Different empires have ruled a major portion of the planet in different eras of world history. The Romans, Ottomans, English, Mongols, French, Russians, Germans and many others enslaved nations, dynasties and millions of people whenever they had the chance. At any point in time, there has been only one ‘super’ power in the world and today, it’s America. While military might and political wisdom was primarily the deciding factor in the past, today there are dozens of other factors that determine a nation’s superpower status. Listed below are the top 10 points behind America’s superpower status.