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German Language Championships 2012

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Motions from the German Language Championships held in Austria, June 7-10. The motions are translated from the German language, because the tournament was in German.

Round 1: This house would oblige pharmaceutical companies to spend half of their research budgets on illnesses that occur primarily in developing countries
Round 2: This house wouldforbid domestic security services to monitor Members of Parliaments
Round 3: Thise house would continue the European Football Championships with 16 participating teams
Round 4: This house, which is technically capable to do so, would clone Neandertalers
Round 5: This house would create Eurobonds
Round 6: This house would not perform any plays of Thomas Bernhard in Austria
Round 7: This house supports the foundation of an independent Kurdic state
Quarter: This house condemns the use of unmanned weapon systems (drones) against human targets
Semi: This house would use geo-engineering to combat climate change
Final: This house supports large-scale migration from poor to rich regions in the European Union

Vienna IV 2014

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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.

Vienna IV 2012

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The Vienna IV 2012 in Austria was held on the weekend ob the 9th and 11th March 2012. Here are the motions:

R1: THW introduce mandatory trips to Nazi concentration camps for Austrian elementary school students.

R2: This House supports the use of charity rather than state welfare systems.
R3: This House believes that Russia was justified in vetoing intervention in Syria.
R4: This House believes that Facebook is justified to censor any of its users’ content for any reason it sees fit.
R5: This House supports the appointment of technocratic governments in Eurozone countries suffering fiscal crisis.
R6: THB the Israeli Army should adopt a policy of shooting to kill their own comrades where they are likely to be captured.
Semi: THBT EU countries should promote Christianity and not other religions.
Final: Given the ability to carry a full term pregnancy in an incubator. THBT humankind should seek to abolish natural pregnancy.