Top 10 Countries and Groups Most Likely to Start World War 3

This war will be the end of us, but I wonder who's going to start it.
The Top Ten
1 United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and ...read more.

Their military budget exceeds the next 8 combined. Obviously there is a budget imbalance and you can see a problem in it.
Their military bases are everywhere, and intervenes like A LOT. Vietnam war, Syrian civil war, raiding China, raiding Mexico, etc. USA took a big part in them. The most warmongering country ever.
Good thing Hilary is not voted, or else the world would be on fire now, at Feb 2018.

Of course the US would most likely to star WW3, Trump is really eager to prove that he is a military man via allowing war to happen so he can be a general or something. He loves missles and nukes, because there wont be blood for him to see when he starts the war, just a very huge crater.

Trump is threaten Russia, China, North Korea, Syria, Iran and starting trade wars with Mexico and Canada. Trump isn't respected among world leaders, so one of his mistakes could easily start world war 3.

I hate to say it, because I live in the USA! The last thing we need is war. Right now, we're having a war with ourselves! And Oboma can't go accusing every leader for going to attack the US. We will start the war. I just hope to god we win it.

2 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the Juche leader Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung.

North Korea's population as of February 18th, 2017 is 25,360,273.

North Korea is the third most corrupt country in the world, according to the CPI (Corruption Perceptions Index). It is also ranked 150th out of 163 nations in the Institution for Economics & Peace's Global Peace Index, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world. ...read more.

This is the most communist and horrifying country in the world. They will maybe Attack South Korea triggering Japan and USA to help South Korea, making China and Russia helping north, making NATO join South Korea side and Russian/Chinese Allies North's side!

This has to be number one! I am affended that people say USA will start a war because of Donald Trump. I disagree. First off, Trump is much better than Obama and Hilary has done nothing for the past 20 years. We have to give Trump a chance. On the other hand, North Korea is a country that doesn't let anybody live. They hacked into USA. They have nukes. They are dangerous and scary. USA is the best country ever, leave a like if you agree. GO USA!

North Korea + China is a very warlike alliance. Korea has already shown that they do not have common sense, and they have enough short-range missiles to cause serious problems for someone near them. China has the manpower and economic strength that they might believe that they could win World War 3. Trump will not start WW3 guys, come on!

To be honest, I don't think that the US would start WW3. NK has NUCLEAR BOMBS! All they think about (or at least the government) is the Kim Dynasty and war against the US. And they don't even care about the other countries/ people that they unintentionally hurt while preparing to bomb the US! Think about it, is the US gonna WW3,or NK?

3 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world. It is the ninth-most populous country and the most populous country in Europe, with a population of 145.5 million. The country's capital and largest city is Moscow, the largest city entirely within Europe. Saint Petersburg is Russia's cultural centre and second-largest city. Other major urban areas ...read more.

With Russia Continuing to invade Ukraine this would look worse than ever before. If Russia invades Ukraine again, they will have to face dramatic and severe consequences for their actions.

Putin wants war with the west. He hates everything about western culture, seeing it as incomparable with the existance of the Russian state, and wants to obliterate it. He also wants to rebuild the Soviet Union, but under fascist rather than communist domination. This would involve the annexation of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which are members of NATO.

They have a decent military. And if the Chinese says they're going to war, they're definitely going to back them up.

Tell me one neighbouring country of Russia that would have friendly relations with them? Exactly, there is no.

4 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth largest country. The country consists of 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The national capital is Beijing, and the most populous city and financial center is Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only official ...read more.

China dosen't have the strongest military in the world, what's everyone talking about. China has the SECOND strongest!

Well they do have the largest military, and the largest potential amount of reserve troops.

They have the best military in the world. It's tempting not to use it.

I voted for China because they will trigger by invading Taiwan

5 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian.

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh-largest in the world. Iran is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups. ...read more.

I'm from Iran and as much as I hate to say
this I do think that Iran will be one of the main reasons of WW3 if it breaks out.
Due to Iran's conflict with the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, along with the Nuclear Deal which most countries are involved in, Iran has a high chance of starting a world war. I also realised that during the Ukraine and Russia war, Iran was assisting Russia with drones in which countries that support Ukraine were not standing for.
Although Iran has been getting involved is trouble over the past years, it might not be enough to start a world war but it could still be possible.

A country that is likely to press the nuclear button if things escalate. They do not have a nuclear bomb YET.

They could easily bring Russia into conflict with Israel, Europe and the United States.

