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hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew
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Dmaverick27
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Development assistance should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Dmaverick27
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/30/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 970 times Debate No: 43157
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hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew

Con

Lets try again.
Round 1- Acceptance.
Round 2- Stance.
Round 3- 1st rebuttal.
Round 4- 2nd rebuttal.
Round 5- Conclusion/Summary/Final Focus.
NO FORFEITING ROUNDS to the best of my opponents ability.
Dmaverick27

Pro

I accept the rules of this debate, however (as you may know) this is a public forum debate topic and I will not be giving all my research or my best evidence until after I have completed in my league tournament.
Debate Round No. 1
hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew

Con

hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew forfeited this round.
Dmaverick27

Pro

Since my opponent forfeited the previous round I assume he was busy and could not make it in time, however I will still post a brief argument and await his return to this debate:

I stand in firm affirmation of the resolution: "development assistance should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa for the following three reasons:
1. Development assistance promotes overall peace and well being in poor areas of the Sahel.
The Sahel is often referred to as the poorest region in the world, and development assistance provides individuals who are in need with food, medicine, and shelter.
2. Development Assistance creates mutual prosperity.
When we provide aid to the Sahel, we encourage growth and independence. In turn, this creates independant buyers and sellers. We are only creating financial and physical allies when we provide aid. In addition, a condition of aid is that they often must buy American products or the products of the country giving aid. Although this encourage conditional support, it assists the countries who are giving aid.
Lastly, Development Assistance abolishes the root sources of conflict and therefore violence. While Military Aid only promotes violence and has scarring effects, development assistance attacks the source of conflict and terrorism and corrects it through peaceful methods that ensure the dignity of individuals.

To summarize, development is clearly the strongest and most important form of assistance that we can provide to the Sahel and therefore it should be prioritized over military aid. For these reasons and more j stand in firm affirmation of the resolution.
Debate Round No. 2
hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew

Con

hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew forfeited this round.
Dmaverick27

Pro

While. I am still here but willing to debate if you ever come back.
Debate Round No. 3
hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew

Con

hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew forfeited this round.
Dmaverick27

Pro

Dmaverick27 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew

Con

hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew forfeited this round.
Dmaverick27

Pro

I presume I win, someone please vote for me though do I win....
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew 2 years ago
hashtag_Ittttttts_Matthew
Sorry, I didnt Have internet.
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Vote Placed by amik10 2 years ago
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