Everything you need to understand or teach Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy.
In Nizhnevartovsk, R.S.F.S.R., three Muslims kill refinery workers and set fire to the plant. The massive fire is soon discovered by the Satellite Control Facility in Sunnyvale, California. The fire will quickly consume the entire refinery and the oil fields and burn for days. The Russians in control of the country soon realize the significance - that Russia will now have a shortage of energy. The officials know they can't possibly let the rest of the world know because the world will then know that Russia is vulnerable. Rather than risk that, a handful of Russian officials come up with a plan to gain control of larger oil supplies. That plan includes what will become a world war with control of NATO at the heart of the conflict.
The Russians assure the opportunity to attack NATO by staging an attack on their own Kremlin...
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