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Hypothetically speaking, anybody, including a 5th grader, could start a hegemony

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Started: 11/10/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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aiah17

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Second round: Arguments
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Hegemony: An indirect form of government that controls using the threat of a threat, rather than actually using force or the threat of force. eg: If a fifth grader were to gain access to the internet, and claimed to be king of the world, with a huge army, and if everybody obeyed him, his government would be a hegemony.
SeventhProfessor

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I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
aiah17

Pro

Hegemony: An indirect form of government that controls using the threat of a threat, rather than actually using force or the threat of force. eg: If a fifth grader were to gain access to the internet, and claimed to be king of the world, with a huge army, and if everybody obeyed him, his government would be a hegemony.
Now, please see my earlier argument. Now, some really dumb people WOULD follow him, believing that he is really king of the world.

They might join his "army", believing that it has many members. However, once they join him, he really WILL have an army, and he could use THEM to take over the world, and he will now be a true king of the world.
SeventhProfessor

Con

While he could claim this, many would want some form of proof, such as photos. While it is possible that a fifth grader can make enough fake proof to get one or two hundred people, it is extremely unlikely that the fifth grader can convince enough people for anyone to actually consider it a hegemony. I could see it becoming a joke, and everyone pretends to be scared at him, but this could never turn into a serious hegemony.
Debate Round No. 2
aiah17

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aiah17 forfeited this round.
SeventhProfessor

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Vote Pro!
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