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Haven Of Wiidom > What if... > What if the U.S had won Korea and Vietnam?


Posted by: The Last Technomancer Apr 28 2009, 03:07 AM
The only two wars the U.S. didn't win. What if they had had decisive victories in both?

Posted by: Granobulax Apr 28 2009, 03:50 AM
A lot more people would have died.

Posted by: Marvel Man Apr 28 2009, 05:57 AM
Korea: No nukes.

Vietnam: Impossible. There's no way we could've won that. We would have had to destroy the entire country.

Posted by: Granobulax Apr 28 2009, 12:28 PM
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Apr 28 2009, 05:57 AM)
Korea: No nukes.

Vietnam: Impossible. There's no way we could've won that. We would have had to destroy the entire country.

We could have won Vietnam if our president at the time had decided to go in with overwhelming force instead of what they did.

Posted by: Judge Death Apr 28 2009, 01:46 PM
QUOTE (Granobulax @ Apr 28 2009, 12:28 PM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Apr 28 2009, 05:57 AM)
Korea: No nukes.

Vietnam: Impossible. There's no way we could've won that. We would have had to destroy the entire country.

We could have won Vietnam if our president at the time had decided to go in with overwhelming force instead of what they did.

Mm-hm

Posted by: Marvel Man Apr 28 2009, 08:42 PM
QUOTE (Granobulax @ Apr 28 2009, 12:28 PM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Apr 28 2009, 05:57 AM)
Korea: No nukes.

Vietnam: Impossible. There's no way we could've won that. We would have had to destroy the entire country.

We could have won Vietnam if our president at the time had decided to go in with overwhelming force instead of what they did.

Exactly my point.

We would have to bomb every city, killed every man, and turned every rock.
Impossible.

Posted by: videogameman Apr 28 2009, 09:21 PM
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Apr 28 2009, 08:42 PM)
QUOTE (Granobulax @ Apr 28 2009, 12:28 PM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Apr 28 2009, 05:57 AM)
Korea: No nukes.

Vietnam: Impossible. There's no way we could've won that. We would have had to destroy the entire country.

We could have won Vietnam if our president at the time had decided to go in with overwhelming force instead of what they did.

Exactly my point.

We would have to bomb every city, killed every man, and turned every rock.
Impossible.

The question is not HOW, but WHAT would happen. so just go along with it.

Posted by: Marvel Man Apr 28 2009, 09:23 PM
The World would unite against the US due to the cruelty/force used on Vietnam.

US then kicks most the world's butt, but finally loses against Cuba and Canada.

Posted by: M Bison Apr 28 2009, 10:41 PM
You actually won the Korean war (original objective was to hold the 38th parallel, you did this, albeit failed in your later objective of rollback.).

Posted by: videogameman Apr 28 2009, 10:50 PM
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Apr 28 2009, 09:23 PM)
The World would unite against the US due to the cruelty/force used on Vietnam.

US then kicks most the world's butt, but finally loses against Cuba and Canada.

NUKES! teu42.gif

Posted by: MarvelFan15 Apr 29 2009, 01:23 AM
QUOTE (Granobulax @ Apr 28 2009, 03:50 AM)
A lot more people would have died.

And a lot more money spent...

Posted by: Darkender Apr 29 2009, 09:38 PM
The Korean war? We did win, or at least did what we wanted to do.

Posted by: MissKnockout May 14 2009, 08:07 PM
I was about to say the same. ^

Posted by: Solomon May 20 2009, 08:32 PM
QUOTE (Darkender @ Apr 29 2009, 09:38 PM)
The Korean war? We did win, or at least did what we wanted to do.

Not really. We wanted to unite Korea, and hold free elections. Obviously we didn't do this.

Posted by: MissKnockout May 28 2009, 12:01 AM
QUOTE (Solomon @ May 20 2009, 08:32 PM)
Not really. We wanted to unite Korea, and hold free elections. Obviously we didn't do this.

Why do win always try to fix other nations problems? I think we should worry about our problems first.

Posted by: Marvel Man May 28 2009, 12:09 AM
QUOTE (MissKnockout @ May 28 2009, 12:01 AM)
Why do win always try to fix other nations problems? I think we should worry about our problems first.

The U.S. is a self appointed World policeman....

Posted by: Solomon May 28 2009, 01:39 AM
QUOTE (MissKnockout @ May 28 2009, 12:01 AM)
Why do win always try to fix other nations problems? I think we should worry about our problems first.

You hit the nail on the head with that one. However we can't afford to be isolationist either. I prefer Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy, " Commerence with all nations, entangling alliances with none."

Posted by: Darkender May 28 2009, 02:01 AM
QUOTE (Solomon @ May 20 2009, 04:32 PM)
Not really. We wanted to unite Korea, and hold free elections. Obviously we didn't do this.

True, technically we did lose.

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