Politics & International Relations 21

TOPIC

Should developed nations do more to help developing nations?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I believe that developed nations should do more to help developing nations for the following two reasons.
 The first reason is that the wealth gap between developed nations and developing nations is just so unfair on humanitarian grounds. People in developing nations are forced to live in intolerable conditions just because of geography, where they are born. For example, over 1.2 billion people lack access to clean water, and many children suffer from and died of curable diseases, just because they were born in poor countries. This is just so sad and inhumane. As human beings, developed nations should save people in developing nations.
 The second reason is that it is beneficial not only to developing nations but also to developed nations. Generally, in many cases, poverty is one of the main causes of many serious problems such as overpopulation, crime, terrorism, war, etc. These things are menacing to the world. Hence, not only for developing nations but also for their own sake, it is only natural and almost inevitable for developed nations to help developing nations.
 In conclusion, I believe that developed nations should do more to help developing nations for the aforementioned two reasons.

メモ

先進国は発展途上国に対してさらに援助すべきか?です。
キーアイディア1では、人道的見地から不公平だというような事を言って「pathos」、キーアイディア2では、先進国の利益にもつながるので合理的だというような事を言って「logos」で攻めてみました。
反論としては、「世界的な不況で先進国も苦しいのだから、まずは自国の状況を良くするべきで、発展途上国の支援は後回しにするべきでは?」というのが考えられますが、「他者を助ける事が、最終的に、自分を裕福にする事につながるので、発展途上国の支援は進めていくべきだと考えます」などと答えられると思います。