Superpowers

Define a superpower.
A nation which is able to project its power and influence anywhere in the world. It's a dominant global force.
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What factors affect a superpowers influence?
Military power, economic strength, culture, size, population and resources.
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How does military power influence supwerpower status?
1. It creates a sense of fear for surrounding countries. 2. Worldwide dominance E.g. 48% of all military spending is done by the USA which means they have troops in every continent except Antarctica. 3. Nuclear weapons - indicates power.
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How does economic power influence superpower status?
1. The worlds economy is dominated by the USA making it an all round superpower, 8 of the top 10 biggest companies are based in the USA. 2. Globalisation has led to emerging economies becoming economic superpowers.
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How does economic power influence supwerpower status?(continued)
China has become 'the workshop of the world'. The Chinese economy has grown by 10% each year for 20 years, the fastest ever industrial revolution
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How do resources affect superpower status?
1.As countries become energy insecure the power of 'energy superpowers' will grow. E.g. Russia, Qatar and Iran have 60% of gas supplies. 2. The USA's industrial revolution was due to having the largest coal supply in the world.
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