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Being a "superpower"

As we look at America's status after the Cold War, let's explore a few questions. What enduring vulnerabilities are built into the status of being a "superpower?" What about being the only superpower in the post-Soviet world?

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My name is Jason Blair and it is my pleasure to assist you with some notes this evening related to America's role as a 'superpower'. By way of introduction, I am a professor in the state of Arizona.

Being a superpower can be likened to a professional or collegiate sports team that has one multiple championships in a row. They become known as a 'dynasty'. As such, they are certainly powerful and gain many benefits, such as increased media exposure, access to new recruits and signings, and many more. They also, however, are the target that everyone is gunning for. In addition, everyone in the world seemingly is waiting for them to fail, at which time other teams will swoop in and hopefully take their place.

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The America's status after the Cold War is determined. Bring the only superpower in the post-Soviet world is given.