In a related development, according to famed hedge fund investor George Soros, World War 3 could occur between the United States and both Russia and China based upon certain economic conditions that are setting themselves up.
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The comments from George Soro came during a Bretton Woods conference at the World Bank. He believes that if the Chinese economy begins to falter then it is possible the Chinese government could look to World War 3 as a “solution” for holding on to power. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has also been rattling their sabers for over a year now, and both countries have made economic and military alliances in addition to a dramatic increase in military spending.
While Soros does not believe China would go directly after the United States, he seems to believe it’s possible the Chinese could attack a country that is allied with America.
“If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war,” Soros said.
In this case, World War 3 would be triggered by economic conditions. While most Americans seem to think the tide has turned, Ann Pettifor, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics, says the world is on the tipping point of another money meltdown.
“We’re going to have another financial crisis,” explained Pettifor, according to The Guardian. “Brazil’s already in great trouble with the strength of the dollar; I dread to think what’s happening in South Africa; then there’s Malaysia. We’re back to where we were, and that for me is really frightening.”
George Soros believes the solution is to allow the Chinese currency, the yuan, to join the International Monetary Fund, which would allow the yuan to compete with the U.S. dollar as a potential global reserve currency. In return, the United States should require China to enact economic reforms. According to MarketWatch, Soros says that without such an agreement, “there is a real danger that China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of third world war becomes real, so it is worth trying.”
What do you think about George Soros’ solution for preventing World War 3?