The debate "Nukes actually prevent wars. since the hiro-naga drop. there were no nuclear attack" was started by
July 14, 2016, 9:45 am.
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Blue_ray, SwaggerPoptart and 9 visitors agree.
Nemiroff, Daffa8799 and 1 visitor disagree.
I couldn't agree more. The analogy is like gun control on society
this depends on the goal of the idea.
if this is being used to promote the proliferation of nuclear weapons then I will disagree. in the hands of sensible people nukes deter war. however not all people are sensible, and everyone is subject to lapses of judgement.
sadly, I can agree with you
this is true. but it makes wars much more dangerous.
100 years ago major powers went to war all the time. now they do not. but prior to ww1, wars tended to be relatively mild. armies would defeat one another in the field. new lines would be drawn on a map. a few years later they do it again. a good analogy might be a bar fight. a few punches get thrown, but in the end neither side generally ends up dead.
now the analogy becomes a bar fight where everyone has guns and explosives. you're less likely to pick a fight, but when a fight comes up, someone is going to end up dead.