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North Korea couldn't win a war against the US

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Started: 4/7/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Sampatriot

Pro

In a case of war between North Korea and the US I think that NK couldn't emerge victorious. I mean there putting the US in a such difficult situation that they were forced to negotiate a cease fire because they weren't able to pursue big operations. I will argue that this scenario is impossible and Con will argue the contrary.
Controverter

Con

Enlighten me as to how one can determien the winner of a war before it has begun. Especially when the entire Middle East, par Israel, and many other nations in Asia will back Noth Korea up with their hearts and souls to destroy the nation they see as the scum of the Earth: USA.
Debate Round No. 1
Sampatriot

Pro

We cannot precisly determine the winner of a war but it is still possible to make simulations(military generals do it a lot before making actions). For the Middle East Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Koweit, Lebanon have mostly a pro-US government, Syria's pro Iran government is collapsing, and anyway I don't see why they would have an opinion about an US-NK conflict, furthermore if North Korea started it with hostile actions. Even if the hate of the US is a common point between the spread of islamic terror in the middle east and the rogue state of North Korea, their ideology if far from another (Radical Islam and Stalin-styled communism) so they wouldn't support each other.
The only nation in Asia that could have standed of NK would be China, but they wouldn't lose their biggest market(the US) for a closed restricted regime like North Korea. South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam(which've been begging the US to settle troops in their territory for a few time) would immediatly join their support for the US.
Other NATO countries(Europe, Turkey ..) will also support military actions. So the US would have a global support

America invest a lot of money in military research, whereas NK has old soviet-styled armement of the 70's.
Controverter

Con

Enemy's enemy can be an ally.
Debate Round No. 2
Sampatriot

Pro

Sampatriot forfeited this round.
Controverter

Con

I have won this debate by forfeiture. :)
Debate Round No. 3
Sampatriot

Pro

Sorry for forfeiting but we don't win a debate by forfeiture but by the votes. But it's true there was no many things to answer to your round 2 ...
Geopolitic is not like school. Before making any action or supporting anyone, countries analyze the economic and financial interests they can have in a such action, and nothing else. If other countries support NK they risk to face economical sanctions by the US and the UN (that's why China voted sanctions against NK). Which interests can have someone to support a closed-economy with no market interests against the G8 countries and the biggest economies in the world
Controverter

Con

North Korea have nukes.
Debate Round No. 4
Sampatriot

Pro

True but actually North Korean nukes are even less powerful as the bomb used on Hiroshima, if they have nukes it is not proved they have the ability to launch them, and if they have it would be for a reach of less than a few hundreds kilometers, And they would be not match against SAM Patriots interceptors, furthermore the atomic striking back would be fatal for NK.
Controverter

Con

Nukes are nukes. Hiroshima nukes are what NK has and they are, unlike USA, not afraid to use it without permission.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
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Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
No duh
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