The Most Influential Country In the History of the World

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The continued development of the changing times also life people in the world. More countries are more advanced civilization of the change. But did you know that the most influential countries of the world be like now?

The Top Ten

1 England England

TWO WORLDS, industrial revolution! Started in England and was the first country to do so, it was said as a fact that the industrial revolution made the modern world! With out it you would not have T.V., computers and trains etc. Japan did a study in 2010 that concluded with 54% of the worlds most used inventions was first made in and by a britain (Scotland, ENGLAND, wales). With figures going up to 75% inflated with evidence of that Japanese copping (put as stolen and commercialized too) lots of British innovation. And America that say? "they invented the light bulb or photograph"? Which is a lie look it up and Thomas Alva Edison made a longer lasting bulb not the first light bulb, it was just improved by him. Also William Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre was the first to use photographs (French and British) next they will say they invented the car and their "American" English first after all with out britain (including England) America would not have existed, point proven!

Or Should that be the UK! The English Language (British Empire), Modern Science (Newton, Darwin, Faraday, Bessemer, Stephen Hawking), Literature (Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, J.K. rowling {! }), Parliamentary Democracy, Common Law, the Industrial Revolution (factories, railways, capitalism etc. ), Communications (television, the World Wide Web, the telephone), Sport (football, rugby, cricket etc), Music (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Adele, Simon Cowell! ) and have done it all without a revolution!

USA number 1? Pah! England/Britain has invented world-changing things such as: television, trains, discovery of DNA, football, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, the telephone, the first police force, underground travel system, the internet... We gave the world the English language; America has to contend with just having a bad accent. England has the most famous royal family in the world and our Queen is the most powerful woman in the world. England has to be number one just for the fact that we are such a small country but we are the most powerful and influential country on Earth. I'm so proud to tell everyond that I am ENGLISH! Long live this green and pleasant land. The world would be nothing without this tiny but mighty country. VOTE ENGLAND!

Channels like BBC have made the world a better place

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2 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.

The most important civil liberties document in the world, magna cart, Habeous corpus. Home of the great people of england, wales, scotland and northern ireland - inventors of the modern world and pretty much our entire way of modern life and everything we take for granted. Despite empire building atrocities (committed by many nations and considered acceptable at the time) this is the country that dragged many nations kicking and screaming out of the dark ages, liberated numerous people and nations and mounted the worlds largest ever naval campaign for the abolition of slavery and the slavetrade from 1806 onwards. The united states of america still treated darker skinned people as slaves until the 1960's onwards and first act of independence was the systematic genocide of the native american people - and they call themselves the home of liberty and freedom - I can't believe they are even in the top 10.

Despite the huge influence of the British Empire it would not have come about ...more

The United Kingdoms of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as a group have influenced the world more than any other nation or people. Their influence on the world led to remarkable changes to how human beings live and a catalyst in the evolution of human societies towards the modern era we live in now. The United Kingdom has helped to lead the worlds nations and Peoples to changes on how humans exist achieving this through a list of contributions that surpass any other nations. The range and variation of the United Kingdoms influence is staggering, it has shaped the world through Innovation, Invention ( trains,t. V, phone etc), Civil Liberties (magna Carta), Common Law, Literacy (Shakespeare, ), Parliamentary Democracy, Industrialization (, science (Newton, Darwin etc), Conquest, Empires, Royal Dynasties, sport. The United Kingdoms society has been used as a blueprint for nations around the world, while many nations have also adapted or used the British systems of law, ...more

There would be no USA without Britain. There would be no common and modern law without the manga carta, there would be no police services as we know it. The language you're using which is the most widely used in the world today? Not American.

So to think some little idiotic retards are that stupid to think America. If anything the British Empire and Holy Roman Empire have been the most influential on today's society in founding and developing a platform for society to build from.

