The dictionary defines "power" as "capability of producing an effect" or, what is probably more directly relevant for normal use in the international arena, "possession of controlling influence over others." Military power involves the capability to coerce a recalcitrant party. That possibility, combined with a perception that the possessor has the will to use it if necessary, is often sufficient to attain the desired effect. Economic power by analogy involves the capability decisively to punish (or to reward ) another party, according to whether that party responds in the desired way, combined with a perception that the possessor has the will or political ability to use it if necessary . Political power is a type of power held by a person or a group in society. Which is not limited to the heads of states, however, such a power is related to the amount of societal influence they can wield formally and informally.
With the end of the Cold War, which created a fairly stable and mostly predictable world order until 9/11/01, many academic and journalistic pundits have claimed that the United States was a " superpower," for over a hundred years and the greatest military potential for most of that time as well. If so, what exactly does it mean? Will USA continue to influence worldwide the globe, or another power is going to take its palce? In short, where America is going? This paper will briefly discuss the concept of economic, military and political power of United States trying at the same time to point out the perspectives of USA to continue to be the world's omnipower in 21 century.
Foreign relations and military
It is clear that during the 20th century, the United States progressed from a follower into a viable competitor and finally a leader in science and technology. Before World War II, the United States did not have anything at the federal level that might be... [continues]
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