What are the conditions to become a superpower? A: A country that, for one, has the capacity to project its military power and, secondly, the capacity to project its military power anywhere in the world. It is this capacity to project military power that helps a superpower make other powers do things that those other powers will not do otherwise.
Q: How does the US project its military power? A: The US’s primary platforms to project power are its Carrier Strike Groups (CSG). There are a total of ten CSGs each comprising 7,500 personnel, a nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier (to attack targets on land, sea and air), Tomahawk missiles (for long-range strike capability), Los Angeles or Virginia-class submarines (to seek out and destroy hostile surface ships and submarines), destroyers, frigates and a replenishment ship.
Q: How does China project its military power? A: Currently, China does not have the capacity to project power. China’s Liaoning Aircraft Carrier – China’s only carrier – was originally laid down in 1988 in Ukraine as the Admiral Kuznetsov-class Aircraft Carrier for the Soviet Navy. In 1998, the carrier was bought by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Currently, the carrier is classified as a ‘training ship’.
Q: How does Russia project its military power? A: Currently, Russia has a very limited capacity to project power. Russia’s Admiral Flota Sovetskovo Soyuza Kuznetsov is a 55,000 tonne STOBAR Aircraft Carrier (Short Take-off But Arrested Recovery). The carrier has defensive weapons and offensive missiles.
Q: How does the US manage to dominate the world? A: The global merchandise trade stands at $19 trillion – and a large part of it is seaborne. The United States Navy (USN) controls all the oceans of the world-and thus all the trade routes.
Q: How does the US manage to dominate the world? A: The US’s defence spending officially stands at $596 billion. On top of the $596 billion, there’s emergency discretionary spending, supplemental spending and stimulus spending that add up to an additional $150 billion. Defence-related spending outside of the US Department of Defence comes up to at least $200 billion. That’s a total of $950 billion on defence. China spends $215 billion, Saudi Arabia $87 billion, Russia $66 billion, the UK $66 billion and India $51 billion. Of the 193 members of the UN, 192 collectively spend about the same as does the US by itself.
Q: How does the US manage to dominate the world? A: Through its ‘Empire of Bases’ numbering around 800 and spread over 130 countries.
Here’s a list of the world’s top seven brands: Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, Toyota and Samsung. Of the 7, five are based in the US. Here’s a list of the world’s top 10 universities: MIT, Cambridge, Harvard, UCL, Oxford, Imperial College, Yale, University of Chicago, Princeton and Caltech. Of the 10, six are in the US.
Here’s a list of the ten most valuable companies in the world: Apple, Exxon Mobil, Berkshire Hathaway, Google, Microsoft, PetroChina, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and Novartis. Of the 10, seven are in the US.
Q: When will the US’s domination end? A: The US’s domination will end when one of the two things happen: the world discovers or invents non-seaborne trade routes. Or, another country comes up with a stronger navy.
US is the biggest Army with its huge structure,striking capacity,deployment of the forces abroad & numbre of bases in the world,marvelous economy corporate culture,international fame Brands ,base of valueable compaies,Influence over UNO authorities and decisions with the self create title world Order as Super Power.
America, which had become united states, USA, discovered by Colombus, is mnow considered as sole super power on the earth. After a long lasting struggle for the freedom spanning over more than a century from the Brithish imperialism, US got constitution, flag and national anthem. the first line of US constitution expresses by a word WE which depicts the unity of the nation.
The facts & figures mentioned above can be divided into two topics;
1. Military Power
2. Corporate Economy
There is no doubt that America has become a super power in this era but it can t be claimed as a sole super power as it is evident from the realities about the Iraq & Afghanistan as well as middle east wars.
Iraq War, is also called Second Persian Gulf War, (2003–11), conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. The first of these was a brief, conventionally fought war in March–April 2003, in which a combined force of troops from the United States and Great Britain (with smaller contingents from several other countries) invaded Iraq and rapidly defeated Iraqi military and paramilitary forces. It was followed by a longer second phase in which a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq was opposed by an insurgency. After violence began to decline in 2007, the United States gradually reduced its military presence in Iraq, formally completing its withdrawal in December 2011.
The war in Afghanistan (or the American war in Afghanistan) is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks supported initially by close allies, they were later joined by NATO beginning in 2003. it can also be said a Joint aggression instead of Sole aggression consists of more than 40 countries against Afghanistan but this aggression didn t translate into success even till time.
As far as the economy of Sole uper power US is concerned, it has been carrying a total debt of 19.5 trillion dollars as of september 2016
As per detailed in publications of the Congressional Budget Office, the Brookings aInstitution, and Princeton University Press, the following are some potential consequences of unchecked debt of Sole Super Power US
1. reduced future national income and living standards .
2. reductions in spending on government programs.
3. higher marginal tax rates
4. higher inflation that increases the size of future budget deficits and decreases the the purchasing power of citizens’ savings and income 5. restricted ability of policymakers to use fiscal policy to respond to unexpected challenges, such as economic downturns or international crises
6. losses for mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and other holders of federal det
7. increased probability of a fiscal crisis in which investors would lose confidence in the government’s ability to manage its budget, and the government would be forced to pay much more to borrow money.
Although above mentioned discussion elaborate the theory of super power status yet question is there wether US is sole Super Power ?
Answer is very crystal clear,yes ! US is super power but not SOLE SUPER POWER .