Super-power chauvinism

Other Names:
Super-power exclusiveness
Super-power arrogance

The policies of super power chauvinism are aimed at enslaving other ('lesser power') nations; discriminating against them in economic, political, and cultural fields; or denying their independence. Super power chauvinism, like chauvinism in general, tends to kindle hatred and enmity between peoples, and persecutes and harasses persons of different nationalities.


Super power chauvinism arose in the era colonial empires were being formed; the Nazi era during the second World War is an example of the attempt to push super power chauvinism onto a whole continent.


Modern day examples of super power chauvinism are American intervention in Vietnam and the former Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
08.08.2019 – 17:43 CEST