Are nuclear weapons needed anymore? 68 replies

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Nostradamouse

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#61 14 years ago
Fez BoyLook at the cold war. I think it's the longest period of peace in the 20th century. Nuclear warfare has kept conventional warfare to a minimum. It's also interesting to note that the only countries attacked since WWII are ones without nuclear weaponry.

This is not true, actually the 20th century is actually one of those with the most wars. 21st seems to be on the same track also..

Anyway, all it does is to give power to those with it. These guys can attack, the rest cant.

(btw, your analysis does not cover Pakistan and India, both wared each others, yet both have nukes)




Fez Boy

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#62 14 years ago

What you fail to understand is that nuclear genocide won't happen if everyone has nukes?




Roaming East

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#63 14 years ago

Actually, after having demonstrated their nuclear ability, Pakistan and India havent warred at all. India has had a recurring issue with the occaisonal guerrilla attack and a border skirmish here and there but the government armies themselves have remained fairly inactive against each other. And the aim of deterrance isnt to stop all wars, just keep them from becoming huge. lots of bee stings is better than one knife stab in other words.




Nostradamouse

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#64 14 years ago

Well, I consider that guerilla as a war in itself. Both countries finance and support those "militias".




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#65 14 years ago

yeah, it is very strange how wars dont get huge now that we have nukes, because everyone knows that if they go to far they wont exist more than 24hours more




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#66 14 years ago

I'll agree that nuclear weapons have changed the nature of war. No two nuclear powers have directly warred against each other, that is true. The last big conventional war was Iraq/Iran, but now the wars seem to be guerilla/insurgency based.

You can't stop an insurgency/guerilla war with nuclear weapons, short of murdering the entire population. Same with terrorism, you can't stop a man with a backpack bomb with a nuke.




deathwarder

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#67 14 years ago

well you could, it would just be hard




Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#68 14 years ago

Are they needed? Yes, since their invention can't be undone. If one country has them others need them aswell to protect themselves. I don't like these kind of devestating WMD's though but we have no other option then to live with them. We can however try to control in what quantities they are "available" to us and other measures to minimize the changes of abuse or things going very wrong.




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#69 14 years ago

it seems as though the countries who arent ruled by terrorists benifit from nukes, as they dont fight with eachother