SCOTLAND HAS GIVEN MORE TO THE WORLD,THAN ANY OTHER

NATION.AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL MEDICINE,PENICILLIN,
AND ETHER, RADAR,STEAM,TELEVISION,THE FLASK,TARMAC,
TYRES,THE BIKE,FOOTBALL, CURLING, RUGBY, THE TELEPHONE,
AND THE 2 MEN WHO BUILT THE WORLD,ANDREW CARNEGIE,

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3 United States of America United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

The US is kinda ridiculous and before the hating starts let me explain why: The US has always since the revolution prided itself being the land of the free right? But for who? They kept slavery, murdered and treated natives as second class citizens, women still below men, Christianity is the only right way- everything else including science was wrong and punishable, and if you speak out against their 'founding father' or whatever which were basically a bunch of terrorists and murderers and warmongers who brainwashed the minds of the delusional against the Empire for nothing then you were marked scum who should be humiliated or sentenced to death. As well as this on the subject of the revolution which was British migrants fighting British migrants to disband from their own country and roots which makes no sense to me- the Empire didn't lose a thing to the will be Americans when I look back at history, instead it had other problems like an on going conflict with the French and Spanish ...more

I understand that many people are skeptical of a country that was only around for a couple hundred years when others have been around for thousands, but America is a place where anyone, outsider or not to come. That's what's so special about it. It's been a world leader since the late 1800's, possibly the most well known country in the world, and without a doubt, one of the most influential. People where American clothing, play American games, eat American food, watch American movies, and read American books. No matter where you go, there will always be a tiny hint of America in there somwehere, even North Korea, but in a more negative sense I suppose. Yes, a lot of America's ideas are borrowed from other places, and many countries helped in its making. So you could say that all countries came together to create something, somehwere where people can be free. America is practically the embodiment of all people. America, statistically, has the most ethical diversity. You could say that ...more

I shamefully admit I voted for two countries. Italy and USA. Great Britain is mighty but I have to stop at some point. I pick USA because it's the most powerful nation in human history and is the leader and protector of Western civilization. It was the fist nation to be founded on the principles of liberty; a splendid libertarian experiment of gargantuan significance in the annals of human history. I don't think this can be repeated enough. It IS the quintessential entrepreneurial, cutting edge society. There's a spirit to America I can't quite place my finger on. I see it everywhere I go. People will claim America's culture is superficial - and to this they may have a point but the country is only a couple of centuries old. But in that time frame it changed the course of history - but I feel there's depth (outstanding music, inventors and intellects, wonderful food, wicked sports culture, jaw dropping metropolises, vibrant and engaged political debate open FOR ALL TO SEE, great ...more

Gave us mac Donald's and made everyone fat. Well done USA well done

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4 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece, by far the most influential country in the World. Democracy, Philosophy, Alphabet, Mathematics, Physics, Historiography, Poetry and many many more, were born in this land. I mean, is there something Greece haven't invented...?

Greece has invented pretty much everything. Greece is the root of all new discoveries, Even if the discovery has been made from an other country. And I thing Greece has the biggest history & greatest hero's and philosopher's. I mean if you read about them you're probably start thinking that they might be gods. How do they know so many things that would happen after 2000 years. Just amazing

If there is 1 "good" category where Greece deserves to be 1st, then this is the one. Most Influential country in history hands down, and really you can remove all the others from the list, there is no competition. That's how much important Greece is. Without her (and the Italian renaissance afterwards) the rest of us would really be like thousands of years in the dark. Anyone that thinks the opposite, is simply uneducated and needs to go back to school. And no I am not Greek.

The cradle of the western civilization. Αnything that is taken for granted today for the western culture was created in that little piece of land.

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5 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

Invention of the metric system, invention of the cinema, world class cuisine, French language spoken in 40 countries mainly in Europe, Africa and North America!

