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How Powerful is the United States?

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The United States is considered the most powerful country in the world, but studies show this may change in 2025. Just how powerful is the U.S. and what are its biggest weaknesses?

Learn More:
Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/files/global-trends-2030-nic-lo.pdf
“This report is intended to stimulate thinking about the rapid and vast geopolitical changes characterizing the world today and possible global trajectories during the next 15-20 years.”

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: 2014 Report
http://www.ofii.org/sites/default/files/FDIUS2014.pdf
“Foreign direct investment in the United States known as FDIUS totaled nearly $2.8 tril- lion through 2013 on a historical-cost basis. FDIUS is equivalent to about 16.5 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.”

Why The U.S. Remains The World’s Unchallenged Superpower
http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/24/why-the-u-s-remains-the-worlds-unchallenged-superpower/

The U.S. Spends More On Defense Than The Next Eight Countries Combined
http://pgpf.org/Chart-Archive/0053_defense-comparison
“The sheer size of the defense budget suggests that it should be part of any serious effort to address America’s long-term fiscal challenges.”

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Why Does Iran Hate The U.S.?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWnAsyEqk1U

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