They already have a problem with the US.

6 Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also ...read more.

They are not true Jews. They are Mystery Babylon followers. The true Jews aren't welcome there.

Not that it's their fault - people keep fighting over Israel for almost no reason.

They will probably be on the allie's side.

Israel is behind all the international warfare. Remember, AIPAC is behind all these foreign wars and AIPAC is there to do what Israel wants. Israel created ISIS Israëli Secret Intelligence Service

7 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages.

As Pakistan is having 6 best army and India is having the 7 best and you can search. And India also had a war with China and always supports terrorism and it can easily be crushed. And its leader modhi killed around 1000 Muslims in Gujarat he can start a war as his own people call him terrorist and if a war starts countries with Pakistan would be China,North Korea, Russia,Iran,Turkey,all of Middle East( not Israel's),all of Africa( not South Africa) and maybe some Europe countries

Indians be dreaming of nuking Pakistani occupied Kashmir...this is the true face of Indians. These idiots don't understand that people have suffered in the hands of the Indian so called army. Leave Kashmir alone for heaven's sake

The third best military in the world. They usually don't attack other countries like this, but they will if they have to.

Honestly, the raging conflict between pakistan and india is dragging other countries into it (US, Russia, China). This could possibly lead to a WW3

8 ISIS

ISIS is taking over the Middle East. They are a threat to humanity. They have terrorists which attacked powerful countries like USA.

They're asking for it. They really are.

Its not country but any countries supporting this group of psychopaths is likely though

9 Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a Western Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions), and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, ...read more.

This will further escalate the Syrian Civil war.

Nah. They have their own war to take care of.

10 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are located in Pakistan.

Pakistan's army is not something to be over-looked, neither should be its geographical features. It is difficult to invade, and has a strong army ready to mobilize. 6th nuclear power and has top intelligence agency. Not a enemy to have, In the books of strategists.

Pakistan is extremely powerful country that have the ability to destabilize the whole world. But I think now Pakistan also want a peace.

Pakistan is great country and has the power to win against it biggest foe, Indian but because war is not a solution they don't want any trouble and trying to resolve things in a peaceful manner. Pakistan also does not support terrorism. The so called Taliban come from Afghanistan trying to create problem in Pakistan.

Pakistan has a really good military with a peaceful intention. They wouldn't start but the Kashmir crisis might get serious. That are friendly if treated correctly

The Contenders
11 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered ...read more.
12 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and ...read more.

How.

If they survive Russian invasion, they will remain the most peaceful nation in Eastern Europe

13 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is currently a member state of the European Union, but as of 2016 has start the withdrawal process, and is set to leave the Union in October 2019. ...read more.

No way! The UK would NEVER start a war! They would help other member of NATO in war, but never cause it.

A really good military, and if the US goes to war, they will probably help us.

Have you people not heard of canadian history?

They want their old imperial lands back. There're definitely evil.

14 Palestine Palestine (State of Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia. It is officially governed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and claims the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. However, its claimed territory has been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967; the West Bank is ...read more.
15 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Referred to as the Heart of Asia, it is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan ...read more.
16 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.
17 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims ...read more.

South Korea doesn't want war, with the north, China or anyone else. For a war to start, the north will have to attack them.

18 Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.
19 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and ...read more.

Australia's not really the fighting type, but they are a strong country and may be a valuable ally.

20 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Its 3 territories are: Yukon, Northwest territories, and Nunavut. Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, St. John's, and Fredericton are major cities in the country. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is in the southeastern province of Ontario, near the city of Montreal ...read more.

Canada is the most fascist nation in the world at the moment. With the rise of the "Bloc La Quebecois" Aryan supremacy party, Canada has built up a tremendous military with aims at seizing the coastal regions of the United States before launching assaults against the European main continent.

Canada has forged an alliance with Germany. On Facebook, they have asked Japan to join their Axis. And Canada, like their German Axis friends, has decided to go to war. The target they are considering the most right now: The world!
And you might think "The world! " would crush Canada and end this war in about 5 minutes, but analysts predict it will at least be fairly close!

There Is no way that Canada would start WW3. It is a amazing country with amazing people.

Really? Why is Canada in this list?

They would never start a war they are nice people I have a friend who's canadian I should know

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22 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia (The Middle East). It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation's ...read more.
23 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
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25 South Dakota

One of the most threatening nations, I have little doubt that South Dakota will not start the Third World War. Look at their nuclear arsenal!

South Dakota? That is not a country, that is a state in the United States of America

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