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Opinion : Could the Covid crisis lead to a World War?

| April 20, 2020

At the moment the countries of the world are busy battling to control the Covid virus.

However soon the virus will surely be under control and the world leaders and ordinary people will start to take stock of the situation the world has been left in.

No doubt soon the ‘finger pointers’ in society and those who ‘seek recrimination’ and to ‘apportion blame’ will be trying to gain recompense for the damages the virus has caused to the world.

Indeed already it is being reported on a national news site that Germany has sent a £130bn bill to China for ‘Coronavirus damages’.

No doubt other countries will follow suit.

Once the virus crisis has passed my good self has a funny feeling that countries may well abandon the concept of ‘globalisation’ and will become more self reliant in terms of producing food and other goods. Therefore countries like China, whose cheap labour powered the globalisation revolution, will be left in a potentially precarious situation if their manufacturing sectors suffer.

Consumers in the shops may end up shunning goods made in certain countries too.

My good self fears the post-virus world will be a very different place and there is potential for war just like the Second World War followed the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

It’s already being reported on some national news sites that ‘The U.S. State Department said in a report on Wednesday that China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclear test explosions’. Perhaps the tests, if they did indeed take place, were meant as a warning to the wider world?

One thing is for sure, the world is in a fragile state at the moment and my good self fears a ‘spark’, unintentional as it may be, could light the ‘tinderbox of war’. I sincerely hope this does not happen but in the world of today anything can happen as we have seen.

What do you think?

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