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April 9, 2024

World War III: Potential Outcomes

World War III: Potential Outcomes

World War III: Potential Outcomes

In this episode which was first aired on Whatifalthist’s podcast, Rudyard Lynch explores the hypothetical scenario of World War III, analyzing potential winners, front lines, and geopolitical alliances.


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Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whatifalthist/id1737510373

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@whatifalthist (Rudyard)

@eriktorenberg (Erik)



(00:00) Welcome

(00:12) Exploring the What Ifs and Changing Perspectives of World War III

(01:50) Theoretical Alliances and Their Strengths

(03:19) Potential Flashpoints and Concerns

(04:35) The Unpredictability of Predicting the Future

(05:11) Imagining a Scenario: China's Invasion of Taiwan

(08:28) The Realities of Modern Warfare and Technology

(10:21) Reevaluating China's Military and Social Stability

(11:43) Sponsor: Turpentine

(16:43) The Complex Terrain of Potential Conflicts

(20:55) A New Type of War: Demographic and Economic Battles

(24:30) Concluding Thoughts and the Future of Warfare

(25:00) Wrap