"Haute couture", "Haute cuisine", enlightment, French poetry, litterature, French revolution, Napoleon's "Code civil", croissants, "Guide Michelin", Le Tour de France, French House (Daft Punk, Bob Sinclar, Justice etc), the metric system, which has been created after the revolution and is still used by a lot of countries, Norman conquest of England, the French is spoken in 40 countries, French "Champagne", which is drunk in many opportunities (weddings... ), French wine, French cheese, lingerie, French cinema, tourism, museums (Le Louvre, which is the biggest museum in the world), many French inventions or disciveries : Polonium/radium, radioactivity, blood transfusion, stethoscope, aspirin, first hand transplant, first face transplant, taxi, airplanes, internal combustion engine, submarines, helicopter, Concorde, Denim, modern Bikini, Tanks, modern olympic games, FIFA world cup, UEFA Euro cup...

No doubt about France is a great country, deserving to be in top 5, from USA we have always consider our best allies as famous, without them USA would not be USA and France would not be France. Never forget you guys. We have to help each other and keeping our relationship and friendship.

This largest country is situated in West European region. This country stands at sixth level in the list of world’s most powerful and influential countries. The education level of this country is famous all over the world. The main earning industry of this country is perfume industry and the country earns a lot from this industry. According to a survey report issued by WHO, the France has world’s top class health facilities infrastructure. France is also permanent member of United Nations Security Council. There are no religious laws in the legal framework of this country. The space industry of this country is also very powerful and the army of this country is also very strong. It is said about this country that in addition to providing, the air force of this country is well equipped with the latest helicopters and air crafts. By “countries,” I mean current countries based on current boundaries, so France of course is in top 8. And based on the last 500 years, France anyway is ...more

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6 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Who on earth can deny the influence Italy had on the Western world, and in turn, on the rest of the world? I don't wanna be redundant and repeat once again the incomparable influence this country had on art, music, architecture, science, etc...but just think about the basics of the modern society...

The influence that Italy had on the Western culture is unquestionable, and this can be noticed even by looking at some details of our costumes, such as eating with a fork and a knife. From Shakespeare to Mozart, westerns always got inspired by Italian culture! Anyway, one can immediately understand the influence it had on the whole world if he thinks about a couple of other things. Like, how many languages nowadays use Latin script or have words with Latin roots? How many countries have legal systems and institutions that are based on the Roman ones? And, again, 31% of the world is Christian, and this is due to the fact that the Roman Empire accepted this religion and afterwards ...more

The most influential country with its most important history is by far Italy. Firstly, Western civilization was born in Italy. Today the influence from the Roman Empire is still here with its religion, laws, architecture, and many important inventions, road system, concrete, aqueducts, Latin language, roman alphabet etc, etc, secondly there was the Renaissance where modern science was born, art, music, mathematics. With the inventions of many a musical instruments, violin, piano etc etc. then what came out of Italy and many of Italian ancestry some of the most important inventions that changed the world, the telephone, the internal combustion engine, nuclear reactor, battery, electric generator, induction motor, spectacles, wireless telegraphy, first motorcar and motorcycle, arguably first photograph ( Leonardo the Vinci ) I could go on, there are many more inventions, and I'm not surprised considering Italy has the oldest university in the world. One of the most visited countries I ...more

Ancient Greece may be the cradle of Western civilization - and we owe much to it - but Italy has Rome (law and administration, engineering and weaponry etc. ) AND has been part of all meaningful events including the Scientific and Industrial revolutions and The Enlightenment. So many eras and events that have influenced Western civilization originated in Italy - first among them Rome and the Renaissance. Its achievements and inventions in this time was staggering it can't possibly be listed here. It was Italian merchants and traders who did most of Europe's age of exploration funding in the beginning so Italian influence is ubiquitous 'behind the scenes' historically. It's the perfect culture where modern and tradition collide. The thing that impresses me about Italian history is, thanks in part to its geographic location, how brilliant it was in incorporating other cultures (Greek, Arabic, Norman, Germanic, Austrian, Spanish etc. ) into an Italian one be it through cuisine, fashion ...more

Ancient Rome created what we now call “Western society” " including our laws, our culture and our religion. After Rome fell and Europe spent 1,000 years in darkness, Italy reclaimed it with the Renaissance. To create a civilization is achievement enough " but to save it 10 centuries later is truly remarkable.

