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-The Debatepedia contents page is the place from which you can access all of the content on Debatepedia.+This page is designed to help you find debate articles and subject areas you're interested in so you can develop your positions. Below are links to key navigation and editing tools as well as a grouping of Debatepedia's main categories.
-==Approaching category and portal pages (below)==+== Critical navigation ==
- +[[Image:Map of the world.jpg|right|300px]]
-*'''In a [[Debatepedia:Categories| category page]]''', you will find links to articles that have been tagged as within that category. This is a useful way to quickly browse through all the existing articles within an area as well as to consider what new material is needed and that you can contribute. (You can tag an article as within a certain category (thus listing it automatically on the category page) by writing <NOWIKI>[[Category:(Category Title)]]</NOWIKI> at the bottom of the article.) +*'''[[Welcome to Debatepedia!| Home page]]''' - Heart of the site, includes featured articles, articles in the news, editing news, and category navigation.
-*'''In [[Debatepedia:Portals| portal pages]]''', you will find a general introduction to a subject area and links out to the debate-related articles within that field. These are pages where editors can frame a broader topic, such as "the United States", and organize its many sub-parts so that users can explore a topic thoroughly. They are also a critical place for you and other editors to consider what new pages are needed on Debatepedia, and what general areas are weakest and needing of contribution the most.+*'''[[Past Daily Debate Digest topics| Featured articles]]''' - Excellent articles that have been featured on the Debate Digest on the main page.
- +*'''[[Upcoming features for the Debate Digest]]''' Underdeveloped articles in line for the Debate Digest and that can use your help.
-== Subject area categories and portals==+*'''[http://wiki.idebate.org/index.php/Special:Popularpages Most popular articles]''' - An automatic listing of the most visited articles on Debatepedia.
- +*'''[http://debatepedia.idebate.org/en/index.php/Special:Recentchanges Recent changes]''' - See and interact with the most recent edits across Debatepedia's articles.
-When browsing through these categories, recognize that debate pages are categorized by "debate:" at the beginning. Argument pages are categorized by "Argument:". Actors pages are denoted by "debate:...(actors)".+*'''[http://wiki.idebate.org/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=Debate&namespace=0 All debate articles]''' - Shows all articles. To see all debate articles, type "Debate:" into the results filter.
- +*'''[[Debatepedia User Guide]]''' - Learn how to create an account and edit debate articles.
-*'''Philosophical / Political Theory:''' [[:Category:Philosophical / Political Theory| category]], [[Portal:Philosophical / Political Theory| portal]] [[Image:Earth 4.jpg|right]]+==Main category groupings==
-**'''Philosophy:''' [[:Category:Philosophy| category]], [[Portal:Philosophy| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Politics| Politics]] | [[:Category:Political systems| Political systems]] | [[:Category:International politics| International politics]] | [[:Category:Democracy| Democracy]] | [[:Category:Elections| Elections]] | [[:Category:Corruption| Corruption]]'''
-*'''Constitutional / Governance:''' [[:Category:Constitutional / Governance| category]], [[Portal:Constitutional / Governance| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Security| Security]] | [[:Category:Conflict| Conflict]] | [[:Category:War| War]] | [[:Category:Terrorism|Terrorism]] | [[:Category:Nuclear weapons|Nuclear weapons]] | [[:Category:Weapons proliferation| Weapons proliferation]] | [[:Category:Israeli-Palestinian conflict| Israeli-Palestinian conflict]]'''
