Could Donald Trump’s Tweets Trigger World War III?

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Could Donald Trump’s Tweets Trigger World War III?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

World War I was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. World War II was triggered by the German invasion of Poland. Back in the day, killing people and invading countries, it was believed, was mandatory  to get the entire world to pay attention to you.

But invading nations in so 1940s. Today, all you need to announce your supremacy over the world is Twitter.   

Adolf Hitler must be spinning in his grave. War is only 280 characters away. A Twitter account and a set of tiny fingers is all he would have needed, so he could have led the world to nuclear Armageddon from the comfort of his toilet seat.

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