Most Powerful Countries In the World


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1United States of America

US is the best country in the world and it will always be. America is #1 almost everything, best economy, military, most successful people, best sports, best places to go for visit or living, richest, strongest, most successful and powerful country. US is a big country. What I mean by that is it's a very powerful country. The size is also big, not the biggest country but it's at lest either 3rd or 4th biggest country in the world for their size. We have lots of people. You can even see almost every race. It's the third most populated country in the world. First is China, then second is India. It's also a popular country too. A lot of people wants to either live or visit USA. We even have all the good new technology. Our country has two types of governor which is Democracy and Republic. Now it's Democratic until every 4-8 years, when the election happens, it could either Change or be the same. It depends what people vote more of, either democracy or republic. Also we have liberty and ...more - JustRandomDude

Declining rapidly? Please do not listen to that man. WE have the largest economy, double the size of China, in second place. Our military budget tops everyone, and we provide the most foreign aid out of any country. Please don't criticize us, when you don't realize that you couldn't be anything without us.

No doubt America is powerful are military budget is 48% of the world that's more than Europe or China and Russia combined, this comes with are high economic power too, most powerful city in the world is located here, 315 million people live here

The US is my bet for the strongest

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India is very popular in world because India have a big army, big rules and laws, most popular leaders, good culture, many languages, good players in cricket

This a country where all religion and all caste people live here

India has a large population with a very large army and large economy. India has nuclear weapons and has huge advances in science and engineering

Strongest of all

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Russia has a total nuclear arsenal of around 8,500 while the USA has around 7,500. Russia still has around double the amount of tanks that the USA has. The new radar jamming system on their planes makes it so it takes around 4-5 missiles to even hit the plane effectively. Russian S-400 system can knock out pretty much anything any other country throws at them, for example, in Serbia, the Serbs used old Russian equipment but still downed a few F-16s plus a stealth fighter, imagine nowadays against these NEW Russian weapon systems! The Russian Armata tanks and armored vehicles are like playing world of tanks the video games, just point and shoot, no calculations at all, and the recent Russian cruise missile launch on ISIS shows that they can effectively combat an overseas threat from a large distance (The Caspian Sea).

Russia have a high rank in army and defense. New Technics in defense also a speciality of Russia. Also they are top in Introducing new inventions. They are top in IT. The first man to space is from Russia.

Russia should be #2. Russia has the second most powerful military and only about 300 nukes away from having more than US.

Most powerful without a doubt. It is a monarchy in Russia and Putin has all power and can do anything they want to do. They also have advanced military. Far more powerful and advanced than what everyone thinks it is capable of

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China is the innovative leader of the future, with a large workforce, a booming economy and cutting-edge technology. China will revolutionise the world!

China will be top again one day. It's been powerful for thousands of years in the past before European colonialism while the US has only been top dog for a few decades.

Most of your stuff is from this country and if they stopped shipping you probably would be living a completely different lifestyle, so...

I could say China will be the next superpower, it is very likely to be. - golin

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I wonder how they became powerful. Even after the 2 Atom Bombs.

Japan leads the world in innovation and creativity, Japanese have a drive to do better and help their fellow Nihonjin. Their wonderful culture will cause Japan to leave the rest of the world behind. Nippon will rise again!

This country is extremely powerful, is one of the richest and has the best navy


Not best navy but good navy

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By re- unifying in just under 30 Years and building itself to what it is today shows that Germany is resilient and has proven themselves to be such a big weapon in comparison to the size of the nation.

A very ambitious Nation. Very powerful in every aspect. Could possibly the Number 1 Nation in the world one day.

It has the strongest economy in whole Europe.

It will emerge soon so beware

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7United Kingdom

Richest country in the world only 100 years ago

22 countries have never been occupied by Great Britain.

Need I say more?

It was a superpower and its army survive ww1 and ww2 it's the most powerful nation in Europe

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France is in the top five due to its Nukes and force de frappe which can hit anywhere in the world in a short span of time... The shame is that the socialists are ruining the economy...

Please look at the Official lists, France is No 4.

Ranked #6 from official organizations.

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It's the most inventive of any nation in the world, and the only thing they haven't invented is God, but that could be debatable.

