Most Possible Future Superpowers

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, America has been the only super power. But what do you think could become the next super power. Show us and have reasons why for your decisions.

The Top Ten

1 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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

India has a big chance. They are a sleeping giant, yet to be awaken

India is a fast rising economy. India is the largest importer of defense equipments... now, total indeginition phase is going on in India. ie. Indigenous aircraft carrier ins vikrant ( making India join the elite club of countries ie us, uk, France and soviet who can make their own aircraft carrier), hal tejas mk 2 ( fifth gen multirole combat aircraft), agni 5 ICBM ( again making India join elite club of nation having icbm).. long awaited ins vikramaditya will be inducted to Indian navy on 16 nov 2013 making India the only country in Asia to have 2 aircraft carrier. India is also excelling in space technology. India became the first country in Asia to successfully launch a rocket to mars. in the near future we will see indigenous aircraft carrier ins vikrant 2 (equivalent to Russian and British aircraft carrier), agni 6 icbm (range 10000+km) etc etc etc...

You do realize Spain, Turkey and Australia have made their own aircraft carriers

The coming century is really going to be more India centered the reasons are, 1) India has most young population in the world and will be for a long period. 2) Young population of any country is a huge boost for GDP of a country as it is the work force, when other country population are getting older, India is getting younger. 3) As India is a fast developing country it has potential that will be only going to increasing with the development of the country this all due to young population coming up in the future 3) In India most of the college student mainly opt for Engg or Med courses this gona create a huge technical talents in the country in field of Aero space, Nuclear, Medical, Aviation, Nano tec, Bio tec, Naval Engg etc, this technical Boom is going to happen soon and that gonna transform India into a world power house of work force and generat a lot of income for the country and GDP. 5) Indian space and miltary sector is going into transforming of privatation which gonna stop ...more

India becoming a superpower is debatable, though not impossible. I will say that India has made marvelous strides. It has one of the largest economies in the world that will continue to grow, it is governed by a functional democratic government, it has dismantled a centuries-old caste system (though there is still work to be done on the social divide), and it has lots of young people (the last one is extremely important). It has the second largest population in the world and a strong and modernizing military force. I applaud India for it's successes. It still needs work however. It is still lagging behind China in development and strategic viewpoint (India's own political elite have stated that India's inevitable rise is unrealistic). Millions of its citizens still live in poverty. There is also high inequality and entrenched corruption. Plus India is hemmed in by a vast ocean, the tallest mountains in the world, China, and Pakistan who just might end nuking India if a war breaks out. ...more

2 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 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

The 20th Century may have been the 'American Century' but based on the well-sustained trajectory this one belongs to China. India has the second most potential capacity, but it's growth remains uneven and slow - while the country itself is deeply divided.

China is most likely going to be the most powerful country in the world soon. - HaselbarthJason

China's economy has slowed down since Xi Jinping and their military is wilting like a rose in December. They were supposed to have thirty trillion dollars by 2020. Its 2019 right now and they only have twelve trillion. I think they will be surpassed by Japan or India by 2050.

China is going to be a second superpower. It's economy will soon at least equal that of the United States. It's still modernizing a military that is still a force to be reckoned with, it has an excellent and growing technological base, and the world's largest population. It still has a lot of problems such as pollution, human rights abuses, income inequality, it needs more democratic reforms, and it has to solve it's problems with Tibet and Taiwan. Plus it's surrounded on all sides by US-Allies, India, and Russia.

3 United States 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 more.

The United States will continue to be a superpower. It's got a large population that is continuing to grow. It is one of the largest countries in the world with abundant natural resources. It's bordered by neighbors that pose no threat to the north and south, while being bordered by oceans to the west and east. This pretty much makes invading the United States, a logistical nightmare and impossibility. It has the largest economy in the world with massive industrial and agricultural bases. Many of the largest corporations are home here and the USD is the dominant world currency. Plus American culture is pretty much everywhere. Not to mention we also have the most powerful military in the world with enough firepower to end the world fifteen times over.

Then why not you are using it. Waiting for the auspicious season. - Sumit22

Sir, the United States is already a superpower. I am not hating though.

