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Superpower Geographies
The Superpowers:

USA
EU



The BRICs are emerging superpowers:

CHINA: Communist one-party state which has become the `workshop of the world'; there is rapid
economic growth based on manufacturing and trade.

RUSSIA: Has a huge nuclear weapons arsenal, and vast oil and gas reserves meaning it is of…

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The role of Superpowers

In the past, superpowers such as the British Empire maintained direct control over
territories. Some geographers believe that part of this control still remains today in the form
of neo-colonialism:

Aid is given to allies rather than the most needy countries.
Debt repayments channel money from…

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