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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-01-10 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #15
18. +1
"for a profit" being the operative phrase
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  -I had a college professor ask my class if WW2 was worth it... Skip Intro  Oct-01-10 10:27 PM   #0 
  - Since the axis powers were expanding by conquest, there wouldn't  SharonAnn   Oct-01-10 10:30 PM   #1 
  - Exactly...  hlthe2b   Oct-01-10 10:32 PM   #2 
  - Germany couldn't have invaded....  Bigmack   Oct-01-10 11:57 PM   #25 
     - Germany, Italy, Japan... had they not met the resistance that they did  hlthe2b   Oct-02-10 12:13 AM   #30 
        - Japan was even less likely to invade us...  Bigmack   Oct-02-10 12:33 AM   #34 
        - Let's stay real  hlthe2b   Oct-02-10 07:18 AM   #46 
        - Ahem. Please define 'us'.  mahina   Oct-02-10 09:53 AM   #58 
        - Nope, it would be..  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 01:43 PM   #79 
  - Not when they ran out of resources to fight their wars...  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 01:41 PM   #78 
  - the time to fix it through negotiation ended when World War I started  yurbud   Oct-03-10 01:53 PM   #81 
  - I think bringing up people who don't commit violence against ones with different  harun   Oct-01-10 10:34 PM   #3 
  - ? Rereading my post, I think it to be not well thought.  Skip Intro   Oct-01-10 10:36 PM   #4 
  - sorry, but once "you have your land" yer gonna want someone else's nt  msongs   Oct-01-10 10:37 PM   #5 
  - well, alas, that is human nature, isn't it? nt  Skip Intro   Oct-01-10 10:45 PM   #8 
     - Well, if it's "human nature," then the question of "was it worth it?" becomes superfluous.  Orrex   Oct-01-10 10:50 PM   #11 
     - We're talking about whatever is relevant. It's a big subject.  Skip Intro   Oct-01-10 10:53 PM   #14 
     - If it were human nature, all humans - no matter their culture - would behave that way. nt  greyl   Oct-02-10 02:25 AM   #41 
     - No, it isn't.  Radical Activist   Oct-02-10 12:47 PM   #63 
     - +1 Psychopaths seem to always end up running the show. nt  phasma ex machina   Oct-02-10 02:41 PM   #69 
     - NO! It is not!  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 01:45 PM   #80 
  - 70 million died to save untold tens of millions from being  WestSeattle2   Oct-01-10 10:38 PM   #6 
  - You really think that those who would have followed Hitler and Mussolini  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 01:56 PM   #82 
     - Have you ever looked at Germany's plans for Eastern Europe?  hack89   Oct-03-10 02:08 PM   #86 
     - Is that you, Neville Chamberlain? I thought you were dead!  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-03-10 02:12 PM   #87 
  - ITA with SharonAnn. Besides, once upon a time, the world was segregated  lunamagica   Oct-01-10 10:41 PM   #7 
  - The whole "large and few nations"  the redcoat   Oct-01-10 10:46 PM   #9 
  - I had a friend once who used to sarcastically say  rrneck   Oct-01-10 10:48 PM   #10 
  - You just described the last 10K to 14K years of history  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-01-10 10:52 PM   #12 
  - The Nazis would have conquered America by force, then Final Solutioned us.  krispos42   Oct-01-10 10:52 PM   #13 
  - Can't see it.....  Bigmack   Oct-02-10 12:11 AM   #29 
  - Actually more plausible than you think  MadHound   Oct-02-10 09:05 AM   #49 
  - And this is it, the Messerschmidt Me 264:  Aristus   Oct-02-10 12:13 PM   #62 
  - Tactically, once they lost in Russia  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 02:00 PM   #83 
  - If we hadn't gotten involved, Hitler would have defeated Russia and England.  krispos42   Oct-02-10 09:16 AM   #52 
  - According to studies made by Northrop aviation within the past  COLGATE4   Oct-02-10 09:50 AM   #57 
     - COLGATE4  Diclotican   Oct-02-10 03:44 PM   #75 
  - pure bullshit  datasuspect   Oct-02-10 01:45 AM   #38 
  - No, but they did have the industrial capacity of Europe  MadHound   Oct-02-10 09:07 AM   #51 
  - Nazi's wanted to go east, not west. nt.  phasma ex machina   Oct-02-10 02:44 PM   #70 
  - Invading North American would have been / is impossible for so many reasons.  Dash87   Oct-02-10 02:58 PM   #72 
  - I don't think it matters.  SmileyRose   Oct-01-10 10:54 PM   #15 
  - +1  leftstreet   Oct-01-10 10:55 PM   #18 
  - You are making the assumption that belief systems cause conflicts  RandomThoughts   Oct-01-10 10:54 PM   #16 
