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World Powers: 3/29/2015 05:09:05


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Question: What country do you think will become a Superpower in the world in the near and far future?

Personally I think Canada has potential to become one due to its geographical positioning, its alliances and good relations between many countries, its resources and advanced technology (when compared to other countries).

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World Powers: 3/29/2015 05:54:18


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bump :P

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World Powers: 3/29/2015 09:58:52


Kreczmar
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Canada? No. xD China will be the biggest superpower on our planet. Countries like USA (only if Texas doesn't leave them), India and Brazil will be following them. In Europe there is a possiblity than new countries can become regional powers instead of Russia.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 10:01:45


Thomas 633
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china but the EU is fundamentally fucked (as a group, not individual countries)
World Powers: 3/29/2015 11:40:04


[ESP] Pablo García
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China is already the Superpower in the world, just we haven't seen it yet. If the EU successfully leave US axis, and start defending its own interest, as he seems to be doing, they have also future, but only if they ensure peace between them for as many years as possible.

Anyways, Canada can't be a superpower. It has one of the highest life standards, but its relatively low population (even Poland or Ukraine have more population than them) and British/US hegemony in the country don't let much place to expand in the future, I think.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 12:13:23

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Once I'll have listed 10s of countries, I may remember Canada on 78th place, somewhere between Nicaragua and Swaziland.

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World Powers: 3/29/2015 12:31:28


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The thing is, the only reason Canada has such a low population is because of its cold climate. If Global Warming is not stopped, many countries will become uninhabitable due to water shortages and drought.
Luckily for Canada, the temperatures would increase to a more habitable temperature, therefore increasing immigration. Also Canada pretty much has the largest supply of fresh water.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 12:58:10


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Antarctica has the largest supply of fresh water (its just frozen)
If you're only counting countries, then Brazil is first, followed by Russia and Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_resources

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World Powers: 3/29/2015 14:57:53


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i think bengal will become a superpower because it has the least people who give a shit in the world :D
World Powers: 3/29/2015 15:10:59


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18th Century: Britain & France
19th Century: France & Britain
20th century : United States, Russia and England
21st: China, Germany,
22nd: Canada cause why the hell not?

No particular order. Just some that come to mind. :)
World Powers: 3/29/2015 15:26:05

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Uh....... King? I think you got your centuries wrong.

That, or you forget the Nazis in the 20th century.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 15:48:31


Жұқтыру
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Rapidly growing countries that are already one of the 20 most powerful:

1. Nigeria
2. India
3. Russia
4. Egypt
5. Philippines
6. Indonesia
7. Vietnam
8. Japan
9. South Korea
10. Brazil

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skourby
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No, you got it all wrong, its:
18th Century: Britain, France, Spain, Russia*
19th Century: Britain, Prussia/German Empire, Russia* ,United States, Japan*
20th century : US, Soviet Union, Great Britain, Germany, Japan
21st: US, China*, India*, Texas, Russia, Germany*, Japan*, EU (if it survives)
22nd: Some middle eastern country, the Nordic Council, US, Google, EU, China (after the civil war)

*maybe
World Powers: 3/29/2015 15:50:08


skourby
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wait Xypapy, you arent putting china? Yet you put America? What happened to you?
World Powers: 3/29/2015 15:50:53


Жұқтыру
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China is already superpower

Edit: Along with America, let me edit.

1700: Spain, France, Portugal
1800: Spain, Russia, Portugal
1900: Britain, France, Russia
2000: America, China, India (has changed since then)

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World Powers: 3/29/2015 15:58:17


[₩Ů£F] £Ų€ÏĐ ĎŔĒÅMĘŘ
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Ha Texas is its own country
World Powers: 3/29/2015 17:11:46


King C******* V 
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In my head a superpower is a nation who survived most of the century. Germany was powerful up until after World War II. How can a country split in half and owned by Russia be considered a super power?
World Powers: 3/29/2015 17:26:00


skourby
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because its Germany
World Powers: 3/29/2015 17:26:28


skourby
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that is the one and only respose you will get
World Powers: 3/29/2015 18:05:18


Genghis 
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Why are people considering Texas a world power. It's vital to America, but it has a lot of crap going on.

Ie

Save the wetlands.
Current governor.
Etc

It does have good farmlands, is relatively unaffected by the droughts and has a positive tax-debt ratio with the us though. Pretty good 25 million population, size of a European country average and a very rich local culture though.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 18:21:40


[ESP] Pablo García
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This is my particular order (excluding Asian states until globalisation, because they had few relations with Europe):

1500s: Spain, Portugal, Ottoman Empire
1600s: Spain, Portugal, Ottoman Empire, France
1700s: Spain, France, United Kingdom
1800s: France, United Kingdom, Russia
1900-1950: United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States
1950-2000: United States, USSR, United Kingdom
Nowadays: United States, China (EU also if they are taken into account together)

This list is just a general view, feel free to give your oponion if you disagree.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 20:01:03


Жұқтыру
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Pretty agreeable list, though putting Britain as third most powerful in 1950-2000 is a bit much; I'd say Japan instead of Britain. Although no atomic bombs, it was the second biggest economy before China overtook it, I think, and made loads of technology and other goodies.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 20:07:27


Genghis 
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^Completely correct.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 21:42:08


[ESP] Pablo García
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Yeah, I wasn't sure about Japan, because it could fit at the end of the 1900-1950 period, and also between 1970/1980 until nowadays. However, I still think that United Kingdom was a Superpower, although weaker than USA and USSR, but his empire was still very big.

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Жұқтыру
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The empire ended almost completely by 1960; and suffered very big losses in 1931 and 1947.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 22:29:36


[₩Ů£F] £Ų€ÏĐ ĎŔĒÅMĘŘ
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America runs on Texas that's why.
World Powers: 3/29/2015 22:49:13


Thomas 633
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hang on...

Britain used to own A LOT OF COUNTRIES (like sixty), the largest being Canada (size) India (population) and maybe australia/NZ as well...

THEY DIDN'T OWN ANY OF THEM AFTER 1950!!
World Powers: 3/29/2015 22:53:13


Жұқтыру
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Yeah, 1931 was the Westminister Treaty, in which South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada all gained independence; 1947 was British Raj independence, and 1960 is when the UN ordered all colonies to be granted independence.

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World Powers: 3/29/2015 23:14:41


Thomas 633
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1901 for australia
World Powers: 3/29/2015 23:54:58


Genghis 
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How does America run on Texas. America runs on foreign alliances, international trade and its ginormous cities of constant booming.
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