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What does the phrase "The Second Superpower" mean? According to this article ( ), its meaning has been re-written in a kind of homage to George Orwell.

The (longish) article "Anti-war slogan coined, repurposed and Googlewashed... in 42 days" says the phrase "The Second Superpower" originally refered to the power of anti-war protesters and general public opinion across the world. The "first" superpower being of course the USA.

However, if you Google for "The Second Superpower" now ( ), you get links to an article which uses the phrase with a different meaning .

References to this article "The Second Superpower Rears its Beautiful Head" has now suplanted those to the original meaning, due, the Register article suggests, to an interaction between a few "A-list" blogs and the Google ranking algorithm.

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