World War Three (China vs US)
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In this future timeline set in the near future (at least after 2025), a world war of sorts breaks out between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America. The war remains in a rather early stage, so an Armaggadeon has not really happened yet, but it will inevitably.
World War III, also known as the Third World War, is an ongoing global war in the 2020s and 30s. Sparked by rising tensions between the United States of America (USA) and the People's Republic of China (PRC), various countries and forces have been drawn into the conflict since.
In 2023, the United States, in response to the Chinese military actions in the South China Sea, secretly stationed nuclear weapons in Taiwan and Southeast Asia in an attempt to assert its influence in the Pacific and Asia. This sparked the Asian Missile Crisis. Despite attempts to resolve the crisis, on 1 October 2029, the Chinese launched an invasion on Taiwan, which it lays claims to since its formation. The conflict evolves to become a global crisis as China proceeds to annex Indochina and bomb the US bases in the Pacific and Asia, while the United States and other allies went on to destroy Chinese infrastructural projects in India, Africa and the Middle East at the cost of many civilian lives.
Despite agreements not to use nuclear weapons, the war escalated to the point when the new president of the United States, urging strong action against China, launched ICBMs onto the Chinese mainland and the Korean peninsula. China proceeded to nuke Japan, which agreed to surrender to China, and the US mainland.
Much of Indochina (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar) has fallen to the Chinese, with a puppet government being established in Thailand upon the Fall of Thailand. Vietnam during the war had heavily resisted Chinese troops, but the missile strikes by China prompted its surrender.
The remaining 'free states' have opted for neutrality, with Malaysia increasing its border presence against a Chinese invasion. Singapore has already mobilised its troops. Indonesia remained ambiguous and stayed indecisive and neutral to cash out on both nation's aid, also secretly allowing the United States and Australia to set up its bases there.
A new front has now been established as China attempts to invade India, thus far with little success. Nevertheless, China has turned to Pakistan for help after both signed an alliance to counter 'US imperialist interventions' in India. India has remained confident of standing up against China even without the US help. Analysts have hoped not for a full-blown war between the three as all are nuclear-armed.
Korea and Japan
With the invasion of Taiwan, the US has started to boost its presence of troops in these two countries. In the early stages, Okinawa has already been captured by China. North Korea had announced that it will side with China and use its own nuclear weapons to deter any 'US imperialism' in the region. Tensions remained high on the peninsula. Meanwhile, Japan faced repeated aerial bombings by China as China seeks to drive out the US troops there.
The United States then strike Pyongyang of North Korea in its first strikes against China, hoping to destroy North Korea as well. In response, Japan was nuked by an atomic bomb in Osaka by the Chinese. Japan then proceeded to quickly surrender to China to prevent a repeat of the Second World War but has managed to keep its political system so far intact as Chinese troops proceed to occupy Japan. Korea, meanwhile, was devastated by the nuclear strike by the United States.
The European Union, although an ally of the United States, has largely stepped out of the war, urging the de-escalation of the war between the United States and China. It has thus far refused to send its own troops to fight against China.