Most Possible Future SuperpowersEver since the collapse of the Soviet Union, America has been the only super power. But what do you think could become the next super power. Show us and have reasons why for your decisions.
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India has a big chance. They are a sleeping giant, yet to be awaken
India is a fast rising economy. India is the largest importer of defense equipments... now, total indeginition phase is going on in India. ie. Indigenous aircraft carrier ins vikrant ( making India join the elite club of countries ie us, uk, France and soviet who can make their own aircraft carrier), hal tejas mk 2 ( fifth gen multirole combat aircraft), agni 5 ICBM ( again making India join elite club of nation having icbm).. long awaited ins vikramaditya will be inducted to Indian navy on 16 nov 2013 making India the only country in Asia to have 2 aircraft carrier. India is also excelling in space technology. India became the first country in Asia to successfully launch a rocket to mars. in the near future we will see indigenous aircraft carrier ins vikrant 2 (equivalent to Russian and British aircraft carrier), agni 6 icbm (range 10000+km) etc etc etc...
You do realize Spain, Turkey and Australia have made their own aircraft carriers
The coming century is really going to be more India centered the reasons are, 1) India has most young population in the world and will be for a long period. 2) Young population of any country is a huge boost for GDP of a country as it is the work force, when other country population are getting older, India is getting younger. 3) As India is a fast developing country it has potential that will be only going to increasing with the development of the country this all due to young population coming up in the future 3) In India most of the college student mainly opt for Engg or Med courses this gona create a huge technical talents in the country in field of Aero space, Nuclear, Medical, Aviation, Nano tec, Bio tec, Naval Engg etc, this technical Boom is going to happen soon and that gonna transform India into a world power house of work force and generat a lot of income for the country and GDP. 5) Indian space and miltary sector is going into transforming of privatation which gonna stop ...more
Largest Democracy! its only a matter of time.V 455 Comments
Yes it is fair to say that: the government is corrupt; 40% of the country is below the poverty line; it still has lots of terrorism - however it has the basis of becoming a superpower.
Pakistan is a country that is looked down by literally everyone and even some of Pakistan's own men and women, but inside Pakistanis are fighter, are brave, there's a sense of unity inside them. When earthquakes hit Pakistan, Kashmir what happened? Well on the negative side lots of people died, but on the positive everyone of those people affected stayed strong.
But still I bet most people think of this as inspirational rubbish - so I'll throw a few factors showing Pakistan having actual signs of development: Firstly, the the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor - prediction says that the project will result in the creation of upwards of 700,000 direct jobs between 2015 "2030, and add 2 to 2.5 percentage points to the country's annual economic growth and much more is yet to come from ...more
China, India, Pakistan and Russia are the most possible future superpowers, especially China. China, India and Pakistan have very large populations and are developing quickly, and all have nuclear weapons. Turkey is also a possible superpower because of it's powerful economy and large population. Russia has a very powerful military as it is both high tech and large
Pakistan can never be a Superpower, Pakistan is surrounded by 3 Powers - India, China, Iran, if Pakistan ever expands, It would really have a Hard Time. Second, Pakistan's Economy is not one of the Fastest Growing Economy, So just how can it be a Superpower like that. Third, Pakistanis are also facing problems in Terror Attacks as well. Fourth, Though China is it's allies, India has a Extremely Large Relation With India, Compared to Pakistan - US Relation, Pakistan and US isn't really a Big Allied Countries, And Afghanistan can just attack Pakistan from the West, Now Pakistan is surely cornered. Fifth, Some Pakistanis doesn't know how to Speak English and has Limited Internet which makes Pakistan, doesn't Process that Much.
Hopefully our upcoming president IK will definitely had ability to lead the country to its utmost credibility he definitely hate taking loans aids from america its against its nature v love him and want him to lead our country to world powerV 259 Comments
The United States will continue to be a superpower. It's got a large population that is continuing to grow. It is one of the largest countries in the world with abundant natural resources. It's bordered by neighbors that pose no threat to the north and south, while being bordered by oceans to the west and east. This pretty much makes invading the United States, a logistical nightmare and impossibility. It has the largest economy in the world with massive industrial and agricultural bases. Many of the largest corporations are home here and the USD is the dominant world currency. Plus American culture is pretty much everywhere. Not to mention we also have the most powerful military in the world with enough firepower to end the world fifteen times over.
