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Is India a global superpower? Show more Show less
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A world superpower is usually defined as a country that is capable of projecting its power and influence on a global scale. India's broad range of quality of life among its citizens and booming economy have put the country in a unique position in the world. It competes with leading superpowers in creating new technology and defense, yet most rural areas are still underdeveloped. Impoverished citizens often live in poor sanitation and without healthcare or clean water. Should India be considered a global superpower based on its greatest accomplishments, or are its domestic issues too severe?

No, India is an emerging superpower Show more Show less

India has not achieved the status of a global superpower, but its quick advances in technology and way of life will soon earn it that title.
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India's economy makes it an emerging superpower

India's rapidly growing economy will result in rising from an emerging superpower to a global superpower.

The Argument

India is classified as an emerging superpower due to its high economical status. It currently ranks as the seventh-largest economy but is estimated to reach third within five years. As India's domestic and international economies grow, so will their budget to help resolve issues within the country.[1] In recent years, India's poverty level has dropped drastically. This proves the entire country is developing and more citizens have a high quality of life. Government-funded programs have begun to alleviate the most pressing domestic issues such as healthcare and sanitation. More Indian citizens have opportunities for education and employment, which stimulates the economy further.[2]

Counter arguments

India will not be considered a global superpower for a long time because of how severe its issues are with overpopulation, poverty, and healthcare. The country will not be able to keep up with its rapidly growing population, so there will always be citizens living in poverty. It will take a considerable amount of time and money to fund proper sanitation for all of India, even its most rural parts. With all of these unresolved issues, India cannot be considered an emerging power.

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Premises

[P1] India's economy is rapidly growing. [P2] Poverty has decreased in India. [P3] Government programs are working to resolve domestic problems in India. [P4] Therefore, India is an emerging superpower.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] The Indian government cannot keep up with the growing population.

References

  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2011/03/07/is-india-an-economic-superpower-in-the-making/#38289da3799f
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/10/india-is-no-longer-home-to-the-largest-number-of-poor-people-in-the-world-nigeria-is/
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