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Old 07-16-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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Others beg to differ.

‘India Is Not a Superpower’ - India Real Time - WSJ

It's also tough to be considered a super power when over half your people are living in poverty.
So America is no longer a superpower?

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Half of India’s population lives below the poverty line

Super powers have infrastructures that go beyond meeting the basic needs of its people. In India nearly half the people living in the cities do not have access to clean water and and sewer.
American and Russian infrastructure is crumbling, so it won't be long....

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Not a super power yet. Still have a number of issues to work out. However, it's not likely any time soon as there is a huge concentration of wealth among a small number of Indian people and the wealth is not making its way into society very quickly due to long-standing cultural/religious issues and a socio-economic caste system.
Sounds like America
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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Sounds like America
Far from it. Our infrastructure opportunities are to bring our infrastructure to next generation standards. India has 50% of their population that has not been brought up to early 20th Century standards.

The caste system and tribal feuds are not comparable with our societal structure. This country still affords its citizens opportunities to escape poverty without having to leave the country.

The United States has its problems and is not perfect but it still provides its citizens with opportunities that are nonexistent in many other countries.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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Far from it. Our infrastructure opportunities are to bring our infrastructure to next generation standards. India has 50% of their population that has not been brought up to early 20th Century standards.

The caste system and tribal feuds are not comparable with our societal structure. This country still affords its citizens opportunities to escape poverty without having to leave the country.

The United States has its problems and is not perfect but it still provides its citizens with opportunities that are nonexistent in many other countries.
We have a caste system by default, and there is a tribe of 100,000 gang members just in Chicago.

I'd say we have a have/have not, violent, brutal society compared to India.

The Super Power status needs to be updated. India is more in a growing super power status, as we are a declining superpower.

Murder rates and prescription drug abuse makes the US king of pain.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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and prescription drug abuse makes the US king of pain.
This is a very underreported issue.... Rural areas of the US that are of lower socioeconomic standing are being decimated by the unbelievable levels of prescription drug abuse. It is an especially accute problem in most rural areas of Appalachia. They ran a story on this last year about how they broke up huge pill mill dispensaries in Portsmouth, OH- gateway to Appalachia.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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We have a caste system by default, and there is a tribe of 100,000 gang members just in Chicago.

I'd say we have a have/have not, violent, brutal society compared to India.

The Super Power status needs to be updated. India is more in a growing super power status, as we are a declining superpower.

Murder rates and prescription drug abuse makes the US king of pain.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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The United States has its problems and is not perfect but it still provides its citizens with opportunities that are nonexistent in many other countries.
Maybe third world countries. America has one of the most dismal class mobility rates, right around Mexico actually. It's basically on par with India's caste society in that regard. The rich will get richer and everyone else will get to fight for the table scraps. Prosperity....
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