Then why not you are using it. Waiting for the auspicious season. - Sumit22
America was built on principles never before seen and still not seen in any other country in the world. It is the model of the future of the world and as long as the rest of the world does not offer the freedom and liberties that america is built upon, no country will ever match up to us. India, China, and the Soviet Union are drowning in poverty and corruption, they have many more issues to solve before becoming a superpower, and the European countries will just be there, but they wont overtake the US. The best brains that come to the US and those who wish to protect the idea of a free world will never let the US down, we might get hurt economically now and then, but that will never be enough to bring down the greatest nation on the face of this earth.
Who ever said that 30% of the population make up Indian in usa. Man you don't know what you talking about just because 30% of Indian makes up usa population don't mean we are weak. Why you think all these Indians are over here getting? American education of course. And before a vast of Indians came here we been a superpower country. So you don't know what you talking about. American citizens made usa a superpower not foreign relations. You need to read up on American history before you try and put usa down. Because way before all these statistics you seeing. We been on the rise without help and been dominating. Now it's about protecting our freedom and other countries freedom to be whatever they want to be. So like I say don't mistake usa like we never did nothing on our own because this is what we do and who we are
Nah fam we guc as hellV 52 Comments
China is going to be a second superpower. It's economy will soon at least equal that of the United States. It's still modernizing a military that is still a force to be reckoned with, it has an excellent and growing technological base, and the world's largest population. It still has a lot of problems such as pollution, human rights abuses, income inequality, it needs more democratic reforms, and it has to solve it's problems with Tibet and Taiwan. Plus it's surrounded on all sides by US-Allies, India, and Russia.
China's population is growing all the time, but rather than living in poverty (which exists, as it does in all countries, but isn't as common.), people are rich, middle class, poor, or working for the government. The government uses workers on low wages to help China become a superpower- it's working. It offers an alternative to the US and is different from it; the cruelty of poverty comes directly from the government, rather than corporations. The trade-off with this making poverty more common is that the poverty goes to use. The method is efficient, even if I disagree with it. It's got a huge military, and a huge economy. China is going to be the second world superpower.
Even though its economic growth have started to shrink, it might become a economic superpower. However it would be hard for China to achieve military dominance in its territory since it share borders with US-Allied nations, India, Russia and some other nations that are no pushovers. China is also in lack of allies and there is few nations that tend to tighten its bonds to China.
It is growing and it won't stop soon.V 54 Comments
Russia can be superpower country in the world because its has only potential to be superpower in 21 century. Russia is only one country who had experience about global affairs in politics, military, economic, foreign policy, etc. Russia had most advanced sophisticated weapons in military hardware. Its has world largest stockpile of nuclear weapon and chemical weapon.Finally, Russia (USSR) was once superpower country in the world when America play role to demolished to USSR because America want to be replace in superpower country in world by not showing as brave nation instead of coward nation in the world. As we can see still at present time too by war with undeveloped power country.
An increasing economy, a military more powerful than ever, as well as military action against ISIS has proven, that Russia is pretty much a country that can continue as a superpower in the 21. century.
It's just a matter of time before Russia increases its declining population as well as its production of next generation of weapons.
For more than 40 years, Soviet Union had been a superpower, which had been the greatest US enemy. Russia composed most of USSR's land area, population, technologies, military and everything. Another, with high military power second only to the US, there is almost no way for US to influence Russia largely.
With climate change in 50 years, Russia will be the best place to live and produce food. The strongest military, Great leadership, space technology, resources, possibility to have more than 2 billion people are main points. Additionally Russia is in BRICS organisation, great allies China and India.V 41 Comments
Japan because their robotic technology will rule the future.
Japan enjoys a very large economy, but it really suffers from population decline. 127 million people and only 54 million available manpower.
Now of course, 54 million people is a huge number, but it will rapidly decline to 50, 45, 40, 35 before its 2060. And this, of course also damages the economy really bad.
So, if Japan can manage to stabilize its population, rewrite their constitution for army expansion and war, and eventually develop weapons of mass destruction, they will sure become a superpower.
