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Pwnu059
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The Contender
Rockylightning
Con (against)
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America is the best and most powerful nation in the world

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Rockylightning
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/20/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pwnu059

Pro

America is the best and most powerful country in the world, I will give con the first round, since the con wants to change the status quo which in terms is the affirmative case.
Rockylightning

Con

Definitions:

Best: of the highest quality, excellence, or standing [1]
Most: in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: to win the most votes. [2]
Powerful: having or exerting great power or force. [3]

Note: I'm not exactly sure if the motion is the status quo, but I will debate it as if it was.

1. The Best?
I shall prove today that America is not a "high quality" country.
Last year, Americans generated nearly 390 million tons of trash, consequently, in the last year over 100 landfills closed. Landfills are packed full. Within the next half century the approximately 2,216 landfills that exist today will reach full capacity. [4]
According to my definition of "best", this clearly does not meet the requirements.
Let me continue.

The world health organization rated the nations with the best health care for their people... France was number 1, Italy Second... United States... 37th place.
So let's think for a second.. that means that:
Saudi Arabia, Israel, Morocco, Cyprus, and Costa Rica, countries we all feel superior to, take better care of their people better than the great big United States does. [5]

2. Most Powerful?
While I do admit that currently America is the most powerful country in the world in militaristic terms. But in others America is far behind.

Economy: America is the WORLD LEADER in debt. In fact our debt adds up to $56,900,000,000,000. That's 98% of our GDP. We have the most powerful military in the world, but when it comes to our economy? We're pretty low. [6]
Using the Roman Empire as an example, their economy collapsed, then the Empire collapsed. Enough Said.

I will bring up more points later but I await my opponent's points.

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Debate Round No. 1
Pwnu059

Pro

Pwnu059 forfeited this round.
Rockylightning

Con

What a shame.
Debate Round No. 2
Pwnu059

Pro

Pwnu059 forfeited this round.
Rockylightning

Con

Well since it seems that my opponent's account has been closed, he has forfeited all rounds.

Con wins.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Atheism 6 years ago
Atheism
Wow, Pro failure.
Posted by cjl 6 years ago
cjl
If you think anything, or place is the best, you just might be a narcissist!
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
exactly
Posted by Danielle 6 years ago
Danielle
Haha since when is America being the best considered the status quo?
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
Quiet Kinesis.

I should put that on my clip board I say that so much.
Posted by Kinesis 6 years ago
Kinesis
Calm down, you didn't write that much.
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
OH WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.. MY OPPONENTS ACCOUNT WAS CLOSED..
ALL THAT FOR NOTHING....
UGHHHHHHh!
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
i took it
Posted by studentathletechristian8 6 years ago
studentathletechristian8
I'd love to take Con for this debate ....

Do you honestly think the status quo supports America as the best nation?

What is your criterion for "best" and "powerful?" You needes elaborate.
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