It has around 1.9 million manpower. 3rd best in infantry, but it has other extremely strong types of Armed Forces which can destroy a country in a matter of weeks or months.

It's naval fleet includes 97 battleships, 301 frigates, 65 destroyers, 12 aircraft carriers, and 0 patrol boats. (patrol boats are the least highest rank on ships in the Navy)

The amount of tanks is understandable, which is just over 7,500 tanks. Even though it has lower than the USSr, otherwise known as Russia, America's tanks are way more modern than Russian tanks.

Here we come to the big boys, NUKES! America has the most nukes with around 10,980. Russia has an Arsenal of 10,500 or so.

Finally, this is the part which the most spending is done, the Aircraft. The U.S. has more than 17,000 aircraft! With al of this combined, it is 4x stronger than India, about 1.5x stronger than China and Russia.

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We definitely have a lot of weapons but honestly I think we should be in second or first place because we definitely have some kind of power

UHHH... Uncle Sam already the current world superpower right now. HOWERVER... China is catching up pretty fast.

4 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Yes it is fair to say that: the government is corrupt; 40% of the country is below the poverty line; it still has lots of terrorism - however it has the basis of becoming a superpower.

Pakistan is a country that is looked down by literally everyone and even some of Pakistan's own men and women, but inside Pakistanis are fighter, are brave, there's a sense of unity inside them. When earthquakes hit Pakistan, Kashmir what happened? Well on the negative side lots of people died, but on the positive everyone of those people affected stayed strong.

But still I bet most people think of this as inspirational rubbish - so I'll throw a few factors showing Pakistan having actual signs of development: Firstly, the the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor - prediction says that the project will result in the creation of upwards of 700,000 direct jobs between 2015 "2030, and add 2 to 2.5 percentage points to the country's annual economic growth and much more is yet to come from ...more

Pakistan can never be a Superpower, Pakistan is surrounded by 3 Powers - India, China, Iran, if Pakistan ever expands, It would really have a Hard Time. Second, Pakistan's Economy is not one of the Fastest Growing Economy, So just how can it be a Superpower like that. Third, Pakistanis are also facing problems in Terror Attacks as well. Fourth, Though China is it's allies, India has a Extremely Large Relation With India, Compared to Pakistan - US Relation, Pakistan and US isn't really a Big Allied Countries, And Afghanistan can just attack Pakistan from the West, Now Pakistan is surely cornered. Fifth, Some Pakistanis doesn't know how to Speak English and has Limited Internet which makes Pakistan, doesn't Process that Much.

Probably. Pakistan's Economy is going up after many years new PM new country!

Pakistani Government has been doing a fantastic job in sheltering and funding their Terrorists organizations, but who cares? We Chinese people don't give a damn as to whether their country is progressing or not economically. The bitter fact is that we are engaging with them only due to our vested interest in Pakistan, which in the long term will help us get closer to overtaking US as the biggest and most powerful economy in the world.

5 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. more.

Although of the sanctions that are back by the west, Russia has created the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) with Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and negations in process with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, signed FTA (Free trade agreement) with Vietnam, Singapore, Serbia and China) and CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation) with Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan With this, it can maintain its geopolitical influences in post-soviet republics.
Even though of its declining population, it's still remain a major military power, with plans to develop military bases in Eritrea (negations in process) Venezuela (negations in process) Cuba, Vietnam (already done so) and Nicaragua.
With climate change on the rise, Russia will benefit from it by having the Arctic sea open to maritime trading routes with the country being the major power in the sea (renewing military bases on the coastline), a lot more what was inhospitable land will be turned into ...more

Russia already was a superpower for a long time, and if all the sanctions lay off, we can for sure become a superpower again. We have a better military than china or india. Sure theirs are bigger, but ours is better trained, and better equipped.

An increasing economy, a military more powerful than ever, as well as military action against ISIS has proven, that Russia is pretty much a country that can continue as a superpower in the 21. century.

It's just a matter of time before Russia increases its declining population as well as its production of next generation of weapons.

I don't see Russia as a super power. They sure can play pivotal role in the politics of europe and central asia but not beyond that. A nation reaches its peak or golden era just before its decline. That era for Russia got buried with Gorbachev and USSR. - kattapa

6 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. more.

