WHO WILL BE THE
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WHAT IS “SUPERPOWER” ?
Superpower is a word used to describe a state with a
dominant position in international relations and which
is characterised by its unparalleled ability to exert
influence or project power on a global scale.
Superpower includes a country’s combined means of
technological ,cultural , military and economic
strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power
CRITERIA FOR BEING “SUPERPOWER”
The size of the country.
The natural resources of the country.
The army size and it’s expenditure on military system.
Education and skills.
Political system and whether it is a key member of NGOs
and powerful on an international scale.
GDP/GDP per criteria.
Sectors of employment
CURRENT SUPERPOWER - US
Due to their large markets, growing
military strength , economic potential,
and influence in international affairs ,
US is the superpower.
Predictions made in the past have not been perfect . For
example , in the 1980’s, many political and economical
analysis predicted that JAPAN would eventually accede to
superpower status , due to its large population , huge gross
domestic product , and high economic growth at that time.
But JAPAN has faced an ongoing period of weak growth
since the lost decade of the 1990’s , and has been suffering
rom an aging population since the early 2000’s eroding it’s
potential as a superpower.
Federative republic of Brazil seems to be incoming
superpower due to some reasons like –
From past 200 years, Brazil has sought to emerge a s a serious
global economic and political power.
Brazil has certainly fulfilled some of its aspirations and finally
started to gain the international recognition it deserves .
Brazil including valuable minerals , a tenth of the world’s fresh
water and the Earth’s largest remaining rainforest.
People’s Republic of China receives continual coverage in the
popular press of its emerging superpower status ,and has
been identified s a rising or emerging economic growth and
military superpower by academics and other experts.
Assuming that the Chinese and U.S. economic grow,
respectively , by 8% and 3% in real terms and in America’s is
2% (the average of last decade).
The term “Second Superpower” has been applied by scholars
to the possibility that the People’s Republic of China could
emerge with global power .
The European Union (EU) has been called an emerging superpower
by academics. Many scholars and academics like T.R. Reid , Andrew
Reding , Andrew Moravcsik , and many other believe that EU
either is , or will become , a superpower in the 21st century.
EU includes : large population, large economy (EU has the largest
economy in the world ),low inflation rates , high quality of life etc.
Some do not believe the EU will achieve superpower status . A/C
to the former UK secreatery for foreign and commonwealth affairs
. Because of it’s military reach.
The Republic of India has seen considerable coverage of it’s
potential of becoming a superpower , both in academics and
media . Due to it’s functional institutions of democracy and
it’s relatively corruption free society ,it will emerge as a
desirable , entrepreneurial and resource and energy efficient
superpower in the near future .
INDIA includes :
The Russian federation has seen some discussion regarding its
potential of re-emerging as a superpower , while other have
made a assertion that it is already a superpower.
Russia will not become a superpower unless climate changes
eats away at the permafrost that covers as of march 2014,two-
thirds of the country’s landmass.
But Russia have the best army , wide economy , large population
, reveal immense stores of oil , natural gas and precious minerals
,as well as potential farmland , which would allow Russia o
become the world’s bread basket-and controls the plant food