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Is Canada a state?

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Started: 4/24/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 358 times Debate No: 113098
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No Canada isn't a state does it look like Canada is in America So Canada isn't a state it's a province so learn you geography,
If Canada is a state why doesn't Donald Trump run Canada? Didn't think about that huh well Canada isn't a state
Debate Round No. 1


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I. Definitions
II. Criteria of Statehood
III. Conclusion
IV. Sources

I. Definitions:

State: a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory; especially : one that is sovereign [1]

II. Criteria of Statehood:

The Montevideo Convention on Statehood of 1933 sets out several requirements for Statehood. The criteria of the convention are: (1) a permanent population, (2) a defined territory, (3) government and (4) the capacity to entire into relations with other States. [2]

III. Conclusion:

1. Canada has a permanent population of 36 million. [3]

2. Canada occupies land north of the United states. [3]

3. Canada has a defined government, it recognises Queen Elizabeth as head of state and has a Parliament. [3]

4. Canada engages in diplomacy with many countries. [3]

The country of Canada meets all these criteria for statehood, therefore Canada is a state.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by kiwicool 3 years ago
No, of course not Canada is a country
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