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Cascadia, should we be our own nation?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/28/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Figure-it-out

Pro

Cascadia was the nation we would call Washington, Oregon, British Colombia, southern Alaska, northern California, and parts of Idaho (may include parts of Alberta, Montana, and Wyoming). Scottish naturalist named David Douglas, during the 1820's, the root of the term Cascadia was first brought up.
We would have our own independence. Being our own nation is due to our different geographical, cultural, economical, and environmental of the other parts of North America.
Cascadia is slowly developing. We even have a wide range of beers, sports, and music.
AirplanesAndBaseball

Con

You can't just start your own country, especially in the United States. Just because you have beer and sports does not make you a country. Yes, it can serve a bit in your countries culture, but let's face it, should Cascadia be its own country, I don't think so, it's kind of stupid to think you can just become your own country, but WILL it be a country, the answer is clearly NO.
Debate Round No. 1
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Pro

The idea for Cascadia has been around before this part of the country was claimed in the 1820's. So we would not be "just starting our own country." We would not be starting our own country "just because we have our own sports and beer." We have different economies and we even have a different dialect in language. As I said in the former argument; we have different geographical, environmental and different culter here in the North west. We even have our own flag, designed in 1994. At the bottom it is green. The green symbolizes our evergreen forests. The middle colour is white that represents our clouds that make the rain fall in our region. Then finally at the top is the blue that represents the sky and pacific ocean. So in conclusion, we would not be making our own country "just because..." We would be making Cascadia because of our uniqueness from the rest of America and Canada.
AirplanesAndBaseball

Con

AirplanesAndBaseball forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Figure-it-out

Pro

In the U.S. support sits at about 25%. Then in British Colombia the support sits at 35%. The support in Alberta is at 45%. The support for Cascadia continues to grow.
The only reason we did not become our own country was because of the start of world war two. We are listed in the top ten as #7 for areas that would become their own country. Our independence movement has been mentioned in multiple magazines including NYtimes, CNN, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and many more.
The name Cascadia is of Greek origin. It means "falling water." We use that name because this area has so many waterfalls and rivers.
AirplanesAndBaseball

Con

AirplanesAndBaseball forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Figure-it-out

Pro

Cascadia would be our name also because we have a lot of falling water in this region. The Northwest is the only evergreen rain forest in the world. Being the only one in the world is another reason to be our own country.
I see I have no competition.... Or are you saving it up for your last argument?
AirplanesAndBaseball

Con

AirplanesAndBaseball forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Figure-it-out 3 years ago
Figure-it-out
Sorry, 4 rounds.
Posted by Figure-it-out 3 years ago
Figure-it-out
Is my opponent really going to waste time so they don't have to do all 5 arguments? Ugh....
Posted by Figure-it-out 3 years ago
Figure-it-out
sorry, we were claimed in 1820. ......................................
Posted by Figure-it-out 3 years ago
Figure-it-out
I wish my contender would post their debate. Common sense: if you accept a debate, you post your debate.
Posted by Figure-it-out 3 years ago
Figure-it-out
"Should" as in shall, or need we be our own nation?
Posted by Geographia 3 years ago
Geographia
I'll take this. Define "Should"
Posted by FuzzyCatPotato 3 years ago
FuzzyCatPotato
Lol. Good luck, Cascadia. Hopefully you don't start acting like Texas every time Evil D.C. passes a law that violates the plot of Portlandia.
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Vote Placed by Themba 3 years ago
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