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Debate Score:33
Arguments:35
Total Votes:36
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should America have joined WWII?

yes

Side Score: 13
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no

Side Score: 20
2 points

From an American standpoint, yes. This is because WWII established America as a world power

From an International standpoint, yes. This is because American munitions and man power were of assistance.

Side: yes
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
2 points

"This is because WWII established America as a world power"

Quite the contrary, it was because America hadn't joined the war for so long that enabled the to build up their economy. While countries like Britain and France had to cope with the full burden of expenses for so long.

America profited from both world wars, taking advantage of the fact that the European empires were preoccupied fighting themselves.

Side: no
1 point

From an American standpoint, yes. This is because WWII established America as a world power

Actually no, America had been a world power for sometime. The nation had a strong economy and strong army, only difference was that we didn't intervene in European wars.

I do agree with you that America should have entered WWII, only because I believe that America was largely responsible for it.

Side: no
kozlov(1755) Disputed
1 point

Your statement is partly true, America has been a quasi world power. But having the whole of Western Europe rallying around you and singing your praises doesn't hurt ;)

Side: yes
Del1176(4964) Banned
1 point

The more the merrier to make Britain stand out from the crowd.

Side: yes
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

We were the crowd.

Side: no
Del1176(4964) Clarified Banned
1 point

Um...

Side: yes
Del1176(4964) Banned
1 point

Of course they should, joining the Nazis would be suicide and not joining in wouldn't display that "Murican awesomeness" to the superior.... I mean inferior... European nations.

Side: yes
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

"Of course they should, joining the Nazis would be suicide "

That's exactly what you're businessmen did do.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/59351.stm

http://www.reformed-theology.org/html/books/wall_street/chapter_06.htm

" not joining in wouldn't display that "Murican awesomeness" to the superior.... I mean inferior... European nations."

The "Murican awesomeness" which is clearly displayed by the fact that you've never won a single war on your own.

And those, apparently "inferior", European nations were much more powerful that America at the time. The only reason they lost their power was because while they were fighting against Hitler, you Americans were making money from the war.

Side: no
Del1176(4964) Clarified Banned
1 point

You don't quite understand the concept of satire do you?

Side: yes
Del1176(4964) Banned
1 point

China was communist at the time, Americans love communism. ;D

Side: yes
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

What's China got to do with America's involvement in the war? If anything, it gave you all the reason to join the Nazis as Hitler had stated his plans to destroy communism.

Side: no
Del1176(4964) Clarified Banned
1 point

Sarcasm... It seems you're illiterate in it.

Side: yes
Del1176(4964) Banned
1 point

Americans were originally Europeans (unless Natives) so pretty much 99.99999999% of fighters in the war were Europeans by blood anyway and owed it to their distant family to help them.

Ah... White people... They just luurv their families eh? ;)

Looks at divorce rates in all Caucasian nations

Looks away

Side: yes
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

"Americans were originally Europeans (unless Natives) so pretty much 99.99999999% of fighters in the war were Europeans by blood anyway and owed it to their distant family to help them."

The highest amount of immigrants to the USA were from Germany...

Side: no
Del1176(4964) Disputed Banned
1 point

1) France

2) Spain

3) Italy

Come again ;)

Side: yes
1 point

Maybe the War would've ended earlier if the Americans had gotten involved earlier, Pearl Harbour might never have happened who knows at least they grew a pair and got involved in the end.

Side: yes

Like they had a choice not to, when Japan bombed Pearl Habor. This is like saying you had a choice not to walk in front of a train when you're tied to the tracks.

Side: yes
1 point

Well we were in fact attacked by the Japanese so I would say it was definitely necessary to join WWII. At least in the Pacific.

Side: yes
2 points

The Axis never had a chance to win in Europe. Modern strategists have simulated the Battle of Britain, and have determined that the Nazi's didn't have the landing power to defeat the UK. British reinforcements would have arrived and finished off the Germans, even if they managed to land in England.

Germany never had much of a chance on the Eastern Front either. If they had waited any longer to attack the USSR, Strain would have finished building the military and would have been able to easily crush the Reich. Instead, Hitler needed to invade when he did, and the German army froze.

If the US hadn't intervened, all of continental Europe would have fallen under Soviet control, and Britain would be more or less the same.

We should have participated in the Pacific War. The Japanese attacked us, anti we should have retaliated.

Side: no
Del1176(4964) Banned
1 point

It would have costed them nothing to abstain.

Their future relations with Britain don't seem to have stemmed from the war itself anyway.

Side: no
1 point

"It would have costed them nothing to abstain."

The main reason that FDR was able to recover from the Great Depression's high unemployment and stimulate the economy again, was because America joined WWII.

Side: no
Del1176(4964) Disputed Banned
1 point

Disagree.

Side: yes
1 point

I'd rather they hadn't, then I would have to see them delude themselves with credit for the victory.

Side: no
1 point

I wholeheartedly agree. Being a history buff, it always irritates me when people act like the US had a major role in the War in Europe. The Soviets lost 20 times as many soldiers!!!. The main turning point of the war was the Battle of Stalingrad. It's the Soviets who liberated most of the concentration camps. Sure, the US supplied the Soviets with supplies, but they still would have won. It would have just taken them more time.[/rant]

Side: no

America should have stayed out of WWII. It was a big mistake that had serious repercussions.

Side: no