I always thought that the Cuban Missile Crisis was the most critical moment that could push world into another war. But apparently, it wasn't. Seven years later, in 1969, the incident on Zhenbao Island happened. In March that year, a contingent of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers raided a Soviet border outpost on Zhenbao Island, killing dozens and injuring scores. The incident brought Russia and China to the brink of war, a conflict that might have led to the use of nuclear weapons. But after two weeks of clashes, the conflict trailed off. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-the-soviet-union-china-almost-started-world-war-iii-15152 I honestly had no idea about this. What would happen if this conflict had escalated?