Essay The American War And World War II
The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country 's status as a global military power. The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in war, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world 's sole superpower. " (United States, 2015).
So, after WWII the strongest countries were USSR and USA - both unions had world power. USSR failed, so is America only one world power today since almost 25 years? Military.
Most powerful weapons and amount of military:
(Top 10 Most Powerful Military Countries, 2015.)
(List of countries by military expenditures.2015)
List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
World Military Balance 2015 (for 2014)
United States United States - $581.0 Bn. - 3.0% of GDP per year
List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2015 Fact Sheet (for 2014)
($ Bn.) % of GDP
United States United States