Well, I created this military conflict called the Great Pacific War as a scenario to simulate a hypothetical direct confrontation between the States and China, and before I ask my main question, I will add this link:
If that fails, then fine. Brief summary INCOMING!
It is 2025 and a pro-China leadership in the Philippines is hit by a military coup d'etat sponsored by the CIA. The coup fails horribly, triggering a crisis in the region, while a few days later, the US Navy and a joint PLA and Philippines Navy squadron of ships face each other off the Spratly Islands.
On the 18th of May of 2025, the US declares war on the Philippines, only to have China respond by declaring war on the States. The Americans follow with an invasion of the Philippines. Days later, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia join the Americans, followed by North Korea with the Chinese, which in turn, causes South Korea and Japan join in as well.
As the war progresses, Taiwan is forced into the war after missile strikes against Taipei set the stage for the First Battle of Taipei, Taiwan is forced to surrender, while the KPA is stopped short of Seoul. Thailand joins China, while Malaysia fights Thailand in their borders and attempts to push for Bangkok, Vietnam is attacked by PLA forces, the PLA sieges Hanoi and Russia declares neutrality. India and Pakistan fight in Kashmir and Lahore shortly after India joins the Americans, which prompted Pakistan to join the party with China.
North Korea falls apart after Taiwan is liberated, President Xi Jingping threatens to nuke Korea, Japan and North America should the Americans not leave Korea within three days, and on the 27th of June of 2025, India and Pakistan nuke each other into oblivion. Hours after this, the PLA attempts to overthrow Xi Jingping and arrest members of the CPC who supported the nuclear destruction of Korea, Japan and North America.
A new provisional government is set up and the Treaty of Rio de Janeiro is signed. The war is over, but an estimated 23 million are dead in the Indian subcontinent alone, and refugees, along with radiation begin to make things a problem for both neighbouring powers and the globe. 700,000 are dead in the conventional confrontation while the Second Great Depression that began during the conflict is only about to get worse.
So, what am I looking at in the long term from 2025 to 2040?
For reference, I have India and Pakistan detonating 120 strategic nuclear weapons of an estimated 30 to 50 kilotonnes each warhead, while the prior Cold War II resulted in various proxy wars in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and to an extent, South America. Among them include the Kenyan Civil War, the Third Congo War, the Second Nigaraguan Civil War, and a prolonged Syrian Civil War. Also, Russo-American relations have improved, but after the war, they start falling apart. The American POTUS is Mike Pence during the conflict, and has won two terms in a row, which so happens that Trump got injured in 2019 sans domestic terrorist bombing, thus losing both legs. NATO is just....dead, and the EU is starting to become less of the modern EU and more of a United Europe. Still going to be called the EU, though. I blame Russia's integration of Belarus, and its invasion and subsequent annexation of Ukraine, so to speak. Putin is also an old man at this point, so expect him to die of old age in a year.
NOTE: Russia's neutrality is the only reason I am not calling the Great Pacific War WWIII instead. So............ :P
This is just for reference.
So, back to my question: what would the post-War 2020s and the 2030s look like?
I am starting this as a series until we reach 2100. Alright?