Why had America emerged as a superpower by 1945?

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  • Why had America emerged as a superpower by 1945?
    • Strength of the Economy
      • USA controlled half of the worlds manufacturing
      • Generated half of worlds elecricity
      • Owned 2/3 of worlds gold stocks
    • Superior technology
      • Development of new fuels and fabrics
      • Monopoly on the atomic bomb
    • Willingness to be a superpower
      • Full member of the Grand Alliance
      • Joined the UN
      • Got involved in international affairs
    • Power vacuum created by the war
      • Europe devastated
      • Economies were bankrupt

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