East Asia has steadily become a region ripe for large-scale conflict not seen since World War Two. Various nations, such as South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, could all be in open war soon against different geopolitical rivals such as South Korea and China, respectively.

Preparedness for war has begun in these countries, with much of East Asia solidifying defense pacts with the United States. Nevertheless, challenges have arisen in place of military preparation, such as the changing demographics in the region.

Brewing Conflicts

Several ongoing conflicts in East Asia have the possibility of brewing into armed conflicts in the future. Under Xi Jinping, China looks poised to forcibly unify their nation with Taiwan, which could become a regional and  unthinkable world war if the situation spirals out of control.