Global superpower Hasbeen
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Great Britain has slowly been losing its status as a superpower over the years, but now it may be of
Great Britain's Declining Global Status
So, what else has set them back? Well the fact that they are viewed as very traditional has had its pros and its cons. During the industrial revolution era when other countries like France, were developing in industries like the locomotive industry, the British lagged far behind. Even though they had the technology to become advanced,they simply did not see the need to develop as fast as the other countries. Fast forwarding into the present,the final factor that does not place Great Britain in the position of being a superpower is the fact that they cut the spending of their military. As many know, a superpower is a country that has a dominant position on an international scale, that is able to influence their interests and are able to protect those interest. One major asset that a superpower country has to protect those interest, is its defenses system or military. Their military is gradually shrinking and thus, so is their status as a global superpower.
So what kind of impact could this have on the U.S.? Well, it doesn't really affect the U.S. in hindsight. The U.S. has already shifted their focus to the East, making the special ties that America once had with Britain, not all that special anymore. And as far as Great Britain assisting with war operations, according to the report of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), they stated that even though " Great Britain will never again be among the global superpowers, they will have enough capability to assist in operations such as Libya and Afghanistan in the future" (The Guardian). However, this defense crisis that Great Britain is going through is one of many problems that face the country. Though the status of being a superpower is now becoming a distant memory, the British are now left to wonder "what's next?"
Ashley Brisbon, : Ashley Brisbon is a current law student and Juris Doctor candidate of May 2017. She holds a Political Science degree from Augusta State University and currently attends Charlotte School of Law as a 3L student. She plans to practice law in the areas of contracts and corporate. (more...)