US should focus its resources on Africa.
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First round is acceptance. I will argue that the US should focus much of its resources towards Africa. This involves....
Con will argue otherwise.
Why would the United States of America spend money on another continent? Our national debt is over $17 trillion, and growing with every passing second. What exactly would we be investing in? What is so worth spending our government money on in Africa? There is so much that is awry in this nation on its own, that we can't seem to fix, yet the government is so fixated on aiding other countries all over the world, when the bulk of them act as though they don't want our help. I'm sure that the $37 billion our country spends on foreign aid is put to good use; I know that for a fact. We are helping. But why not help ourselves? Yes, I realize we spend much more on in-nation poverty than we do foreign aid. My issue is that, with the money we're using on other nation's problems, we could spend that much more on education, or poverty, or environmental protection, or anything else for ourselves. That sounds extremely selfish, I know, but let's solve our own problems before we go fixing everybody else.
Case 1: Markets in Africa are booming
Remember the late 1800's, with the dissolution of the Qing dynasty? A massive scramble to deal within the growing Asian markets turned into a full scale trade war. China is still one of the largest sources for raw materials and cheap labor, but the government has been having trouble with fierce competition with Africa. 
A new scramble has begun. British firms have capitalized industries in Somalia and old British Africa. China has been sending investments African nations for a while now. France, Italy, and the Netherlands have already participated in the scramble. France is investing in Algeria and Mali , while the Dutch are showing huge intrest in CAR. The European Union has even decided to send a small army to CAR to protect their trade intrests.
Africa has the fastest growing economies in the world. Some countries like Ethiopia, have growth rates above 6% !!!!!
Almost every country has major investments in Africa besides the US. Besides a few companies along the gold coast, mainly Liberia, America is behind in the race.
So here's what we need to do....
1. Invest in growing markets, and refocus from China. Many people are finding labor in China more expensive then within our own country. This will yield much income, and send a few favors our way.
2. Stop sending so much money to Syria, Israel, and Korea, in the event of some hypothetical war, and start focusesing on the areas which really stand to benefit. Unrest in Africa hurts the globalized economy, and redirecting our humanitarian aid to Africa benefits the world.
3. We need to work our military through organizations like the EU and UN. By sending tactical, medical, and intelligence support we can gain more influence and ensure stability throughout Africa, which I already proved, is very profitable. I'm not advocating direct warfare though, but tactical aid.
Africa has become so profitable. By focusing our resources on them, we help their markets and ours grow stronger. The worlds already noticed the potential, and its time we do as well.
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Vote Placed by Juan_Pablo 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro demonstrated that now is a great time to invest in African economies, since they are growing at accelerated rates. Con forfeited two rounds; therefore Pro gets the conduct point. Pro also had sources to back up his arguments; Con provided none.
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