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rethink it: Be thankful Hilter was born?


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#61 Raze

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 15:00

Without Hitler we wouldn't have many of the international frameworks we take for granted today: the UN, NATO or the EU. Japan would likely have continued its aggression towards China and Korea, with the US unwilling to intervene. The US wouldn't have landed on the moon, as there would have been no space race and they wouldn't have had the Nazi scientists to help them. A lot of the technology we take for granted simply wouldn't exist. Socially the war brought people together and united them behind a nationalist vision, so it's very likely that without it we wouldn't have seen the NHS and other universal healthcare systems. In the US patriotism wouldn't be as strong and we wouldn't have seen the reference to "Under God" added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Anti-American sentiment is warranted when you're talking about the United States' nuking of civilian targets during WWII - Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes. And America has mostly been willing to fight and die for itself - it had absolutely no interest in WWII until the attack on Pearl Harbor and exploited WWII for its own financial gain. As Churchill once said: "The United States can always be relied upon to do the right thing — having first exhausted all possible alternatives."

 

You incorrect about "Under God" being added to the pledge because of Hitler.  It was added officially in 1954. for additional information please see - http://en.wikipedia....e_of_Allegiance

 

The US went into very deep debt as as result of WWII, over $200 billion and 112% of GDP.  The UK paid off their WWII debt to the US and Canada in 2006.  We didn't bail you out, but we certainly helped in the war effort.

 

The quote by Churchill is also incorrect - http://quoteinvestig...t-alternatives/

 

As for the rest of your response it is off-topic and your typical anti-US propaganda. 




#62 ctebah

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 15:00

Jeeps
Blood transfusions
Dehydrated foods
Parachutes
Radar and Sonar (doesn't necessarily need to be used for war)
Computers
Synthetic Rubber
Jet Engines (yes they were built in england a few years before the war but the germans invested more time into perfecting them during the war)
Rockets (the V2 rocket was instrumental in the development in rocketry used for space exploration)


Basically all of the things you listed were for the benefits of war. Kill people faster and more efficient.

#63 KingCracker

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 15:06

Basically all of the things you listed were for the benefits of war. Kill people faster and more efficient.

 Of course they were for the benefits of war at the time but those same advancements helped the civilian world...



#64 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 17:43

You incorrect about "Under God" being added to the pledge because of Hitler.  It was added officially in 1954. for additional information please see - http://en.wikipedia....e_of_Allegiance

It was added to counter communism during the Cold War, which came about in the aftermath of WWII. Without the nuclearisation of the US and Russia during WWII the Cold War wouldn't have existed or would have been so different as to be unrecognisable.