An African and South American Superpower?




View Poll Results :Will we see a Superpower rise from these lands?
Yes, both Africa and South America 1 7.69%
Africa Yes, South America No 1 7.69%
South America Yes, Africa No 2 15.38%
Not gonna happen for either one. 9 69.23%
Where's Africa? South America ... is that Florida? 0 0%
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October 10th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: An African and South American Superpower?


Okay, I was just thinking on something. There is only three continents on this planet who have never produced a power with Worldwide "Superpower" type status. Europe has had several, North America has the USA, Asia's had several and anyone can see that Australia and Antartica are kindof not very likely candidates. (Australia because its just not populated enough.)

But South America and Africa ... both continents have the population and the resources to make it happen. What would it take before we see an African "Superpower"? What about South Amercia? Is it possible or no?
October 10th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Brazil is possible, but extremly difficult.

Africa, even Egypt is too small to have a potential to be superpower.
October 10th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Consider where the United States started from. Pretty tiny. Anything is possible. Likely, it would take a combination of nations to make it happen. As far as Brazil goes, everyone has been watching for them to become a major power for a long time. They have all the right ingredients of course.
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October 10th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Brazil have the population and national resources to be a superpower if they manage to sort there economy out, in africa you could say South Africa is already a superpower for some of the countries there as they would not have an economy without south africa, but with the HIV crisis there and rampant crime then south africa has a long way to go.
October 10th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Brazil maybe.
Outside... very outside chance for South Africa though I think their ability to be a super power is declining as time goes on.
October 10th, 2004  
Airborne
 
I was just thinking both Brazil and South Africa... actually, for a while Cuba fitted this category in a way, they fought South Africa in Angola... but with soviet transportation.

South Africa is perhaps the best choice in Africa, I can imagine it getting pissed off enough to send a coalition force to central asia or northern africa if they were ever attacked in a future war similar to september 11. South Africa has the institutional experiance already since it's mercenary forces have had success in places like Angola and Sierra Leone

Brazil is a mess right now, it's barely a republican administration, the bussinesses are in charge. Any deployment would be like Cops in LA.
October 10th, 2004  
G.A.F.E.S.
 

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Brazil is the largest economy in South America, and most militarist.

In America the largest economies would be listed like this :

GDP.

USA: $10.45 trillion
BRAZIL:$1.376 trillion
CANADA: $934.1 billion
MEXICO: $924.4 billion
ARGENTINA: $403.8 billion

Brazil looks like it haves a good future.

http://www.nationmaster.com/red/graph-T/eco_gdp&id=NAM
October 10th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
the economy is good but crime is very high, the high population means a low gdp per person so a lot live in poverty, being militaristic is not always a good thing as it takes finances away from those who need it, but brazil is the only country that could be a superpower in south america.
October 10th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Not for a century or two.
October 10th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The way that South and Latin America nations are run is the biggest problem for them. If there were to be someone to completely destroy and remake the whole system ... well, everything else is already in place. Population and natural resources. Under the current system, there is too much wasted potential. 10% of the population owns 90% of the land. Kinda ruins it for everyone and makes moving up in the world pretty tough.