Question by quarterback: What makes America so powerful? Part ONE!!!!?
OK. I have a few things to say. Unlike MOST of the people on yahoo.answers.com I will try to keep my statements Fair and balanced. I have had a lot of things running through my mind these last few days and need to vent some of these thoughts on the YA public.
For my readers, I would like to explain to you who I am. I am a 25 year old male living in the DC area and have strong Conservative views….but by now means am I closed to different points of view. In fact, I appreciate the other side of the coin, and encourage it, for that is what makes this country the greatest country on earth.
Let me first say that neither the Democrats or the Republicans are innately evil nor inherently wrong. We both have our strong points and our weak points, though some more prominent than others. The purpose of this essay is to discuss a few things that clearly have the need for discussion. I will try to keep this short and sweet.
THE THREE WORLD SUPERPOWERS>>>
1) The hyper power
2) The media
3) World opinion
For my Non-American readers, please let me first say that this is no way intended to be a bash against your “power in the world” and is not meant to ruffle feathers and bruise ego’s but there is no doubt that the United States of America is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen. As I just said, this statement is not meant to piss people off, it is said as it is the absolute truth. There is no question about America’s dominance. It reaches the darkest corners of the earth and is as pervasive as the oxygen you and I breath everyday. But why? What makes a super power? Well, I’ll tell you. And I will keep it short as well. Here in lies the reasons for Americas dominance.
WHAT SEPARATES A superpower FROM A HYPERPOWER
It is not just these reasons alone that make the USA the most powerful nation on earth, but the combination of these criterion that make the USA the heavyweight champion of the world. PERIOD. No nation on earth has or ever will be as strong as the USA. It is true, that there has been close rivals but nothing of this caliber. NOTHING. Only the Roman Empire can come close the American Republic, and even that is a DISTANT second. No country on earth has ever had the strength of America (at least to the extent that we do now). For example, Great Britain may be considered a “superpower” on the world scale but on the American scale would be considered nothing more than the tiny Island they are. Now please, don’t get me wrong, the UK is a VERY strong nation and one of Americas closets allies, but in comparison to the HYPERPOWER it is virtually nothing. I know that sounds harsh, but it is the truth. For my British readers, I compared you to the USA because of your military might “on the world scale”, not to be an Arrogant American. I was just using you people to illustrate my point (As you are clearly the second strongest military power) but still a far distant second to us. But more about this later. So we begin with the economic power.
Although this is one of the most pertinent criterion for a world power, I give it only lip service in that everyone knows that $ $ $ rules the world. The United States of America has a GDP of 12.5 Trillion Dollars per year. That’s 12,500,000,000$ . China has a 4.5 Trillion USD$ GDP. One third what we have and is by no means about to pass us! It is America that makes the world economy “go around”. We invented the “free market” and its our Navy that patrols the sea lanes to keep that free trade possible. Like it or not. America and the American people have invented and engineered more constructive inventions and items than the rest of the world combined. PERIOD. To keep a long story short, without the United States of America…The Global Economy would crumble.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the Hyper power is that of its military power. There is NO QUESTION when it comes to the inquiry of American military might. I realize that there are many out there (in other countries) that will contest this response, but they are absolutely wrong and unjustified in there train of thought. Americas military is 100 times bigger than the rest of the world combined!!!! Period. I could list the accolades of the USAF but I think history will do a well enough job of defending my statement. American Revolution, War of 1812, Spanish American War, Mexican American War, WW1, WW2, COLD WAR, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Iraq, Afghanistan…etc etc. Bottom line…We could beat the rest of the world at war with “one hand tied behind our backs”. Our strength in the military arena is uncontested and to contest the power is to DIE!!!!Period.
As far as geography is concerned, WE ARE HUGE. Britain is powerful (respectively) but is SOOOOOO small, it could NEVER be considered a superpower, little lone a HYPERPOWER in today’s climate! This of course pertains to the rest of the tiny islands and small countries that wish or want superpower status.
Culturally…..FORGET ABOUT IT. I have on word for you! HOLLYWOOD. End of story. American culture is so pervasive it makes the rest of the world look nonexistent. Movies, TV, Music, Ideas, Perceptions, Clothes, Fashion, LIFE!!!. Our culture encompasses all facets of human life and interaction. PERIOD.
Politically….Well… you know how this story goes. Americas is DOMINANT. PERIOD. PERIOD. PERIOD.
THE MEDIA PART OF THIS ESSAY WILL COME ON MONDAY… THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THIS ARTICLE.
Answer by smack
america may be dominant at the moment but the rest of the world sees and is on the recieving end of corrupt and evil agendas .. it will not last and will stumble.
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