-**'''Political systems:''' [[:Category:Political systems| category]], [[Portal:Political systems| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Religion| Religion]] | [[:Category:Morality| Morality]] | [[:Category:Philosophy|Philosophy]] | [[:Category:Life and death|Life and death]] | [[:Category:Islam| Islam]] | [[:Category:Islam and the West| Islam and the West]] | [[:Category:Christianity| Christianity]] | [[:Category:Catholic Church| Catholic Church]] | [[:Category:Church and state| Church and state]]'''
-*'''Politics and economics:''' [[:Category:Politics and Economics|category]], [[Portal:Politics and Economics| portal]].+*'''[[:Category:Law| Law]] | [[:Category:Individual rights| Individual rights]] | [[:Category:Privacy|Privacy]] | [[:Category:Bans|Bans]]'''
-**'''Politics:''' [[:Category:Politics| category]], [[Portal:Politics| portal]] (separating the above)+*'''[[:Category:Crime| Crime]] | [[:Category:Punishment|Punishment]] | [[:Category:Public safety|Public safety]] | [[:Category:Prison|Prison]]'''[[Image:Map of the world.jpg|right|300px]]
-***'''Legislation and policy:''' [[:Category:Legislation| category]], [[Portal:Legislation| portal]], [[:Category:Legislation and policy| category]], [[Portal:Legislation and policy| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:International law|International law]] | [[:Category:National sovereignty| National sovereignty]] | [[:Category:Statehood|Statehood]] | [[:Category:Human rights| Human rights]] | [[:Category:United Nations|United Nations]]'''
-**'''Economics:''' [[:Category:Economics| category]], [[Portal:Economics| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Environment| Environment]] | [[:Category:Climate change| Climate change]] | [[Global climate change debate portal|Climate change project]] | [[:Category:Animal rights|Animal rights]] | [[:Category:Wildlife|Wildlife]]'''
-*'''Moral and religious:''' [[:Category:Moral and Religious| category]], [[Portal:Moral and Religious| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Economics| Economics]] | [[:Category:2008/2009 economic crisis|2008/2009 economic crisis]] | [[:Category:Business| Business]] | [[:Category:Taxes|Taxes]] | [[:Category:Welfare| Welfare]] | [[:Category:Trade|Trade]] | [[:Category:Globalization| Globalization]] | [[:Category:Energy| Energy]] | [[:Category:Clean energy| Clean energy]]'''
-*'''Individual rights:''' [[:Category:Individual rights| category]], [[Portal:Individual rights| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Education| Education]] | [[:Category:Children|Children]] | [[:Category:Youth|Youth]] | [[:Category:Parenting| Parenting]] | [[:Category:Family|Family]]'''
-*'''Law and Crime:''' [[:Category:Law and Crime| category]], [[Portal:Law and Crime| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Health| Health]] | [[:Category:Public safety| Public safety]] | [[:Category:Guns| Guns]] | [[:Category:Drugs| Drugs]] | [[:Category:Marijuana| Marijuana]] [[:Category:Alcohol| Alcohol]] | [[:Category:Smoking| Smoking]] | [[:Category:Disease| Disease]] | [[:Category:Medicine| Medicine]]'''
-**'''Law enforcement:''' [[:Category:Law enforcement]], [[Portal:Law enforcement| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Sex| Sex]] | [[:Category:Abortion| Abortion]] | [[:Category:Homosexuality| category]] | [[:Category:HIV/AIDS|HIV/AIDS]] | [[:Category:Gender| Gender]] | [[:Category:Race| Race]]'''
-**'''Legal:''' [[:Category:Legal| category]], [[Portal:Legal| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:Science| Science]] | [[:Category:Technology| Technology]] | [[:Category:Bioethics| Bioethics]] | [[:Category:Internet| Internet]]'''
-*'''Education:''' [[:Category:Education| category]], [[Portal:Education| portal]] +*'''[[:Category:Culture| Culture]] | [[:Category:Sports|Sports]] | [[:Category:Gambling|Gambling]] | [[:Category:History|History]] | [[:Category:Society|Society]] | [[:Category:Entertainment| Entertainment]] | [[:Category:Future|Future]]'''
