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1
Q

Define a superpower country

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A country that possesses military or economic might which vastly influences and is superior to other countries

2
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Which elements make a country a superpower

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Large population
Strong economy
Great military power
Political influence
Cultural influence

3
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Countries which are superpowers

A

USA
Russia
France
UK
Germany

4
Q

Countries which are maybe superpowers

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China
Brazil
India
South Africa

5
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Factors which make USA a superpower

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Large population: 331 million
Economic: largest economy,
66 countries use USD
Most money on military
Political influence: NATO, UN, president etc
Cultural influence: media and film

6
Q

How Russia has recently exerted its superpower status

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Invading Ukraine
Military force
Hard power

7
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What role does globalisation have on a country being a superpower

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Increased power and global influence
More interconnected due to time space compression

8
Q

Example of uneven global distribution of political power: supranational political and economic organisation

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Delegation of resources: e.g. Asian development Bank gave Indonesia $100 million after Mt Merapi erupted
UN and PAHO: deciding allocation of cholera vaccine in Haiti

9
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Geopolitical power unevenly distributed: MNCs

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MNCs influence countries which they invest in
Shift employment, dependency on a single sector

10
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Geopolitics and human rights issues

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