What does international power mean?
“Power” can be explained in many ways when it comes within the context of countries. However, a super power nation is one which has a strong economy which is stable and without any conflicts, also, a strong military force. Many states have been working very hard to become the super power nation of the world. So then why are states fighting for power? That is because, having a powerful state would mean that, the state can rule over other states. It would have better international recognition and protection. For example, the British use to rule many countries such as Sri Lanka, Australia, and Canada. And until 1983 these states including many other were known as British Colonies.
What are the countries that are competing for power at present?
The competition can be seen mainly within developed countries such as the US, India and China. The reason for this is that all these three countries have a strong military force. Similarly, when it comes to economy all three countries have a stable and gradually rising economy. China has been taking a lead in the goods market at present. Many Chinese productions have been sold in the markets of India and the United States. However, according to the current updates of the One Belt One Road news, there seems to be a downfall in the trade relationship between the countries. This is in relation to the adverse effects of the US trade probe. China itself has an economy which is strong in the current market and would go to any extend and take measures to protect against threats from the states.
While the relationship with the Us is taking a downfall. China has managed to tactfully develop friendly relationships with Philippines. The China- Philippines relations has developed drastically as both the countries previously suffered due to the dispute regarding the south Chinese sea. Currently, both states have agreed on many bilateral trade agreements such as joint trade agreements, air services agreement, postal agreement and many other friendly agreements.
What are the classes of ‘power’?
The highest is the ‘super power’. As mentioned earlier a super power state is one which is strong both in their military and economy. Therefore, such state is at any point indestructible. The second, is a ‘great power nation’. That is, where a country has been known to have a great historical influence over many countries in the past. This can be political, economic or even a cultural influence. A rigid example of one such state is Great Britain. Another high power is states with ‘energy power’. The states that fall within this category are especially the Middle Eastern countries which have abandon resources of crude oil, coal and uranium.