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    (Original post by Another)
    A country without an army will be overrun by street gangs, that turn into warlords... it really wouldn't work if no one had an army.
    I doubt that. Japan has no army and they do just fine. Same goes for Scandinavia (apart from the rape epidemic, but an army won't help against that).
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    (Original post by Another)
    A country without an army will be overrun by street gangs, that turn into warlords...
    No it wouldn't.
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    (Original post by elohssa)
    I doubt that. Japan has no army and they do just fine. Same goes for Scandinavia (apart from the rape epidemic, but an army won't help against that).
    If you mean an army in the strictest sense you may be right but Japan has a very powerful armed forces.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    No it wouldn't.
    1) Iraq
    2) Russia HAS an army, and yet is constantly threatened by insurgencies from the Chechnyan Republic. Now imagine the mayhem without the armed forces.

    Countless other examples, just do some wider reading.
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    1) Iraq
    2) Russia HAS an army, and yet is constantly threatened by insurgencies from the Chechnyan Republic. Now imagine the mayhem without the armed forces.

    Countless other examples, just do some wider reading.

    But you said "A country without an army will be overrun by street gangs, that turn into warlords..." making it sound like all countries would suffer this fate. Which is not true as there are lots of unarmed peaceful little countries out there.
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    no debate we need an army.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    If you mean an army in the strictest sense you may be right but Japan has a very powerful armed forces.
    ........together with the military protection of the United States written into the security treaties of 1951 and 1960. In return, Japan allows US bases on Japanese soil to the exclusion o all other foreign powers unless agreed with the U.S.

    Friends with military benefits.
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    ........together with the military protection of the United States written into the security treaties of 1951 and 1960. In return, Japan allows US bases on Japanese soil to the exclusion o all other foreign powers unless agreed with the U.S.

    Friends with military benefits.
    Aye. I expect if Abe gets a second term we'll see quite an expansion in the Japanese military. He's already changes the constitution.
 
 
 
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