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HISTORY NOTES FOR FORM SIX
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TOPIC 1 - THE RISE OF CAPITALISM IN EUROPE
TOPIC 2 - THE RISE OF DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE
TOPIC 3 - IMPERIALISM AND TERRITORIAL DIVISION OF THE WORLD (COLONIZATION OF AFRICA)
TOPIC 4 - THE RISE OF DICTATORSHIP IN GERMANY, ITALY AND JAPAN
TOPIC 5 - THE RISE OF SOCIALISM
TOPIC 6 - THE EMERGENCE OF U.S.A AS A NEW CAPITALIST SUPER POWER
TOPIC 7 - THREATS TO WORLD PEACE AFTER WWII
TOPIC 8 - NEO-COLONIALISM AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN THE THIRD WORLD
WHY USA IS THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?
1. The Most Powerful Military
first reason why America is the most powerful country in the world is the US
has one of the largest armed forces in the world. Although the US military
doesn’t have the biggest army in terms of personnel, it is the strongest with
the biggest defense budget in the world.
2. American Innovation and Technology
United States is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the
world. This is a key reason why it is so powerful.
modern world, technology is strength. Countries that can produce high-tech
goods, develop new advanced machinery and computers, and utilise information
and technology effectively, are ensured influential positions in the global
countries around the world rely on American technology and this is an important reason why it is
the most powerful county in the world.
ability to innovate not only ensures the country has a world leader economy,
but also means their armed forces has access to the latest advanced weaponry.
3. The World’s Largest Economy
size of the US economy is another reason why America is so powerful.
has the world’s largest economy, by far. It makes up nearly a quarter of the
entire world economy. Because of the size of the US economy, it dominates
global trade, finance, and international business. Being the largest economy in
the world gives America immense power.
4. The US Has a Large Population
third reason why America is a powerful country is the size of the US
is the third most populous country in the world. It has 331
million people. Having a large population helps a country enormously. It allows
it to create a bigger economy, have a larger army and have a more productive
large size of the US population ensures that America’s economy remains dynamic
and innovative and this directly relates to America’s international power.
every country with a big population becomes a superpower. However, America has
effectively harnessed its large population to become an incredibly strong
5. Most Valuable Companies
has some of the world’s largest and most important businesses, which is one of
the primary reasons for its power.
has some of the biggest and most valuable companies by market cap in the world.
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Coca-Cola are just a few of the world’s
leading companies. Businesses such as these have enormous worldwide markets.
internationally important companies that do business around the world is a
major factor in America’s global strength.
American businesses dominate many parts of the world. They are highly recognisable and are often famous established brands. This makes the US a powerful country because it means people around the world build a connection with American lifestyles and values. American companies also outperform local brands in many countries, further adding to the American global influence.