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grim706
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Justinisthecrazy
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Who would win in a nuclear war? Russia or the United States of america

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Justinisthecrazy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/6/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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grim706

Con

I believe that the russians would most indefinetly win in a nuclear war in the united states because of the amount of nuclear weapons they have stockpiled over the years. Also seeing that russian technology rivals the US in many ways, a person can determine that the basic russian soldeirs equipment and traning are far more superior to that of americans. Unfortunately fo the US armed forces Russians soldiers recieve harsher more effective traning. with both of these things combined russia may win
Justinisthecrazy

Pro

My opponent took the Russian side. I will be saying neither side would win. A limited nuclear weapons exchange between Pakistan and India using their current arsenals could create a near-global ozone hole, triggering human health problems and wreaking environmental havoc for at least a decade, according to a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Imagine the events if two of the worlds largest arms dealers exchanged? massive dead Neither side would win because everyone one would die
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Jake4d 5 years ago
Jake4d
"Russians soldiers receive harsher more effective training"

Harsher yes, more effective no.
Posted by Jake4d 5 years ago
Jake4d
First, one round is not a debate, it is just two people making different statements.

Second, there is no contest, there will be no war, America has a GDP of $13 trillion while Russia has a GDP of $1.3 trillion. WE ARE 10 times larger.

Third, While America has a fewer number of weapons, that is only because we ours are more effective.

America has 4,075 active and 5,400 total.
Russia has 5,162 active and 14,000 total.(1)

While Russia has a larger total number, only one in three is active due to the fact that they are broke and unable to maintain their arsenal. America has four out of five active and ready. Russia may have more, but the truck carrying them to the launch pad would probably break down and they would not be able to launch it.

Fourth, America has been buying nukes from Russia for years now and helping them dispose of them properly. In fact, America is building an interstate between the port of Savannah, GA to the Oak Ridge national laboratory in TN primarily for the purpose of transporting Russian nuclear warhead material to Oak Ridge to be recycled or destroyed.

If Russia can kick America's *** in a nuclear war, why are they selling us their arsenal as scrap? Because it is scrap.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by Spaghettim0nst3r 5 years ago
Spaghettim0nst3r
There are no winners in a "nuclear war."
Posted by mongoose 5 years ago
mongoose
Anyone else here see the movie "War Games"? No one wins in a nuclear war. Like Tic-Tac-Toe, but instead of nothing, you die.
Posted by grayron 5 years ago
grayron
1 round. You can't debate something with that.
Posted by wjmelements 5 years ago
wjmelements
No one wins in a nuclear war.
Posted by Brewmaster 5 years ago
Brewmaster
Grim, please do some research before posting another debate like this.

Also, isn't this debate about 20 years past relevancy?
Posted by Justinisthecrazy 5 years ago
Justinisthecrazy
clearly count there's 500 characters its bologna but w/e
Posted by McBain 5 years ago
McBain
Not only is nothing clearly defined, but there is NO debate here. 1 round? 2000 characters?

What is this crap?
Posted by Epicism 5 years ago
Epicism
Um define win. Win being "woo be just killed millions of people!"?...The resolution states "win" as an absolute yet I was very tempted to vote Con down ONLY because he typed "russia may win" which deemed the case not absolute.
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