WW2 was a good thing. 2010-05-04 14:39:01
No this isn't a lame troll thread.
I was thinking...
WW2 crippled the entire worlds economy except America since Britian was buying shit loads of weapons from them and kept having to pay them untill like 2006.
Also since most of the fighting didn't occur on American soil and so did not need to rebuild much, also America didn't have to redesign/reassign almost it's entire industry (Everyone else was building ammo/guns more than anyother product)
Meaning America was a shit load more wealthy than everywhere else in the world at this time... (Not that I'm sour, or spitefull or whatever, it's just a point in my theory...
So yeah, America is rich by post-war standards (Or at least compared to Nuke'd Japan or blowwed up Europe)
I believe that if America didn't have this wealth then later on when the Cold War started, Russia and USA might have had the funds to go nuclear if it wasn't for the huge economic damage caused by WW2 and the depression that followed.
If it wasn't for WW2 making everyone spend all their money on bullets, then later on everyone would have spent it on nukes...
Oh yeah, America was richer, meaning they had the position of power over russia, forcing them to back down first.
Whadda ya think? It's at least possible I reckon.
[FYI, I submitted this idea for a History piece, C bitches!]