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ilovedebate
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CX_DX_PFunstuff
Con (against)
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General Yi Soon Shin is a better general than George Washington

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/6/2010 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ilovedebate

Pro

You guys might be American so you would of course vote for the other side but I have reasons as to why Yi Soon Shin is a better general than George Washington. As in better, I mean a better tactician, more determined, a better fighter, etc...

Good luck to my opponent.

For those who don't know, General Yi is a korean navy general who has won 23 out of 23 battles that he fought on sea.

I will be brief and start off with that
CX_DX_PFunstuff

Con

An interesting topic- I must admit. Good luck to my opponent.

I will be brief as well, for the sake of hearing my opponents affirmative arguments next round, but first I will give a touch of background myself.

General George Washington is widely considered one of the greatest and most determined land commanders of his age. He led his rebel troops through challenges few men have faced, simply to stand up to the best trained armies in the world. As a commander of his time he stood alone in the sense that what drove him to success was not the desire for loot or riches; but for freedom and all that it represented to the colonies.

While I stand in negation to the resolution, I have yet to see why an admiral and general can be so closely compared.

I yield to my opponent to post his case.
Debate Round No. 1
ilovedebate

Pro

First of all, I would like to thank you for accepting this debate.

I also wish to ask you if you have any idea as to whom Admiral Yi is.

George Washington may be considered one of the greatest and most determined land commanders. However, that is only in America and a few other countries. General Yi is known as the top 10 greatest sea navy officers in the world and there isn't a single navy officer who doesn't study his tactics.

According to Wikipedia, and any other sites about him, he hasn't lost a single time during a battle.

The last battle he fought, which was the battle of Myeongnyang, he had a total of 13 battleships compared to the 133 that the Japanese had.

As you stated, General Washington was in fact a great general, I must admit because he did not do it for the wealth but for freedom. However, same goes for General Yi. He has been threatened by the king that if he failed even once, he would be executed along with the rest of his navy. General Yi accepted the death threat and told the king he would not fail. China, who was also in side of Korea at the time that Japan was invading also thought that it was impossible for Korea to win and told General Yi to fall back on his efforts to defeat Japan and threatened to kill him as well. General Yi ignored the Chinese ambassador, which was back in that time, greater treason than ignoring the king.

So, I have rebutted all of negatives arguments and stated why General Yi is a better general.
CX_DX_PFunstuff

Con

CX_DX_PFunstuff forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ilovedebate

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has decided to forfeit the previous round so extend all arguments
CX_DX_PFunstuff

Con

CX_DX_PFunstuff forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
ilovedebate

Pro

i have no idea what to say...
CX_DX_PFunstuff

Con

CX_DX_PFunstuff forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
ilovedebate

Pro

please vote for me :)
CX_DX_PFunstuff

Con

CX_DX_PFunstuff forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ilovedebate 7 years ago
ilovedebate
what do you mean by both? You have to pick a side...
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
Man, I wish I could have snagged this debate, because they're both dead.
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