The Instigator
youtheotube
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The Contender
Jazzyn4
Con (against)
Losing
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Nuclear weapons are a necessary evil, and disarmament will only bring worse problems.

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youtheotube
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/11/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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youtheotube

Pro

I think that nuclear weapons are the main force keeping world peace among the superpowers. If widespread nuclear disarmament were to take place, it would seem good in the long run, but let's say that some nuclear nation decided to cheat and keep several hundred warheads and bombs hidden in a secret arsenal. Then, once other countries have dismantled their arsenals, that country that kept a secret arsenal could suddenly reveal their arsenal and invade other countries and demand territory. No other country could stand up to them, since no other country has a nuclear arsenal. Conventional weapons are no match for nuclear weapons, and the world would fall to the cheater's feet.
Jazzyn4

Con

I don't know what to say but I think neuclear weapons are horrible but not nessessary. I would hate to harm others.
Debate Round No. 1
youtheotube

Pro

Nuclear weapons are horrible and are undoubtedly the most destructive things man has ever created, but they are necessary. Without reliable and powerful deterrence, a country could be walked over and invaded and taken over. Nuclear weapons are the deterrence for the most powerful countries that need the most powerful deterrence options.
Jazzyn4

Con

Well I don't think that nuclear weapons are nessesary because it causes serious damage. It can kill people in an intant. It is also very hurtful and i need to go to school soon so we probably won't be able to finish the debate.
Debate Round No. 2
youtheotube

Pro

And that serious damage is exactly the reason why we need them. Without that threat of serious damage, the world would be just like the 18th century, with countries just attacking one another because they want to.
Jazzyn4

Con

Well but with the certain amount of nuclear weapons you can destroy the whole world and it os not nessesary to kill innocent people that didn't do anything to harm us. The only people you would want to hurt are the people that harmed you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PlainTruth 2 years ago
PlainTruth
Anyone dumb enough (sorry no offense) to debate against these weapons, they're not paying attention to the situation in Ukraine. If they would have kept there nuclear weapons they would not be in this situation!
Posted by youtheotube 2 years ago
youtheotube
Describe something horrible that nuclear weapons could be used for, that could be going on right now that the world isn't aware of. The only horrible thing you can do with nukes are detonate them, and thats not very inconspicuous.

Nuclear weapons are keeping world order among the powerful countries because of their deterrence factor. Mutually Assured Destruction is where one nuclear armed country doesn't attack another nuclear armed country out of fear of nuclear retaliation. This is the main reason why the cold war never went hot. The UN and allies are what is keeping world peace among non nuclear countries.

I'm assuming you're talking about Iran or North Korea when you say a country recently tried to create nuclear weapons, and I'd say this actually strengthened one of my claims that nuclear weapons are a powerful form of deterrence. Obviously, if a country wanted to have strong influence and military power, one of the best ways of going about this is by obtaining nuclear weapons, and that's why some countries are trying to build them.
Posted by AnonymousUtaku 2 years ago
AnonymousUtaku
Even though you say this, how are you sure that these nuclear weapons aren't being used for something horrible, which we're not aware of? How are we sure that these nuclear weapons are actually keeping world order?
recently a country tried to create nuclear weapons, how is that showing that nuclear weapons are actually accomplishing your claim?
JUST SAYING!!!!
Posted by youtheotube 2 years ago
youtheotube
It's too bad I couldn't have a serious opponent.
Posted by The_Gatherer 2 years ago
The_Gatherer
Interesting subject, looking forward to seeing the rest of this debate.
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