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View Poll Results: Which country would be the superpower in the year 2050?
China 23 46.00%
India 4 8.00%
Brazil 2 4.00%
Russia 2 4.00%
The United States will remain the superpower 14 28.00%
Other 5 10.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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If we run out of oil and go to war over..then who knows what will happen and what the world powers will be in 50 yrs. But...

If everything is cool it won't matter who the superpowers are because the world will have a one world economy. China/India ect. won't be a threat cuz they need us to buy their export crap. The U.S. won't be a threat cuz all they'd have to do is cut us off from their export crap.

World Superpowers are sooo 1980's
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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You can forget about Germany. Germany has no way possible to project their hegemony into other areas of the world.
+1. When I saw someone mentioned Germany, I was

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:01 AM
 
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China definately, though India has some major potential as well, they definitely cannot be ruled out.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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I voted China, only because of it's sheer numbers in population and the fact that they are already a superpower. The US will remain one also. My wife(who is currently getting her EMBA) thinks that India is a fast riser on that front.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Russia


Wayyy before 2050.


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Russia is in a demographic meltdown. Their population is going to decrease from the current 141 million down to 100 million in the next 40 years. They will be a nation of old people with few young. How does a country becomes a superpower with an aging shrinking population?

Even with the current problems the US is experiencing I believe the US will be the top superpower in 40 years. Geographic location, a large navy and superior military, growing population, progressive immigration and a history of overcoming long odds favors the US.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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The rich are moving their money to China while the GOP reduces the middle class to a third world workforce barely able to shop at WALMART. We have been betrayed
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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If we run out of oil and go to war over..then who knows what will happen and what the world powers will be in 50 yrs. But...

If everything is cool it won't matter who the superpowers are because the world will have a one world economy. China/India ect. won't be a threat cuz they need us to buy their export crap. The U.S. won't be a threat cuz all they'd have to do is cut us off from their export crap.

World Superpowers are sooo 1980's

Yep - perhaps a multinational corporation will be a superpower
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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the middle class to a third world workforce barely able to shop at WALMART. We have been betrayed
You never fail to peg the hyperbole meter, Drama Queen.

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think India will be more powerful than most think 40 years from now, and China will be less powerful than most think 40 years from now, but the US will still be the most powerful country, but the gap will continue to shrink such that no country is a "world superpower."

As one has said, 40 years is a really long time and I think 1 or 2 of the BRIC countries will be a complete bust, and honestly it could be any of the four, but I would argue Russia is the most likely, followed by Brazil.
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