Japan. Their stable economy, heavily industrial base, and huge trade networks will expand and Japanese corporations will grow in power, probably exceeding American corporations in power.
This is a wrong list japan should be first because japan can kill india esaliyV 12 Comments
Status Quo changes so significantly and unexpectedly and in this game Turkish nation has a lot to offer on her bid to climb on the ladder of world power. After all do an objective historical analysis of Turks not only Ottoman Turks but 16 Turkish Empires of the history. Turks never been colonized unlike Indians and Chinese and they have genuine proudness of their ethnicity where colonized and enslaved nations can not truly grasp as it is nearly impossible for them to feel that. Turks have all the ingredients of becoming a super ruling nation again as they did in the past. Look at all the Muslim nations they are all literally in complete shambles and Turks although are Muslim do not even remotely resemble the rest of the Muslim nations. Current shifts in delicate power balances, regional strategic connections intertwined with the global plans would very well serve the Turkish quest to greatness once again and this was witnessed by the history time and again.
Turkey has a burgeoning economy, and ranks 17th in the world. Turkey also has the tenth strongest military in the world with the 9th most powerful army. Turkey has the second largest army in NATO, and Turkey is continuing ongoing high profile production of military equipment such as tanks, helicopters, missiles, ground defense systems, etc. Not to mention, Turkey is currently building a nuclear power plant which will also enable it to make nuclear weapons which is the only difference between the present day Turkish military and other militaries of countries that are currently superpowers. Turkey is also constructing an air craft carrier which will allow it to confront some of the most renowned navies in the world such as the American or Russian navies. Also, Turkey is in a logistically strategic location which enhances its potential to be a world superpower. Not to mention, once the boron mine in Niğde opens, the world will be greatly dependent on Turkey for this white gold of the ...more
Turkey is developing day by day with their president. They started to participate in middle east. Turkish alliances are very powerful and they don't have any chance to not support Turkey against ISIS. Turkey changed the strategy. They are side anymore but they develop their relations between whole countries such as Russia, China and Arabia. Turkey will be very valuable alliance in the future. East side and West side Should be aware of because Turkey has a very powerful army and developing economy and they will be the centre of the energy in the future. It will be like switzerland in the future.
I am not turkish but they have all the reasons to be the future superpower. also don't forget that they have alrdy experience of superpower during ottoman empire in 16th centuryV 39 Comments
Brazil is an ethanol and oil superpower, a food superpower, a minerals superpower, it has developed its own space technology, manufactures its own weapons, makes its own cars, it has an enormous territory that can be populated by working migrants and on top of that is a very attractive country where most people are happy.
Brazil is rich, Brazil is on a crisis at the moment, but all the countries get into crisis someday, it's getting better quickly, it's a peaceful country, free, educated, industrialized, so yeah.
Most of brazilians are european descendants and preserved many good costumes of Europe, they already have huge industrial areas, advanced industrial tecnology, half of the citizens have an european behavior and european way of life and the country have most advanced universities in Latin America since many decades ago, Brazil is already in the deep way of the progress. Brazil is crisis at the moment, but prepare, because this country have a such huge future.
Good intelligenceV 7 Comments
As we head into the future, countries, especially India, China and USA are hungry for energy and resources. So countries with an abundance of natural resources and energy are those with the most potential to become a superpower, like Canada. Canada does not only have the energy, like petroleum and uranium, but also has food and fresh water. Canada has the largest reserve of fresh water in the world and great agricultural soil. Food and drinkable water are essential for life, but are not generally in abundance.
Global warming is noticeably having a large effect on our planet, but it might have the ability to shape up Canada into a world power. As global warming melts the north, there will be a large abundance of fresh water, farmland and natural resources (oil) available, adding to Canada's already sufficient amount of resources. Not only will global warming grant more resources for Canada, but also an northwest passage. This will be essential for international trade, which is ...more
You do realize that the USA is the worlds leading producer of natural gas right? It is also expected to become the worlds largest producer of crude oil by 2016. Your argument about the USA not having enough natural resources is invalid.