Germany is the most inventive. not England

England is in Great Britain so how can Great Britain be 9th and England 8th? I think England (Great Britain) should be 5th.

Great. This list has England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. What the heck?

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Italy is among the top five contributors to the NATO budget, along with the US, UK, Germany and France. These five countries make up the so-called "Quint Group", a very important forum within NATO.

Italy ranks at the nineth place in the World for military budget, is the fourth nation in the Word for military peace-enforcement expeditions, and is the sixth nation in the World for UN budget

Very very very very very very good

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Turkey have a good economy! (by the way. Sorry for my bad English)

Turkey have a strong army,
Its army the 2# after the USA army in the NATO

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Large army, defeated in 3 times out of 4 wars even though India had at least 5-10 times larger army. It's the only Muslim country with declared nukes, defeated the superpower Russia with its proxy war in Afghanistan fought by the afghan mujahideen. America cannot do anything about the Pakistanis double crossing them when it comes to Afghanistan. What we need to realise is Pakistan is not going to fully support us with our war in Afghanistan as Afghanistan is a; Muslim country, neighbour (with a large border), similar cultures, food and dress, and there are tribes that live on both sides of the border. I hope Pakistan remove the terrorists from their land as USA is not capable to fight Muslim guerillas

Lost 3 out of 4 wars, 1 stalemate. Lost half its territory while fighting with India. Only nation after North Korea to play the nuclear weapon card.

Pakistan have good army Pakistan have good import and export Pakistan has latest weapon and Pakistan played good cricket than India

I want a Pakistani flag as my doormat.

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13Republic of the Philippines

Philippines is not boasting its all military weaponry. That's why other country thinks that this country is weak but in reality there are many secret military technology hidden in underground fortresses.

Philippines one of the strongest and braviest and powerful and popular and famous country in the world

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Iran is a great country! I visited there

They are one of the most powerful country in the Middle East

Iran is a very nice country I live in Iran it has a very nice weather in north and beautiful places to see people are very friendly and smart.
all parts of Iran has a nice place most of them are in north and it has a very nice food

Great country

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Brazil has been going up economically and in power, it is the first Southern American county to host the Summer Olympics. It is the most powerful, and biggest nation in South America, and has had steady economic growth.

Brazil is a superpower and although its up and downs (mostly beacause of corruption), it�'s the most powerful country of Latin America.


Egypt is the best country in the world!

In this condition Egypt is almost worse then a[what America is right now. Other than that it would be the 2nd best right after Canada

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It's powerful, but not a big army. I'm NOT HATING. I LOVE Canada! It's so peaceful there

I think it should be strong if it's peaceful

Our army is like the saying "Quality over Quantity"

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As opposed to a few other Muslim countries (not trying to imply anything), has slightly more freedom

It has a small army but it has powerful allies which are Chaina and the members of the 5 power defense agreements wich are the UK, Singapore, Australia and New Zeland which in turn these 5 alliances have powerful allies such as Russia, the EU, Canada and even the US this because Malaysia is such a peaceful nation, it is one of the most advance nation in biotechnology but Malaysia is the most advance in palm oil technology so their allies will have good products from the nation

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19South Korea

After Korean War, South Korea, everything was destroyed by the war. But they made 'Miracle of Han River'. Therefor I think that Korea has possibilities to grow-up of one of the most powerful nation in the world.

They have their own unique culture and also they recur their poor economy

Has developed greatly in the past 3-4 decades

Must be high up

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Dude, 09ShamsulBahriel, the only reason Israel has not been bombed is that the USA and Israel are allies, and people are afraid that if they invade Israel is that US would step in and declare war. Studio learn your facts before you make a stupid statement like that. Also if the USA did fall first in line to claim or power would be UK or South Korea.

Yo you suck to the person that said USA will fall, look at you and your country, and people Israel is not putting up zombie walls, I bet they would fall first, ( world war z)... And Usa should be number one, Israel not strong at all, agree with me Americans! And first ten are correct!

You try and ignore and belittle Israel at your peril. Stop harassing Israel. A strong people with the guts to defend their country and their way of living. The only real democracy in the region.

Its strong because it controls the United States

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