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7 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1. 388 billion . It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

Great Chinese inventions : navigators COMPASS, silk, BLOCK TYPE PRINTING, one of the first sites for agriculture, GUNPOWDER, PAPER, lacquer pottery, rice cultivation, CAST IRON, fireworks, hand grenades, SEISMOMETER, tea and so on

I am a proud Chinese. Yes the Americans have somehow played a big role in the 19th, 20th and 21st century, but China is the origin of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture. China had been the strongest nation on earth some centuries ago. Its culture is the only one of the four great ancient civilizations(Egyptian, Indian, Babylon and Chinese) to last to today. If the Europeans and the Americans had not attacked China, and if China was a part of the Industrial Revolution, China would be way stronger than America now. It is very possible that China will rise to a world superpower in the 21st century. China will eventually get out of communism and have the real democracy. Though China will be a big nation, it would not invade any nation on earth because the most important Chinese value is to make peace between every man.

South KOREA AND jAPAN 'S culture were built on the basis of China. CHina has influenced the cultures of the countries which surround it. It is definitely the greatest culture in the world. By the way, China's economy is keep growing and will catch up USA in the future

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8 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

As Mark Twain rightly said - " The country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, "

Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

Mark Twain said: India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

Jayesh Patel said: However great was our past and great was our treasure, a citizen of India who is alive today needs a job for himself and food for ...more

I Love India mainly for the introduction of arabic numbering system without which we would be left with the rotting roman X's which would have slowed down the innovations by half and I also love India for the Kamasutra and invention of ZERO.

The longest surviving cultural nation, home of four most influential religions of the world.

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9 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

The Persian Empire
The Persian Civilization
The Persian Calendar that is the most accurate of calendars.
The Jiroft civilization

World should be know Iran is the history of human and humanity

This should be #1. Modern civilization and democracy originated in Persia, and the Achaemenid Persian Empire is still the most powerful empire in human history, more powerful than Rome, Britain, or even the US today. They had the highest percentage of the world's population, and were the first superpower. Unlike their rivals, they promoted social tolerance and outlawed slavery. Never has one country exerted as much power as ancient Iran. History is always written by the winning side, and therefore ancient Greece took credit for a lot of Iran's accomplishments. Anti-Iranian sentiment is so prevalent today that people like to overlook that it was the Persians who created the world as we know it. Futhermore, Iran really is the only country on Earth that has consistently remained powerful for over 5,000 years.

If you want visit great history, culture's and almost all kind of nature's going to Iran

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10 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

The exportation is in large part due to top notch education and high skill labor with good wages with one of the world most sophisticated and elaborate infrastructure system. In addition it has a long, sometimes very troubled, history that has produced world class thinkers and poets.

Germany produced most pure souls who deepened our understanding of nature and humankind in such a tremendous extent. One only need to consider about the number of influential philosophers, physicists, mathematicians and chemists that exceed any country. Even no need to mention the inventions origin from there, like car, rocket, bulb, T.V., etc.

Germany is one of the largest exporters since decades, it is the most industrialized country in the world.

A country with a history of higher technology and Superior Armament Germany has always been the top when it comes to technology in the history of War if it wasn't for Germany you wouldn't have Jets going to the moon and a great orange soda called Fanta

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The Contenders

11 Roman Empire

Art, music, engineering, architecture, politics, military, religion, food, cultureAnd the copious list could keep going. The most significant innovations in human history have came from Italy/ Roman empire. I don't believe anyone could argue that.

Haha, not even a flag

The Roman EMpire Shaped the Western Civilization, who in turn Shaped the world.

