View Poll Results: How do you feel about conquering other lands?

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    Stood in the Fire lucizanito's Avatar
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    Conquering Lands

    Let's say we all go back to this method of conquering lands and integrating(or forcing in this case) people to a set culture. Would you be for or against it or would you not really care at all what happens? Now for everyone reading this the said conqueror will be whatever nation you affiliate yourself with.

    Such methods will follow such as:

    - Destroying all remnants of said country and any man-made landmarks which made it famous or historic
    - Language
    - Currency
    - Any others that would be obvious

    As to why I'm asking this for anyone who wants to know. I'm simply curious.

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    Against it!

    Unless it is Canada.

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    I would be against it because it would probably lead to another World War.

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    As long as it isn't the United States.

    I frankly don't care what other nations do with their militaries. You want to go to war with your neighbor because you think you can defeat them. Have at it!

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    Nope! I think WWII was the end imperialism and lets keep it that way!
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    Is there really a topic with the poll question being "Are you a psychopath who is advocating the destruction of cultural heritage?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    Is there really a topic with the poll question being "Are you a psychopath who is advocating the destruction of cultural heritage?"
    Are we not where we are today because of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucizanito View Post
    Are we not where we are today because of this?
    Sure. Just like we're where we are today due to everything else that's happened in history. That doesn't mean that it's a good idea going forward, or even ethical.
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    Well it would clearly depend on the land and society we're destroying/conquering. Also what we have to gain. If it costs me money and I don't get anything I'm not really interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiricine View Post
    Well it would clearly depend on the land and society we're destroying/conquering. Also what we have to gain. If it costs me money and I don't get anything I'm not really interested.
    Please let this be sarcastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    Please let this be sarcastic.
    I'm really hoping everyone is sarcastic for their answers otherwise that's an entirely new issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucizanito View Post
    Let's say we all go back to this method of conquering lands and integrating(or forcing in this case) people to a set culture. Would you be for or against it or would you not really care at all what happens? Now for everyone reading this the said conqueror will be whatever nation you affiliate yourself with.
    I don't mean to be rude by saying this, but I feel compelled to say it. I don't think anyone can even ask this question seriously without suffering from some form of sociopathy. You can only entertain it by completely lacking empathy for other human beings.

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    Depends on the circumstances. In the large magority of cases I would say against though in some cases it can be justified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FathomFear View Post
    I don't mean to be rude by saying this, but I feel compelled to say it. I don't think anyone can even ask this question seriously without suffering from some form of sociopathy. You can only entertain it by completely lacking empathy for other human beings.
    I'm curious and it's just a hypothetical question. I take no offense by what you're saying or implying about me because the question is a bit weird but it's just curiosity.

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    The Lightbringer Uzi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucizanito View Post
    I'm curious and it's just a hypothetical question. I take no offense by what you're saying or implying about me because the question is a bit weird but it's just curiosity.
    I'm just curious, professor Slughorn, but what are horcruxes? I'm asking out of academical reasons only, obviously.

    Kinda' reminds me of that

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    For around 60 thousand of years, no one conquered anything (If we take Homo neanderthalensis out of consideration) and everything went fine.

    Then out of the blue mankind started destroying each other, cultures got adapted, by both sides. We shaped the world with conflicts over and over, I guess its enough.

    If cultures and heritages change, please let it be because of cultural exchange, not conquering.

    - Destroying all remnants of said country and any man-made landmarks which made it famous or historic
    - Language

    This two points should make it obvious, does really someone think we need to wipe out our history ? Language ? If someone really thinks, that this is the way, I pity him.

    And if someone really thinks,
    "Why do we fight? To protect home and family, to preserve balance and bring harmony. For my kind the true question is, what is worth fighting for?"

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    Against, frankly, I find it barbaric. Unless they are truly living a messed up lifestyle with a genocidal society, for instance, but I think they'd want us to help them, so.
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    I voted I don't give a damn, but I'm not in a very empathetic mood today so maybe tomorrow I will think I was being a bit cold.

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    I don't see the point? It's not like doing that would benefit me in any way, and there is a chance someone would try to take over my country?

    Cons: People trying to attack my country.
    Pros: None.

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    How do people come up with these thoughts? Whenever I see a thread like this, I hope it doesn't really reflect the thoughts, morality and mindset of the general public and remind myself that this is a gamer forum primarly - where people have a chance to voice their thoughts who have been primarly socialized by warfare computer games and sitting in the basement for prolonged periods of time.
    Last edited by Pull My Finger; 2013-02-07 at 08:49 PM.

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