Argument Mapping

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Argument Maps for 55-mph and Balkan Conflict Abstract
This paper covers two arguments by the usage of simple and complex argument maps. The first argument is on reducing the national speed limit to 55 mph and the second looks at the conflict in the Balkans and the debate of U.S. intervention.

Argument Maps for 55-mph and Balkan Conflict
There are numerous reasons to argue for and even against the 55 mph speed limit, as well as the question as to if the U.S. should or should not intervene in the Balkan conflict. This paper and its attached argument maps are designed to look at each of these arguments from both sides and make an informed decision concerning the matters. First, it will
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Charter, it requires that all members "settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered. Most importantly, member states agree to a broad prohibition against use of force: "All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.'' These words undoubtedly represent the basic norm of contemporary international law with respect to the use of force (Krylov, 1995).
With this in mind, there is a firm belief that the Bosnian conflict is a matter to be solved by the United Nations through negotiation and sanction and not by the use of force by the United States (Dunn, 2012); as such, the U.N. has imposed sanctions and is in negotiation with the major combatants in the Bosnian conflict. While some believe that the United States has nothing to gain by intervening in the conflict but as stated by (Dunn, 2012) Belgrade has missiles trained on Vienna. Yugoslavia claimed, by way of Macedonia, that northern Greece as far south as the Thessaloniki belonged under its sovereignty (Dunn, 2012). But as with any conflict where leaders believe that there is a threat to a way of life or the useless loss of life due to genocide such as in Nazi Germany in WWII


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