Most Powerful Countries In the World


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The Top Ten

United States of America
America May be one of the strongest now but it's declining rapidly with its capitalist mentality and people attempting to live an American dream that wasn't born to begin with. Very soon the economy will fall and another country will take it's place. Nothing lasts forever. Sorry America. Bye bye
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
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.
[Newest]Let's be honest here.

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
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
This a country where all religion and all caste people live here
[Newest]India always seems to be losing wars. Has only won 1 war against Pakistan, the rest have been stalemates. all wars with China have been lost. not very powerful.

China is the innovative leader of the future, with a large workforce, a booming economy and cutting-edge technology. China will revolutionise the world!
India and Russia above China? Really? China is the second world superpower and will dominate the 21st century.
China is currently leaping ahead of usa or Europe on terms of economy, with average GDP growth of about 7% yearly, combined with an ever increasing military. Chinese military advancements can be clearly seen by the j-20, it's many technologically advanced missiles, such as the df-21d, ICBM's, or their latest satellite-killers.

China is also hard at work making trade alliances, as well as military alliances, with other countries such as Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela and Argentina.

Thos country will soon be not only the top exporter of the world, but will be the top economy, military and technology hub of the world.
[Newest]China, please take over already.

Japan is today's future~~~
I wonder how they became powerful. Even after the 2 Atom Bombs.
This country is extremely powerful, is one of the richest and has the best navy


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.
Russia has one of top armies in the world. It also has world biggest amount of natural resources. And of course the most nukes.
[Newest]Please, this says "Most POWERFUL". America and Russia should be battling for the Number 1 and 2 spot, with the European Union and China trailing behind.

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.
England is in Great Britain so how can Great Britain be 9th and England 8th? I think England (Great Britain) should be 5th.
[Newest]Great. This list has England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. What the heck?

The only country in the EU that isn't struggling. enough said.


One day Germany will rise again...
It has the strongest economy in whole Europe.

8Great Britain
Because there army is strong
It was a superpower and its army survive ww1 and ww2 it's the most powerful nation in Europe

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

Very very very very very very good

The Contenders


12United Kingdom


14Republic 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.
It's more fun in the Philippines!
More Fun in there I love Philippines

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
Pakistan is powerful county then India and USA because now a days Pakistan handle some dangerous cases this case are not handle India, USA and other countries
Pakistan is the great and powerful county the Pakistanis' are always to ready sacrifice when other countries attack Pakistan army are all countries army are zero in front of Pakistan army some example of Pak army one of India war
[Newest]We live in the desert go Pakistan!

16North Korea
I think there this weak. Because they. Nearly lost the Korean War.

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

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...

Iranian are very smart people
They are one of the most powerful country in the Middle East
Iran is a great country! I visited there

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.

The dark horse in terms of seeing it as a nation that has nothing to lose. It will rise in power once again and it will ever just keep getting better.

22South 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
South Korea dosen't have the most powerful military force but "powerful" can have more than one definition.

Damn I Love Indonesia!


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.

They are more powerful then Canada they have a better and bigger military and more involved in war then Canada they should by in front of Canada
Australia is the 14th best in the world ranked by obama
Australia and Great Britain should be in the top three.
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How can Ireland not have been on this list



Highest GDP and a very peaceful country.

31South Africa
South Africa is the best. It came out the best & still carries on being a multiracial country & is the most welcoming to visitors.

The Mexicans are more powerful than some countries here
Mexico should be higher up
Mexico does have lots of farms and money sooo...






38South Sudan


40Saudi Arabia
It has the most oil

It has support of every Asian, Anti American, Islamic, African and unreaconised state. In fact I belive that the Americans who betrayed the USSR after WW2 and the Al qaeeda after the war in Afangistan will betrayed Israel they fend 4 themselves not die 4 others they r not GODS wake up Jews wake up American controlling you with your propaganda


43Czech Republic
Very powerful country in Europe

44Vatican City
It got the pope

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