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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?
    We DO share power with other countries. That is how it should be.
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    Re: Which is better, a multi polar world or a nuclear war?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The multi-polar world is the only realistic choice. No-one would risk a nuclear war.
    That's not true. Nuclear War is inevitable.
    Inevitable for our reality and just as inevitable in your multi-polar world.

    MAD has worked so far. But it is only a matter of time before an unstable minded leader or group of leaders takes charge.
    It is not even realistically possible that we would keep these nuclear weapons pointed at each other and never use them.
    Never use them in 100 years, 200 years, 500 years... it simply must happen eventually.

    There is also the accident angle.
    Run a search on the term "Nuclear close calls" and check that out.

    The only way we will advance human existence into the next millennium is if we dismantle the nukes, life makes it past the point of war, or we colonize other worlds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    That's not true. Nuclear War is inevitable.
    Inevitable for our reality and just as inevitable in your multi-polar world.

    MAD has worked so far. But it is only a matter of time before an unstable minded leader or group of leaders takes charge.
    It is not even realistically possible that we would keep these nuclear weapons pointed at each other and never use them.
    Never use them in 100 years, 200 years, 500 years... it simply must happen eventually.

    There is also the accident angle.
    Run a search on the term "Nuclear close calls" and check that out.

    The only way we will advance human existence into the next millennium is if we dismantle the nukes, life makes it past the point of war, or we colonize other worlds.
    Agreed that nuclear weapons must be eliminated.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Somewhat yes thanks. If I understand you correctly, then I would answer that we should back off of Russia.
    Honestly I understand that the U.S. needs to be involved in Ukraine. Furthermore, I really don't have a problem with us making a play to bring them over to our side. My problem is the way we went about it. That stuff of helping to facilitate the demise of a democratically elected government, right of Russia's border in direct defiance of Russia in the name of maintaining our status as the world's sole superpower was way overboard. Therefore I say, that it would be better to tolerate a multi-polar world than to risk a conflict that has the possibility of going nuclear.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Agreed that nuclear weapons must be eliminated.
    You are going to give every living human being a lobotomy? Or how else are you going to uninvent nuclear weapons?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Honestly I understand that the U.S. needs to be involved in Ukraine. Furthermore, I really don't have a problem with us making a play to bring them over to our side. My problem is the way we went about it. That stuff of helping to facilitate the demise of a democratically elected government, right of Russia's border in direct defiance of Russia in the name of maintaining our status as the world's sole superpower was way overboard. Therefore I say, that it would be better to tolerate a multi-polar world than to risk a conflict that has the possibility of going nuclear.
    There is zero risk of this conflict going nuclear.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleming View Post
    There is zero risk of this conflict going nuclear.
    I've tried to explain this to him before. You're not going to get anywhere with it. Also Victoria Nuland is a Sith Lord (or apprentice, I suppose) with Jedi-Mind-Control-Powers. She can cause riots in Ukraine by saying "F the EU" afterwards.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    We DO share power with other countries. That is how it should be.
    Although we do share power to an extent, the fact is that the U.S. has the preponderance of power in the world and is indeed the world's sole superpower. No other country on the face of the Earth can project power all over the globe in both the economic and military spheres. There is simply no competitor in that regard.

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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?
    extension of reality TV to the point where it takes over 100% of publicly available programming?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Although we do share power to an extent, the fact is that the U.S. has the preponderance of power in the world and is indeed the world's sole superpower. No other country on the face of the Earth can project power all over the globe in both the economic and military spheres. There is simply no competitor in that regard.
    True, fortunately.

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