. Albert Einstein said "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." This shows that he believed that after World War III, civilization as we know it will be gone.
Events that could have led to a third world war [change]
Actual events called World War III [change]
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- "Bush likens 'war on terror' to WWIII". Agence France-Presse. ABC News. 6 May 2006. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200605/s1632213.htm. Retrieved 30 March 2010.