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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    If events were unfolding in a foreign land exactly as they unfolded in Nazi Germany, what would you recommend?
    If they posed a realistic threat to the US, then yes.
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    Re: If

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    I guess I just see them as innocent people, and don't consider nationalism when doing that kind of math.
    That is the difference between us. I can't not consider nationalism when considering the outcome of a policy.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If they posed a realistic threat to the US, then yes.
    Did Nazi Germany pose any kind of a threat to the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    That is the difference between us. I can't not consider nationalism when considering the outcome of a policy.
    I guess so, I just find nationalism causes more harm then good.
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    Re: If

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    We should obviously get involved, but not alone.
    Why "obviously"? The United States is far from the only military power capable of intervening.

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    Re: If

    There's no reason a well informer Special Forces unit could not take out the leader or even a well thought out, well planned tactical missle strike.That being said, if all else failed, I would not sit idly by. Something would have to be done, if, for no other reason, that it would spread.
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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Why "obviously"? The United States is far from the only military power capable of intervening.
    Because we shouldn't tolerate genocide.
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    Because we shouldn't tolerate genocide.
    How would we be tolerating genocide by watching other people end it? That's like saying an NYC Police officer is tolerating murder when he doesn't police the streets of Chicago. If the Chicago police can handle it, let them. If other people in the region can handle the new Nazis, let them.

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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    How would we be tolerating genocide by watching other people end it? That's like saying an NYC Police officer is tolerating murder when he doesn't police the streets of Chicago. If the Chicago police can handle it, let them. If other people in the region can handle the new Nazis, let them.
    And if they can't handle it, we should get involved. Without US intervention, WW2 would have ended very differently.
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    Re: If

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    If events were unfolding in a foreign land exactly as they unfolded in Nazi Germany, what would you recommend?
    Use the opportunity to mobilize our nation for a wartime economy, thus boosting aggregate demand and jobs while kicking ass. A wartime stimulus, if you will.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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