Resolved–that any war that involves countries or major battles or confrontations in three or more continents is a world war, and should be classed as such.
By this definition, we are currently in World War V.
Below is a list of wars with their traditional names, and proposed names to recognize their nature.
French and Indian War (1754–1763) -----> World War I
[Note: This war involved European powers fighting in North America and Asia.]
World War I ---->World War II
World War II ---->World War III
Cold War ----> World War IV
War on Terror ----> World War V
For those who don’t think that the Cold War was a real war, much less a world war, I would submit that the Vietnam War was actually a confrontation between the US and USSR.
For those who don’t think that the War on Terror is a real war, much less a world war, please remember that it has involved North American and European powers (primarily the US and UK) fighting in Asia.