  - Isn't it? Is our meddling in the ME not analogous to the Crusades?  Skip Intro   Oct-01-10 11:36 PM   #24 
     - It's more analogous to the British Empire to me. nt  phasma ex machina   Oct-02-10 02:40 PM   #68 
  - Let me recommend a brilliant book on this  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-01-10 10:55 PM   #17 
  - A problem is is everyone in one of those sectors really wanting to be there?  uppityperson   Oct-01-10 10:56 PM   #19 
  - I have been with WWII Vets who said no, it wasn't worth it.  annm4peace   Oct-01-10 11:08 PM   #20 
  - Hitler would have agreed with you and all he wanted was his  grantcart   Oct-01-10 11:11 PM   #21 
  - I really don't appreciate that you would couple me with hitler. There's no need for that.  Skip Intro   Oct-01-10 11:20 PM   #23 
     - If you are accepting Hitler's rationale then it is you that is coupling yourself  grantcart   Oct-02-10 01:22 AM   #35 
        - It was just a question. Was not a call to abolish. A question. I do not couple myself with hitler,  Skip Intro   Oct-02-10 02:39 AM   #42 
        - Anglo strategy involved waiting for Germany's and Russia's armies to decimate each other.  phasma ex machina   Oct-02-10 02:29 PM   #65 
  - The earth is no longer viably segregated.  HuckleB   Oct-01-10 11:12 PM   #22 
  - If you're meaning for the United States, then  Yupster   Oct-01-10 11:59 PM   #26 
  - And there is the equation of how many more would have died in the death camps, no?  HuckleB   Oct-02-10 12:13 AM   #31 
  - How do you create that isolation?  Ozymanithrax   Oct-02-10 12:02 AM   #27 
  - I'm assuming was it worth it meaning loss of life to stop Hitler...  Zax2me   Oct-02-10 12:09 AM   #28 
  - The problem with WWII is WWI: the former was a direct result of the latter.  apocalypsehow   Oct-02-10 12:28 AM   #32 
  - The notion of "WWI (1914-1945)" has been growing on me lately  Posteritatis   Oct-02-10 01:31 AM   #37 
  - We don't break the Hundred Years War into pieces either.  donco6   Oct-02-10 09:42 AM   #56 
     - Or the Thirty Years' War for that matter  Posteritatis   Oct-02-10 11:54 AM   #60 
        - True. Exactly. n/t  donco6   Oct-03-10 01:34 PM   #76 
  - "because England decided it didn't want to compete with Germany on the High Seas"?  muriel_volestrangler   Oct-02-10 09:06 AM   #50 
  - I can agree with that  Gaedel   Oct-02-10 09:38 AM   #54 
  - Ah yes, of course, WWII was all our fault then  WolverineDG   Oct-02-10 12:07 PM   #61 
     - Did I say that?  Gaedel   Oct-02-10 02:19 PM   #64 
        - The Nazis came to power because of war reparations demanded by the Allies  WolverineDG   Oct-02-10 02:30 PM   #66 
           - Reparations  Gaedel   Oct-02-10 03:28 PM   #74 
  - Angloism trumps nationalism every time. Bet on it. nt  phasma ex machina   Oct-02-10 02:49 PM   #71 
  - The problem is that the German revolution of 1918 was completely crushed, despite a very fine start  struggle4progress   Oct-02-10 03:12 PM   #73 
  - You will always have the boundary crossers  ismnotwasm   Oct-02-10 12:29 AM   #33 
  - "True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." -- MLK  HuckleB   Oct-02-10 01:24 AM   #36 
  - Yes it was.  proteus_lives   Oct-02-10 01:48 AM   #39 
  - So you take all the Africans and people of African descent and you put them in Africa  XemaSab   Oct-02-10 02:19 AM   #40 
  - It's good to ask these questions  Sherman A1   Oct-02-10 02:47 AM   #43 
  - If the US hadn't intervened . . .  DeltaLitProf   Oct-02-10 03:19 AM   #44 
  - In effect, WWII was the enforcement of a certain level of segregation.  aikoaiko   Oct-02-10 05:38 AM   #45 
  - Nobody in their right mind wanted WWII. But the Nazis wanted it: they intended  struggle4progress   Oct-02-10 08:42 AM   #47 
  - maybe they would have--  yellowwood   Oct-02-10 09:25 AM   #53 
  - WWII Was The Last Truly Justified War This Country Was Involved In.  Paladin   Oct-02-10 08:58 AM   #48 
  - You are perpatrating the worst sin...  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 02:03 PM   #84 
  - WWWCS?  slackmaster   Oct-02-10 09:41 AM   #55 
  - U.S.A. still would have built nuclear weapons fearing Germany was doing the same.  hunter   Oct-02-10 09:55 AM   #59 
  - the more important question is, did OUR involvment mean anything  mkultra   Oct-02-10 02:32 PM   #67 
  - humans need to have or steal what others have.  spanone   Oct-03-10 01:36 PM   #77 
     - WRONG  ProudDad   Oct-03-10 02:06 PM   #85 

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