Japan because their robotic technology will rule the future.

Only if their AI are not infected by Computer Virus... if yes, then we're all dead - GirlyAnimeLover

Japan enjoys a very large economy, but it really suffers from population decline. 127 million people and only 54 million available manpower.

Now of course, 54 million people is a huge number, but it will rapidly decline to 50, 45, 40, 35 before its 2060. And this, of course also damages the economy really bad.

So, if Japan can manage to stabilize its population, rewrite their constitution for army expansion and war, and eventually develop weapons of mass destruction, they will sure become a superpower.

Japan. Their stable economy, heavily industrial base, and huge trade networks will expand and Japanese corporations will grow in power, probably exceeding American corporations in power.

Japan is a really powerful country and they can be a really good match against some countries. You've seen their greatest extent in WWII they took large plots of land from China and was a great match against the US so the US used the atomic bomb

7 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazil are the new superpower! Should join grand Colombia or invade!

Brazil is an ethanol and oil superpower, a food superpower, a minerals superpower, it has developed its own space technology, manufactures its own weapons, makes its own cars, it has an enormous territory that can be populated by working migrants and on top of that is a very attractive country where most people are happy.

Brazil is rich, Brazil is on a crisis at the moment, but all the countries get into crisis someday, it's getting better quickly, it's a peaceful country, free, educated, industrialized, so yeah.

Most of brazilians are european descendants and preserved many good costumes of Europe, they already have huge industrial areas, advanced industrial tecnology, half of the citizens have an european behavior and european way of life and the country have most advanced universities in Latin America since many decades ago, Brazil is already in the deep way of the progress. Brazil is crisis at the moment, but prepare, because this country have a such huge future.

8 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.

Status Quo changes so significantly and unexpectedly and in this game Turkish nation has a lot to offer on her bid to climb on the ladder of world power. After all do an objective historical analysis of Turks not only Ottoman Turks but 16 Turkish Empires of the history. Turks never been colonized unlike Indians and Chinese and they have genuine proudness of their ethnicity where colonized and enslaved nations can not truly grasp as it is nearly impossible for them to feel that. Turks have all the ingredients of becoming a super ruling nation again as they did in the past. Look at all the Muslim nations they are all literally in complete shambles and Turks although are Muslim do not even remotely resemble the rest of the Muslim nations. Current shifts in delicate power balances, regional strategic connections intertwined with the global plans would very well serve the Turkish quest to greatness once again and this was witnessed by the history time and again.

As a turkish person, I don't think my country will be super power. I think my country will fall down after 10 years

Turkey has a burgeoning economy, and ranks 17th in the world. Turkey also has the tenth strongest military in the world with the 9th most powerful army. Turkey has the second largest army in NATO, and Turkey is continuing ongoing high profile production of military equipment such as tanks, helicopters, missiles, ground defense systems, etc. Not to mention, Turkey is currently building a nuclear power plant which will also enable it to make nuclear weapons which is the only difference between the present day Turkish military and other militaries of countries that are currently superpowers. Turkey is also constructing an air craft carrier which will allow it to confront some of the most renowned navies in the world such as the American or Russian navies. Also, Turkey is in a logistically strategic location which enhances its potential to be a world superpower. Not to mention, once the boron mine in Niğde opens, the world will be greatly dependent on Turkey for this white gold of the ...more

Turkey is developing day by day with their president. They started to participate in middle east. Turkish alliances are very powerful and they don't have any chance to not support Turkey against ISIS. Turkey changed the strategy. They are side anymore but they develop their relations between whole countries such as Russia, China and Arabia. Turkey will be very valuable alliance in the future. East side and West side Should be aware of because Turkey has a very powerful army and developing economy and they will be the centre of the energy in the future. It will be like switzerland in the future.

9 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. more.

Germany has one of the most vibrant economies within Europe, and with China's struggles parallel to those of India (pollution, overpopulation, etc. ) and Japan basically relies on China for its imports so that it can produce computers and other electronic devices. If China collapses, Japan goes with them.