-*'''Culture:''' [[:Category:Culture| category]], [[Portal:Culture| portal]] +*'''[[:Category:United States| United States]] | [[:Category:US Constitution| US Constitution]] | [[:Category:US legislation| US legislation]] | [[:Category:Iraq|Iraq]] | [[:Category:Afghanistan|Afghanistan]] | [[:Category:Obama administration| Obama administration]] | [[:Category:Bush administration|Bush administration]]
-*'''Sport:''' [[:Category:Sport| category]], [[Portal:Sport| portal]]+*'''[[:Category:International|International]] | [[:Category:United Nations|United Nations]] | [[:Category:Immigration| Immigration]] | [[:Category:Europe|Europe]] | [[:Category:European Union| European Union]] | [[:Category:Asia|Asia]] | [[:Category:China| China]] | [[:Category:Latin America|Latin America]] | [[:Category:Middle East| Middle East]] | [[:Category:Africa|Africa]] | [[:Category:Cities|Cities]] | [[:Category:Demographics| Demographics]] | [[:Category:Third world| Third world]] | [[:Category:Languages|Languages]]'''
-*'''Health:''' [[:Category:Health| category]], [[Portal:Health| portal]]+
-*'''Science and technology:''' [[:Category:Science and Technology| category]], [[Portal:Science and Technology| portal]]+
-*'''Environment and animal welfare:''' [[:Category:Environment and Animal Welfare| category]], [[Portal:Environment and Animal Welfare| portal]]+
-*'''Peace, Security, and Human Rights:''' [[:Category:Peace, Security, and Human Rights| category]], [[Portal:Peace, Security, and Human Rights| portal]]+
-**'''Security and conflict:''' [[:Category:Security and conflict| category]], [[Portal:Security and conflict| portal]]+
-*'''Business:''' [[:Category:Business| category]], [[Portal:Business| portal]]+
-*'''Historical:''' [[:Category:Historical| category]], [[Portal:Historical| portal]]+
-==Regional category and portal pages==+
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-*'''United States:''' [[:Category:United States| category]], [[Portal:United States| portal]]+
-*'''Canada:''' [[:Category:Canada| category]], [[Portal:Canada| portal]]+
-*'''Central America and Caribbean:''' [[:Category:Central America and Caribbean| category]], [[Portal:Central American and Caribbean| portal]]+
-*'''China:''' [[:Category:China]], [[Portal:China| portal]]+
-*'''South America:''' [[:Category:South America| category]], [[Portal:South America| portal]]+
-*'''Europe (EU):''' [[:Category:Europe (EU)| category]], [[Portal:Europe (EU)| portal]]+
-*'''Balkans:''' [[:Category:Balkans| category]], [[Portal:Balkans| portal]]+
-*'''Central Asia, Caspian, Caucasus:''' [[:Category:Central Asia, Caspian, Caucasus| category]], [[Portal:Central Asia, Caspian, Caucasus| portal]] (Mongolia, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Caspian Sea, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) +
-*'''Russia:''' [[:Category:Russia| category]], [[Portal:Russia| portal]]+
-*'''Middle East:''' [[:Category:Middle East| category]], [[Portal:Middle East| portal]]+
-*'''Africa:''' [[:Category:Africa| category]], [[Portal:Africa| portal]].+
-*'''East Asia:''' [[:Category:East Asia| category]], [[Portal:East Asia|portal]] (China, Japan, Taiwan, North and South Korea)+
-*'''Southeast Asia:''' [[:Category:Southeast Asia| category]], [[Portal:Southeast Asia| portal]] (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines) +
-*'''South Asia:''' [[:Category:South Asia| category]], [[Portal:South Asia| portal]] (India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Burma)+
-*'''United Kingdom:'''+
-*'''International / Global Affairs:''' [[:Category:International / Global Affairs| category]], [[Portal:Interantional / Global Affairs| portal]]+
-**'''International:''' [[:Category:International| category]], [[Portal:International| portal]]+
-*'''United Nations:''' [[:Category:United Nations| category]], [[Portal:United Nations| portal]].+
-==Hot topic categories and portals==+
-*'''2008 US Presidential elections topics:''' [[:Category:2008 US Presidential elections topics|category]], [[Portal:2008 US Presidential elections topics| portal]] +
