Not with a bang but with a whimper.

Escalating the NATO vs China war might be a good thing. Just imagine not “all the people doing whatever” but imagine some 12000 nukes in a couple of days going of in the northern hemisphere.
The southern people might feel free to take a chance on doing it on their own. Maybe, maybe not, most probably I am just being optimistic again. Just random rummaging about the internet will cause you the craziest trains of thought.