Have advancements in weaponry generally made the world a better place?

Posted by: vaguelyjewishclearlyfab

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Hanspete says2015-01-16T13:59:22.8513321-06:00
@Atheist-Independent, there was way more than just advancing weaponry that caused WWII, to say that is was the cause of the Second WW that is seriously seriously pushing it.
Atheist-Independent says2015-01-16T14:59:41.2717415-06:00
Agreed, yet there would never have been nowhere near the number of casualties as what happened in reality.
Hanspete says2015-01-16T15:03:20.7453277-06:00
Well that depends on the way you look at it, there were plenty of casualties before hand without weaponry as advanced, look at the Civil War for example
vaguelyjewishclearlyfab says2015-01-16T15:28:20.0421057-06:00
Hans, you know that using advanced weapons against people IS slaughtering?
Hanspete says2015-01-16T15:40:59.2219725-06:00
Yes I know, but using the atomic bomb saved countless lives in Japan, because the only way Japan would've stopped is by being invaded and destroyed more so.
vaguelyjewishclearlyfab says2015-01-16T16:40:34.4186381-06:00
We had already wiped most of their cities off the map, I don't think saving lives was a primary concern
KidMedic says2015-07-12T20:50:17.4267156-05:00
Weaponry or war? Weaponry effects how people are killed in war, not how many. It also applies to the ability to hunt. War has led to a great many advances in transportation and medicine. " there would never have been nowhere near the number of casualties as what happened in reality" That isn't necessarily true. It is estimated that over 7 million Germans were killed in WWII. They had 24000 troops However, In Desert Storm, Iraq had 1,000,000 troops, yet only lost around 100,000, and far fewer civilian casualties.

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