Wednesday, October 26, 2005

World History, Debate for Daugherdania

Debate For Daugherdania

The year is 1815; the place is Daugherdania, a country in Europe. The first meeting of the Daugherdanian National Assembly is about to be called to order. The National Assembly is split between three groups—one for conservatism, another for liberalism, and a third for nationalism. All three groups are about equal in strength and in any vote taken by the Assembly each group has one vote.

The Assembly debates will center on which group best represents Daugherdania.

· First, each group is to meet to outline its political movement by listing its goals, attitude toward change, political ideas, economic ideas, and/or whether to revolt or not (pp. 528-529).
· Second, one party leader should be elected to represent your respective group during the debate while being supported by each member of your respective party.
· Third, each group must keep in mind the rules of debate and not violate faulty reasoning points (p. 524) or face censure by the Speaker of the Assembly (the wise Herr Doktor Vater Schmidt, otherwise known as Dr. Smith).

The Assembly has several pressing issues to consider quickly in these chaotic days.
1) Who will rule the country?

Should the Assembly invite the son of the deposed King to rule Daugherdania?
King Napoleon

Should the Assembly elect the reformer?
Adam Ricardo Mill

Should the Assembly ask the patriot Daugherty to lead the new nation?
Daugherty the Brave

2) What ideology should be in the new Constitution?

Established Church
Rights reserved for only the aristocracy
Peace and order based on the King
Freedom of the press, speech, religion, and to assemble and to revolt if necessary
A popularly elected president, no monarchy, no established church
Liberty, equality, property (natural rights)
Universal manhood suffrage
Common heritage, sense of identity, our own homeland
Intolerance, persecute non- Daugherdanian minorities
Self-rule

2 comments:

G. Mick Smith, PhD: Social Studies said...

Debate groups, ideology, political issues and conditions of the day
Led by Baroness Shay the Conservatives promote stability but are
inflexible. The Liberals led by Citizen Olivia are forward thinking but are
potentially an unstable force. The Nationalists are headed up by Il Duce (the Leader) Bradley and are vigorous but bigoted.
Once the parties caucus privately and are clear on their ideology they
will need to compromise on the pressing issues confronting Daugherdania.
Daugherdania needs a leader of the nation and a constitution. Who should lead the nation and what should be included in the new constitution?
What is the ideology of our party? Are we for or against the items
listed? Established Church; Rights reserved for only the aristocracy; Peace and order based on the King; Freedom of the press, speech, religion, and to assemble and to revolt if necessary; A popularly elected president, no monarchy, no established church; Liberty, equality, property (natural rights); Universal manhood suffrage; Common heritage, sense of identity, our own homeland
Intolerance, persecute non- Daugherdanian minorities; Self-rule.

Assembly Voting
For example, a party may advance its ideology by compromising on the
nation's leader but in return receive important provisions in the constitution. Party leaders learn to compromise their ideals, and to find allies in another party to further their long-range goals.

Vocabulary
ideology - The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture.
caucus - A closed meeting of party members within a legislative body to decide on questions of policy or leadership.
compromise - A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.

G. Mick Smith, PhD: Social Studies said...

CONSERVATIVES
Head of Party
Baroness Shay
Baron Marc
Baron Hong
Baron Joel
Baron Kareem

LIBERALS
Head of Party
Citizen Olivia
Citizen Elliot
Citizen Brittney
Citizen Sabrina
Citizen Wellington

NATIONALISTS
Il Duce (Leader) Bradley
Patriot Jose
Patriot Nikki
Patriot Nicholas