Introduction to superpowers

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  • Superpowers
    • Large amount of resources
      • However exporting raw materials adds little value
    • Large military's
      • nuclear weapons are a sign of power
    • Large economies
      • World's 12 largest economies earn 2/3 of global GDP
      • Determine economic policies which affect the globe
    • Religion
      • Religion can unite country's and create allies
      • Influences politics e.g abortion, contraception
    • Belief systems
      • Capitalism has a huge and ever growing influence on the world
  • Large land area
    • Superpowers
      • Large amount of resources
        • However exporting raw materials adds little value
      • Large military's
        • nuclear weapons are a sign of power
      • Large economies
        • World's 12 largest economies earn 2/3 of global GDP
        • Determine economic policies which affect the globe
      • Religion
        • Religion can unite country's and create allies
        • Influences politics e.g abortion, contraception
      • Belief systems
        • Capitalism has a huge and ever growing influence on the world
    • Greater natural resources
    • Extend influence over larger number of neighbours
  • Large population
    • economic growth cannot be sustained without sufficient numbers of workers
    • Cheap workers promote economic growth e.g China

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