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superpower

1. an extremely powerful state, such as the US
2. extremely high power, esp electrical or mechanical
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of the Heritage Foundation examines the possible risks involved for the United States if China were to emerge as a superpower, especially considering the country's recent military and technological developments.
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America is a target partly because of arrogance and misdeeds and partly because it is the superpower. But it is also a target because the US, for all its faults, represents a world of freedom and pluralism which terrorists and despots recognize as the ultimate enemy to their plans and dreams.
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For most of the 1990s, America's superpower rival appeared to be neither a superpower nor a real rival, and it was an open question whether Russia would prove a sustainable economy.
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