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TerminalGTA

The Next World Superpower

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TerminalGTA

I watched a program on Youtube that basically said a united European Union would become the next world superpower, both financially and military-wise. Now while the program was not very good and eventually brought the bible into it, to back up their arguement, which is always a laugh. It did get me thinking, as it stands now, most people would agree that America is the only world superpower and it is unmatched both in its military and financially.

 

But it has rivals, China is rising as a nation to rival the power of America, and with a 1 billion population and extensive investment in the infrastucture of the country it seems like it is not just a myth, but they will rise to rival America.

 

I ask, who do you think will be next superpower? Will America remain as the world's only superpower, will it have other countries/unions that will rival it or will she be superceeded?

 

My view at the moment is that China will rise and will challenge America, and surpass her. The wide range of resources that China has, not to mention the extensive labour source means that I think they be the next world superpower. There are even estimates that by 2020 China will have surpassed America. I am hesitant to believe that but I believe it will be in my lifetime that I will see Beijing dictating play on the world stage.

 

Your Views?

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Suction Testicle Man

Personally, my concern and hope is we can advance to a stage where 'Superpower' is a meaningless term. Theoretically, the EU could create the largest unison of countries and governments in the world, but that would require seamless cooperation between members - which doesn't happen now, and probably never will. The instinctual conservative tendencies of most people these days mean it's more important to keep hold of their nation's favourite shiny coin and stop towelheads invading their housing estates, than to further peace in unity by breaking down borders and nationalistic attributes.

 

As long as people like this exist, there won't ever be an effective superpower of international entities. Wealth is more or less dictated by resources, economic growth and trade links - the US has these stronger than any other country, and is therefore the superpower. They haven't always done however, and won't always. China is next on the cards for various reasons - but that isn't a bad thing for anyone; not even the US. Unless of course they don't want to be friends. I live in Britain, and though up there, we're not the superpower, yet I'm not on fire as a result or anything.

 

Superpowers and their definition as a note-worthy label to have is primitive and out-dated, not to mention fairly meaningless. Hopefully in years to come people will realise that the existence of Superpowers as a concept is reflective of our own unproductive international relations, and will endeavour to link together as one, big 'Superpower'. But as I say, certain minorities still haven't experienced coming 'second' in the world economy, and they are most likely going to descend to it kicking and screaming, into the midst of many other thriving economies that don't need to be #1 to stay afloat.

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All-Blacks

The question is, do we really want/need another/new superpower? I just can't see after the US's downfall (its inetivable), there'll be another. As STM said, the world is heading into a unity. So it may seem USA might be the last sole/independent last superpower.

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"Superpowers" to me is a term of reflectiveness, or as a way to describe how the world was divided up for the majority of the 20th century.

 

The problem lies in describing what a super-power is. What are the criteria for determining what is a super-power?

 

From what I see, China's industry will probably eclipse ours ( if it hasn't already ) in the next 20 years, and Japan will ( and already does ) have superior technological advances. I suppose America has more trade and commerce, but how long will that last? More importantly, should we every become unfriendly with China or Japan, how badly would our trade fall?

 

 

A super-power to me is a nation, that is more or less an isolationist style of country. Their economy, their military, and their resources are generated from inside, without much contribution from neighboring countries.

 

I really don't have a wide enough view of world politics to say for sure at all. I suppose according to my own definition, North Korea could be on its way to being the next Super power, or perhaps Inidia ( though I can't say how well they fit into that isolationist aspect).

 

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jelly

Every country that has tried to achieve autarky (self-reliance) has failed. The Soviet Union tried it. In the end there wasn't even enough bread going around. North Korea tried it. Now they have nuclear reactors but they depend on China for food. The U.S. tried to impose tariffs and trade barriers and supporting its own steel industry, amongst others.. Now the dollar is failing, debt is spiraling and things are looking pretty dim.

 

What's funny is that the EU is trying the same thing, closing off borders around the Schengen area. The only reason things haven't gone down the sh*tter faster is that there's still competition between nations inside the trade area.

 

India is not trying to establish autarky and enjoys trade relations with a majority of the world. They're modernising their nuclear technology with the help of the US, they're modernising the military through a hodgepodge of French, Russian, American and Israeli materials - they don't get into entangling alliances or believe in some ridiculous idea of 'self-reliance' or 'trade regions' because those ideas have consistently failed.

 

STM's idea of the entire world being a 'superpower' of sorts is a good one but that's not what we're going towards. We're going towards regional blocs which exclude one another. Africa is integrating, the African Union is already covering nearly the entire continent and fills more functions than the EU does. Europe is integrating, the 'Constitution' and all sorts of federalist functions are being championed by those 'high up', North America is turning itself into one large federation, and the largest regional blocs in South America just merged. Asia is being served by the SCO.

