American national government,
The United States is often portrayed as the most powerful state on earth. Why is this the case? Discuss US power in terms of military power, economic strength, and soft/cultural power. Based on these factors, is this reputation for power deserved? Looking at current trends, is US power growing and getting weaker?
Please use a minimum of 10 reference materials. These should be academic journals, academic books, and potentially reports from international organizations like the US State Department or UN.