Who Will Be The Next Superpower Nation?

Throughout history, superpowers have risen
and fallen. The Roman Empire – the most dominant power
in the ancient world, tore across Europe and the Middle East in the 2nd century before
eventually losing grip on its territories. Likewise The Mongol Empire led by Genghis
Khan was the world’s largest land empire, yet after divisions separated in the 13th
century, they finally lost their grip. The British Empire expanded through trading
ventures, and by the early twentieth century had become history’s largest empire, covering
a quarter of the world’s surface with a fifth of the world’s population living in
it. After the 2nd world war, The United States
rose as a world superpower with 50% of the world’s GNP followed closely by Russia. Superpowers come and go, but today we’ll
take a look into the future, in this episode of the Infographics show, – Who will be the
Next Superpower Nation? With a strong national identity and a united
sense of ambition, Brazil has sought to emerge as a serious global economic and political
power on the world stage. With enormous natural resources, including
a tenth of the world’s fresh water, the largest remaining rainforest, and a valuable
supply of minerals, Brazil looks set to lead the way when it comes to tackling the inevitable
environmental issues we all face. However, the apparent lack of traditional
hard power in the shape of military resources will undoubtedly prove a hurdle for Brazil
to make a claim for world superpower status using traditional methods of aggressive advancement. The People’s Republic of China is a strong
emerging economic and military superpower, and the term secondary superpower has already
been credited to china by scholars and media alike. China does indeed have the most promising
all-around profile of a potential superpower, with business ventures and investment deals
in South East Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and with a degree of alienation from dominant
international society making it potentially a power to challenge collective world politics. Along with the European Union and the United
States, China is a real contender, particularly with its ballooning domestic economy. Economist Arvind Subramanian argues that China
will direct the world’s financial systems by as early as 2020, and within 20 years author
Lawrence Saez states that the United States will be surpassed by China. Before Brexit, academics pointed fondly towards
the European Union as another potential emerging superpower. With a large population, low inflation rates,
global unpopularity of US foreign policy, a large economy, and a high quality of life,
the EU looked as if it had already perhaps hit the superpower stakes. Although the EU is facing a number of daunting
situations, including Brexit, it is still powered by a solid economic engine with the
largest economy in the world. In fact, the world bank says that EU-Plus
(including Norway and Switzerland) boasts an economy larger than the US and Russia combined. The EU also has more Fortune 500 companies
than the US, India and Russia combined, and some of the most competitive national economies
remain, or at least trade together, within the EU. The Republic of India is also a contender,
with Harvard economists and researchers projecting a 7% annual economic growth, making India
the fastest growing economy in the world in 2017. Despite these strides forward, India still
faces a rigid caste system and rural poverty, corruption, and inequality issues. Politically, India is stable with a democratic
government that has lasted for 60 years. By 2050, India is set to rise by up to twenty
per cent with a young working society. But while India has impressive economic and
population growth, it also has domestic issues such as malnutrition and rural poverty to
tackle before tackling the political world stage. The Russian Federation is often suggested
as a potential superpower candidate, although during the State of Nation address at the
Kremlin in Moscow, president Vladimir Putin denied any Russian aspiration to become the
next superpower. An aging and shrinking population is constricting
Russia’s potential to re-emerge as a superpower once more, despite her impressive military
prowess and aggressive foreign policy. However, some argue that within the next fifty
years, national powers will lose their ability to operate as the superpowers they have been
in the past. The real super powers will be the economic
elite who operate with no fidelity to any nation, race, or religion. Thee economic elite superpowers will operate
globally from a series of outposts positioned strategically across the globe. They will be transient, living at times in
New York, and at others times in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, or Sydney. This theory doesn’t offer a solution to
how, in the advent of a global elite superpower, that apparatus will manage a normal civil
society worldwide. In view of such superpower predictions, it
should be noted that in the 1980s, experts collectively believed that Japan would become
the next superpower, owing to its large GDP and high economic growth. However a few years later in 1991 Japan’s
economy crashed, creating The Lost Years, a long period of economic slump that Japan
has never fully recovered from. So while our predictions might have seemed
logical at the time, the world is a volatile place and superpowers rise and fall as a matter
of opportunity and chance, just as much as they do through meticulous military planning
or strategic economic forecast. So, who do you predict will be the next Superpower
nation? Are there promising countries that we failed
to mention? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called What if the World was One Country?! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. Which country would make the best superpower in terms of setting an example on quality of life and satisfaction of its people?

  2. Big corporations were,are and will be super power of the world forever. They control the most influential entity of the world ie Media…

  3. China's making moves to dominate their sphere of the world. They're building a new silk road to connect their markets with Europe and Africa. Controlling shipping lanes in the Pacific. Extracting raw materials from Africa, buying companies and real estate around the world, they have a plan. We don't have a plan, we just keep on going into debt.

  4. your history facts of superpowers was actually wrong
    china was superpower for 2 centuries , britain for 1 century , usa for last 1 century and india for first 16 centuries

  5. I think it’ll be Australia because we have a growing population and we are spending big on the A.D.F (australian defence force)

  6. The next super power is and will be the jewish international Bankers that they are for the last twoo centuries. Why dint you name them in the rancking?.

  7. The next super power will be the viruses and bacteria when counties will nuke echother for the first place in the rancking we all be destrayed as mamels,vertebrites.
    There only will remane the bacteria and virusses deep in the oceans floors.

  8. Yes. The global elites….. which shows growing economic inequality. I wanna be a global elite and I wanna shift 80% of human population to space. 😉

  9. The Arab world (GCC) seems to be a future superpower since they have lots and lots of economic elites (There is 1 economic elite out of 5 people in the Gulf Arab Nations like UAE and Qatar and also Saudi Arabia). USA is also depending on them for oil and power. They have aboundant oil, natural gas and metals.

  10. News Zealand that's if the evil influences leaders the still controlling into today we got USA in the western atmosphere and China over there side. And Russia on its atmosphere with all of that new Zealand is on the middle and melts or going up and down it come to zinc is element of life and they had enough of the other metals new Zealand is on everybody's GPS they are on it. I still like copper Penney aluminium too

  11. Philippines super power
    20 tank,900 armor fighting 0 missile
    0 fighter aircraft
    30,000 tikbalang
    20.000 kapre
    22.000 mangkukulam
    3 tulfo brother
    4 sangre

  12. India is the land of seekers and will never strive to be a superpower as there are too many different minds at work. INDIA will be happy where the world puts her as she will keep producing…

  13. China has major problems. I dont see them rising to Superpower status for 4 reasons 1. Aging population 2. Surplus males and displacement of females away from males 3. Huge gap between affluent and poverty 4. Other than coal no other large domestic source of energy. It's a house of cards about to tumble.

  14. Will definitely be China or India in my lifetime… Won't be America because their values have changed from excellence and discipline to political correctness and their strange race and culture wars

    India lead the world in science Commerce and spirituality in ancient times and I definitely see them doing so again in my lifetime

    Either way I'm just lucky to be able to see it play out.

    China is doing well economically and definitely has strategically made big moves. They've pretty much bought most of poor old Africa

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