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Straznik
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Agent_Orange
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America is in a decline.

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Started: 5/10/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Straznik

Pro

The United States is clearly in an advanced state of decline. Many people around the world (and even inside America) rejoice at this, but not me. I mourn for the country that I was born in and that I still love.

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Agent_Orange

Con

I accept. Present your arguement.
Debate Round No. 1
Straznik

Pro

According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP accounted for 31.8 percent of all global economic activity in 2001. That number dropped to 21.6 percent in 2011. That is not just a decline " that is a freefall. I'd also like to point out that America once had the greatest manufacturing cities on the face of the earth. Now many of our formerly great manufacturing cities have degenerated into festering hellholes. For example, the city of Detroit is on the verge of financial collapse.
Agent_Orange

Con

Actually recently we've had increases in our GDP. http://www.bea.gov...

Also manufacturing is hardly an indication of where we're headed.

America has never been defined by riches anyway. As long as our culture remains strong, we'll remain strong.
Debate Round No. 2
Straznik

Pro

Straznik forfeited this round.
Agent_Orange

Con

Agent_Orange forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by David_Debates 9 months ago
David_Debates
I'll debate against you right now.
Posted by Swag_Overlord 4 years ago
Swag_Overlord
If anyone can actually successfully debate against this motion, I applaud them.
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