Status of great powers

General definition of great power:

A great power is a nation or state that, through its great economic, political and military strength, is able to exert and project power and influence not only over its own region of the world, but beyond to others worldwide.

In order to achieve the status of great power in the world, requires several criteria to be fulfilled.

Today, Great Powers consist of three states:

The United States of America (the US),

the People’s Republic of China (China) and

the Russian Federation (Russia).