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Sociology, Politics, and Human Nature

Rafael Yanushevsky

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience in system and control theories, Sociology, Politicians, and Human Nature presents a structural approach to macrosociological systems that describes pre cisely the dynamics of societal systems. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of societal systems dynamics. This book enriches readers knowledge about human societies, their development and moving forces, and it enables readers to filter and better understand social media information.

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9 Difficulties to Keep Being the World’s Superpower

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“You become a superpower by being strong but also by being wise and by being farsighted. But no state is strong or wise enough to create a world order alone.”

—Henry A. Kissinger

The United States had emerged as the sole world power after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The economic and defense factors are dominant in the existing estimates of the country’s power. The organization European Geostrategy broke global powers down into four categories: super power, global power, regional power, and local power. Based on its criterion, the U.S. as the world’s super power is significantly ahead of Britain taking the second place as a global power. The U.S. has the best defense system in the world. American forces possess ultra-modern arms and weaponry including the best missile defense systems. It has a big arsenal of sophisticated nuclear weapons, and its defense budget ranks first in the world. The United States spends over 600 billion dollars a year on the military compared to 100–150 billion dollars by China and 80 billion dollars by ←249 | 250→Russia. The U.S. economy is the largest and most stable in the world, and its currency dollar is used for all major transactions between different countries. America’s trade and economy have flourished since World War II. Americans are largest producers as well as consumers, and American companies are operating globally all over the world. Being energy independent, the U.S. became unaffected by possible global energy supply...

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