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Liberia Case Comparative Advantage Imagine you’re in Liberia; you have had no food or shelter for a month due to rebel attacks. You live in a country that has been controlled by a mad man. The world seems too busy to help you. Perhaps Albert Einstein was right when he said, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Liberia is a country located at the south-easternmost portion of the part of Africa, which sticks out into the pacific. The International Community considers Liberia a protectorate, and are wondering what we are doing to help Liberia’s people get back on their feet. Liberia is in trouble, and the United States is defending it, and helping its Government get back on its feet. But Governments are not the answer to everything. Sometimes outside help is needed to get the people back on its feet. I will now explain the current situation in Liberia. The relatively small country of Liberia finally has stopped all fighting though they are still not back on their feet. Their country is still in a heap of trouble and needs assistance, not monetary assistance, not throwing dollars at a problem that could be fixed with a careful application of humanitarian aid from the United States. That’s why my partner and I stand Resolved that the United States should significantly change its policy towards one or more of its protectorates. Observation 1. Topicality: The reason debaters talk about topicality is to prove that the case they are talking about is within the resolution. A. Definitions: The reason why debaters talk about definitions is to show what they think the individual words in the resolution mean. Significant: “important, consequential, meaningful, expressive” (Webster’s College Dictionary., 5 th Edition p. 925) Change: “to vary, work a change, modify, reform” (Webster’s College Dictionary., 5 th Edition p. 169) Protectorate: “A relationship between a weaker nation and a stronger one when the weaker nation has transferred the management of its more important affairs to the stronger nation.” (Blacks Law Dictionary) B. Liberia is a protectorate of the US Not US territory but US protectorate. National review, Not a US territory but a US protectorate, March 7, 2004 Not a US colony but a protectorate as the US has sent advisors and dispatched a couple of warships over the past 150 years several times to prop up the Americo-Liberian force and the US has accepted partial control of Liberia’s affairs since 2002.
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Observation 2: Inherency —shows the limits of current government policy concerning the resolution.
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  • Spring '08
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