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Is Russia Better Than Japan

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Midnight1131
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/7/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SovietRussia

Pro

I believe Russia has the better economy because they are one of the leading exports of both natural gases and iron. Another thing that would make Russia's economy better is the fact that there is so much unused land towards the east of Russia, which allows room for growth and other things that would require that much land and property.
Midnight1131

Con

I accept this debate. Since my opponent has provided an opening argument, so will I.

Russia's economy definately is not better than Japan's. Due to Russia's insistence on getting involved in the dispute in Ukraine, Western sanctions have crippled it's economy. But more to the point, Russia's GDP is less than half of that of Japans.

GDP of Russia - 1,175.996 [USD]

GDP of Japan - 4,210.363 [USD]

http://www.imf.org...=

You can see that Japan's economy is much better off than that of Russia's at this moment. The unused land towards the east of Russia cannot be put to use if there's no growth in the economy.

I now toss the ball back to my opponent, and await their rebuttals and arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
SovietRussia

Pro

SovietRussia forfeited this round.
Midnight1131

Con

I extend.
Debate Round No. 2
SovietRussia

Pro

SovietRussia forfeited this round.
Midnight1131

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Himans45 2 years ago
Himans45
Are we talking just about economy or in general?
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Vote Placed by tajshar2k 2 years ago
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