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Global trade could be sustained in World War 3.
Global trade could be sustained during World War 3.
The globally integrated economy discourages a drawn-out war. A new World War would therefore end quickly and without damaging the foundations of global trade.
Global trade discourages the spread of war zones beyond hot spots and around the whole globe. World War 3 would thus likely be a confined war.
Cheap products that are agile and mobile are needed in war.
Sustaining trade is a matter of national security for countries as their economies are dependent on it; it is therefore in their interest to keep trade running even during a World War.
Global supply chains would be disrupted as they would inevitably be sustained by nations that suffer from the war.
As many countries are tied up in alliances, they would all be drawn into the war, thus leaving little space for trade among uninvolved nations.
Nations that try to keep neutral and continue trading might be considered traitorous by all sides in a World War, thus discouraging this behavior.
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