-*'''Abortion:''' [[:Category:Abortion| category]], [[Portal:Abortion| portal]]+
-*'''Alcohol:''' [[:Category:Alcohol| category]], [[Portal:Alcohol| portal]]+
-*'''Biotechnology and ethics:''' [[:Category:Biotechnology and ethics| category]], [[Portal:Biotechnology and ethics| portal]]+
-*'''Catholic church issues:''' [[:Category:Catholic church issues| category]], [[Portal:Catholic church issues| portal]]+
-**'''Catholic Church:''' [[:Category:Catholic Church| category]], [[Portal:Catholic Church| portal]]+
-*'''Child issues:''' [[:Category:Child issues| category]], [[Portal:Child issues| portal]]+
-**'''Under-age:''' [[:Category:Under-age issues| category]], [[Portal:Under-age issues| portal]]+
-***'''Under-age:''' [[:Category:Under-age| category]], [[Portal:Under-age| portal]]+
-*'''China rising:''' [[:Category:China rising| category]], [[Portal:China rising| portal]].+
-*'''Corruption:''' [[:Category:Corruption| category]], [[Portal:Corruption| portal]]+
-*'''Democracy:''' [[:Category:Democracy| category]], [[Portal:Democracy| portal]]+
-*'''Demographic issues:''' [[:Category:Demographic issues| category]], [[Portal:Demographic issues| portal]]+
-**'''Demographic:''' [[:Category:Demographic| category]], [[Portal:Demographic| portal]]+
-*'''Developing world:''' [[:Category:Developing world| category]], [[Portal:Developing world| portal]]+
-*'''Disease and sanitation:''' [[:Category:Disease, sanitation, and clean water| category]], [[Portal:Disease, sanitation, and clean water| portal]]+
-*'''(Drugs) War on drugs:''' [[:Category:War on drugs| category]], [[Portal:War on drugs| portal]].+
-**'''Drugs (illicit):''' [[:Category:Drugs| category]], [[Portal:Drugs| portal]]+
-*'''Elections and voting issues:''' [[:Category:Election and voting issues| category]], [[Portal:Election and voting issues| portal]]+
-**'''Elections:''' [[:Category:Elections| portal]], [[Portal:Elections| portal]]+
-*'''(Energy) The future of energy:''' [[:Category:The future of energy| category]], [[Portal:The future of energy| portal]].+
-**'''Energy:''' [[:Category:Energy| category]], [[Portal:Energy| portal]]+
-*'''Entertainment issues:''' [[:Category:Entertainment issues| category]], [[Portal:Entertainment issues| portal]]+
-**'''Entertainment:''' [[:Category:Entertainment| category]], [[Portal:Entertainment| portal]]+
-*'''Failed and rogue states:''' [[:Category:Failed and rogue states| category]], [[Portal:Failed and rogue states| portal]]+
-*'''Family issues:''' [[:Category:Family issues| category]], [[Portal:Family issues| portal]]+
-*'''Farming and agriculture:''' [[:Category:Farming and agriculture| category]], [[Portal:Farming and agriculture| portal]]+
-*'''Freedom of speech issues:''' [[:Category:Freedom of speech issues| category]], [[Portal:Freedom of speech issues| portal]]+
-*'''Gender issues:''' [[:Category:Gender issues| category]], [[Portal:Gender issues| portal]]+
-**'''Gender:''' [[:Category:Gender| category]], [[Portal:Gender| portal]]+
-*'''Genocide and war crimes:''' [[:Category:Genocide and war crimes| category]], [[Portal:Genocide and war crimes| portal]]+
-*'''Global Climate Change:''' [[:Category:Global Climate Change| category]], [[Portal:Global Climate Change| portal]]. +
-*'''HIV/AIDs:''' [[:Category:HIV/AIDS| category]], [[Portal:HIV/AIDS| portal]].+
-*'''Homosexuality issues:''' [[:Category:Homosexuality issues| category]], [[Portal:Homosexuality issues| portal]]+
-**'''Homosexuality:''' [[:Category:Homosexuality| category]], [[Portal:Homosexuality| portal]]+
-*'''Human rights:''' [[:Category:Human rights| category]], [[Portal:Human rights| portal]]+
-*'''Immigration issues:''' [[:Category:Immigration issues| category]], [[Portal:Immigration issues| portal]]+
-*'''International aid:''' [[:Category:International aid| category]], [[Portal:International aid| portal]]+
