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The next world superpower
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What goes up must come down, and this is the inevitable path of all superpowers. America is currently on the way down, international disapproval, a staggering NFD and internal conflict.

In my opinion, the only two countries that the potential economy to rise as superpowers are India and China.

China, while experiencing massive growth, is over-extending itself, pushing too hard and too fast will inevitably result in a collaspe. Although having a billion people to fall back on is a nice safety net, I don't believe it will be enough.

India on the other hand has experienced similar growth to China, although over a longer and ultimately more sustainable period. However the Indian social system leaves a lot to be desired and may severly limit their growth.

My money is on India, who do you believe will emerge as the next world power?
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Don't discount Australia. We might surprise all of you.
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25 / F / ...T_T!!
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china..as what has been predicted..the east (china) will be greater than the west (usa)
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i think germany should give it another try!
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Germany 2nd try ftw
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no no, how about llamany D :
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How about we give me a chance.... give me 100$ billion USD and a country the size of Germany.... ill be the next Adolf Hitler cept this time i get nukes ^^
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Basically, any country which has access to nuclear weapons can become the next super power. That + man power to execute land forces.
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world peace ftw.
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I would have to agree with orangemaen on most of his points, including his conclusion, but not for the reasons he states.

India is the world's biggest democracy.
India is soon to be the world's biggest country.
Indians are (in my experience) the world's best business men.

China is powerful, but will not remain so in its current state due to dissent. If China experienced another, democratic, revolution, then the emergent country may become a super power.

In the end I believe that the world is moving towards groups of countries working as superpowers. It is in this way that the EU will become (not that it isn't already) a force in the future world.

The US must not be discounted. With new governance (when the Democrats win) it will rebound into the world of Diplomacy. Though it may continue in relative financial decline it must not be ignored that most of the world's major companies are based in the US, and that the UN main assembly is held there, the US will not die.

Brazil is another emerging power. It is much stronger than is the general opinion, it's problem is that the current government is not exploiting its position, as a world economic power, or as South America's face to the world.

Russia is still a power, and shall be for a while yet, due to its size, oil reserves and nuclear weapons. Putin is not afraid to exploit this power, especially within the UN Security Council, where he is evermore keen to veto perceived threats to Russia's power. In addition, though rocky, Putin's power base is unlikely to be removed any time soon. His opposition is too weak and disorganised, and he still claims astronomically high approval ratings (not that these are to be trusted of course).
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BillyG2093 wrote:

Germany 2nd try ftw


u mean 3rd
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Since a lot of business's in America is being out sourced to other countries i'd have to say Europe, China, and Russia stand a better of being another major power
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veenee wrote:

world peace ftw.


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28 / M / Singapore
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CHINA. ; 0
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28 / M / Ontario,Canada
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Alot of ur Idea are Trust! I thinks Brazil should act more like a super Power In south America(They have their own Fuel, when u have ur own Fuel u don't need anything else). As for India and China they can't be two super power in the east! How many of u have technology that made from China and sometime u just don't want to Buy China products! And the food that they import is not good for you! I said If the American is not in Japan It would be the next super power in the east.
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