R. Star wrote:
Really World War 3 and the Eugenics Wars were two separate deals. The Eugenics wars were supposed to have taken place in the 90's while First Contact stated WW3 took place in the early 21st century.
It was only a matter of time before the Trek timeline and real one diverged though.
I agree and tried to express that above. Perhaps the Eugenics War didn't happen (unless one follows the comic/book canon). But all one has to do is watch the news to see World War III on the horizon. The world has followed the path of the late 20s/early 30s to a tee.