John Lewis Invatational:
What we ran:
Con1: African Governance
2W - 1L on AFF
On our Con 1, we argued that we see increased Chinese influence in Africa. We said this is bad because it increases authoritarianism leading to more conflicts. The only way to solve this is with US influence which only came through GPC.
On our Con 2, we said that GPC strengthens alliances worldwide. This is crucial because, without US power, we would see a decrease in US commitment to allies, leading to increased conflict.
Other Affirmative Arguments:
US stops Chinese Influence
US deters Chinese invasion of Taiwan
US deters Russian aggression
US helps Ukrainian Crisis
US stops countries from using nukes
The US increases the competition for climate technology, solving climate change.
US competition with Russia leads to more allocation of vaccines in developing countries.
The US striving to be number one leads to increased economic growth.