What is American Style (on Starting Wars ) ? There are three choices.Tick the one that best reflects how you feel about the matter: On Starting Wars 1-The United States should avoid all wars. Too many people die, and violence begets only more violence. 2-The United States should wage war, acting in self defense, and only as a last resort on those who strike at it first. 3-For its security, the United States should start wars and eliminate anyone who threatens its interests.

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I'll go with #2 as well.  #1 is simply impractical.  It may be that too many people died in WWII, but I wouldn't want to live in a world dominated by the Nazis.  #3 may sound good at times, but it's beyond the ability of human beings to accurately know who is a true threat to the country and who is just an annoyance.

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I'm sure that most people will agree that #2 is the best choice here. The first choice is a utopian view that can never be realized, unfortunately. Sadly, we are getting much too close to #3 with our militaristic view that might makes right.

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I'd agree with number 2 in most cases and number 3 in certain extreme cases.  For example, Adolf Hitler.  We knew that he was getting more powerful and dangerous and it might have been easier to stop him if we'd caught him early.

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