National Power and Processing Depth Coefficient
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This chapter focuses on the concept of national power, which is a reference index that is used to observe and evaluate a country’s macroeconomic state, and also an important concept in political economics and international relations. The authors indicate that components of national power include not only natural factors but also social factors; not only material factors but also spiritual factors; not only strength but also potential and the mechanisms for changing potential into strength. In addition, this chapter introduces another two perspectives of comparing national power, namely, rankings of total material output and sum of national strategic resources using the processing depth coefficient method.
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