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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?
    A good question might be to ask people what they think a nuclear war is better than. Probably produce some interesting results.

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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It is not a stupid question.
    Yeah, it's a stupid question. Not only because the binary choice you offer is so blatantly one-sided, but also because you offer no context for discussion.
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If you had the choice between ONLY two things, a multi-polar world in which the US shared power with other countries or a nuclear war, which would you prefer?
    Guy, this is just about the most ill-written poll I have ever seen.

    And FYI, a 'multi-polar' world is not bad. Replace "multi-polar vs. unipolar" with "commercial competition vs. monopoly" and you might see what I mean.
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Longshot Lou View Post
    A good question might be to ask people what they think a nuclear war is better than. Probably produce some interesting results.
    A nuclear war would certainly be better than a gamma-ray burst pointed at our direction within five light-years.

    A nuclear war would certainly be better than a stellar-mass black hole wandering too close to our planet.

    A nuclear war would certainly be better than the earth being struck by a moon-sized comet.

    I'm running out here - anybody else got any suggestions?
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    A nuclear war would certainly be better than a gamma-ray burst pointed at our direction within five light-years.

    A nuclear war would certainly be better than a stellar-mass black hole wandering too close to our planet.

    A nuclear war would certainly be better than the earth being struck by a moon-sized comet.

    I'm running out here - anybody else got any suggestions?
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If you had the choice between ONLY two things, a multi-polar world in which the US shared power with other countries or a nuclear war, which would you prefer?
    Damn it man, is that the only two choices? Come on, indiscriminate nuclear weapons have zero legitimacy, ok.
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Though not advocating it, a very limited nuclear exchange probably could be educational in the sense of stopping further escalation and circumstantially could save lives by ending a larger scale war.
    That is easy to say. Much more difficult if one is victimized by such.

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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Guy, this is just about the most ill-written poll I have ever seen.

    And FYI, a 'multi-polar' world is not bad. Replace "multi-polar vs. unipolar" with "commercial competition vs. monopoly" and you might see what I mean.
    There is a very good reason for the question.

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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Damn it man, is that the only two choices? Come on, indiscriminate nuclear weapons have zero legitimacy, ok.
    You don't understand. I probably should have made this clear at the beginning. The U.S. perceives that it is in our interests to thwart the rise of Russian power by obstructing Russia's ability to control Ukraine. By doing so the U.S. puts up a substantial obstacle to Russia's ability to project power into Europe and thus facilitates the maintenance of it's status as the world's sole superpower. However, these efforts have led to the current military conflict that we see in Ukraine. Some are advocating that the U.S. get more involved militarily in Ukraine. This could lead to a direct conflict between Russia and the U.S. which would have the potential for turning into a nuclear conflict. As such, one could ask the question, would it be better to have a multi-polar world than to have a nuclear conflict? That is the missing context. I hope that helps.
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    You don't understand. I probably should have made this clear at the beginning. The U.S. perceives that it is in our interests to thwart the rise of Russian power by obstructing Russia's ability to control Ukraine. By doing so the U.S. puts up a substantial obstacle to Russia's ability to project power into Europe and thus facilitates the maintenance of it's status as the world's sole superpower. However, these efforts have led to the current military conflict that we see in Ukraine. Some are advocating that the U.S. get more involved militarily in Ukraine. This could lead to a direct conflict between Russia and the U.S. which would have the potential for turning into a nuclear conflict. As such, one could ask the question, would it be better to have a multi-polar world than to have a nuclear conflict? That is the missing context. I hope that helps.
    Somewhat yes thanks. If I understand you correctly, then I would answer that we should back off of Russia.
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