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Is Vladimir Putin a bad leader for Russia

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Started: 11/8/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mclachlan

Pro

I think that Vladimir is a bad leader for Russia due to the fact that he stopped the import of meat from Canada and he constantly puts sanctions on key people. Why would he constantly put sanctions on people when he should be caring for his people instead?
Yonov

Con

"The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history."
- Vladimir Putin
My worthy opponent and my audience, the motion for the debate is "Vladir Putin is a bad leader for Russia". I am the speaker of the negative team and I believe that this statement is false.According to the Oxford Dictionary,"leader" is defined as a person who rules, guides, or inspires others.. I will be talking to you about the major factors that are important in defying him as a good leader such as the important decisions , the life experience,the voice of the folks and e.t.c. .

1.He is a strong, consistent leader of an emerging superpower.
He is leading his emerging capitalistic nation into a superpower. He is doing it despite the poor infrastructure handed to him by a communist state. He is dealing with the evils of radical Islam without entirely alienating them. He is part of the G20 and now a leader of the group. Russia is opening is businesses to the west and allowing the west to invest in his country to improve the economy. He is rationally developing his nations military without bankrupting his economy. He has opened up freedom of religion in his nation and welcomes others to enter, worship, and flourish.
Ex.1- GDP per capita has grown from $2,400 in 2000 to $12,000 last year.

2.He has proved himself as a good leader all over the world and people like him.
Ex.1- Why Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in China?
Books on Mr. Putin have been flying off shelves since the crisis in Ukraine began, far outselling those on other world leaders, sales staff say. One book, "Putin Biography: He is Born for Russia," made the list of top 10 nonfiction best sellers at the Beijing News newspaper in September.
Ex.2- Overall, Russians have appeared happy with Putin. He won 53% of the vote in 2000, 73% in 2004, and his ally Medvedev won 70% in 2008.
Debate Round No. 1
Mclachlan

Pro

If Vladimir Putin is so great, how come NATO and the UN hate him?
He has invaded Ukraine and put many sanctions on many things and people, like Canadian meat and
Important people. His currency is dropping in value and continues to
Put his army on the border of Russia and Ukraine.
He made other nations pay for ukraine's oil and gas supplies when Ukraine
Couldn't afford the cost. China is a communist country so they obviously like Putin.
Putin may be a good leader but he has bad policies and has bad ways of government.
Yonov

Con

First , I want to say that my opponent didn't outline any argument nor he rebutted mines or accepted the definition. However , I'll try to answer his questions -
1."If Vladimir Putin is so great, how come NATO and the UN hate him?"
- Actually, this just supports my idea of what a good leader he is . NATO and the UN hate him because they are essentially American institutions, and America hates it when anybody else threatens their place on the world stage. Mr. Putin's foreign policy goal has been to undermine U.S. interests at every turn. He has sought to stop missile defenses in Europe that are aimed at Iran. He has blocked United Nations action against Syria, armed Bashar Assad, and then leapt on Mr. Obama's political panic over bombing Damascus to guarantee no U.S. attack in return for a promise to remove Assad's chemical weapons. The chemical weapons are still there, and Assad has accelerated his military offensive.
2."His currency is dropping in value and continues to Put his army on the border of Russia and Ukraine."
- Mr. Putin's agenda in Ukraine is part of his larger plans to solidify his own authoritarian control and revive Greater Russia. Without Ukraine, the most important of the former Soviet satellites, a new Russian empire is impossible. With Ukraine, Greater Russia sits on the border of the EU. If Ukraine moves toward Europe with a president who isn't a Russian satrap, it also sets a democratic example for Russians. The world is seeing that Mr. Putin will do what it takes to stop such an event, even if it risks a civil war in Ukraine.
3."He made other nations pay for ukraine's oil and gas supplies when Ukraine Couldn't afford the cost."
- Russia's armed intervention in the Crimea undoubtedly illustrates President Putin's ruthless determination to get his way in Ukraine. But less attention has been paid to the role of the United States in interfering in Ukrainian politics and civil society. Both powers are motivated by the desire to ensure that a geostrategically pivotal country with respect to control of critical energy pipeline routes remains in their own sphere of influence.
4." China is a communist country so they obviously like Putin."
- Russia isn't Communist and Russia and China have never particularly liked each other .
5."Putin may be a good leader but he has bad policies and has bad ways of government."
- At the end , you admitted that he is a good leader and that's what this debate is all about.
Debate Round No. 2
Mclachlan

