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Should the US and the world formally recognize 'Somaliland' as its own independent country?

imabench
PlagueDoctor

Somaliland is a breakaway providence of the failed nation-state of Somalia that has attempted to claim autonomy for itself since 1991, in the same way the Kurdish people of northern Iraq have been trying to do for themselves in their fight against ISIS. Despite nearly 25 years of relative independence though, the nations of the world, including the United States, still do not recognize Somaliland as its own country independent from the rest of Somalia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w...

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Updated 8 Hours Ago

Is Social Media better than Real life communication?

MahimaS
Donderpants

I say that real life communication should be preferable... I'm waiting for the opponent to come up!...

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Updated 14 Minutes Ago

Should the death penalty exist?

SteakKing
yanivmo

Hello, I am looking to debate someone who believes the death penalty shouldn't exist....

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Updated 21 Hours Ago

drug legalization

jstudt76
Zarroette

All drugs should be legal. The choice of use should be an individual decision. Instead of incarcerating thousands each year and fighting a losing drug war, we should spend our tine and money on education. We should educate the public on the benefits(if any) of every drug. Also the dangers and harm they cause. Give the people all the information there is and allow them to make an educated choice. Instead of false propaganda lets tell the truth about drugs. Some have beneficial use some do not. It...

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Updated 22 Hours Ago

Do we not need Religion?

mateen.noori
Lukas8

(a) We know that man is a social animal. Every man depends upon millions of people for his life and its necessities. Also we know that every society needs some laws to prevent injustice and preserve the rights of every member of the society. But who is the right authority to make the Law? One man (be he a monarch or a dictator)? No! Because he, instinctively, will look, first of all, after his own interest. A group of people (be it an aristocracy or democracy)? No! Because every one of them is c...

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Updated 20 Hours Ago

The best pokemon

pokemonali1
SnaxAttack

The idea is to argue for your favourite Pokemon Typhlosion is my favourite Pokemon as his speed and both attack stats are high he naturally learns several awesome moves....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

The Confederate flag is racist

KingEnder101
kasmic

There will be 4 rounds. These are my terms 1st round: Acceptance 2nd round: opening arguments 3rd round: counter arguments 4th round: conclusive arguements Good luck and may the best debater win...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Animals should be freed from zoos

Balacafa
Westwinds1

For this debate I believe that animals shouldn't be freed from zoos. Therefore pro should be arguing that animals should be freed from zoos. Round 1 - Acceptance Round 2 - Introduce your argument Round 3 - Make your main points and justify them Round 4 - Contradictions Round 5 - Conclude your argument (no new arguments or contradictions)...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Thomson's Violinist Analogy for Abortion

Dookieman
KeytarHero

First round is for acceptanceFull Topic:Thomson's Violinist Analogy Shows That Abortion is Morally PermissiblePro will argue that Thomson's analogy does show that abortion is morally permissible, while Con will argue that it does not. Disclaimer: if my opponent raises an objection that tries to draw a disanalogy...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

The United States Federal Government should adopt a Single Payer Health Care system

dairygirl4u2c
lannan13

single payer health care is better than our current health care system i am borrowing this debate from else where. please use this link to find working links in this debate http://www.debate.org/debates/single-payer-health-care-is-better-than-our-current-health-care-system/1/ The right single payer system would cover everyone, while yielding better results, and saving money. BETTER RESULTS WHILE SAVING MONEY: we spend more per capita, and get less health care results back... than any...

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7 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago