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Confucius
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The United States Should Withdraw From the United Nations

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/18/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,647 times Debate No: 11783
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Confucius

Pro

I believe that it is in the best interest of the United States to withdraw from the United Nations.

The first round will NOT count as a round of debate, but instead a round to clarify definitions and make sure we are both on the same page.

Definitions:
United States - A federal constitutional republic situated in central North America, comprising fifty states and a federal district.

United Nations - An international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace.

Withdraw - To remove from consideration or participation.

I await any challengers.
Gamera

Con

Confucius, I agree with your definitions. I await your reasoning for why the United States should withdraw from the UN.
Debate Round No. 1
Confucius

Pro

Confucius forfeited this round.
Gamera

Con

Considering this round is clear already, I'll take the opportunity to layout the arguments I'll be postulating in later rounds.

Firstly, The US should not withdraw from the UN because it is a major player in global politics. Withdrawal from th UN would result in an upheaval in global political systems and would, possibly, spark uprisings and political unrest in countries that are at this point in time under pressure from the US, and the UN, to maintain a non-hostile political state.

Secondly, the US is a major representative for many countries such as Iran and Australia; these countries rely on the US as a political ally in the UN to represent their viewpoints and their agendas. Much of the UN is based around 'coercing' other countries into agreement on issues and conventions. If the US withdraws, the western world will lose a leader in global politics, and many of the bonds between these countries (who maintain alliance through their mutual co-operation with the US) could be strained.
Debate Round No. 2
Confucius

Pro

Confucius forfeited this round.
Gamera

Con

I was intending this round for rebuttal mostly, but I'll wait till the next one.
Debate Round No. 3
Confucius

Pro

Confucius forfeited this round.
Gamera

Con

Well this was worthwhile
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by TheAtheistAllegiance 6 years ago
TheAtheistAllegiance
The only reason I liked this debate was because of Con's statement in the last round, which made me LOL.
Posted by Volkov 6 years ago
Volkov
If no one else takes this by later tonight, I shall.
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