Instigator / Pro
Points: 56

Living in The United States is better than the Majority of developed Nations.

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After 8 votes the winner is ...
Trent0405
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Description
Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Spain Sweden United Kingdom Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Malta Poland Romania Slovakia Slovenia Iceland Norway Switzerland Australia Canada Japan New Zealand United States.
These are the countries that will be considered developed, you must agree on this list for the debate. There are 35 Developed nations excluding The United States, I will have to prove America is better than 18 of them.
The BOP IS SHARED, so you must prove 18 of the listed nations are better to live in than America, while I must prove America is better to live in than 18 of the listed nations.
Better Definition that must be agreed on.
"of a more excellent or effective type or quality."
PLEASE NOTE, BOP IS SHARED.
Round 1
Published:
Austria Belgium Denmark  Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Spain Sweden United Kingdom Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Hungary  Latvia Lithuania Malta Poland Romania Slovakia Slovenia Iceland Norway Switzerland Australia Canada Japan New Zealand United States

These are the world's developed nations, Con must agree on these nations as stated in the description.

For Voters

1,The BoP is shared.
2,I must prove America is better than 18 of all of the developed nations, my opponent must prove that America is worse than 18 of the developed countries listed in the description.

Per person Fiscal Wellbeing

The USA has the single highest average disposable income if you use the mean. If you wish to bypass outliers by using the median, America ranks 3rd, so far better than the majority of developed nations. To continue, the Americans enjoy the 7th best business environment in the world as of 2018. Furthermore, America has a much lower unemployment rate than 18 or more of the developed nations. If we look at net worths, by both median and mean America beats 18 or more developed nations. 

Quality of Life, Infrastructure, and Heritage

America ranks 13th worldwide for quality of life. Above more than 18 of the developed nations.

America also came ahead of 18 of the developed nations according to the Human Development Index.

Americans are also the 3rd most productive, and productiveness is highly linked to happiness.

America has better infrastructure than 18 of the developed nations.

America heritage is superior to that of 18 or more developed countries.

America scores ahead of 18 or more developed nations for adventure as well.

Education

America is 8th worldwide for education. Well above the average. Americans also enjoy the best universities in the world, 58% of the top universities are
American. 

Freedom

America scored a perfect score on press freedom, above 18 or more developed countries for freedom as a whole, and above 18 or more developed nations for economic freedom. Even by religious freedom America is 5th.

Entertainment

Americans are the second biggest cinema visitors in the world per capita. Still, America manages to be ahead of 18 or more developed countries for happiness when looking at objective measurements.

America is also the world’s 10th most naturally beautiful country.

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Round 2
Published:
Welp, I waive so my opponent can establish his case.
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Round 3
Published:
Hmmmmm.
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Instigator
#9
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--> @DynamicSquid
Okay. PM me, we'll work out the debate details.
Instigator
#8
Added:
--> @Trent0405
I'll debate you on that...
#7
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--> @DynamicSquid
Well, I like both a ton. I'd say America is the greater country overall though.
Instigator
#6
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--> @Trent0405
But you prefer America over Canada?
#5
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--> @DynamicSquid
Correct, I'm a proud Canadian.
Instigator
#4
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--> @Trent0405
Wait, a minute, don't you live in Canada?
#3
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--> @DynamicSquid
Hawaiian Monk Seals is where it's at bro.
Instigator
#2
Added:
Lions are endangered in America...
Just wanted to point that out for you xD
#1
#8
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
https://youtu.be/XKMYs-9LW2w
#7
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full forfeit, man.
#6
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full forfeit. Another debater falls victim to the almighty.....TREEEEEENNNNTTTT
#5
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:

its free real estate
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EDIT: Forgot to actually assign points while trying to be funny
SOURCES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNxPVj0hejg
#4
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
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Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
FFFFFFFFFF
#3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
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Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
FF GOD why do we need 10 characters?
#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
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Better spelling and grammar 1 point
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Reason:
FF FF
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
FF.
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