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The next superpower

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by OutCaste, Jul 22, 2008.


The next superpower

  1. USA (maintains the status quo)

    7 vote(s)
  2. China

    22 vote(s)
  3. Russia

    2 vote(s)
  4. U.K

    1 vote(s)
  5. Israel

    0 vote(s)
  6. Germany

    0 vote(s)
  7. Japan

    1 vote(s)
  8. other (mention)

    4 vote(s)
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  1. OutCaste

    OutCaste Well-Known Member

    which country do you think will be the next superpower. i mean economic, cultural as well as military superpower
  2. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I like that you posted this after the we're doomed thread :laugh:

    I think I'd just have to go with New World Order. One fascist government. Or anarchy. The US is gonna be the last superpower I think.
  3. OutCaste

    OutCaste Well-Known Member

    China, Russia, Iran and Venezuela will never come under new world order. you can count on that.
  4. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    That's why I'm thinking anarchy. Destruction. Nuclear War. End of the world :)
  5. Datsik

    Datsik Forum Buddy

    There won't be a next power. (I voted mention)

    If there's to be World War III, it'd be Israel vs. Iran.

    Then, nuclear war. Then, the end. Nobody will be the 'next superpower'.
  6. OutCaste

    OutCaste Well-Known Member

    Israel vs Iran would not be a world war III unless of course, russia and usa interfere. but sadly, they will interfere along with china.
  7. Anime-Zodiac

    Anime-Zodiac Well-Known Member

    I think there will be multiple super powers in the future.
  8. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    Def China and Russia will be two super powers. We're the fading empire now . . . Well, some of the people in the USA will stay in the elite but as a country we're falling down and Russia won't help us and neither will China.
  9. bleach

    bleach Well-Known Member

    China and/or India

    1 billion+ people in each country. The labor class of either nation is larger than the entire U.S. population. The educated people in each nation are smarter and more industrious than the average American. Once the U.S. dollar ceases to function as oil fiat currency, the bottom will fall out of our insubstantial economy, and it will be between these two. Particularly with all the smartest Americans fleeing our country as fast as they can(and the wealthiest soon to follow).

    The EU could theoretically compete as a superpower but seems to be going in the wrong direction. They are little more than a glorified trade agreement right now. They have already shot down one treaty for greater cooperation.

    I am curious to know why Russia is given any credibility, that country is a mess and only getting worse by the year.
  10. smackh2o

    smackh2o SF Supporter

    With the effect of globalization breaking down cultural barriers slowly, we might easily see a continuation of what we have already got. Countries who share similar cultures bonding together. So, with the support of larger countries like China, USA, Russia, etc, we can expect anything to happen.
  11. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member

    China in the economic stakes and maybe militarily. Culturally, the US.
  12. anonymous51

    anonymous51 Staff Alumni

    Just pick up any random object in your house and see where it comes from.... "made in china." Theres a reason why mandarin has suddenly become part of school curriculums.
  13. OutCaste

    OutCaste Well-Known Member

    Is there really a thing as american culture ? Not trying to sound offensive , just asking because it seems like different groups have their own culture in america. There is not 1 common culture in america.
  14. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member

    It's not so much American as a description of the culture itself but just where it is based. It's more a culture that is weighed and tested through various focus groups, polls and statistics based or invented in America and then exported through out the world. It's more about commercialism and striving to satisfy individual needs than anything else, with a fair few good, interesting ideas thrown in now and then just to confuse people. :laugh:
    It could be exported from anywhere, it's just mostly US based for the foreseeable future.

    It doesnt happen just in advertising and the media but also the viewpoints of political parties. Some parts of the world have a lot from American campaign managers. They know now that the best way to get elected is to not stand for any real, concrete values because that would scare too many voters and lobby groups away.
  15. annak

    annak Member

  16. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    There has always been more then one country that controls the world. USA, England, China, and Russia have always been on the top keeping everyone around them in control.

    In the future power may flux, but the big countries will always be at the top keeping everything going in the right direction.
  17. smackh2o

    smackh2o SF Supporter

    Is there a right direction?
  18. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    Depends, I think the US has quite an opportunity to step forward and take the lead with regards to alternative energies and all the economic growth and innovation that could and should result from such progress.

    If we stay on the current path of outsourcing and sucking the tit of OPEC the dollar will continue to devalue and US influence will diminish.

    Maliki wants us out of Iraq, so I don't know how much the US oil companies will get. One things for sure, after investing all that money in Iraq they won't walk away without some claim on that oil.
  19. rojomi

    rojomi Banned Member

    Me. When I'm running things they work out right or else. The details are all in being able to delegate the proper tasks to the right person.:laugh:
  20. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Did the US not sign the agreement (that I've forgotten the name of) to cut their greenhouse gases, though? Likewise, China...
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