Is potentially 5 superpowers better for the world? US, EU, China, India, Russia?

Consider after WW2 and not long after the fall of the Soviet Union the US if not due to military influence controlled most nations via economic power and setup Japan as its economic and influential power in Asia. However Americans' are not particularly liked and have a reputation for bullying nations which has... show more Consider after WW2 and not long after the fall of the Soviet Union the US if not due to military influence controlled most nations via economic power and setup Japan as its economic and influential power in Asia. However Americans' are not particularly liked and have a reputation for bullying nations which has just be accelerated during the Bush administration. Now we see rather than one gold pot the US available there are many others and better evenly spread (Rather than just US dependent nations) giving better access and sometimes due to geographical and historical details better in more ways than just economic but political, culturally and strategically. Given the world wealth is better spread and nations are grouping and getting stronger rather than being "bullied" I think more superpowers are a good thing. With one exception. Will these powers just mean the lagging nations will be exploited more and despots have more choice of who to ally with? Or just leave the laggers behind?
10 answers 10