Pro

Well first of all, Putin shouldn't invade Ukraine because Ukraine deserves to be a free nation. If he invades again, there could possibly be another war. If Putin is so great, how come he is causing instability in Ukraine. He even supports terrorism and the Palestinians that attack Israel when Israel is trying to be peaceful! He is the reason for instability! he is harming his own people! he only wants more land because his oil and gas are in sharp decline and his economy isn't the best anymore.
Yonov

Con

Since my opponent refused to response at my arguments, I'm forced to answer to his personal opinion again -

A=Opponent's statement
B=My answer

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A=Putin shouldn't invade Ukraine because Ukraine deserves to be a free nation. If he invades again, there could possibly be another war. If Putin is so great, how come he is causing instability in Ukraine. He even supports terrorism and the Palestinians that attack Israel when Israel is trying to be peaceful! He is the reason for instability!He is harming his own people!

B=That has notthing to do with whether or not he is a good leader.I want to remind you that we're debating on the topic "Is Putin a good leader for Russia"and as far as I remember Ukraine and Israel aren't part of Russia .

While Obama was winning a Nobel Peace Prize and perpetrating undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Putin was using every piece of his influence to oppose unjust and internationally illegal wars. In 2003, Western powers used their political influence to invade Iraq, with no credible intelligence of weapons of mass destruction. The war eventually lead to higher oil prices and the murder of one million innocent civilians. Cooler heads in the United Nations like Vladimir’s Russia staunchly opposed the war and doubted the dubious intelligence from his rival leaders. Putin tried to prevent the disastrous Iraq war by vetoing resolutions in the UN, but the powerful Israeli-American lobby, AIPAC, convinced American politicians to invade without UN backing.

Just as in Iraq, Putin staunchly opposed the intervention in Libya, which has also turned out to be a humanitarian disaster. Libya went from an internationally law-abiding country to a fractionalized nation that is being controlled by radical elements. The country’s infrastructure was seriously damaged, and far greater human rights abuses are being perpetrated now than ever took place under Gaddafi.


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A=He only wants more land because his oil and gas are in sharp decline and his economy isn't the best anymore.

B=Under Putin’s eight-year reign the Russian economy grew every single year, with an overall GDP increase of more than 70%. During the same period, investments rose 125%, industry grew by 76%, and poverty decreased 50%. The average monthly salaries in Russia increased from $80 to $640, and the middle class grew from 8 million people to 55 million.Under Putin’s eight-year reign the Russian economy grew every single year, with an overall GDP increase of more than 70%. During the same period, investments rose 125%, industry grew by 76%, and poverty decreased 50%. The average monthly salaries in Russia increased from $80 to $640, and the middle class grew from 8 million people to 55 million.
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Final words:
Putin’s business acumen, just foreign policy decisions, and humanitarian leadership should be congratulated throughout the world. If only American Presidents could respect freedom and other nations’ sovereignty like Vladimir Putin, the planet would be a lot more peaceful.
Sources:
wikipedia.com
thebilzerianreport.com
wsj.com
forbes.com
theguardion.com
Thank you for the debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JayConar 2 years ago
JayConar
Pro, top tip, do some actual research. By the way, Russia isn't Communist and Russia and China have never particularly liked each other - NATO and the UN hate him because they are essentially American institutions, and America hates it when anybody else threatens their place on the world stage.
Posted by Eav 2 years ago
Eav
Is Vladimir Putin a good leader? Yes.

Is he a good/democratic head of government? Meh...
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
I would prefer him over Obama in this country.
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