"It was not a country just a colonialist empire" - surely that makes it better than a country? Even more superior

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12 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

I am not from Egypt but since it is one of the cradles of civilization, it contributed the very first innovations that are still used today and began the journey to scientific discovery. It was not as influential after the decline of Ancient Egypt's power but it should be a little bit further up this list.

Of course it should be Egypt we are one of the cradles of civilization we are the one who built the pyramids we are the ones who taught the greeks and gave them our knowledge and philosophy we were the people who made temples and pyramids when the whole world were living like monkeys

i n the jungle we were the one who invented clock the calendar the make up the dancing the chess the surgical instruments and the cosmetics and the plow and the paper and the ink pen and the shoes and the haircuts and the hairbrush and the haircomb and the tooth paste and the solar calendar and the 365 day calendar and the keys and the lever and the chisel and the door locks and the writing and astronomy and medicine and mathematics and government and high heel shoes and condoms and hair wigs and paved roads and the vases and the glass and the perfumes and wine and scissors and the needle and the ramp and not only that there are still a lot of the Egyptian inventions that I haven't mentioned ...more

Egypt behind Spain, what a shame...

25% of the things we use was probably created in egypt like toothpaste

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13 Netherlands Netherlands

The dutch deserve a higher place since modern capitalism, the declaration of independence and even the success of the british empire were based on dutch ideas. No nation had as much influence on modern western ideas as they die. Truly the athens of modern history. For a long time many great thinkers flocked to Amsterdam in search of freedom and tolerance and contributed to enlightenment of western civilization. I bet John adams and peter the great would agree

The Dutch East India Company was arguably the first megacorporation, possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, coin money and establish colonies. Many economic and political historians consider the Dutch East India Company as the most valuable, powerful and influential corporation in the world history.

The Dutch are the pioneers of modern agriculture. Anywhere in the world that you travel Canada, US, Australia, South Africa, Brazil Argentina you will find people with Dutch last names owning and operating the largest and most efficient modern farms. The Dutch people are feeding the World

They Made New York...

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14 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

The western fear of Russia that started in the beginning of the 18th century pretty much explains itself, but even earlier through all history of the Russian nation it was surrounded by enemies, and and fighting never ending invaders while it never had a real ally (while it had "situational allies" and like "common enemy allies" the enemy of my enemy is my friend type) and later with the west that was always trying to sabotage Russian development in different ways (a good example is England).

With all this Russia managed to survive as a strong power, develop a rich culture and its scientists were always among the best in the world.

While the soviet union did a lot of horrible things and many people see it on par with Nazi Germany its people and army managed to defeat a stronger invader same as with napoleon which were the strongest armies in the world in their time, later became a superpower that lasted through half of the 20th century bringing huge ...more

Um... Are you guys stupid? You think a country like "New Zealand" is more influential than Russia? The Russian Empire, the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland to Alaska. And the Soviet Union, which was the most powerful nation at the time and had a relationship with every nation on earth, and one of only two superpowers. They were primarily responsible for the Allied victory in World War II, and they also put the first satellite and human in space. Russia is THE most powerful country of the 20th century... And possibly of all time, next to the British Empire. VOTE FOR Russia MY COMRADES!

The world would be a very different place if it wasn't for Russia, if you take butterfly effect into consideration than the influence this great nation had on our planet is impossible to measure or even comprehend. Things like the space race for example, a lot of people when they think space technology they only think about the astronauts floating on the space station taking photos. There is actually a tone of technology breakthroughs that came from all over the world thanks to the space race in the 60's. Anyway that's just one example.

Because it's Russia!

