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Capitalism

Capitalistslave
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I am challenging the user, thebestdebate, to this debate. Rules of debate:1) No ad hominem, personal attacks, or insults2) The total number of rounds used for argument should be 1 less than the total number of rounds since I am not using round 1 for argument. This is to keep the number of rounds used for argument even between us.3) The last round used for argument should just be rebuttals to your opponent's argument and/or a conclusion. No new arguments in this round. There can be new facts and...

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Minarcho-Capitalism Should be Preferred to Anarcho-Capitalism.

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Lupricona

Hello, Debate.org! After a very long hiatus from this website, I have returned and I am ready for a debate. I have dabbled in many political economic models and I find libertarian ideologies very intriguing and thus I look for a discussion about it.Resolution:Minarcho-Capitalism Ought To Be Preferred to Anarcho-Capitalism.Rules: Obviously no personal attacks. Whoever is chosen for this debate shall assume con's position and will argue that anarchism is preferable to minarchism. This debate...

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Obesity is a disease

AndDontCallMeShirley
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Resolution: "Obesity [1] is a disease [2]."I will be arguing against the resolution. My opponent will be arguing for the resolution. The opponent will begin his argument in the first round, and he will not include an argument in the final round. This rule is in place because the opponent will be arguing in the affirmative—and he who argues in the affirmative generally ought to initiate the debate. (NOTE: This debate is currently impossible to accept. If you're interested in taking the "Pro...

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was germany responsible for the second world war

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I feel Germany is not responsible for the second world war. Though many historians argue the Hitler's unstoppable greed for more land dragged the countries into war. I personally feel that it was the Allies and the failure of the League of Nations that caused the second world war. At every point in time the Allies had the chance to stop the war. For example, during the militarization of Rhineland, France and Britain who had the power to stop them, however, it was Britain's laid back attitude whi...

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Instead of A Wall, Trump Should Dig A Moat

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Youdontknowjeff

THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE 100% SERIOUSAll things considered, I think it should be obvious that Trump should ditch the wall and move to a GIANT MOAT. Let's face it: no plan will be entirely effective in discouraging illegals from immigrating to our country, not even a big, glorious wall with a big and just as glorious door. It will be a massive project, requiring hundreds of thousands of hours of construction time to complete and millions of dollars to pay for it. But considering it wont be entirel...

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