The Instigator
MrBrooks
Con (against)
Losing
2 Points
The Contender
DRWOLF
Pro (for)
Winning
3 Points

The West has been Dominant because of Geography

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DRWOLF
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2012 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,291 times Debate No: 21876
Debate Rounds (4)
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MrBrooks

Con

Debate: I will be arguing that the West has been the dominant force in politics and warfare throughout history because of western culture, and my opponent will be arguing that the West has been the dominant force in history because of the favorable geography that western nations enjoy.

Structure of Debate
R1: Acceptance.
R2: Con will present opening arguments, Pro will offer rebuttal.
R3: Con will address Pro's rebuttal, Pro will present it's arguments.
R4: Con will offer rebuttal, Pro will address Con's rebuttal.

I look forward to this debate.
DRWOLF

Pro

The culture of the west has had absolutely nothing to do with its dominance in politics and warfare. The western culture is one that was initiated and composed out of the cultural and intellectual ideals that already existed in the Europe. The west is the product of those collective ideals that at one moment in time only benefited the few. The west's geography has enabled those ideals to thrive without interruption because they are not expose to powerful/continuous opposition. Isolation is the best ingredient evolution and the west is a perfect example of this.
Debate Round No. 1
MrBrooks

Con

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DRWOLF

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
MrBrooks

Con

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DRWOLF

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
MrBrooks

Con

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DRWOLF

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
why did brooks FF?
Posted by airmax1227 5 years ago
airmax1227
The West dominates because Chuck Norris allows Batman.
Posted by 1dustpelt 5 years ago
1dustpelt
The west is dominant because of technology. Also because in the 18th century Europe conquered half of the world.
Posted by MrBrooks 5 years ago
MrBrooks
I'm referring to western civilization. From Greece to the New World. So basically North America and Europe, with Russia being debatable due to it's heavy Asiatic influences.
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 5 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
Someone could be a bastard here and talk about west's non-objective existence.
Posted by frappe 5 years ago
frappe
What is your definition of the west and how far back in history do you intend? I am thinking that you may mean western Europe and North America since the onset of the European age (1500 C.E.), as Western dominance is spotty at best before such, but I just want to make sure.
Posted by imabench 5 years ago
imabench
Had this been only about America and the resolution was geography was a major role in the power the US enjoys i ight have accepted this, however this will still be fun to watch
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Vote Placed by 1dustpelt 5 years ago
1dustpelt
MrBrooksDRWOLFTied
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Reasons for voting decision: First round was for acceptance only and Pro made arguments. However, Con did not fulfill his Burden of Proof, thus the arguments.
Vote Placed by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
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Reasons for voting decision: I now need to justify the point. Although both FF'd fully. one must look at the rules. 1st round acceptance, and pro seemed like he attempted to make an argument. As he broke the rules the argument is invalid and con gets the one point. That's the only reason con wins.