• Yes

  • No

87% 20 votes
13% 3 votes
  • Unlikely, but still possible

  • Possible, depends

    Posted by: Najs
  • Me and my fellow countrymen would enjoy crushing america

  • Unlikely, as Russia can't even make a proper nuclear bomb, without it being the size of New York.

  • America's probably going to crash economically soon. Russia may be behind at the moment, but if it can beat China to it, it's possible for Russia to become a world power an the near future. DOWN WITH AMERICA! Stop their wars with countries because a few extremists give them a negative view of the entire country they come from.

  • yes and always a superpower

  • they are, have you noticed how they invaded Ukraine and no one did anything about it, cuz they dont want to make them mad

    Posted by: BIGC
  • It is a Superpower, It's The world's largest nuclear power. It outnumvers the USA

  • I think it already is. Has more nuclear weapons then any other country including USA. Has rapidly increasing military size and technology while US size is shrinking. Russia is also a power with influence in Asia,Europe,The Middle East, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Arctic circle, etc. The US is not the only superpower. China (I think) also classifies.

  • Currently, No. Russia's man hinderance with its title of superpower is that it is a very regional power. Its influence does not stretch far from Europe and Asia. The old USSR easily fit the title easily, but the Federation is still a long ways away from regaining that former glory.

  • It is a super-power so it can't become one.

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triangle.128k says2015-07-06T18:03:30.8969059-05:00
@CannedBread Nobody uses nuclear bombs. They also have plenty of military weapons left over from the cold war.
CannedBread says2015-07-07T10:18:06.8437382-05:00
@triangle.128k, they can't become a superpower if all their military equipment is made of wheat gluten, and led.
Donderpants says2015-07-07T19:36:56.6586934-05:00
@CannedBread- Why does every global superpower have to kill millions to get there? In today's age, a cultural phenomenon could put Russia on top.
58539672 says2015-07-07T20:26:06.1485509-05:00
@Donderpants It takes more than culture to become a superpower. The best definition we can find is a single nation that can project military, economical, political, and cultural power across the entire planet. Of the original three superpowers (US, USSR, British empire), only the US remains as a superpower.
triangle.128k says2015-07-07T21:02:09.6478943-05:00
Well Russia has a pretty terrible economy, i'm doubtful of them becoming a superpower. China on the other hand is pretty likely.
58539672 says2015-07-08T00:04:33.1817264-05:00
@triangle.128k Though China does fit the economic requirements for superpower status, they lack the military and political reach to become one. They simply can't project force beyond Asia and the Pacific.
Donderpants says2015-07-08T00:24:11.7265855-05:00
No, the original superpowers would include Rome, Ancient Egypt, etc. USA joined the superpowers far more recently than the British empire- in fact, it only became one long after it was discovered by the BRITISH EMPIRE. No wonder it's still around- it's had far less to face.
58539672 says2015-07-08T01:13:31.8865486-05:00
@Donderpants The term superpower as we know it was coined by Nicholas Spykman in some of his lectures to refer to the Big 3 in 1943. The British empire was the first superpower in history because it was the first to obtain GLOBAL hegemony (the second British Empire became a global power in the early 1800s). America was second (we got it sometime after WW1) and the USSR was third (after WW2). Rome, Egypt, and any other civilization before that was not a superpower because they were isolated to a single region.
Donderpants says2015-07-08T01:36:51.1180718-05:00
Whatever, the point still stands that other superpowers have lasted far longer than USA. It's hardly invincible, and when it falls, it's probably a toss up between Chine and Russia for global dominance.

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