Angela Merkel: Newest Leader of The Free World
The next world leader is a woman who can stand on her own, who is not afraid of the big bad wolf, and who will prove to be known by history.
With the current world view, the United States of America is losing its strong hold upon the world. The United States still stands as the superpower of the world, but how long can the title last? While the US has been going strong as a superpower for around 100 years, no one can stay a superpower for long, especially when other countries have come and gone, like the United Kingdom and the Empire of Great Britain, the Soviet Union and others, and at some point, Spain and Portugal. No country can hold on for too long.
However, since the beginning, the United States has been a fear and an ally to the world. It is a superpower of the world, with the might, resources and culture that other countries watch. Since coming out of isolation in the 1920’s, the US has gained more and more power.
Now, the US is losing its power.
No longer taken seriously or to the word of the government, many countries turn away and look toward a new superpower. There are countries willing to take the top position of superpower, but what they lack is a good leader. Much like the US lacks a good leader.
Whether you agree with President Trump or you do not, the president takes us back to isolation days, where the US didn’t care for other countries and other people. It all started when Woodrow Wilson wanted to take a backseat to the governments of the world, instead of stepping forward. President Trump, too, takes a step back. He promises that America will show its force again and America will be great again, but he has not led. He has not shown that America will be a superpower under him.
Who will take the place of the great and powerful president? Who will be the leader of the free world?
May I suggest Angela Merkel of Germany?
Three terms under her belt as German Chancellor, she is the leader of the European Union, making tough decisions left and right. With the current vote to exit by the United Kingdom toward the EU, Chancellor Merkel has stood her ground. Among her many accomplishments, the economy of Germany has flourished, her energy reforms include phasing out nuclear power, abolished conscription in the German forces in 2011, increased minimum wage within Germany, and she extended parent paid leave in Germany. She is a physicist by training, working in Berlin with chemistry and physics.
Now some might argue against Chancellor Merkel, showing people like Justin Trudeau of Canada or Vladimir Putin of Russia. Canada, simply, does not have enough power. They stand large and have a military, but Justin Trudeau is young. Some day he might grow into it, but with his modern ways and boyish looks, he is not taken seriously.
As for Vladimir Putin of Russia, half of the world does not trust him, and they shouldn’t. As for Theresa May of the United Kingdom, she is new to the scene but currently pulling her country back into isolation as well.
There is Shinzo Abe of Japan, and he could try to control half of the world, but China might have something to say about that. Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel may try to control the Middle East. With all these leaders in different places, it is not much of a superpower.
Germany, alone, could not be a superpower. If it stands with the European Union, with Chancellor Merkel in the front, then together, a superpower would be born. The European Union, with all the glitz and glamour that comes from numerous small countries working together in harmony. The European Union has thrived under Chancellor Merkel.
She, too, is a fighter, and she does not back down. Chancellor Merkel’s East Germany upbringing allows her to speak fluent Russian around her counterpart, so she stays in close contact with President Putin. That goes against the United States of America’s President Trump, who has been chummy.
It is time for the superpower of the United States to fade. While many hope for it to last a bit longer, it will not with the policies and idea put forth by the governing party and by President Trump himself. Another person will have to step forward, but it cannot be from the United States’ government, if one runs around like a moron, then they all do. The next world leader must be from somewhere else, who must be someone else.
The next world leader is a woman who can stand on her own, who is not afraid of the big bad wolf, and who will prove to be known by history. The next leader of the free world is Angela Merkel.