The Most Influential Country In the History of the World

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?

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21 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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22 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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23 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often more.

A rich and beautiful country that is economically powerful and rich in natural landscapes.

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24 Soviet Union Soviet Union
25 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Rulers of the world from the Mongols to the Selijuks to the Ottomans. Ottoman Empire regarded as the most important, powerful, and longest lasting empire in recent history. The Turks effectively controlled all of Asia, Northern Africa, and half of Europe.

Any pool not included Turks at top 3 is complete bull, from the fifth century to today every great event, o we its place to Turks as enemy or friend. If you get Turks out there wont be any history since 2 millennia

Mongols.. Huns.. Ottomans... Turks were the rulers of the world before United States and since U.S. gained power in last century Turkey deserves the title.

HOW ARE WE NOT TOP TEN?! - Republican

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26 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Philippines is one of countries that has rich in resources and has a very great history. It is also one of the beautiful countries in the world. The peoples are very welcome to the tourist especially the foreigners.

Why? We suffered for 333 years under the Spanish control and we fought for our motherland. Filipinos wanted to fight back, even if it's worth dying for. We have Jose Rizal, he wrote everything down on a paper. We have 3 independence, by Spain, America and Japan.

Philippines is undeniably one of the countries in the world with great history. Stretching from the era of Spanish Colonization to the corruptions of its current government. - joshsanz

Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & finally, this nation which claims to be the 5th SEAsian country with strong impact of history & culture. From Negritos which are the first ones to arrive to other nationalities could welcome diversity with strong impacts of history & culture like Indonesians, Malaysians, Chinese, Spanish, Americans, Japanese, South Koreans, British & more sorts of nationalities that captivate the beautiful history & culture of the Philippines!

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27 Vatican

This is the core of Christianity. When the conclave starting, the people around the world watching until midnight and some others are went to vatican to watch live. And this march, 2013 all T.V. are staying tuned to watch the pope coming at the balcony

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28 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

It's often thought about but we discovered North America first! NO, Italy doesn't get that! Columbus didn't do anything except for proving to the people that it existed. People already kind of knew it 400 years before Comunbus. Poor underappreciated Norway.

The country that's got it all - but is still saving for tomorrow

Our vikings discovered Ameica first by the way

29 Mexico Mexico

Mexico is the 20th most influential country in the world in 2013. Mexican food is considered one of the unique cuisines in the world; the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Americas;Oil exporter, one of the most visited countries in the world; a G20 member, etc, etc,...

Great Country That Were I was Born. But I grew up in the usa since I was seven or nine years of age both are great countries and they both deserve to be on the list.

Mexico should be in the top 10 because most clothes in the U.S.A are made by Mexican residence and Mexicans make amazing food that everyone will enjoy. So top 10 Mexico

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30 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north .

I'm not polish... But Poland is part of many creations and most people don't know about it

Poland is a country of contrast. Poland has always been one of the most important part on Europe. However, people who once marked the priorities in many areas has been betrayed and robbed by neighbors and allies. It was so to this day, is still said to be the worst in the world to have an excuse to plunder and exploit it. However, tradition and culture will survive forever. Viva la Poland!

Poland actually had a large influence over the world in culture by being a negative example for different matters, mostly by being a victim it showed many other nations what mistakes should be avoided at all cost. No I am not laughing.

Pooland has much poo. India has more poo but not in loo.

31 Belgium Belgium
32 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Brought about the start of the finish of the British empire and asserted the right of small nations to be free

We made Halloween st. Patrick's day which influences every one to drink

Ireland also restored Christianity to Northern Europe.

According to the Duke of Wellington, it was the Irish regiments that saved the British army in the Naoleonic Wars.

An Irishmsn created the US Navy.

An Irishman created the submarine.

But the best thing the Irish did was create Halloween.

Half the U.S. presidents - built Britain, US and Austrialia. March17th celebrated in every country in the world - other than Christmas and Santa, St Patrick and Ireland celebrate the next most famous day in the worlds calendar.

33 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . more.

It is influential because of the foundation of the Red Cross, which was a very important "Invention" for People who suffer from war-mongering states, kings or other despots

Love this country

34 Persia

Persia is Iran right? I mean they're the same. But still biggest empire od the world

35 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Rich in culture & Heritage Sri Lanka had a great civilization dating back to 5000 year.

36 Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In more.

What a majestic kingdom country that I ever seen when I went there to Thailand which is its neighbor. Powerful kingdoms, majestic temples, traditions that hooked up by many people in Cambodia & more that what they offered, this is believed to be the 4th SEAsian country with strongest influence of history & culture!


Cambodia is the history country that have to many temple like Angkor what Temple, Preas Vihea Temple, Ta Prom, Bonteay Srey Temple...and many resort history.

37 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Korea is famous for its rich history in Asia after China. Korea did a good job giving cultures to Japan in ancient times also was very intelligent to change its Chinese influenced cultures to their own wonderful culture. I wasn't surprised when their gangnam style video became the most viewed video in the world in such a short time. Good job Korea!

South Korea is the twelfth largest economy in the world and the world's sixth largest exporter. It recovered the effects of the war very quickly and unlike Germany after WW2, Japan was a jerk towards Korea after it ruined and invaded Korea in the most horrible way - taking its land, trying to change its most historic buildings and taking the culture away. Its music is also very good, very commonly found around the world where there are many world tours taking place. - Isabella

Why is this nation with the highest wifi connection, $35000 gdp per capita, housing enormous companies and advanced country, is in the 36th place, below cambodia?

Many of these comments here are sure made from those Japanese who have big inferiority towards Korea cause Korea gave you cultures during ancient times. I'm American but I lived in Japan so I know this. If you Japanese want to claim something practice with your grammars first lol so childish

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38 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second more.

Every thing present here but undiscovered, Gold, Iron, Copper, Uranium and much more

It is best in various thing which can't be jotted down

AN UGLY country with rebels

"There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan" - Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Founder of Pakistan)
Pakistan is one of the most diverse nations in the world with hundreds of different but united cultures,people and religions. As a country, Pakistan is very Young but as a civilization, it's one of the oldest in the world starting with the Indus valley civilization which appeared at the same time (maybe even before) as the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations. Pakistan surely has a bright future!

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39 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

Indonesia is the best effect country of the world! Because so many country want Indonesia become their country at history! - arismunandar

Indonesia has the most powerfully-rich history & culture. Thailand followed after it when it comes to the most powerful South East Asian Culture, this is the most-developed country in Southeast Asia which is the 16th most developed nation in the world as part of the G-20 organization. Never ever give up, Indonesia! #AkuCintaIndonesia

Kingdom of srivijaya and majapahit were the greatest in southeast Asia,
Both kingdom's capital located in Indonesia

One of Non-Allignment Move founder.
Founder of Conefo, an international organisation for developing countries to surpass two blocks after WWII.
Its influence the world, right?

40 Ottoman Empire

I have no idea why this is so low because in truth, if it were not for the ottomans Europe would not of needed to find new routes to Asia, the Americas would not of been discovered.

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