Characteristics of emerging superpowers
- Strong economic growth
- Large population
- Access to key resources, especially fossil fuels
- Market economies
- Regional power and influence.
(Source: Dunn et al, 2009)
Brazil has all the characteristics of an emerging superpower yet it is China and India that dominate discussions of superpower geography.
AQA: A2 Contemporary Global Issues: Unit 5 Development and Globalisation
OCR: AS Managing Change in Human Environments; What is the relationship between energy use and economic development?;What are the social, economic and environmental issues associated with the increasing demand for energy?
A2 Global Issues Section B: Economic Issues; Option B3 Development and Inequalities
Edexcel: A2 Unit 3 Contested planet - Energy Security; Superpower Geographies; Bridging the development gap
WJEC: A2 Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography - Theme 4 Development, Theme 5 Globalisation
IB: Note for IB teachers This article could be used to support schemes of work for the teaching of ‘Population, resources and development’ and ‘contemporary issues in geographical regions’