I would like to stop you right there by saying that the sole aim to study history is to learn mistake made in the past and try not to repeat it in today's world. By studying the mistakes made by the Allies after World War 1, countries can learn what they should do to punish a country as well as keep peace. They can also understand that using force to stop an action can stop a global chaos.
I think you confuse countries with world leaders. What use do the masses have by learning history? It is not like I would have resources to fund war, and as a soldier I would have to follow orders in world war 3 (if there is one) and there is 1/10 chance I would be able to influence any war or any country in a very impactful way, much less apply my knowledge of history to win/prevent wars and crises.
A fairly valid point. I feel you have mixed up history being useful and making history. I am talking about world leaders( sorry) trying to stop another global conflict not about you taking part in one or providing resources. I suggest you strengthen your argument in the next round.
Well, what would world leaders learn from history what they can't learn themselves? As it is said "experience is the best teacher" shouldn't a leader experience ruling his country rather than resorting to advice from history books? And not many countries want war these days. Territory borders are fixed, unlike the medieval times. Conquering one country without a reason will evoke wrath from the entire world. Times have changed, and history can no longer provide the right course of action. And anyways, if 1/10000000 people use history, I don't think history can be counted as useful. Good luck to Pro, probably won this debate.
so what you are trying to tell me is that i can become a world leader without studying history. Let me give you an example, Donald Trump says "we need to build a wall" and "ban all muslims". last time someone tried to do that, he wiped out 2 thirds of the jewish population and dragged the entire world into a global conflict. I will now conclude by saying make up your decision. If you still stand to your point, i pity your intelligence
Reasons for voting decision: Con forgets that in most first world countries leaders are democratically elected.
History is a necessity as voters are the ones that elect the president who will need to know history and current events to succeed in their job.
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