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Miserlou
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Adolph_Hitler_Rules
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Adolph Hitler Doesn't Rule

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Started: 1/21/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Miserlou

Pro

This topic was spawned off of the recent "Adolph_Hitler_Rules is an Idiot", and in response I have challenged you, Adolph_Hitler_Rules, to this debate.

Adolph Hitler doesn't rule in any sense of the word. That is my resolution, plain and simple, and I leave you to contest it.
Adolph_Hitler_Rules

Con

Adolph Hitler does rule. His speaking skills were off the charts and he conquered multiple countries.
Debate Round No. 1
Miserlou

Pro

Neither speaking skills or conquering multiple countries are sufficient reasons that Hitler rules. As for speaking skills, Hitler was charismatic and good at swaying people, but I wouldn't say his skills were "off the charts". He came in at a chaotic time for Germany and his political talents on top of that allowed him to gain control easily. It's doubtful that Hitler would have been able to come to power at another time in history.

As for conquering multiple countries, you could say that he ruled, literally, at one point, but his reign was never peaceful and short lived; he doesn't rule now. That aside, what rules about conquering other countries? It's a purely aggressive move that ends up just causing suffering on both ends. The conquering country may get some more land or resources, but they sacrificed their soldiers and the other country of course gets it even worse. So how does marching into someone else's home and killing them rule?

On that note, the few things that Hitler was good at or may have done right (boosted German economy) are outweighed grossly by the atrocities he committed. Creating jobs is not worth lives of millions of people. In order to say whether Hitler rules or not we have to look at him as a whole; he improved Germany, and had personal political and military skills, but there's no way that those make up for the atrocities of the Holocaust and World War II. Hitler had speaking skills and other talents as you said, but he used them to do terrible things. Hitler's ultimate mark on the world was a terrible one, and he does not rule.
Adolph_Hitler_Rules

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Adolph_Hitler_Rules forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by righty10294 9 years ago
righty10294
Well, to say he conquered many countries is wrong, because he lost. PLain in simple.
Posted by toria_2metal 9 years ago
toria_2metal
if your gonna look up to someone at least spell their name right (Adolf)
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