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Dijbouti should join the Ethiopian Federation

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Started: 3/30/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jifpop09

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I will be arguing that the Republic of Dijbouti should join the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. My opponent will argue against this claim. It will enter as a federal entity, and will face a transitional period until unification.



Quinnciferlium

Con

I accept your debate.

Introduction.

Djibouti and the Ethiopian Federation cannot successfully merge making Djibouti a state of the Federation. The countries share no historical ties, and are too different to form an efficient governmental system. There is no reason for the two countries to merge.

Djibouti was placed on the Tier 2 watch list by the American Central Intelligence Agency for in compliance to minimum standards for elimination of sex trafficking and prostitution, Djibouti is a destination on the Obock (a forced sex trafficking corridor) where young girls and women are forced into servitude in Djibouti. Ethiopia on the other hand has made significant efforts to eliminate servitude and prostitution and does comply with the minimum standards for sex trafficking and prostitution. Ethiopia would be forced to spend a substantial amount of money and create and enforce many laws in order to remain compliant to the minimum laws for sex trafficking and prostitution and remain off the the United State's watch list. Ethiopia will not benefit from a merge with Djibouti as its government will have to regulate and enforce all anti-sex trafficking laws and spend excess money in the process. Ethiopia sees no appeal in a merge with Djibouti.

Religion is often the cause of many skirmishes and wars that have lasted through the existence of humanity, Djibouti and Ethiopia look at god through very different eyes. In Djibouti, 96% of the population is Muslim, however, in Ethiopia 43.5% of the population is Ethiopian Orthodox, and traditionally the two religions do not get along as Ethiopian Orthodoxy is not viewed as 'a religion of the book (bible)' in the average Muslim's eyes. This extreme difference in religion may eventually lead to differences in political views and eventually, a possible re-separation of countries which will cost both the Federation of Ethiopia and Djibouti a lot of money.

Finally, Djibouti sees no interest in merging with the Federation of Ethiopia because per capital, Djibouti is much richer than Ethiopia. Djibouti has a GDP per capita of 2,700 U.S dollars, while Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of only 1,300 U.S dollars. Per person, Djibouti is much more developed and wealthy than Ethiopia. If the two countries merge then Djibouti will become ultimately poorer.

In conclusion, Djibouti and Ethiopia are good neighbors but would be a bad single country, their views are too different to form an effective governing body. Ethiopia would ultimately spend a substantial amount of money on Djibouti and the money may or may not be effective.

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Debate Round No. 1
Jifpop09

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Guys, we agreed to ignore this debate. Quin was supposed to say that in R4. We started another debate elsewhere.
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