Peace through tyranny (pro) or a destructive war (con)
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Furthermore, while a peaceful tyranny may not be good, isn't it better than a war? At least there will be no loss of life. And there are many forms of tyranny. If the government is motivated to develop the country, than tyrannical methods against obstructions of progress can be used. Or extreme crime control and strict taxation laws could be defined as tyranny against the population.
As for inventions, while without war there will be lesser motivation, a tyrannical government would need power to maintain its hold, and therefore it would fund inventions of destructive devices so that they can intimidate the population through its display. The art of tyranny includes not pushing the population too far to cause a revolution, therefore devices such as jets, nuclear bombs would rarely be used but be required for occasional display and testing.
The only problem is a tyrannical peace always leads to a devastating war. But that can be avoided by doing some good deeds for development of the country, such as improving roads and basic facilities. You have to be tyrannical, but not destroy your country and its people in the process. Fear is a great motivation, but constant fear of consequences can make the person braver, as it would become something normal for them, and would give them the courage needed for revolution.
Con hasn't shown how a destructive war is better than a peace through tyranny. Vote Pro.
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