Yahoo News This story says most americans think that they'll see a third world war in their life time. I doubt this, many other countries are globalizing, therfore severing what causes wars because the world is becoming one giant community. No need to fight for resources because you can buy it and kill less people. things like the european union are the next step to the United States of Europe, once everyone gets over the whole cultural identity thing. World war two was a sequel to world war one. we still keep troops in germany to prevent WWIII, but no one expects germany to start another one.