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For the mathematical operator, see Tetration. For the song, see Year Zero (album).

A Hyper-power is a state that dominates all other states in every sphere of activity. A hyperpower is traditionally[dubious ] considered to be one step higher than a superpower.

The Persian Empire, Roman Empire, Mongol Empire, Ottoman Empire and the British Empire have all been thought to be Hyper-powers.[1]

In a modern context, hyperpower has been used to describe the United States' position as the lone superpower since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.[2][3][4]


After the end of the Cold War, some political commentators felt that a new term was needed to describe the United States' position as the lone superpower.[5]

French Minister Hubert Védrine popularized[dubious ] the term "hyperpower" in 1998.[6]

See also



  • Védrine, Hubert. France in an Age of Globalization, Brookings Institution Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8157-0007-5
  • Li, Bo; Zheng Yin (Chinese) (2001) 5000 years of Chinese history, Inner Mongolian People's publishing corp, ISBN 7-204-04420-7
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