Why do people associate World War Three with top weapons?

Why do people associate the start of WW3, with being somehow started by some multi billion dollar weapon carrying more firepower than was ever used before in history, combined... When those weapons are actually more likely the deterrent.. The truth is, your common tank and assault rifle is more likely to start... show more Why do people associate the start of WW3, with being somehow started by some multi billion dollar weapon carrying more firepower than was ever used before in history, combined...

When those weapons are actually more likely the deterrent..

The truth is, your common tank and assault rifle is more likely to start world war three ?
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