Canada's has the natural resources and potential to be an economic superpower. Canada also process tons of the worlds next gold, fresh water. The United States could end up paying Canada billions for this in the future. If Canada puts a hold on the northwest passage they'll be rich using it as an international trade route. Also If anything were to go wrong, Canada has one of the best situations in the world if not the best. This includes; Self sustaining food (more hen enough), and and loads of material (including gas, lumber, pot ash, uranium, the list goes on). And SPACE. As global warming kicks in more of Canada's arctic will melt turning into usable farm land making Canada even more of a recourse giant. All Canada needs is to do is make better decisions and get more people by possibly increasing the immigration limits. Long way to go but set up for success
Significant resources (oil, gas, minerals, wood and water), highly educated and multicultural population and good governance (democracy) makes Canada a winner.
I live in Canada and its awesome up here people say its cold but its pretty nice in summer it goes up to 39.c healthcare and education is also nice i,m in grade 4 and I build robots with products such as E V 3 mind storms,wee do and vex roboticsV 15 Comments
Great Britain could be a superpower once again. We remain a centre of engineering and research- with the fastest developing tertiary sector globally. Furthermore, London is the finicial Capitol of the world. Our main problem is our aging population and hence lack of. However this can be solved through the commonwealth, which is becoming a more crucial part of British society. Great Britain is playing a long game and instead of investing in nuclear capabilities and military forces we have developed the greatest espionage network, one of the most sophisticated cyber systems and is one of the safest places on earth. We must remember that in the future, wars will be fought through computers and we are the only country equipped to deal with this threat whilst being allied to current superpowers and being the leading middle power!
The United Kingdom is still roaring. London used to be the capital of the most powerful nation on Earth and it is still a major city in terms of culture, influence, popularity, and population. It has a permanent seat on the UNSC and is the leader of the Commonwealth of Nations. They have a strong military with a proud heritage (though it needs a tad bit more funding). It has one of the largest economies in the world, vast cultural influence, and is still a leader in scientific research. There's a reason why they say the Empire Strikes Back.
All Great Britain needs is a decent government to take Power and the United Kingdom will sky rocket once again.
Britain will definitely be the next superpower gaining more global influence, tourism and an increasing military size. Brexit will see London change to not be the capital of the Commonwealth, United Kingdom and Europe but the world. More international or ground breaking science has came out of Britain for the past centuries. With colonies past and present all over the world we can see Britain taking the reins once more.V 51 Comments
Dis can be a THE strongest superpower IN the WORLD!
With its Economy expected to be 5th in the world by 2050 Mexico is more than certainly going to be a Superpower. It is in fact only a matter of time before it catches up to Brazil economically. And once it does it will become the most powerful country in Latin America, the Second most powerful in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere. - Giovanni21932
Mexico has more than enough natural resources to make it to the top; they supply the US with agriculture and labor, two things that the US can not do without. Their industrialization is growing and fast. All they need to do is build their military up and get involved in the world stage. Mexico has a tendency to shy away from the world disputes, and they also don't put enough military pressure on the drug lords.
Mexico has vast resources and is a major economic producer on the global stage its only drawbacks are the American influence which limits Mexico's actions and the the most destructive drawback is the corruption within the Mexican Government with the later taken care of Mexico has a high chance of achieving greatness in the future
Mexico can be a superpower sooner if there weren't so much corruption in the government.V 22 Comments
The Crown of Commonwealth is about to be restored.
Poland has one of the best education systems in the world and managed to achieve this in 12 years and in 2000 education was way below the world average not to mention its economy kept growing non stop during the European recession and in fact it was the only country with a growing economy not to mention polish people are extremely nationalistic and have to advance militarily and economically since Putins looking to take some real estate
Top 10 education system, geopolitical location in central-western Europe (yes, check where Europe's midpoint is) that is an advantage in 21st century, a century of trade, ecclectic and exciting culture, great English skills (English Proficiency Index), very peaceful (World Peace Index), low levels of corruption (Transparency International Corruption Perception Index), high globalisation (Globalization Index), top quality of the media (Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index), very high development (Human Development Index)...
Perhaps not enough to become a superpower but enough to become a power. Oh, wait! Poland is a regional power already!
Great potential. Still has its identity not giving to multiculturalism. Big territory, good education, people with values.V 36 Comments
Our natural resources aren't the greatest in the world. In reality, Indonesia isn't as rich as it seems. However, if the government would invest in new types of energy, a superpower status would certainly be in our reach. An advanced agricultural technology may also be required. Spreading out the population from Java island may be a good action too. But most importantly, the military... PLEASE!
