Imagine if Donald Trump follows through with his promises. He bans Muslims, deports millions of them, and helps set Baitul Muqaddis as the new capital of Israel.
Meanwhile, China endorses East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, pouring billions into building it, leading a reluctant coalition of Sunni Muslim countries.
Russia courts the Shiite Muslims.
China invests in South East Asia, getting support for its claim of the South China Sea.
France and later Germany join the right-wing club with UK and US as new Governments are voted in.
Certain Asian leaders begin to be targeted by the US. China calls foul and defends the leaders. Trump doesn't back down.
The first missiles were not even noticed by most people and most countries.
The winter that year brought a harvest of slightly radioactive potatoes. But who harvests in winter?