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Global Power
Syllabus Link
Global superpowers and their economic,
geopolitical and cultural influence
What is a super power?
• A superpower is a state with a leading
position in the world that has the ability to
influence ev...
Factors that help attain power
Power can be attained through:
Size (land area)
Population
Resources (oil is a good exam...
Types of Power
Economic Power: Allows superpowers to export
their wealth and buy resources and influence
Cultural power: Exerts influence...
Types of Power
Hard Power
Means getting your way by
using force. This force could be
in forms such as:
• Military force
• ...
Global Power Today
Discuss global power today.
• What countries have power and what form
does that power take?
Syllabus Link
Global superpowers and their economic,
geopolitical and cultural influence
• Detailed examples of at least t...
Debate
You are representing either China or the USA
Debate on which one is the most important
global superpower highlighti...
Debate:
Which one is the most dominant
power today?
Their economic, geopolitical and cultural influence
Global Power Today
Global Power Today
Global Power Today
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Global power introduction

  1. 1. Global Power
  2. 2. Syllabus Link Global superpowers and their economic, geopolitical and cultural influence
  3. 3. What is a super power? • A superpower is a state with a leading position in the world that has the ability to influence events throughout the whole world. • The concept of a superpower has developed to include economic, cultural, geographical and military influence
  4. 4. Factors that help attain power Power can be attained through: Size (land area) Population Resources (oil is a good example) Military force or capability Economic power and influence (think TNCs) Religion/ beliefs Cultural influence
  5. 5. Types of Power
  6. 6. Economic Power: Allows superpowers to export their wealth and buy resources and influence Cultural power: Exerts influence through various forms of media to spread influence Geographical Power: The sphere of influence a superpower has on other countries (eg, Britain has given other countries language) Military Power: A sign of strength, modern weapons and nuclear capability reflect power Types of Power
  7. 7. Types of Power Hard Power Means getting your way by using force. This force could be in forms such as: • Military force • Economic force such as sanctions, tariffs or trade barriers Soft power Means power such as persuasion of some form including: • Cultural influence • Moral and ethical authority and leadership • Working with global institutions
  8. 8. Global Power Today Discuss global power today. • What countries have power and what form does that power take?
  9. 9. Syllabus Link Global superpowers and their economic, geopolitical and cultural influence • Detailed examples of at least two actual or potential global superpowers
  10. 10. Debate You are representing either China or the USA Debate on which one is the most important global superpower highlighting their global economic, geopolitical and cultural influence Keep detailed notes on a google doc that will be shared with others.
  11. 11. Debate: Which one is the most dominant power today? Their economic, geopolitical and cultural influence
  12. 12. Global Power Today
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