Indonesia is incredibly rich in natural resources compare to other countries. No Doubt! We have gas, bright & clear sun, wind, soil, and GOLD (now capitalized by USA), imagine how rich we are if we were able to take our Gold Mine off from USA. But political stability has been a Huge issue so far, there is not enough figure who can manage our political stability as well as our human resources
No other country as lucky as Indonesia, it has everything, natural resources, human resources(not too big nor small), geographically strategic location, democratic system, not too small economic base (it's already categorized as middle income country), young population, etc...
Because it's a lot natural resourcesV 19 Comments
Germany has one of the most vibrant economies within Europe, and with China's struggles parallel to those of India (pollution, overpopulation, etc. ) and Japan basically relies on China for its imports so that it can produce computers and other electronic devices. If China collapses, Japan goes with them.
Germany is very strong and practically owns the European Union. Also, they are very innovative and hard working, and most of all, they believe in themselves. Also, even with Russia and China, China will soon fall because the communist system does not work. Also, Russia has lots of civil unrest and Putin is trying to turn it into a Totalitarian State. Germanys one obstacle is the US
Germany has one of the most powerful economies in the world and is the only reason the EU stays afloat. Germany may not currently have nuclear power but could easily build them. Germany's military has the possibility of becoming the strongest in Europe. China is the current leading manufacturer in the world followed by America then Germany.
The German Military Technology is one of the best in the World. If Germany have the interest they could easily build an large modern army with the best modern technolgy!V 28 Comments
Having 4th largest oil reserve and second largest gas reserve having lots of available areas like mountains and desserts for production of green energies from hydrothermal, solar and wind turbines, having acess to caspian and Persian gulf with a new idea about development of a huge canal called Iran river connecting these 2 seas will change the trade globally and also it would increase the water resources within the country significantly making most of the country's non arable lands arable. This ancient country was rated one of the top 10 for having historical sites and even during the travel difficulties in the time of extreme sanctions it was receiving more than 3 milions tourists each year. The people of Iran as history shows are significantly patriotic as unlike all of their neighbors countries, they have never been colonized or annexed. They have a extreme love for education and art and most of them believe in absolute gender equality as more than 60% of university graduates are ...more
If U like to know, Iran (Persia = land of decent people) is the first United States in the world. It was the first country that banned slavery thousand years age. In 1970 and 1980 Iran hit the 13th biggest economy. If the superpower like USA and British and Europe and Arab lobbies don't pose any new war on Iran, it will back to the power game as soon as it possible, and it will happen by a modernized face. It have already achieved the scientific milestones in 2015 and 1000 billion GDP PPP. The best thing about Iran that U like to know is that it is not the Islamic regime that holds it back, but the world unwillingness to let Iranian to get the most out of their potential and being the most sophisticated country in the region. But the good news is that Iranian young generation are the most peaceful and open-minded youth in the region and there are smallest chance that Iran wouldn't thrive to list of 10 powerhouse.
I think Iran has a great potential to be the next super power
Definitely Iran will have a bright future.V 48 Comments
Australia has no land borders, massive amounts of resources and vast room for expansion within its own boarders. Australia has currently powerful allies which it can rely on for military support whilst it quietly builds. Key weaknesses in population size and large scale manufacturing ability must be rectified however. Australia's have proven to be very resourceful and inventive in the past and anyone who looks past the great southern land as a possible world power ( it already punches far above it weight! ) is a fool... Australia teamed with NZ for a future world super power! And let there be beer and meat pies for everyone!
Australia has a high potential, large geographically, abundant natural resources and newer infrastructure that is turning largely towards sustainability. There are many perks to being a young country. It is well located with ties to the UK, the US as well as across south east Asia. Culturally we have progressed far in the last ten years in finding a stronger national identity and as the years progress I believe Australia will flourish. Although I would say that although it is possible for Australia to become a Superpower, it would require a change in stance in global politics as we traditionally opt for co-operation rather than leadership. Australia could certainly be one of the first majorly Soft Power based Superpowers in the future.
