Best Countries of 1900The best countries of 111 years ago (and counting).
The Top Ten
The United Kingdom is one of the greatest countries in the world; it prides itself on it's military and it's huge influence inside the United Nations and it's former trade market group, the European Union. It's financial capital, London, is also the richest city in the world; it is the Global Centre of the world.
Incomprehensibly large economy, navy, and population. Countless Imperial territories. London is the financial capital of the world at this time. A relatively small but professional army, hardened with experiences from the Boer War. Immense control over global politics and communications that would become vital in defeating Germany and Austro-Hungary in the coming years.
United Kingdom had the largest navy and empire the world has ever seen, also the most industrialised nation of the time
Biggest Empire in the world and won 2 world wars with some help
Germany was a lesser powerful country entering the twentieth century, but however, it exceeded the British Empire in strength, rather than size. In World War One, Germany was outnumbered and outflanked, but it stood firm. The only reason it was 'defeated', and this is a fact: Germany surrendered because it thought peace was available through Wilson's Fourteen Points. When Germany was the Prussian Empire, they took down Poland. When Germany became the later Nazi Regime in World War Two, it had been outflanked by the Allied Countries, and itself and Japan, but Japan was too far away. Nazi Germany held out and was crushing the Soviet Union, and was developing advanced technology, such as the missile, and the atomic weapon. But however, USA got to it first since Einstein went to it and crushed Japan. Germany still shows it should never be underestimated through these two wars,
Germany had 13.5 million solders throughout all of what world war 1 most of which died during(or injured) during the war. Also it had a small empire, Britain was far bigger as was France and Russia, even in A Europe Russia was bigger. It also was not at war with the Netherlands in world war 1. It was at war with Russia from 1914 at that time too.
Germany is obviously the most powerful country in 1900. Although its size makes it smaller than US, India, and Russia, Germany held down, although being vastly outnumbered by enemies in numerous fronts. Then, in the 1930's, they formed the Nazi Regime, which is worse but more powerful. The Germans conquered Poland twice and booted Russia and the Soviet Union back to their stronger areas. They already got United Kingdom near bankruptcy during WW2, beat against that small island, and started attacking US naval ships and other Eurasian rivals. The mighty Germans showed that size does not always matter (Like they took down the world's largest nation: Russia).
They had the strongest military of the world, no wonder that they won against Russia and fought against Superpowers like France and Britain nearly ALONE.
In 1900s USA has the best entertainment in 1970s to 2000s
Usa is best now
Yes it's right
United States has the industry and colinies to make it the best power and is still the greatest.
With greatest military since 1945.
Laugh out loud that's not true and the usa never had any colonies and also no industry in that time. The usa was poor and was afraid of Europe. Nothing true or makes any sense in your comment.
Do you people even know what you're talking about? India was ruled the United Kingdom. It was not a country yet. - Bturlik
I love my India
It was because of UK that India was ruined or else India would have been the super-power of world
it was.. because of the Englad, coz' had ruled india nearly 200 years that's the reason India was the developed country at the time
China have always been very smart and have overtooken all countries in all areas. In other words they are the best. All though New Zealand is second.
Best country ever and always will be the awesome country
The Qing Dynasty owned China then, it wasn't modern day Peoples Republic of China
1900s the olden days china was the best
It is has the best empire in Asia
We controlled most of Asia
Includes India, Australia, Canada, half of Africa, parts of China, as well as antarctic claims. This should be first big time. The pax britannica was during this period, no other country even came close to britain in terms of everything. The population was even greater than China. This was the height of british dominance of the world. - Bturlik
A great Republic after having been a great Empire.
Russia had the most powerful army in that era
Russia was the greatest country in the world. Respect to Russian Federation! And hope that we will rise again
Best country ever
Germany did NOT have 13,000,000 soldiers. In fact they had about 4,500,000. Britain was weaker than people think with only 800,000 and France had 3,500,000. Austria-Hungary had 3,500,000 experienced soldiers and one of the top 5 wood producers in the world. They were also in the top 5 for industrial strength.
Austria-Hungary was at least one of the top 5 most powerful countries... Although it was steadily crumbling because of the many ethnicities and cultures living together and the slavs begging for freedom eveb though they just ended up in bondage again. (Yugoslavia, Soviet Union)
At the end of world War 2 cAnadarko was a superpower with the likes of America and Russia
The Ottoman was in decline for a long while but it was still formidable and owned an Empire from Greece to Saudi Arabia, it fielded nearly 3 million solders throughout the war and was still hard to beat.
Would later be known as Netherlands. - booklover1
Nepal has been an independent nation and was not controlled by any bigger nation that shows its supremacy. - Lunatic
Philippines for the win!
As we are speaking of 1900, it's perhaps time to remind you that at that time Belgium with its coal mining, steaming power was the second world economy just behind the UK. That's in Belgium that the first European railways were created after the UK