 

The problem with this is that these regional organisations are very dead set on relying on themselves, keeping trade and production within its borders instead of cooperating with the others. There will be a lack of resources within the blocs, and anything coming from the outside will be heavily taxed at the border. This is a recipe for economic recessions en masse.

 

Defining a superpower.. In my view, a superpower is an entity that seeks to empower itself through the abuse of others, starting with its own citizens and expanding outwards. Now that imperialism is a history lesson, the new thing is 'humanitarian intervention', 'preferential trade', 'anti-terrorism efforts' and who knows what bullsh*t blanket expressions they'll use next to excuse their police state behaviour.

 

The United States will either stop the practice of 'humanitarian interventions' and the cold war-ish support of armed groups and coups around the world, or they will crumble economically because the dollar can't support congress and the federal reserve simply printing more money whenever they need it to support the war machine, which by now is present in the form of bases, advisors or otherwise in nearly every country on the globe. The U.S. dollar is overvalued and it will not take long before investors realise that a combination of excessive militarism, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations and foreign aid funds is going to implode the U.S. economy.

 

I don't think they'll be replaced by anyone either, not in the traditional sense of a superpower. Sure, China will grow, but you're ignoring one thing: China has grown by changing policy and by allowing more freedoms. The economy is stronger because the Chinese Communist Party are now the biggest capitalists in the world. The Chinese people are getting a taste of this and sees what the private sector can do if given freedom - the most recent development is that the Party is giving its citizens the right to property. As China continues to grow, the centralist structure will be gradually or rapidly replaced with a representative structure, because that's the only thing that allows further growth. A government that is atleast partially accountable to its citizens is unlikely to embark on the insane government empowering fest that is the creation of a superpower. Their excuse the last time were the World Wars - now there is the omnipresent threat of 'terrorism', and that's not cutting it. People are vigilant and questioning of their government, and if you read up on what the US and the Soviets did to manifest their positions, it's easy to realise that no country is going to manage to fool their citizens into supporting that on the basis of 'terrorism'.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Coop...on_Organisation

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_South_American_Nations

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Union

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America...Trade_Agreement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_and_...f_North_America

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurosphere

European Armed Forces of Tomorrow: A New Perspective

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_India

 

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TerminalGTA

"an extremely powerful nation, esp. one capable of influencing international events and the acts and policies of less powerful nations." cite dictionary.com

 

I believe this a good way of describing what a superpower is. It is no doubt that US politics has been able to influence many nations both in the past and present to support it and adopt similar policies.

 

I also live in England and it has been hotly argued that Britian went to war largely because of America's position in modern politics. The arguement that Britian could not do without being America's ally. Truthfully I in part believe this, escpecially when considering how dependant Britain is on the US in terms of trade.

 

Arguably the last time we saw documented events where a visible influencing of nations occured on the world stage, was during the Cold War. during this conflict which includes many wars in itself. We saw both America and the USSR influencing nations and militarising them for their cause, and certainly openly influencing their policy and radically changing their ideology as occured with the Eastern Bloc countries.

 

With the demise of the Soviet Union we have seen a relatively peaceful period, where nuclear war has not been a hotly discussed topic, because who would dare defy Washington openly.

 

If China were to become a worldwide superpower, this again brings complications to the world in my opinion, it opens the chance that China and the US disagree on vital topics and more importantly it again means that the world will have two sides to choose. Remembering that while China has embraced capitalism and investment, it is still a communist state. I do see the potential for conflict between these two nations especially as we go into the future and key resources become scarcer and scarcer. Whos to say that in the next ten years we won't have wars over oil and in the next 50 years, we may even be having wars for the most important resources on the planet, water, drinking water!

 

Perhaps it will never happen, and perhaps you are right and we are heading for a period of union, but I ask this, if for 5,000 years the world has not agreed with one another why in the next twenty to fifty years will everyone begin agreeing and uniting for a common cause.

 

The tell tale history of the world is that throughout at least modern history there has been pacts made between neighbouring countries to give them the advantage on the world stage, surely we won't get to the point where everyone unites and forms a large world pact.

 

Although jllr, i can also see your scenario working too, it is true that Beijing and Washington's policy have not been this similar ever. I find the whole China situation slightly oxymoronical how can they be Communist Capitalist, my only thought is that while the people at the head of government have deep socialist roots and the party on the whole was founded on this, they have pushed the potential for investment, but would merely make them Socialists not Communists would it not?

