The United States is a better place then Russia
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First round is acceptance. No further clarification should be needed.
But when you say "US" is better than Russia, to you mean the American government or the Culture, people, country as a whole?
You were not very clear on that.
However, ignoring their mess-up government, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the country of Russia. When I say country, I say the people, the culture and the art/music. Russia's culture is one of the most fascinating.
There is such a BIG misnomer about Russia now a days.
For example, the 2014 Olympics were held in Shoci, Russia. At first, we were all concerned because we thought it might get terrorized, but thank gosh it wasn't.
Many people didn't like the idea of the Olympics being held in Russia because all they were thinking was about their crummy government, not as a country of significance.
I say this because it upsets me when people start criticizing or hating a country in where I was born.
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Lets see, according to oxford, a country means.....
Argument 1: You made several concessions admitting the country is bad.
I don't think this needs to be explained. My opponent has put up several clear concessions that the Russian government is bad with less freedoms then the US.
I put this into the politics section, so it should of been clear to him I was talking about the government.
Argument 2: Russia has less freedoms then almost all developed countries.
Lets take a look at the economic freedom index, where they score worst then I believe every other developed nation, and a majority of the third world....
Now, how about a glance at the media freedom index, where the freedom of press is on par with Maoist communism....
And to the corruption index, where Russia ranks critical....
Argument 3: The US recieves more travel revenue then Russia.
He brought this argument into play, so I'll defend it. America is the second largest tourism nation after France. We make 68 billion on tax receipts from tourism. Russia does quite terrible in comparison.
I'll make a chart for you to make it more easy to understand.
America | Russia
Gov't: Good Not as good
People: Great Great
Culture: Great Great
History: Fascinating Fascinating
Economy: Good Not as good
Food Great variety. Amazing
That should sum it up for you.
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Vote Placed by Romanii 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con conceded that USA's government was better, and his only defense after that was that Russia's culture and people are "just as good" as USA which really doesn't change the fact that the Russian government is oppressive....
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