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The United States is not the greatest country in the world.

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Started: 1/11/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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First round is acceptance.

I believe that the USA is not the greatest country in the world.


[Davy Jones is stepping down the stairs and as he does, barnacles and mussels hanging on the steps retract]

I accept, mate.
Debate Round No. 1


[Captain Jack Sparrow draws his sword as he does and flicks his hair back a forth]

Firstly, I would like to thank you for accepting this debate.

Many Americans seem to believe that the United States of America is the greatest nation in the world. Nevertheless, it appears apparent to many Europeans and other people in the developed world that the USA's magnificence is a lie. Some Americans think that they live in the greatest country in the world because they are told that they do.

"Great" is described as "wonderful; first-rate; very good." On the assumption that my opponent in this debate is a patriot, I should mention that although "Patriotism" is defined as "devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty", it seems to me to be both illogical and irrational. This is because patriotism is when someone assumes their country to be better than all others simply because they were born in it. Seeing as many Americans call themselves "patriots", could it be possible that they are basing their country's greatness on the fact that it is where they live?

Many laws and political policies in the United States, such as the Second Amendment and the lack of good healthcare, is looked down upon by other developed countries. I will stick with one of these examples: the Second Amendment allows almost any American citizen to carry a gun and kill whomever they please. The USA has the highest murder rate in the developed world. People accuse video games and violent movies rather than guns because it inspires hatred. In Japan people play these video games and watch the same films (the same goes for the UK, France, Canada, Germany etc.) but the murder rate there is less than 10% of what it is in the USA. I could go on to talk about why firearms should be banned.

I was recently talking to an American patriot who claimed that he lived in the greatest country in the world because of its "freedom." After searching about America's "freedom", I found that there are 46 countries with better freedom of the press than the USA, there are 9 countries with greater economic freedom, there are 21 countries better than the USA in freedom from corruption etc. The idea of Civil Rights is fairly new in the United States. New Zealand citizens have the greatest freedom in the world.

I would go on with reasons why the USA is not the greatest country in the world but I might bring up my new arguments in later rounds.;


GarretKadeDupre forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


[Davy Jones forfeited round]


[discovering his heart is missing from the Dead Man's Chest]
"Damn you, Jack Sparrow!"

I concede.
Debate Round No. 3


[Jack Sparrow boldly charges toward the Kraken's mouth, sword drawn]
"Hello, beastie"

Did you want to debate you? I challenged you to this debate because, from looking at your other debates, I thought that you would want to be Con. Or could you just not argue back?


i did att first, but i dont anymore. and i dont think i could convince voters. ANYWAYS
the 2nd amendment doesnt permit pppl to kill who they plz
im on my fone
Debate Round No. 4


Conclusion: I don't believe that the USA is greatest country in the world. Con did at first but doesn't anymore.


What? No, I still know that America is the greatest country in the world. I just don't feel like debating it.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TheDevilsAdvocate 5 years ago
I might debate this one with you JohnnyC, but you must define greatness in a specific way for me to debate you on this topic.
Posted by JohnnyC 5 years ago
If someone does want to debate this with me then please challenge me.
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Vote Placed by Mangani 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con conceded.