 

Having said that I am not that familiar with Chinese politics, but do they have other socialist hallmarks, such as somesort of welfare state / National Health Service, I would argue that a country with a population that size could never truly commit to such a thing?

 

Anyway anyone think some other country/bloc will take over as world superpower?

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I don't think China can maintain the one-party structure and the form of obedient society they have currently if they want to keep growing. Firstly an authoritarian style of rule is a bottleneck to development because robotised, subdued citizens are not entrepreneurs or inventors, they're cannon fodder. Secondly because as they implement reforms in order to stimulate growth, the citizens take note of these results and will want the entire hand once the powers that be reach them the pinky finger. I don't think they'll be able to maintain the power structures, I don't think China will maintain itself at all. As soon as the political structures are reformed, regions will begin breaking away as citizens demand self rule. Tibet, Manchuria, Xinjiang, all these have active secessionist organisations which will try to seize the opportunity.

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I don't think China can maintain the one-party structure and the form of obedient society they have currently if they want to keep growing. Firstly an authoritarian style of rule is a bottleneck to development because robotised, subdued citizens are not entrepreneurs or inventors, they're cannon fodder. Secondly because as they implement reforms in order to stimulate growth, the citizens take note of these results and will want the entire hand once the powers that be reach them the pinky finger. I don't think they'll be able to maintain the power structures, I don't think China will maintain itself at all. As soon as the political structures are reformed, regions will begin breaking away as citizens demand self rule. Tibet, Manchuria, Xinjiang, all these have active secessionist organisations which will try to seize the opportunity.

You need to write a book, good reads. icon14.gif

 

I can't really say who will lead the globe after America's fall. I really don't want America to fall, but for it to have a revalation or something. The '08 elections are bullsh*t, obviously, and the world's headed to a bunch of Right-wing feminists retards that want to exterminate people with different ideas that they call "terrorists." The signs are everywhere. No Child Left Behind lets stupider kids pass their classes, and then we release THEM into our society so they can become the polititians that feed us bullsh*t by the lake-full. Censorship has taken over TV and Radio, pretty much breaking the first f*cking rule in the Constitution. Everything is dumbed down so much that a 5 year old could operate a Quantum Accelerator. Nobody's really invented anything for several years, we're all bored, Bochalism is taking over, China shot down a satellite, we're all either obese, skinny, stupid, cool, nerdy, or boring, The "War on Terror" is a bullsh*t occupation of an innocent country the G.W. Bush *thought had WMD, Russia is not comfortable being a Democracy and is slowly turning back into a Communist country, N. Korea's got f*cking missiles aimed at America, a bunch of people are arguing about 360 vs. PS3 instead of learning properly, Commercialism and the internet are quickly smashing apart our values and reasoning, and we're running low on everything except stupidity. Do you see a superpower there? There is one. It's called Humanity! Enjoy the planet, folks. inlove.gif

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Nucflash

Yall with think im crazy, but i think that China cannot become the next super power. There are too many problems there, espescially if they hold onto communism.

 

Remember not that long ago all the cheap crap said made in Tiawan? Thats what I grew up reading. Only recently China has had us as a customer like that. If they loose USA as that customer, there is no possible way china can become that next superpower. And from the looks of it, we are gearing up for much of that industry to go to not only india, but mexico.

 

I dont think the EU can go anywhere the way Islam is a threat to europe. General low european birth rates, and the massive high birth rates of muslim are dooming the EU.

 

I think India has the highest chance of becoming the next super power. Why?

1) The population rivals that of china

2) Massive Entertainment industry (which i think has alot to do with modernising brains)

3) Freedoms much greater than China

4) Brainpower that rich countries are only starting to utilize

5) High % of workers are multilingual

6) The will and ability to take their business global

7) Nuclear Arms

 

I think the brainpower is a real issue of success compared to the low income dirtu industry & slave labor in china. Where chinas lack of freedom hold it back (other than the special administrative region of hong kong), indias freedom allows that world access that will create more and more high tech opportunities for its smartest. And with a population like that, the "smartest" make up quite a huge number.

 

The fact they are not muslim, and not communist also ensures they will be aided by places like USA in many of thier steps forward.I would personally like to see afghanastan, and pakistan pushed into iran, and for India to get territory of both. die.gif

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Cawlyeah

I thought that superpowers are only possessed by Superman

 

Okey, now seriously. I agree with all of you and mostly I agree with manofpeace inlove.gif

 

It's really hard to predict which countries are gonna be the "Superpowers" (SP's from now on) while the world politics is changible like British weather. First, what does really being a SP mean? It can be either:

 

-being self-sufficient, i.e. all the manpower, natural resources and culture comes from the inside so whatever happenes to the outside world, the country is still "super" and can survive

-having the main word amongst all the other countries, i.e. the country has control over the entire planet

-both of these smile.gif

 

SO..

