A hyperpower is a country that is more powerful than every other country in every aspect. It is more powerful than a superpower.
The United States was a hyperpower after the cold war because it was the only superpower after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It had a big influence in politics, science, culture and military. It also influenced the balance of power and made a new world order.
According to the Asia Power Index 2020, the United States still has the lead on the military capacity, cultural influence, resilience and defense networks, but falls behind China in economic and future resources, economic relationships and diplomatic influence. This index ranks power and influence only in Asia Pacific.
It is easy to see areas where the United States is no longer so dominant. Its economy is weakened by manufacturing abroad; internal social conflicts are greater. However, it is still by far the top country on military capability, though not on size of its army. Perhaps the world no longer has a superpower.
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