That, on balance, the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China has had a positive impact on the us
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Brazil holds about one-third of the world's remaining rainforests, including a majority of the Amazon rainforest. Brazil has lost 34,660 square kilometers of forest per year since 2005. This effects humans, animals, and the climate
Climate change: It is well known that global warming is being caused largely due to emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. However, what is not known quite as well is that deforestation has a direction association with carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Trees act as a major storage depot for carbon, since they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is then used to produce carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that make up trees. When deforestation occurs, many of the trees are burnt or they are allowed to rot, which results in releasing the carbon that is stored in them as carbon dioxide. This, in turn, leads to greater concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
India, in spite of being a strong democracy for the last 60 years, has had internal conflicts that are based on caste, religion, ethnicity, and language. Its troubled relationship with its nuclear neighbor Pakistan and the militancy in Kashmir continue to distract the government and its resources in that country. If it is too focused on internal conflict or its neighbors it has not possible have time to contribute positively to the United States thereby proving that it has not contribute positively to the United States.
China: China's emergence as an economic power has raised
a number of concerns among some Members of Congress who perceive China as a
threat, or potential threat, to the U.S. economy. As one Member stated, "China's
competitive challenge makes Americans nervous. From Wall Street to Main Street,
Americans are nervous about China's effect on the American economy, American
jobs, on the American way of life."
The surge in U.S. imports from China is viewed by many as a threat to various U.S. economic sectors, particularly in manufacturing. China's nearly unlimited pool of low-cost labor is viewed by some as a serious competitive threat to U.S. manufacturing and is blamed for bankruptcies and/or plant relocation to China, job losses, and stagnant U.S. wages. This process could get worse as China begins to manufacture more advanced products that compete directly with those made by U.S. domestic firms
Resolved: That, on balance, the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) has had a positive impact on the United States.
Contention 1: Brazil
A. the Increased Trade with Brazil has Increased American profits. As Christopher McMullen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Reports" "Brazil has enormous influence in Latin America. Brazil borders on ten countries and exerts profound economic and political influence on all of them."
Clare M. Ribando U.S Analyst in Latin American Affairs writes "Brazil is helping to improve the U.S. image in Latin America and lessen the influence of oil-rich Hugo Ch�vez of Venezuela". Julio Burdman, an Argentine political analyst, further noted "since the beginning of his second term, Lula began to compete vigorously to counter Hugo Chavez's aspirations as a regional leader." The Increased Brazilian Influence in South American has improved U.S Standing and has weakened the influence of Venezuala, a current Enemy of the U.S. Thomaz Alvares a Council on Hemispheric Affairs Research Associate Wrote "Washington thus needs a middle-man to mediate its relations with these leaders, and Brazil has been considering this interlocutor role as an avenue to consolidate its hemispheric leadership position." Brazil has increased U.S foreign Relations in South American and will inevitably continue to increase. Furthermore by increasing U.S. relations in South America Brazil will be encouraging other South American nations to trade with us furthering American trade. Also Brazil is one of America's top ten oil importers. By buying oil from Brazil as opposed to the Middle Eastern countries which support terrorism America can get oil with out helping terrorists. Therefore the Rise of Brazil is a definite positive impact on the United States.
Contention 2. Russia
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice writes for a December 19th 2008 edition of the Washington post "We've had very good cooperation with Russia on global issues, whether it's terrorism or nuclear nonproliferation or really Iran or North Korea. We just sponsored with the Russians a Middle East resolution at the UN a couple days ago, on piracy. You name it." Russia is also the cofounder and cochairman with the United States of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. According to an Article done for the Washington Quarterly "This group of about 50 countries, some of which would have been reluctant to join if not for Russia's participation seeks to develop a framework in which they can prevent or respond to potential radiological attacks."
Contention 3: China
The Impact of China on the American Economy Is Substantial. Li Ruogu, Chairman and President of China's Exim Bank reports that ", low-priced and good-quality goods and services imported from China have raised the consumer surplus and eased the inflation pressure in the US" Global financial services provider Morgan Stanley reinforces this Saying "Trade with China in 2004 alone saved American consumers $100 billion and created 4 million new jobs." Ruogu continues saying that "US investments in China have yielded high returns. As of November 2007, US investors had poured in a total of $56 billion into 51,555 enterprises in China. These investments have obtained high returns and shared China's economic success." This creation of wealth for American Citizens and Business has had a Massive positive impact on the Economy of the United States. China has become one of the most important Figures in the American Economy. A study by the US-China Chamber of Commerce showed that "70 percent of American companies operating in China profited from their local businesses, and 42 percent of them reported profit margins in China higher than their global average." According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, "since 1990 the remittance of investment proceeds generated in China by US companies, not including retained earnings and reinvestments, has totaled $ 20.8 billion, which is about 8 percent of their global total ($270 billion) over the same period." The Massive Economic Gains of the U.S business shows that The Rise of the Chinese Economy has been a Massive benefit to the U.S economy.
Contention 4: India
The Belfar Center for Science and International Affairs Reports In 2007 that "in conjunction with the United States and the United Kingdom, India played a vital role in pressuring King Gyanendra of Nepal to reinstate democracy after he dismissed the government in February 2005 Additionally, New Delhi has invested about $750 million in building infrastructure and training security forces in Afghanistan." Any Assistance in Disaster relief and other such issues will inevitably save the U.S Money in the long run as well as expedite the end of these situations. The CIA has labeled India the most important "swing state" in international politics, predicting that by 2015 India would possess the fourth–most capable concentration of power in the international system. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Declared "Our relationship with the United States has never been in such good shape as it is today...." The United States has an Important Diplomatic Relationship with India. As India continues its rise, According to Raja Mohan Professor of South Asian Studies in Singapore, it will "increasingly be palpable on all issues of global importance, such as liberalizing global trade, mitigating the effects of global warming and constructing a regime for the steady reduction of worldwide carbon emissions, promoting liberal values in the world, and reconstructing global institutions to reflect changing realities on the ground." For these reasons my partner and I vote to affirm this resolution.
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