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are third world countries rising superpowers?

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Started: 7/28/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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iyer.aishwarya

Pro

are u ready to be my opponent?My opening arguement is that third world countries are definetly rising superpowers.
CiRrO

Con

I negate: Third world countries are rising powers.

[Definitions]

Third World Countries: countries with economies largely based on agriculture and characterized by low standards of living, high rates of population growth, and general economic and technological dependence upon wealthier industrial nations.

Rising: advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status.

Powers: Countries with a strong economy and military.

Observation: The resolution is in the present tense. Therefore, the affirmative must prove that 3rd World Countries are rising powers today/at this moment.
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Contention I: Third World Counties are dependent on country powerhouses.

Third World Countries are now in tremendous debt to Western Powers such as the US and Britain. They are dependent on our capital to spur the economy. Once the Third World Country has some sort of functioning economic system, they will eventually have to pay back all the capital loaned. This already is causing third world counties to remain in the third world status since more of the taxes raised are used to pay back only the interest of the debt.

A) The majority of businesses moving in our not native run, they are corporations looking to expand. E.x. McDonalds. Not only is the 3rd world country at the economic whim of a Western Country, it is at the whim of big corporations.

B) Farming is the only true native industry in 3rd world counties, and even that is being scooped up by big corporations. Essentially, the economy is being controlled by foreign nations and corporations. If a country truly wants to be a "power", it is necessary to create a true nation state without foreign control.

Contention II: Third World Countries have weak militaries.

Since most emphasis is put on the build-up of the economy in a third world country, less emphasis is put on the military. Military funding is down, and the creation of new weapon's technology is almost none. To fit a level of a "power", then countries need to have a somewhat strong and stable military, which these countries do not.
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Rebuttal:

My opening argument is that third world countries are definetly rising superpowers.

My Response: This isn't an argument, it is a statement. He never warranted it at all, so you could drop my opponent's statement.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen.
Debate Round No. 1
iyer.aishwarya

Pro

iyer.aishwarya forfeited this round.
CiRrO

Con

Uh, extend my arguments.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen.

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Debate Round No. 2
iyer.aishwarya

Pro

iyer.aishwarya forfeited this round.
CiRrO

Con

Ok, extend my arguments. My opponent forfeited. Grrr, I am getting sick of forfeits.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Im_always_right 8 years ago
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I HATE FORFEITS!!!!!! IF YOU WANT TO DEBATE SHOW UP!!!
Posted by CiRrO 8 years ago
CiRrO
This is so annoying, this is the third debate in the past 2 days that my opponent has forfeited out of.
Posted by Puck 8 years ago
Puck
That is not an argument. It is a sentence.
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