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Flamedude
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A.WitherspoonVI
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Hitler and the Nazis are solely responsible for World War II

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Started: 5/4/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Flamedude

Con

-Treaty of Versailles gave Hitler the motivation to set motion to his plans of restoring Germany to its former glory
-Depression and the horrible political status of Germany gave Hitler the edge to gain support for his arguable beliefs about immigrants and social structure of Germany. By promising people basic need such as food and shelter, he fed them the ideas of Antisemitism.
-The Allies underestimated Hitler. They didn't even bother to read Hitler's plans which were openly publish in his book "Mein Kampf"
-The Allies ignoring Hitler's conquests of Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia due to fear of sparking another war lead Hitler to believe he could get away with anything. The Munich Agreement re-illustrated this point
-No matter what you can say, Britain and France were the ones who declared war on Germany, thus officially starting the war.
A.WitherspoonVI

Pro

"Soley Responsible"
I will list below the many many reason why this statement is bogus and that WWII was actually the result of many factors.
I. Ideological polarization: Liberal Democracy, Communism, and Fascism were raging a world wide and often violent struggle to become the dominant model for the future of mankind. We can see this in proxy wars throughout the 1920's and 1930's like Spain and China. Furthermore Fascist nations like Romania, Italy, Germany and Nationalist Spain had strained relations with nations like the Soviet Union and the British Empire. These tensions dominated the decade before 1939 and many could see the writing on the wall.
II. Imperialism
-The British Empire controlled 1/4th of the world and intended on keeping it.
-Mussolini aimed to seize Greece and North Africa to build a Fascist Roman Empire.
-Japanese militarists and Shinto fundamentalists dreamed of creating a "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" free of Western ideals and materialism. That would have required the liberation and consolidation of the entire Far-East.
-The Soviet Union still very much believed in the international revolution of Communism and Stalin himself was very keen on expanding his reach of power.

All of these goals along with Hitler's goal of building the Greater Reich inevitably lead the world on the path towards war. Even if Hitler had not launched the invasion into Poland Mussolini and the Japanese Empire were still going to expand and eventual spark grander conflict. While Hitler certainly had a very large role in causing the World War there were many paths on the road to war and Hitler was not solely responsible.
Debate Round No. 1
Flamedude

Con

Flamedude forfeited this round.
A.WitherspoonVI

Pro

Extend everything
Debate Round No. 2
Flamedude

Con

Flamedude forfeited this round.
A.WitherspoonVI

Pro

Dude lame
Debate Round No. 3
Flamedude

Con

Flamedude forfeited this round.
A.WitherspoonVI

Pro

Sadly, win by defualt
Debate Round No. 4
Flamedude

Con

Flamedude forfeited this round.
A.WitherspoonVI

Pro

Vote PRO I actually did introduce some arguments but then CON seems to have fled.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by A.WitherspoonVI 3 years ago
A.WitherspoonVI
I just realized something. Flamedude set himself up as Con then debated(sorta) that Hitler caused WWII.
Posted by Dann 3 years ago
Dann
Can't disagree
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