 

United States have realized that they are running out of their 'blood' - oil. They are strongly bond with it, while they use it everywhere - cars, power stations etc. Now they have troops in Iraq saving the US economy. I don't think we are all aware of the true purpose of American War on of Terror. US only used the "anti-terrorism" as an excuse to cover their ture agenda. Thanks to 9/11 muslims are generally considered to be evil...and THAT helps the US governemnt pretty much. I'm affraid that this is the long-year job of american internal propaganda, it's trying to make all the US citizens think as one person (what can be seen evfen in the smallest areas, e.g. most of the houses in USA look the same, all the shops etc. - there are of course many of those who realize this) because it helps them think that they are the best. In a copule of years we can expect USA to attack different countries with loads of oil resources - other arabic countries, Venezuela, maybe Russia and even turn against their main allies - UK and rest of EU and NATO. USA is trying to gain SP - they don't want to depend on other countries' oil, therefore they are making this oil their own.

 

Now something about the US army. I live in Eastern Europe and some of my friends were in USA for a year as exchange students and during their stay all of them (!!!) were contacted by the US officials and asked if they wanted to join the army, that they would fund their college and provide an US citizenship if they served for two years. This is really a dirty business. The USA want to spare the lives of their own people (who are part of their economy) so they are luring immigrants? I wonder how many of my friends would have ended up in Iraq if they had said "Yes". This is a proof that USA is not self-suffiecent, even in matters of manpower...but as long as they are crusading for wealth, it is possile for them to become an SP.

 

But we still have another countries with this possibility. I will immediately leave some countries out of this:

 

Iran - they are spending too much of GDP for their nuclear research and their inflation is really high, I think they will destroy themselves making it easier for USA

 

Venezuela - Hugo Chavez is trying to set up communism in his country...and we all know how communism usually ends up

 

Cuba - the system there will end soon and it will take some time for them to "stand up on their own feet"

 

North Korea - communism will end up there, sooner or later and they are heading the same as Cuba

 

Now the countries that may be SPs in the future.

 

Russia is getting stronger, too. Mr.Putin has set a great system of "fear" during his presidentship and he (or the organization behind him) will rule Russia further. Putin's right wing politics have made strong and visible progress in economy and social things but it's true that the democracy in Russia is on a low level...but they are definitely NOT heading back to communism, it is an authoritative regime but not communism. I don't like all what's happening in Russia but at least we have some countreforce against USA.

 

EU is more of an ally of USA but is a strong group, too. But in the future it may end up in a war with United States, just like Russia.

 

China or India may become SP, too. For India it's more proabable while in China the process is still supressed by Communistic Party. And in China there's a possibility that the provinces will begin to separate themselves (it has already began - Taiwan). True is that this is also happening in Russia. Both of the countries are using force to push this 'riots' back.

 

Japan - strong economy, goddamn hi-tech masters. We can only imagine what technologies they posses that they have not shown to the world yet smile.gif. They can already have a cyborg army!

 

The so called "tigers" - mostly smaller countries, which are not strong yet but are developing very fast: South Korea, Emirates, Taiwan, some easter-European post-communistic countries, Ireland etc - they won't be strong individually but if they united in some way... inlove.gif

 

Now some hypothesis:

 

1.Imagine a world of city states --- countries based on a level of cities, each with its own government. If they were trading with each other, none of them would be stronger than the other. THat would be quite stable system and it would made the world strong and resistant towards threats comming from the inside.

 

2.It's possible that the world is not controlled by governments and presidents as we know them today. There are small groups controlling one or more countries each with its own agenda but every with the same point :: centralization of power, wealth and ideology. Or what if there is just one group controlling the WHOLE world and using wars just to cover their real plan which we don't even WANT to know about...

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I don't think China can maintain the one-party structure and the form of obedient society they have currently if they want to keep growing. Firstly an authoritarian style of rule is a bottleneck to development because robotised, subdued citizens are not entrepreneurs or inventors, they're cannon fodder. Secondly because as they implement reforms in order to stimulate growth, the citizens take note of these results and will want the entire hand once the powers that be reach them the pinky finger. I don't think they'll be able to maintain the power structures, I don't think China will maintain itself at all. As soon as the political structures are reformed, regions will begin breaking away as citizens demand self rule. Tibet, Manchuria, Xinjiang, all these have active secessionist organisations which will try to seize the opportunity.

