World War III (WWIII or WW3 for short, also known as the Third World War) is a fictional conflict between NATO countries; including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, and West Germany, and their rivals in the Warsaw Pact; including the Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, setting in the late-1980's, in Europe, and other spots (To Be Announced) around the world. It will be the main setting of the Army Wars series, and will begin in the events of Army Wars: Red Tide, where the Soviet Armed Forces and their Warsaw Pact allies will begin the invasion of West Germany.