2021 Doomsday Clock Time: 100 Seconds To Midnight
In 2021 the doomsday clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight. The United Kingdom increases its nuclear stockpile for the first time since the cold war and China set to double their nuclear stockpile and have increased their military spending by $209 billion in 2021.
While 2020 sent the entire world reeling with various strains of Coronavirus, 2021 sees the world struggling to recover as global economies begin to feel the negative effects of the lockdowns and failing businesses around the globe.
China becomes more aggressive in the South China sea, with plans to build a fourth aircraft carrier that would be powered by a nuclear reactor, prompting world powers to send fleets to patrol the area to keep Chinese aggressions at bay.
With rising tensions in the South China sea, the U.S military signs a contract for dozens of 'ship killing' missiles. Multiple incursions into Taiwan airspace and rising aggression lead some to suspect that China is preparing to invade the Island of Taiwan.
In 2021, U.S troops stationed in Iraq were put on high alert after a rocket attack on a U.S. military base. Iran backed Shia militias were suspected in the attack and the United States responded with airstrikes on one of their facilities in Syria.