You need to write a book, good reads. icon14.gif

 

I can't really say who will lead the globe after America's fall. I really don't want America to fall, but for it to have a revalation or something. The '08 elections are bullsh*t, obviously, and the world's headed to a bunch of Right-wing feminists retards that want to exterminate people with different ideas that they call "terrorists." The signs are everywhere. No Child Left Behind lets stupider kids pass their classes, and then we release THEM into our society so they can become the polititians that feed us bullsh*t by the lake-full. Censorship has taken over TV and Radio, pretty much breaking the first f*cking rule in the Constitution. Everything is dumbed down so much that a 5 year old could operate a Quantum Accelerator. Nobody's really invented anything for several years, we're all bored, Bochalism is taking over, China shot down a satellite, we're all either obese, skinny, stupid, cool, nerdy, or boring, The "War on Terror" is a bullsh*t occupation of an innocent country the G.W. Bush *thought had WMD, Russia is not comfortable being a Democracy and is slowly turning back into a Communist country, N. Korea's got f*cking missiles aimed at America, a bunch of people are arguing about 360 vs. PS3 instead of learning properly, Commercialism and the internet are quickly smashing apart our values and reasoning, and we're running low on everything except stupidity. Do you see a superpower there? There is one. It's called Humanity! Enjoy the planet, folks. inlove.gif

Speech!

 

*Claps*

 

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The question is, do we really want/need another/new superpower? I just can't see after the US's downfall (its inetivable), there'll be another. As STM said, the world is heading into a unity. So it may seem USA might be the last sole/independent last superpower.

The world is not heading towards unity, that can be true in about "insert your number of hundreds of years here".

 

Personally i do see China going up, it's really ironic, chinese people never drank milk, NEVER, now that they started milking cows, the prices of milk boosted upward!!!, what the hell???

 

Let's not forget about Israel, it's a more capable country both military and economically wise, want proof? check out who the hell is Moshe Dayan.

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The world is not heading towards unity, that can be true in about "insert your number of hundreds of years here".

Well there is the European Union now, and the Asian, African, South American and Pacific continents are also pushing towards a unity in their respected area. Correct me if i'm wrong, but there were also talks of a North American unity. And lets not forget about the already NATO and United Nations. It's a matter of time until one of these unities create a political union (much like what England, Wales etc. did to create the United Kingdom). A World Union is inevitable.

 

I wouldn't be surprised at all if an apparent World Union were to be in completion (or near) sometime during my lifetime. Afterall, it's what most politicians want (Gordon Brown.....).

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PANDAEMON

since the time of persiain the 5th century bc there have always been superpowers and i think there always will be now. ... but just look at how persia's doing now.... its sad....

 

well basically the term "superpower" implies a country that has a strong amount of nuclear power and a strong economy.

so basically the next superpowe would have to be a counrty thats either developing or almost developed. so i would hae to say it could be either china, india or vietnam[the three countries with the highest gdps albeit not in order.]

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A World Union is inevitable.

People of the world's union?

 

OR

 

Politicians of the world's union?

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One word, one phrase, one answer to all questions regarding our future.

 

Globalization.

 

Which some theorize will be complete when the world unites under ONE language, what language? English is the popular theory.

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English is the popular theory.

Hypothesis.

 

I certainly hope not.

 

Also, this "super-globalization" can only occur if everyone will mix with each other and if everyone will be part of one and only culture, i.e. never.

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English is the popular theory.

Hypothesis.

 

I certainly hope not.

 

Also, this "super-globalization" can only occur if everyone will mix with each other and if everyone will be part of one and only culture, i.e. never.

Theory.

 

And believe it or not it is happening as we speak. The company I work for, even though it is global requires all conference calls between different spoken languages to be in English.

 

The only "real" thing holding back globalization is the negative outlook on the rest of the world infringing on their "beliefs" in the Muslim world.

 

The Chinese are speaking more english then ever before. Companies in India are starting to require correspondence in English. Daskh, an Indian company, operate almost entirely in English.

 

Look at this board for instance...you HAVE to know English to participate, if you don't you are pretty much excluded until you learn. When I was in Germany I could speak to almost any person in English and they would reply in English, however shotty it may be. Like I said, many people theorize English will be the uniting factor when the world finally does become completely globalized.

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Also, this "super-globalization" can only occur if everyone will mix with each other and if everyone will be part of one and only culture, i.e. never.

Then you don't know nothing about globalization my friend.

 

People these days watch american shows, games and movies, we eat at McDonalds, Burger King, etc. The presence of these economical entities alone is proof of how we get sucked by globalization.

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