The Instigator
RoyalFlush100
Con (against)
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The Contender
mbchen2002
Pro (for)
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0 Points

Today, the United States is the Greatest Country in the World

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RoyalFlush100
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/29/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RoyalFlush100

Con

This is with all things considered.

Burden of proof is on my opponent (Pro).

Pro introduces his opening arguments in the 1st round and in the final round just posts "end of debate".
mbchen2002

Pro

Think again, the united states are stronger than ever, and i can prove it.
Debate Round No. 1
RoyalFlush100

Con

There isn't anything to rebut since Pro never specified how the US is strong, nor did Pro prove it in anyway.

C1-American Intelligence & Innovation:
The Program for International Student Assessment released a study comparing various countries' test scores in math, science, and reading. The United States finished lower than the OECD's average in all categories. (1):

The United States also is no longer the most technologically advanced country in the world, but the 3rd. (2) Finally, the United States only ranks 6th on the Global Innovation Index, which measures countries innovation ranks. (3) Accounting for low test scores and the fact the U.S. doesn't lead in technology or innovation, the conclusion can be made that the US is not the smartest or most innovative country in the world.

C2-American Freedom:
Many Americans pride themselves in their countries' freedom. However, the US is beat my many countries in terms of its freedom. Regarding economic freedom, the United States only ranked 12th in the world. (4) The United States' press is only tied for the 23rd most free. (5) Sixteen other countries were also found to be less corrupt than the United States. (6) Finally, the United States was not even able to crack the top 10 most democratic countries in the world. (7) Gathering these facts together, one can conclude the US is not the freest country in the world.

C3-American Health & Safety:
The United States is only 47th in the world in infant survival rate. (8) The US is also only 42nd in the world in life expectancy. (9) Finally, the United States in a list of 218 countries, the United States has the 111th highest intentional homicide rate. (10) Overall, we can see that the US is unhealthy and dangerous compared to many other countries.


1-http://www.businessinsider.com...
2-http://www.insidermonkey.com...;
3-https://www.globalinnovationindex.org...;
4- http://www.heritage.org...
5-https://www.freedomhouse.org...;
6-https://www.transparency.org...
7-http://www.countryranker.com...;
8-https://www.cia.gov...
9- https://www.cia.gov...
10-http://en.wikipedia.org...;
mbchen2002

Pro

mbchen2002 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
RoyalFlush100

Con

Arguments extended.
mbchen2002

Pro

mbchen2002 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
RoyalFlush100

Con

Arguments extended.
mbchen2002

Pro

mbchen2002 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 2 years ago
dsjpk5
RoyalFlush100mbchen2002Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Ff.