The year is 2006, the United States' operations in Iraq has ended two years earlier. Iraq, now a free nation faces it's rebuilding with the assistance of the entire United Nations, this, has become page 21 news.

In June of 2006 NATO was disbanded now with no need for a force to contain a communist threat that did not exist. Within days a bloody coup erupted in Moscow as thousands of Communist supporting soldiers take the Kremlin and exile the former Republic Government. Under new Communist President Yuri Kalkliev the new Soviet Union has skipped any notion of making the Second Cold War and started to press forward into the Baltic Nations, quickly sweeping and retaking the former countries of the Soviet Union and looking to press into Poland.

The Soviet Union had also pushed into the Balkans, but was met with resistance in Croatia and Kosovo. UN soldiers stood at the lines staring at T-80 and T-72 tanks.

Afghanistan was quickly over run and preparations for entering the Middle East were being made. It was assumed by the military analysts that the Middle East would respond much like Iraq initially did under the United States' assault.

In the East the Soviets joined forces with China and North Korea. Vietnam wished to be left Neutral and although supportive of Communism, did not wish for Imperialism. Forces amassed at the DMZ line in South Korea and strategic fighters such as MiG's and Sukhois and old Tupolevs sat ready to strike Provideniya Bay. Across the water in Alaska the United States responded with B-1 Lancers, B-52's and B-2's along with F-15 Fighter/Interceptor Escorts at full ready at Elmendorf Air Force Base.

The Seas grew violent not due to weather, but with the sounds and displacement of ships returning to their old Cold War positions. Typhoon and Oscar Submarines prepared for missile launch while Akula and Victor classes looked out for Americans and British. The surface fleet had also roared to life but was met by the much newer Navy of the British and the Americans.

The Soviets denied accusations by the United Nations of beginning World War III and the nations that fell to the Soviet Union were represented by members of the Union who quick-talked their way out of saying they had been taken over against their will. Concerns grew in Poland over a Soviet take over, and many fled into the open borders of neighboring Germany. Germany prepared for the stand off but with out a strong military due to restrictions placed upon the nation after World War II it would not be enough. The British, and United States quickly joined the lines, while nations such as France declared they would wait until the Soviet's reached the French Borders.

It would take too long for the Untied States and Britain to arm, the Soviet's take the target of opportunity and strike Poland and push into Germany. Outraged the United Nations suspends the Soviet Union and China from the United Nations Security Council citing them as the, "New Axis of Evil" for their unprovoked violence in the area. The United States, Great Britain, Germany and other countries declared war. World War III had begun. In response the Soviet Union led force declared war. For the first time since Korea, nations themselves declared war with each other. It was March of 2007.

When the new Coalition arrived in Germany in May the Soviets had pushed the Germans into Berlin. The city was broken once more with people fleeing into more western area's or Germany. Canada set up camps in Mid- West Canada to house Germans and any other war refugees. With the Soviet's at one end of the city and Allies at the other, skirmishes frequently happened. Usually between small American Patrols and snipers or tanks. The conditions were much like World War II on the front. One would see an Officer with a submachine gun, typically an MP5/40 so he could easily enter buildings and use its close combat abilities. The MP5/40 was put back into productions following the breakout of war. Originally discontinued in 2000 it was brought back at the request of the Allies. For officers in the close combat of Berlin, it was the new Thompson that had been used by officers during the Second War. After that it was a mix of weapons, some would use an M16A4, at that point the OICW had been placed on hold the M16A4 was built in greater numbers with this model having a full auto setting. Some would use the M4 Carbine. One would also catch the occasional American with the British Enfield L85A1 or the German HK G36, usually after pulling the rifle off of a dead soldier when his or her own jammed and just kept it. At that point commanders recognized that any gun is fine for their soldiers if it's from an ally. Also with them would be some form of gunner, with one of the various Light Machine Guns available.

The Soviet's kept it simple. The Kalashnikov AK-74 lived on and was in the hands of every soviet soldier that was on the lines. If they didn't have that then they had the RPK. Some did have variants; Officers usually carried the AK-74U, a smaller version in the same spirit as their enemy counter parts.

If something were going to happen that would change the world, the Flashpoint would be Berlin.