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What's your opinion on dueling? Could it still be used to settle international disputes without war?


There was a time when an honorable duel was acceptable in America (it still is many places around the world) President Andrew Jackson is said to have been in dozens of duels to the death and to have been wounded so many times that he "rattled like a bag of marbles" from the shot still inside him. Could dueling still serve a purpose in America? Saddam Hussein challenged George Bush to a duel with swords to avoid the Iraqi war, to be held on neutral soil, Bush refused, would such a duel be a better solution than the ensuing war that killed up to a million people, most of the innocents?

 

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    Sheepsquatch 5 years ago

    Excellent idea. May be a few flaws in the application of the process, but definitely doable.


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    Josak 5 years ago

    Yeah well we already do depend on such idiots apparently considering the war happened.

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    Josak 5 years ago

    No it would not be that severe, for example in the Saddam vs Bush one the deal was something along the lines of America would not invade if Saddam won and Iraq would open to full inspection for weapons if Bush won.

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    Josak 5 years ago

    I don't think everyone would be happy but hat are most people going to do? this certainly worked in past times particularly in classical Greek History.