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Are nuclear weapons peacemakers (yes) or killing devices (no)?

Asked by: jazzi
  • No wars between major powers since the invention of the atomic bomb

    Despite extremely high tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, neither side declared war on the other because the risk was simply too great. Nuclear weapons make the cost of war so high that no country is willing to start a nuclear war. We have decades of relative peace, to prove that nuclear weapons are peacekeepers.

  • While they could be the cause of human destruction, they haven't.

    While they have the potential to annihilate human existence, they haven't been used to do so. No major wars have been fought since the development of these weapons of mass destruction. This is because very few people truly want everyone in this world to die. The fear of having your entire country wiped off the face of the earth tends to push people away from the whole idea of global conflict.

    Peace through Fear
    This isn't necessarily a good thing, global peace isn't a bad thing.

  • I think nuclear weapons are peace keeper but at the same time they are not

    Wy because weapons sometimes help keep peace but at the same time other people think if they have a weapon they feel kinda powerfull so some of them do stupid things like people in gangs they go uot and kill people for stuped things thats wy weapons are killing devises but like i just said they are also peace keepers because when sombody is shooting like a maniak the cops come and use guns to stop the person so when they stop that person u dont know how many lives they just saved the end . Alfredo jose damian

  • I think nuclear weapons are peace keeper but at the same time they are not

    Wy because weapons sometimes help keep peace but at the same time other people think if they have a weapon they feel kinda powerfull so some of them do stupid things like people in gangs they go uot and kill people for stuped things thats wy weapons are killing devises but like i just said they are also peace keepers because when sombody is shooting like a maniak the cops come and use guns to stop the person so when they stop that person u dont know how many lives they just saved the end . Alfredo jose damian

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  • No major war

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  • No Major Wars

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  • Nuclear weapons are actually peacemakers.

    I think that nuclear weapons are peacemakers because not only did they end the world war, they also are preventing a war where at the end, all life on earth will cease to exist. We can also use nuclear energy a little more but not too much. If we use too much energy, the fallout will happen.

  • Nuclear weapons are actually peacemakers.

    I think that nuclear weapons are peacemakers because not only did they end the world war, they also are preventing a war where at the end, all life on earth will cease to exist. We can also use nuclear energy a little more but not too much. If we use too much energy, the fallout will happen.

  • They keep peace

    Not only do nuclear weapons cause other country's to few t you and not want to send off a bunch of missiles at you but also they give your country a sense of peace and safty becouse you know you can defend yourself they make you stop and think so I really want to blow up my country and yours

  • Nuclear Weapons are created to kill hundreds of thousands of people!

    During the Cold War, when nuclear weapons were concentrated primarily in the United States and Russia (and one or two other powers) they may have prevented direct combat between these nations. But today, as new nations seek to acquire these horrific weapons, the likelihood that they will be used increases. The world is headed by many hot-headed leaders - one of which will eventually use these weapons for some military solution. The only viable answer to this problem is to reduce the number of nukes in this world - preferably to zero.

  • Weapons of fear

    The idea of war isnt a battle of who is stronger, its a battle of fear. The point is to inflict so much fear on another side, they give in. This is exactly what america did when they nuked japan twice, which they then gave into america, america knew this as their strategy, their intention was to murder all of the innocent japanese citizens (and even american and british citizens they knew were residing in) the reason why neither america or russia declared war was because they were too afraid knowing it would mark their destruction, theyre are not peacemakers.

    They are weapons of fear.
    Weapons of murder.

  • Killing devices only.

    There is nothing you can achieve with a nuclear bomb. Indeed, all war is the maximum expression of ignorance and violence only begets violence. If you drop a nuclear bomb on a certain part of a country what you immediately do is ensure antipathy and hatred toward you from the rest of that country for generations to come.

  • Not just nuclear weapons.

    For sure nuclear weapons are killing devices.

    So are so-called conventional warheads.

    And RPGs.

    And rifles.

    Strictly speaking, I know a guy who took the old peace symbol of the flower growing atop of a rifle literally, and used parts of a gutted old rifle as a weird looking plant pot. So there are exceptions, but not many do like this awesome peace loving guy (howdy Frankie!)

  • I think nuclear weapons are peace keeper but at the same time they are not

    Wy because weapons sometimes help keep peace but at the same time other people think if they have a weapon they feel kinda powerfull so some of them do stupid things like people in gangs they go uot and kill people for stuped things thats wy weapons are killing devises but like i just said they are also peace keepers because when sombody is shooting like a maniak the cops come and use guns to stop the person so when they stop that person u dont know how many lives they just saved the end . Alfredo jose damian

  • I think nuclear weapons are peace keeper but at the same time they are not

    Wy because weapons sometimes help keep peace but at the same time other people think if they have a weapon they feel kinda powerfull so some of them do stupid things like people in gangs they go uot and kill people for stuped things thats wy weapons are killing devises but like i just said they are also peace keepers because when sombody is shooting like a maniak the cops come and use guns to stop the person so when they stop that person u dont know how many lives they just saved the end . Alfredo jose damian

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  • No they are not peacekeepers at all.

    No, nuclear weapons are not peacekeepers at all. They could literally kill almost all life on Earth. Plus political leaders are not always rational. Some countries may elect a psychotic leader that would actually want to deliver a nuke to another nuclear capable country. Finally, full scale nuclear war could happen at any time just by accident.

  • They were made to destroy

    They were made to destroy
    they are made to massacre civilians what if isis got one then you would be scared to shit . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . ..

  • It doesn't make sense!

    Why would we make something for "peace" when it kills thousands? It really is stupid how we make stuff like these and use them to kill the other people that don't do anything wrong? Sometimes I wonder why people need to kill other innocent people. Sometimes I marvel at how barbaric we can be sometimes.


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themohawkninja says2013-10-24T00:41:06.250
Both. They create peace by killing thousands.