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The4416Instigator
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Stephen_Hawkins
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An Autocracy is a Better Form of Government than a Republic for Underdeveloped Countries

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Stephen_Hawkins
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/30/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,477 times Debate No: 34356
Debate Rounds (4)
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The4416Instigator

Pro

Hello, this is my first debate and I've chosen a (hopefully) controversial issue, and hopefully not thoroughly explored in previous debates.

Round Format :

1. Intro/Acceptance

2. Opening Statements and Con opening rebuttal

3. Rebuttal/Responses

4. Responses/Closing Statements

Definitions:

Autocracy: a system of government by one person with absolute power (Oxford Dictionaries)

Better: more desirable, satisfactory, or effective (Oxford)

Democracy: a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives (Oxford)
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

I accept, with the additional definition assumed:

Republic: "A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives" (Oxford)

http://oxforddictionaries.com...;

I'm also taking part through presenting my own video responses, rather than typing, in order to practice speaking. Any comments regarding my voice would be much appreciated when it comes to voting. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
The4416Instigator

Pro

The4416Instigator forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

If my opponent isn't going to debate, I see no reason to put in effort constructing a case. Vote CON.
Debate Round No. 2
The4416Instigator

Pro

The4416Instigator forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Vote CON.
Debate Round No. 3
The4416Instigator

Pro

The4416Instigator forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by The4416Instigator 3 years ago
The4416Instigator
I'd rather everything be on the record, thanks. If you want to do a video debate, please provide a transcript.
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 3 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
I hope I don't keep posting the same thing over and over again, lol.
Posted by wrichcirw 3 years ago
wrichcirw
Looks interesting. I hope PRO can match CON's substance.
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 3 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
That is, on my half, post 7 minute videos (rather than both of us)?
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 3 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
That is, on my half, post videos (rather than both of us)?
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 3 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
Any chance I can accept this and do it as a video debate?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by wrichcirw 3 years ago
wrichcirw
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Reasons for voting decision: my hopes were dashed. :o