Napoleon should be rembered as a 19th century version of Hitler
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Please use round 1 only for acceptance and to state your position. As a rough outline for the debate, round 2 will be for arguments, 3 for rebuttals, and 4 for counter-rebuttals and conclusions.
To make the argument that "Napoleon equals Hitler" is to assume that such a comparison is even valid. I argue that it is not. The two men came from different eras and were surrounded by circumstances that were vastly different across the board. Because of this, it is very difficult to make a convincing argument for their actions being equal. However, it is easy to refute the similarities drawn in arguments supporting this concept. Therefore, I will allow Pro to first offer an in depth argument this round for why he believes Napoleon is so akin to Hitler, and then I will give a response to it in the next round. The BOP is on Pro.
natha45rwe forfeited this round.
I will now address each part of my opponents argument and offer my rebuttals.
"Ok man they both wanted to take over the world..."
This is probably true. This is the only statement made by my opponent that is in fact valid. However, there is no verification of this idea with any form of a source, and it is something that needs to be backed up or else ignored for the purposes of the debate.
"... both wanted to... have the religion that they followed practiced by everyone they took over..."
Neither were outwardly religious, though Hitler and the Nazis arguably advocated a form of political religion. Napoleon did not follow any particular religion. He is even quoted as saying “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet." Napoleon's famed Concordat recognized Catholicism as the religion most common in France, but also gave religious freedom to Protestants and Jews. He is even credited with freeing Jews from ghettos as he conquered Europe.
"...plus they both just got of a war before they came into power..."
I assume this means to say that both got out of a war just before coming into power. This is false: Hitler came into power constitutionally because of a provision in the German Constitution. In 1933 Germany had been uneasily at peace with Europe since the end of WWI for more than a decade.
"... so yeah it does not matter what era they came from except Hitler had vehicles that's the only difference."
I dispute the claim that vehicles were the only difference between the eras of Napoleon and Hitler. If we're going by innovations, then this source shows that vehicles were the only difference: http://www.ideafinder.com...
Otherwise, the existence of fascism, communism, Nazism, the Holocaust, and a unified Germany during the time of Hitler prove this point incorrect.
I will remind my opponent that the fourth round is only for rebuttals and conclusion, so I request that he does not introduce any new arguments which I will not have the opportunity to refute. It's up to the voters after this round; I hope I have been convincing enough in my argument.
natha45rwe forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by NiqashMotawadi3 3 years ago
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