Australia has some of the largest deposits of natural resources in the world. Along with this, they have a strong economy with a stable parliament behind it. Australia also has strong allies with other, powerful nations such as the United Kingdom and the United States as well as increasing trade links with China. As a result of this, Australia can be certainly be seen as a possible superpower in the near future.
Australia has many resources, room for expansion and an ambitious military that, if needed, could grow parallel to its economy.V 21 Comments
The Philippines has a lot of potential. It has a lot of natural resources: oil, gold, iron, wood, et cetera. With the invention of the salt lamp by a Filipino, the nation can use the thing it is most abundant in for electricity: salt water. If war ever starts between the Southeast Asian nations and China, the Philippines has a strong ally in the USA. The Philippines has a decent army. Its culture is now being recognized around the world and more and more tourists are coming to the country because of its breathtaking tourist attractions: ancient rice terraces, almost perfect cone-shape volcanoes, white beaches, rivers with water so clear that you can see its very bottom, elegant churches, towns with Spanish-style classical architecture and an abandoned island with nothing more than an abandoned arsenal. It has a rising economy and is fairly successful, considering that it has only been only around for 69 years since independence from the USA and it is extremely in debt since Marcos' ...more
I believe the Philippines has a different approach to being a "Super Power". It won't be through economic and military might but by its greatest weapon... Women. A lot of guys from all over the world come over to the Philippines to the women, some order the women online, some go here to fall in love and bring back their women to they're home country. I'm not just talking about white guys. Asian guys too. Japanese, Chinese, Korean. They all come to the Philippines for the ladies. I've never been to a country without either a Filipino or a Filipino hybrid. Never. To be fair, the ladies are HOT HOT HOT. The Philippines is only 1 of 3 countries to win all 4 major beauty pageants and they did it in record time (just 3 years). There's a reason why they win all them beauty contests. The Philippines will conquer the world by mixing their genes with every person and people in the world.
Philippines will Rise Soon, Back in the Old Days, When Manila was Rich and Philippines was a success and now people believed that the Past goes over again and again, As soon as 2035 came, Philippines has already managed to be a Superpower and will Solve its Crisis, I also believed that if Philippines never fell, Philippines would be like Japan, Germany, Turkey and Korea which are successful countries
Well philippines is really a superpower during marcos time. we are able to build modern weapons and even a weather controll bombs that could weaken a typhoon. well with president duterte's will, we might become a superpower in 20 years time.V 31 Comments
Great Britain is the best country in the world!
The UK and its commonwealth could easily take on almost anyone and win, it has public healthcare, 6th best education system, best special forces and massive global influence.
Its uk m8 u can't stop it
Becuse it isV 1 Comment
If North and South Korea reunified under the South Korean government it would have major implications for the balance of power in East Asia. Korea would easily become a major power. Cheap labor and massive amounts of natural resources from the North combined with advanced technology and currency from the South would have have an economy bigger than Japan's. Not to mention a excellent education system, the Korean Wave, and one of the most deadly militaries in the world.
If South and North Korea reunite, they would certainly overpower neighboring Japan. The reason being the North's vast supply of natural resources, and the South's advanced technology and superior economy.
South Korea is better than North Korea (for obvious reasons) and is rising and a military power
South Korea's economy has been growing rapidly since the Korean War, and if they reunified with North Korea and their military, they could easily be a superpower.V 2 Comments
Bangladesh can be a superpower thanks to its large population, fertile land, increasing manufacturing growth and low wages as well as the development of strong services sector. The wider Bengali population in West Bengal and the Northeast can increase Bangladesh's leverage and trade and relations with China can make it a superpower
Bangladesh has vast amount of resources and huge work force, just the government needs to be corruption-free and wise enough to use these in the country's own favor. Bangladesh has the potential of becoming an economic superpower, but it will take time and undergo a lot of hardship.
Bangladesh is a country with huge young population where 60% of the them are youth and most importantly this nation has different religion where 90% of them practice Muslims. Bangladesh is a moderate Muslim country where there is no conflicts between the religions.
I think Bangladesh has a great chance to be one of top powers in the world.Using vast population it already started it's economic growth and will become a developed country by 2041.With great economic power it can certainly be a top contender for military superpower in future.V 30 Comments
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