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Could the USA defend itself from the entire world (no nukes scenario)

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Started: 4/16/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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derplington

Pro

Remember in this argument, I am in no way trying to prove that the USA is better that the rest of the world. I am simply saying that the USA could defend itself from the entire world. First of all the naval defence of the USA could defend from multiple countries attacking at once. Second of all, if the defences were to be breached, and another country managed to get through to Mexico or Canada, the USA wouldn't sit and wait for the enemy to get to the borders. Even so Tlthe USA could find off a huge military attack force, hence planes, ships, soldiers. The outcome of it all is unclear but I think the USA could pull it off.
skate23

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The United States of America would never win against whole entire world. We are clearly out numbered with are army of over 100 million people. Even with are technology, we wouldn't last long due to us fighting with every countries army. We would be pinched in by every country. Also, if we were to go to war we depend on a lot of imports from other countries. They would cut all those imports from us and take all of our resources leading to very bad situations.
Debate Round No. 1
derplington

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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by derplington 2 years ago
derplington
Skate23. The USA can sustain itself on one of the most important resources of the modern day, oil. By using a method of frakking, look it up if you don't know what it means. The USA has found what is estimated to be more oil than the middle east ever had by using this method. Also, we have enough food and water to sustain ourselves, only during such a war out living standards would not be as high because we wouldn't have as many resources to use. Don't bring China into this because they depend more on us than we depend on them by far. Remember we are defending ourselves in the this war. Man to man combat would not be in as much use do to our air and naval dominance around the North American continent. You might argue that Mexico or Canada could send troops through our borders, but our army is one of the largest in the world and we wouldn't just let them March up to the borders. As for you Objective_Being, this war would be taking place this decade, there's your timeline.
Posted by derplington 2 years ago
derplington
Oops... I missed a round. I guess that's just because of school though.
Posted by Objective_Being 2 years ago
Objective_Being
Of course with a newly determined timelime, however if you cannot agree upon one you two should simply not debate this at all.
Posted by Objective_Being 2 years ago
Objective_Being
If you two cannot determine a timelime you two should speak theough private messaging, urge the voters for a tie and re-do this debate.
Posted by Objective_Being 2 years ago
Objective_Being
Umm whats the timelime? As in, how long does the U.S. have to defend itself?
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