United States Struggle For Democracy

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Because the western democratic model may not be applicable, affordable, or even attainable in nations struggling for democracy, we negate the Resolution: The United States should intervene in another nation’s struggle for democracy In this debate, we would like to provide definitions for the following terms: - The United States should: it is imperative for our national interest that the United States influence the outcome of another nation’s struggle for democracy ****SAY ONLY IF NEEDED IN A REBUTTAL**** - Democracy: a VIABLE established system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives - Intervene/military intervention: use military…show more content…
Impact: We have already spent over $716 million to date on military intervention in Libya alone. This ridiculously high financial cost is relevant to the debate because the US is currently undergoing difficult financial times, trying to balance budgets, lessen debts, and cut spending wherever possible. Even if there is a slim chance of a shaky democracy in one of the nations in which we’re intervening, we cannot afford to remain in struggling nations long enough to gain a small chance of said nations to slowly become democratic. Point 3: Title: Intervening doesn’t guarantee that a struggling nation will emerge as an ally of the U.S or even as a democratic nation claim: America’s interventions thus far in other nations’ struggles with democracy have actually been detrimental to our relationships with said nations, and haven’t resulted in any viable…show more content…
America used to have a good reputation in these nations but, as stated by Dr. James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute on July 12th of this year, “the lingering wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have changed that perception”. In fact, from a study of over 4,000 citizens from each Arab nation, conducted by the AAI, approval of President Obama’s policies were on average 10 percent or less. As anti-American sentiments grow stronger, there is not only less chances for diplomatic relations with these countries in the future but there is also an increased risk of terrorism attacks against the United States. Additionally, our interventions have not even resulted in viable democracies in either of these nations yet, which strongly indicates that democratic interventions by the United States in other nations don’t work. In the Arab nations studied by the AAI, “U.S. interference in the affairs of Arab countries, and the lack of democracy in Arab countries are the other two problems that prominently were cited”. This failure to establish stronger relationships with struggling and former-struggling nations and failure to even establish a legitimate democracy prove that the costs of interventions in other nations’ struggles far outweigh the potential

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