I've searched a few of the related forums, but i'm still left with this confusion about a specific, subtle subjunctive dilemma. In these hypothetical and antithetical statements... --"If there was/were no law enforcement, there would be no deterrent to criminal anarchy." --"If there was/were no God, there would be no right or wrong." --"If there was/were no traffic control system, there would be no limit to the number of fatal accidents which would occur." ...is one usage correct for all three examples? and, if so, why, exactly?