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15 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Japan was the country to end imperialism whilst also participating in it. It was the first asian country to modernize, and surprise the west. This shows how strong the country of Japan is. Napoleon once said that we should let China sleep, for one day she will shake the world. Japan, however was the true sleeping giant, as it has become one of the most influential capitalist cultures in the world. All of East-Asian modern history owes it's roots to Japan. The whole cute asian trend, that came from Japan. The amazing electronics, that also came from Japan. People don't really see Japan for what it is as the true shining star of Asia, culturally and economically. Japanese culture will continue to influence the youth of other countries for years to come.

Japan is world economic superpower and gave the world much of the electronics we have come to love.

Advanced technology. Rare beautiful culture.

No wonder. It's the best country in Asia. China is overrated. For sure, In ancient era. There is only China.

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16 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Stop naming Scottish inventions as English or British. They are Scottish inventions. Just like English inventions are England's. If we did so England would be way down in the list. Also US is laughable being at top. They have provided very little especially in their short existence.

I love Scotland really better country than some Southern European countries here listed. All the best guys.

Have created a world of educational players in all aspects of life due to John Knox

Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.'

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17 Mongol Empire

Best Empire with Ottoman one, Roman Empire looks so ridiculous compared, just have good reading about that.

Mongol empire's influence on the world is not just war tactic, but trade,communication system, democracy, religious freedom and diplomacy etc.

Great chengis khan took over almost half of the world with the smallest army in the world with the toughest and wisest warriors and best tactics in the world of 12th century. Mongols could have conquered all the discovered lands at that time but due to chengis khans childrens compete for throne mongol empire were divided into pieces and fell down. In modern days chengis khans war tactics are still being used and admired among the powerful nations armies like U. S army and Russian army.

Mongolia have ideal culture and pattern of life that comforts both nature and humans. We understand and comunicate with nature. Once all Mongolians used to be shaman. Western inventions brougth chaos to the world.

18 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

The most envious country in the history of the world.

Culturally I has a huge influence in its former colonies. Spain is a major sports power in Europe and soccer notably.

Spain should be first of us wouldn't exist

How is Spain so low? I mean it's hard to choose between Spain and countries like the UK, France, China, Russia, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, etc, but it should be higher than USA.

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19 Portugal Portugal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.

Pahaha, in the 15th century the king of england had 1/30th of the income the king of Portugal had, the portuguese ruled the seas for more than 200 years, were the first europeans to create the free trade concept, as well as a global trade empire.
The first europeans to have made contact with Japan.
Portugal was the first and longest standing Global empire (from conquering of ceuta 1415 to the independence of timor 2002)
The Portuguese brought Christianity (which is a great influential factor on the world as we know it) to half the population of the world) eventually held most of the known world, while continental portugal at the time of the empires greatest extent had but a few 3 million inhabitants.

Portuguese is spoken by 1/2 billion people today.
I do not understand how the united states were productive or influential to the world, they were influential in a very destructive manner, portugal built the concept of prosperity.

We were the first europeans to ...more

Portugal is definitely among the top 10 most influential countries.

There is something everyone keeps forgetting: Portuguese introduced the concept of Diplomacy, imposing themselves by their trading power instead of military force.

Viva Portugal!

Without Portugal, there would not be Brazil and Mozambique!
We were the richest country (Yes, more than The British Empire) for 400 years! We were the ones that brought the curry to India and we are much older than bloody Spain! And we are the Longest Global Empire In The World! Without us 900 Million would not be Christians as they are today! At least we should be at the top 10!

Portugal give new world to the world. No one could forget that.

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20 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Behind Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, United States and all of the above...It's so unfair, we discovered America first, we have a viking culture, we are one of the travelers in Europe. We rule the north and we also have the oldest flag in the world. I can't believe it's top 20..This should be on top 3

A country once full of fierce vikings who exerted great control on the surrounding area. Now a somewhat tiny country who's influence can, however, still be felt. Lego was born in Denmark. It is a nice happy country with a great economy.

Once a great powerful nation, who ruled england.

We never ruled england. We had a lot of power, and the people feared us, so they did what we told them to do - oliverpaw

No Denmark! no leggo!

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