Resolved: United Nations peacekeepers should have the power to

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Resolved: United Nations
peacekeepers should have the power
to engage in offensive operations.
JANUARY 10TH PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE
RESOLUTION
DEFINING THE TOPIC
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The United Nations
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United Nations Peacekeepers
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Should have the power
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engage in offensive operations
History of the United Nations
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World War I
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League of Nations
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World War II
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The United Nations
BRAINSTORMING
THE PRO SIDE
PRO ARGUMENTS
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Current system not working - genocide, ethnic conflict, terrorism, wars, etc.
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Current UN Peacekeepers are too weak. Example: Rwanda (Movie: Hotel Rwanda)
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Stronger United Nations needed
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UN Rapid Deployment is best
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UN Rapid Deployment will prevent conflicts
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Expanded Peackeeping Solves Genocide
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Moral Obligation to Solve Genocide
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Multilateral solution rather than just always depending on the United States
BRAINSTORMING THE
CON SIDE
CON ARGUMENTS
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Offensive Peacekeeping is not Peacekeeping.
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Too much power for the United Nations
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United Nations is not accountable
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Expanded Peacekeeping increases conflict and chances of war
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Expanded Peacekeeping hurts UN Credibility and other programs
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Countries will no longer participate in the United Nations
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There is no budget in the United Nations for offensive peacekeeping
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United Nations is too political for effective offensive operations
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United Nations peacekeepers are not the most trained and effective soldiers
Con Arguments
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Nation States will undermine UN offensive
operations
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Threat of UN army being used for political purposes
by the United Nations
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UN army makes countries’ armies weaker

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