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January 2018 NSDA Public Forum: Catalonia Independence

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Big Sky Debate is pleased to release its January 2018 NSDA Public Forum resources on Catalonia independence!

The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on December 1, 2017, is:

Resolved: Spain should grant Catalonia its independence.

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Catalonia Independence Index 

META

  • DEBATE IN CATALONIA DETAILED
  • IMPORTANT: DECEMBER ELECTION CHANGES THIS
  • BOTH SIDES ARE CORRUPT
  • THE ISSUE IS MORE EMOTION THAN POLICY

PRO

  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: SPAIN HAS BECOME UNDEMOCRATIC
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: CORRUPT
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT: FASCIST
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: WE CAN’T SIMPLY DO NOTHING
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: SPANISH GOVERNMENT ACTIONS SHOULD BE ON TRIAL HERE
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: PERSECUTING CATALONIA AND LEADERS
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: GOVERNMENT IS OPPRESSING THOSE IN CATALONIA
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: SPANISH RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS PERMANENTLY HARMED THE RELATIONSHIP
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT BAD: OVER TAXES CATALONIA
  • MAJORITY SUPPORTS: POLLS AND PREVIOUS REFERENDUMS ARE PRO-INDEPENDENCE
  • MAJORITY SUPPORTS: OCTOBER REFERENDUM WAS LEGITIMATE
  • MAJORITY SUPPORTS: OCTOBER REFERENDUM WAS IMPACTED BY SPANISH VIOLENCE
  • CATALONIA READY: MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR STATEHOOD
  • CATALONIA READY: REGION HAS NOT VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • CATALONIA READY: INDEPENDENCE = MODERN ECONOMIC SYSTEM
  • CATALONIA READY: REGION HAS A HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE
  • INDEPENDENCE GOOD: UDHR RECOGNIZES A RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION
  • INDEPENDENCE GOOD: CATALONIA WILL BUILT A MODERN, FLEXIBLE GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
  • INDEPENDENCE GOOD: CATALONIA SHOULD CHOOSE THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT FOR THEMSELVES
  • A/T: CATALAN ACTIONS VIOLATE LAWS/CONSTITUTION
  • A/T: CATALONIA STANDS TO LOSE MORE ECONOMICALLY FROM INDEPENDENCE
  • A/T: SPAIN WILLING TO NEGOTIATE
  • A/T: WHOLE COUNTRY SHOULD VOTE, NOT JUST THE REGION
  • A/T: NATIONALISTS WON’T COMPROMISE OR NEGOTIATE
  • A/T: ACTIONS OF NATIONALISTS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • A/T: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AGAINST
  • A/T: SUCCESSION VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • A/T: CATALONIA HAS SPECIAL PLACE IN SPAIN

CON

  • PRO HARMS OVERSTATED: CATALONIA IS NOT A VICTIM
  • INDEPENDENCE BAD: RISKS EUROPE
  • INDEPENDENCE BAD: CATALANS DON’T WANT INDEPENDENCE
  • INDEPENDENCE BAD: HURTS SPANISH ECONOMY
  • INDEPENDENCE BAD: DESTABILIZES EUROPE
  • INDEPENDENCE BAD: DESTABILIZES SPAIN
  • INDEPENDANCE BAD: NOT GOOD FOR THE US
  • INDEPENDANCE BAD: MUST RESIST MOVEMENTS BASED ON NATIONALISM
  • INDEPENDANCE BAD: MUST DISCOURAGE REGIONAL SEPARATISM
  • INDEPENDANCE BAD: DISCOURAGES DEMOCRATIC AND CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS
  • CATALONIA NOT READY FOR STATEHOOD
  • CATALONIA NOT READY: EU WON’T EMBRACE
  • CATALONIA NOT READY: SPAIN ISN’T THE PROBLEM, THEY ARE FACING 2018 PROBLEMS
  • CATALONIA NOT READY: THEY DON’T FALL INTO UN FRAMEWORK FOR SELF-DETERMINATION
  • REFERENDUM MORE IMPORTANT: CATALANS WANT DEMOCRACY MORE THAN INDEPENDENCE
  • MOVEMENT ILLEGAL: REFERENDUM WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • ALTERNATIVE: NEGOTIATION AND COOPERATION
  • ALTERNATIVE: HOLD A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION
  • ALTERNATIVE: ELECT A CATALONIA PRIME MINISTER
  • ALTERNATIVE: WORK TO MODIFY THE CONSTITUTION
  • A/T: INDEPENDANCE HAS MASSIVE SUPPORT
  • A/T: CATALONIA HAS VOTED FOR INDEPENDENCE
  • A/T: CATALONIA IS HURT BY THE SPANISH CONSTITUTION
  • A/T: CATALONIA IS OVER TAXED
  • A/T: OPPRESSION JUSTIFIED
  • A/T: SPAIN IS OPPRESSIVE
  • A/T: SPAIN IS NOT A DEMOCRACY
  • A/T: INDEPENDANCE IS HISTORICAL
  • A/T: YUGOSLAVIA JUSTIFIES

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