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Russia's inventions vs. ______'s inventions

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Started: 5/5/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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In every round (except the first), my opponent will provide 3 inventions from a particular country and explain why the invention is note worthy. Only one country can be chosen, for example, all of the inventions that I will list must be from Russia/by a Russian.
Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2-5: 3 inventions each and an explanation of why it is worthy of mentioning.

The format will be this:
(Name of Invention)-(Name of inventor)-(Year it was invented): (Explanation)
All inventions must be from years: 1850-present
Voters will decide which inventions were the best/most significant.


I accept this fun debate and I will use good old america for its inventions.
Debate Round No. 1


Then let's begin!
As mentioned, I will be using Russian inventions.

1. (Periodic Table)-(Dmitrii Mendeleev)-(1869): First consistent and systematic periodic table. Even predicted where "future" elements would be on the table BEFORE they were actually discovered.

2. (Helicopter)-(Igor Sikorsky)-(1942): First two-seater helicopter. Considered the "classic design" that has been used for more than 50 years and has accounted for 95% of helicopters built around the world.

3. (AK-47)-(Mikhail Kalashnikov)-(1949): Changed warfare all around the world. Most produced weapon in history with 75-100 million of these made. Arguably the most effective weapon in history.


bhealey forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


(Transformer)-(Pavel Yablochkov)-(1882): Made it possible to safely transmit electricity long distances.

(Petrol Cracking)-(Vladimir Shukhov)-(1891): Allows crude oil to be turned to usable petroleum for cars and other vehicles.

(Synthetic Rubber)-(Sergei Lebedev)-(1913): Used to make tires for cars, aircraft etc. Also used for making seals, insulation and medical devices.


bhealey forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3


My opponent has still provided no argument and I will not post this round so he has a chance to catch up and not be 3 more inventions behind.


bhealey forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4


1. (Grain harvester)-(Andrei Vlasenko)-(1868): With the help of this invention, much more food could be harvested much faster. This means that larger populations could be supported. Created the reality of a consistently more food.

2. (Spaceport)-(Vladimir Barmin)-(1950s): Site for launching and receiving spacecraft. Allows rovers, rockets and satellites to be launched into space. In reality, this is the first and greatest step to space.

3. (Graphene)-(Andre Geim/Konstantin Novoselov)-(2010): The two inventors received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for this unprecedented step in nanotechnology. Graphene is a carbon sheet that is literally one atom thick, but it is considered the lightest and strongest material on the planet (100 times stronger than steel). Graphene is also very versatile and may lead to the creation of bendable TV/phone screens. It can also be used for ultra filtration because virtually the only compound that can pass through it is water. Also opens a future for very efficient batteries.

Thank you for the debate.


bhealey forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TheRussian 7 years ago
hahaha :P food? nope, but weapons and space? YES! :D
Posted by Dynasty2468 7 years ago
Russian invention. Let me guess, you'll have bunch of soviet/russian weapons, space rocket,
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Vote Placed by whiteflame 7 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Straight forfeits, too bad really, it was a decent list from Russia.

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