What is “Power” according to International Relations? According to International Relations, Power is defined by:
- Power is a goal,
- The Power to influence and control can be and is measured,
- The Power has had victory in conflict,
- The Power has attainment of security, and
- The Power to control resources and capabilities.
Look at the world as an organization. The organizational leadership of the world includes “degrees of world power”. The Degrees of Powers of the world are super, great, regional, and middle. These powers are defined as:
- A Super Power has the abilities of a Great Power plus a great power of mobility of the power.
- A Great Power has strong political, cultural, and economic influence across the world (1st tier).
- A Regional Power exercises influence & power within region (1st tier).
- A Middle Power is a 2nd tier influential state that could not be defined as a great power.
International Relations identifies——-
The Super Powers:
- The British Empire
- The Soviet Union
- The United States
- Vatican City
The Great Powers:
- United Kingdom
The Regional Powers:
- South Africa