Debate motions from the Vienna IV 2014, held in Vienna, Austria, on 7th to 9th March, 2014.
Round 1: This house believes that non-governmental organizations (NGOs)/charities should reject sponsorship from companies who do not act in accordance with the organizations’ aims.
Round 2: In situations where it is not possible to achieve bot aims and the decision is with the doctor, This House Believes That doctors should prioritise prolonging life over the quality of that life.
Round 3: This house believes that Vienna should devote Ottakring to immigrants from Eastern Europe (i.e. an Eastern European “China town”)
Round 4: This house believes that the US and the EU should support a Russian annexation of Crimea in exchange for an otherwise independant Ukraine.
Round 5: Info slide: The “Thirst Games” is a Reality TV show in which contestants compete against each other and battle to the death. The games continue until only one contestant remains alive, and that person wins fame, glory and riches. Motion: With knowledge + consent, this house would allow citizens to participate in ‘Thirst Games’.
Round 6: This house supports nations marketing themselves as destinations for “good time tourism”
QarterFinal: Given a machine that can predict a person’s life 95% accurately, This house would not use it
Semi Final: This house believes that media aimed at children should reject the “happily ever after” model and show a more realistic picture.
Final: This house believes that no state, in any situation, has the right to demand, encourage or promote its citizen to fight or die for their country.
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