The debate "Capitalism is the only form of government that has caused wars" was started by
May 31, 2015, 8:30 am.
4 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 27 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
bearunter posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, Damn3d posted 2 arguments, WordSpeller posted 2 arguments, Sosocratese posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
bearunter, vumtucks, Hanif_abdat and 1 visitor agree.
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Let's not forget our medieval history.... Monarchy, oligarchs, and theocracy have all caused plenty of war. Fascism can be thrown out there as well. As others have mentioned, communism is not so innocent either.
Oh ok. Thanks for the explanation ;)
Yikes, as in I cannot believe that someone would make that statement.
Actually, capitalism and socialism are equally evil and you know why? Because both systems were applied to human beings. There aren't two different species. War is not related to economic models, it's uniquely related to human beings and their interests so stop condemning capitalist people for making war, they belong to the same specie as you.
P.S.: What is/are "yikes"?
I assume you've never taken history.
How did the Soviet Union come to be?
And what about China? The cultural revolution is a great example, where Mao basically plunged his own country into civil war to revive the revolutionary zeal of years past.
The Indo-China wars are due to the spread of communism as well. If that isn't 'acting in self interest' like you claim those horrible capitalists do, then I don't know what is. Communism tends to try and spread influence, and doing so isn't 'in the defence of others'.
Or for that matter China conquering Tibet or the war between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union (two communist nations) in 1969.
You might want to look up the history of the Soviet Union before making this kind of claim.
communist governments unlike capitalist has only ever acted in self defence or the defence of others, where as most other capitalist governments that have caused a war have caused the war due to their own selfishness.