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Pre-emptive Strike in World War Two

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Started: 12/26/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Vlast

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I have had this debate with several of my friends. They believe that the United States should have struck Germany in the late 1930s in order to prevent World War Two. I am against this position because I believe that it wouldn't have been possible and wouldn't have been in the best interests of our nation. Will anyone take the opposing side?
roman.legion

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Basically, I don't get your objections. If you mean it was not possible in the political sense, you may be correct. Isolationism was a big factor up until we were attacked. Other than that, I don't get how a pre-emptive strike would have been impossible. Assuming we have the other allies (again, a political question), I don't know that there is much difference between mobilizing in 1936 and mobilizing in 1941.

I just don't understand how it would have been against our best interests.

I have to say I'm against pre-emptive strikes in principle. I disagree with our having invaded Iraq (though now that we're there it is a different question altogether). I just don't consider this question to be one of a pre-emptive strike. Given Hitler's occupations of other sovereign nations, it is debatable whether a strike actually would have been pre-emptive. A side note, if the French had reisisted the occupation of the Rhineland, the German troops had orders to withdraw.
Debate Round No. 1
Vlast

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roman.legion

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He has not met the burden of proof, need I say more?

Actually, I nned to. Apparently these posts must be 100 chracters long.
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