Which country, in your opinion is the next superpower? And why?
Guys, I don't think China has much of a chance... today, more than 70% of its economy is export-driven
My friend, China is working Africa on Chinese investment AND labour, rather than local. Leads to a lot of internal resentment and discontent.
The real question is how the various powers, which do not any more have strongly divergent interests, will deal with the Islamic bomb.
Whats interesting is how everyone has taken it as a given that the likes of China and India are on the way up and are becoming 'superpowers' whereas the UK is on the way down.
What do China and India have, that the UK doesn't, that is meaning we are going to overtake them?
The usual rant about the decline of the UK is that it's becoming overpopulated, overcrowded, wages are being driven down, so what is it in China and India that is making them so strong?
Argentina, Kenya or Poland.
China has just overtaken the US as the largest economy in the world by GDP PPP. It is a terrible statistic and China is likely lying about the numbers, but all governments do. I just thought people should know.
I would also add that power is manipulation, not size. China, India, Brazil and the like are large and they will remain so. However they will struggle to project their power because of it.
Smaller nations like UK, Japan, Poland, Kenya and Argentina will because of their geographical position and demographics be more powerful.
One sphere where both China and India fall flat is the education system. Both produce enough rote learners, but by innovative learning, both... well, the less said the better