-*'''International organizations and NGOs:''' [[:Category:International organizations and NGOs| category]], [[Portal:International organizations and NGOs| portal]]+
-*'''Internet and information issues:''' [[:Category:Internet and information issues| category]], [[Portal:Internet and information issues| portal]]+
-**'''Internet and information:''' [[:Category:Internet and information| category]], [[Portal:Internet and information| portal]]+
-*'''Iraq war:''' [[:Category:Iraq War| category]], [[Portal:Iraq War| portal]].+
-*'''Iranian nuclear crisis:''' [[:Category:Iranian nuclear crisis| category]], [[Portal:Iranian nuclear crisis| portal]].+
-*'''Islam and the West:''' [[:Category:Islam and the West| category]], [[Portal:Islam and the West| portal]]+
-*'''Life and death:''' [[:Category:Life and death| category]], [[Portal:Life and death| portal]] (abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia...)+
-*'''Marijuana:''' [[:Category:Marijuana| category]], [[Portal:Marijuana| portal]].+
-*'''Millennium Development Goals:''' [[:Category:Millennium Development Goals| category]], [[Portal:Millennium Development Goals| portal]]+
-*'''National sovereignty issues:''' [[:Category:National sovereignty issues| category]], [[Portal:National sovereignty issues| portal]]+
-*'''NATO:''' [[:Category:NATO| category]], [[Portal:NATO| portal]]+
-*'''North Korean nuclear crisis:''' [[:Category:North Korean nuclear crisis| category]], [[Portal:North Korean nuclear crisis| portal]].+
-*'''Obesity:''' [[:Category:Obesity| category]], [[Portal:Obesity| portal]]+
-*'''Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:''' [[:Category:Palestinian Israeli Conflict| category]], [[Portal:Palestinian Israeli Conflict| portal]]+
-*'''Poverty and welfare:''' [[:Category:Poverty and welfare| category]], [[Portal:Poverty and welfare| portal]]+
-**'''Poverty:''' [[:Category:Poverty| category]], [[Portal:Poverty| portal]]+
-*'''Prison and jail issues:''' [[:Category:Prison and jail issues| category]], [[Portal:Prison and jail issues| portal]]+
-*'''Public safety issues:''' [[:Category:Public safety issues| category]], [[Portal:Public safety issues| portal]]+
-*'''Race issues:''' [[:Category:Race issues| category]], [[Portal:Race issues| portal]]+
-**'''Race:''' [[:Category:Race| category]]. [[Portal:Race| portal]]+
-*'''Sex and reproduction issues:''' [[:Category:Sex and reproduction issues| category]], [[Portal:Sex and reproduction issues| portal]]+
-**'''Sex and reproduction:'''[[:Category:Sex and reproduction| category]], [[Portal:Sex and reproduction| portal]]+
-*'''State intervention:''' [[:Category:State intervention| category]], [[Portal:State intervention| portal]]+
-**'''State involvement:''' [[:Category:State involvement| category]], [[Portal:State involvement| portal]]+
-*'''Taxes:''' [[:Category:Taxes| category]], [[Portal:Taxes| portal]]+
-*'''Trade and globalization:''' [[:Category:Trade and globalization| category]], [[Portal:Trade and globalization| portal]]+
-*'''Treatment of suspected terrorists, Guantanamo Bay, "enemy combatants"...:''' [[:Category:Treatment of suspected terrorists, Guantanamo Bay, "enemy combatants"...| category]], [[Portal:Treatment of suspected terrorists, Guantanamo Bay, "enemy combatants"...| portal]].+
-*'''Urban development:''' [[:Category:Urban development| category]], [[Portal:Urban development| portal]]+
-*'''War on terrorism:''' [[:Category:War on terrorism| category]], [[Portal:War on terrorism| portal]] +
-**'''Terrorism:''' [[:Category:Terrorism| category]], [[Portal:Terrorism| portal]]+
-*'''Wealth and class:''' [[:Category:Wealth and class| category]], [[Portal:Wealth and class| portal]]+
-*'''Weapons proliferation:''' [[:Category:Weapons proliferation| category]], [[Portal:Weapons proliferation| portal]]+
-*'''Welfare:''' [[:Category:Welfare| category]], [[Portal:Welfare| portal]]+
-==New category and portal ideas==+
-*Nationalism+
-*Social issues+
-*Fashion+
-==Feature articles==+
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