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Politics_Observer wrote:In some of the Ukraine topics it was discussed how the "big boys" sort of throw their weight around and smaller country's rights and territorial integrity end up not being respected and constantly violated because they are smaller and weaker. Given this is the case, I could see where smaller countries are encouraged to acquire nuclear weapons as a guarantee that their territorial integrity and rights as a country will be respected by the "big boys." This sounds like a problem where there is a lack of a rules based order in the world where "might makes right" and there is a "law of the jungle." This sort of lack of a rules based order can have disastrous consequences in nuclear weapons proliferation and make the use of those weapons more possible. Thoughts anybody?
XogGyux wrote:A deterrence weapon only has value if you are willing and able to use it. Would Ukraine be willing to use a nuclear weapon on russia? would they be willing to send a missile to moscow?
Politics_Observer wrote:@Unthinking Majority
Yup and because there are no rules based international order, we essentially still have a "might makes right" and "law of the jungle" international order which encourages the proliferation of nuclear weapons so smaller states can be assured of their security and rights. That could make for a dangerous situation globally too though because without that international rules based order, smaller countries have no choice but to seek out nuclear weapons to protect themselves from stronger countries who would most certainly not respect their rights because they know they are stronger. UNLESS, those smaller states have nuclear weapons.
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