posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 09:50 AM
'SuperPower' is a relative term that incorporates a number of factors, does it not?
There is the international influence and leverage aspect.
There is the military aspect.
There is the economic aspect.
All-in-all, the US spends more on its defence/military than nearly the next 25 nations combined.
Despite the 'falling' dollar, the US's sheer economic influence is still tops. Remember that the Chinese yuan is tied to the dollar, not the Euro.
As such, as the dollar 'falls' or stabilizes, so does the Chinese yuan.
Despite the 'lowdown' and after-shocks of Afghanistan and Iraq, the US is still at the forefront for international influence and leverage.
Who knows how or what will take place in 100 years with the US, China, and India, or other likely nations, I believe that the US will still be in the
forefront of defining 'superpower'.
[edit on 12-12-2004 by Seekerof]