Germany is very strong and practically owns the European Union. Also, they are very innovative and hard working, and most of all, they believe in themselves. Also, even with Russia and China, China will soon fall because the communist system does not work. Also, Russia has lots of civil unrest and Putin is trying to turn it into a Totalitarian State. Germanys one obstacle is the US

Germany has one of the most powerful economies in the world and is the only reason the EU stays afloat. Germany may not currently have nuclear power but could easily build them. Germany's military has the possibility of becoming the strongest in Europe. China is the current leading manufacturer in the world followed by America then Germany.

Weather it's a German empire or pure Reich they will become great again

10 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

As we head into the future, countries, especially India, China and USA are hungry for energy and resources. So countries with an abundance of natural resources and energy are those with the most potential to become a superpower, like Canada. Canada does not only have the energy, like petroleum and uranium, but also has food and fresh water. Canada has the largest reserve of fresh water in the world and great agricultural soil. Food and drinkable water are essential for life, but are not generally in abundance.

Global warming is noticeably having a large effect on our planet, but it might have the ability to shape up Canada into a world power. As global warming melts the north, there will be a large abundance of fresh water, farmland and natural resources (oil) available, adding to Canada's already sufficient amount of resources. Not only will global warming grant more resources for Canada, but also an northwest passage. This will be essential for international trade, which is ...more

You do realize that the USA is the worlds leading producer of natural gas right? It is also expected to become the worlds largest producer of crude oil by 2016. Your argument about the USA not having enough natural resources is invalid.

Canada's has the natural resources and potential to be an economic superpower. Canada also process tons of the worlds next gold, fresh water. The United States could end up paying Canada billions for this in the future. If Canada puts a hold on the northwest passage they'll be rich using it as an international trade route. Also If anything were to go wrong, Canada has one of the best situations in the world if not the best. This includes; Self sustaining food (more hen enough), and and loads of material (including gas, lumber, pot ash, uranium, the list goes on). And SPACE. As global warming kicks in more of Canada's arctic will melt turning into usable farm land making Canada even more of a recourse giant. All Canada needs is to do is make better decisions and get more people by possibly increasing the immigration limits. Long way to go but set up for success

With access to near unlimited natural and unnatural resources, and a well fortified network of trade to numerous nations worldwide, Canada would effectively become an economic superpower. Despite a small military, it has the technology and workforce to kickstart a massive military production if it had to. In the Second World War, Canada went from a small military to actually possessing the fifth largest navy at the time. And despite a population that is a little over 50 million, its immigration system is open to anyone as long as they have an education and are of working age. In other words, Canada only takes in the most intelligent and work-ready people. And because of Canada's use of peaceful measures and not force during times conflict, Canada is well respected, have few to zero enemies.

To be a superpower, you need three things: a large amount of natural resources, a high level of human capital, and a large population. Canada has the first two. If it grows it's population whilst keeping it's human capital high, perhaps by poaching new citizens from China and Europe, then there's no reason why it couldn't become a superpower.

The Contenders

11 Britain

Great Britain is a natural great power, its people have a natural tendency to stoicism and the ability to express channeled aggression that make the British people different from many others.

Britain only gave up its Empire due to the shortsightedness of its post war rulers and because of a paralyzing influence of racism that stopped Britain fully bringing its overseas subjects into the project that was the British Empire, quite simply the cost of preserving the Empire was to bring the benefits of the Empire to all within it.

The only thing that prevents Britain from becoming a great power once more is the limited imaginations and pettiness of its political class and the fact that the British elite classes have had one foot here and one foot in America for many decades.

If an energetic British political movement were to arise and unite the British people with a mixture of drive and direction I would not be surprised if Britain did not become far more powerful and ...more

Not right now. Every great empire/superpower eventually falls. And Britain did. But look at China, China was in Britain's stage since 1500 and only recently has become a world power. I say Europe will rise again. But not right now.

Great Britain could be a superpower once again. We remain a centre of engineering and research- with the fastest developing tertiary sector globally. Furthermore, London is the finicial Capitol of the world. Our main problem is our aging population and hence lack of. However this can be solved through the commonwealth, which is becoming a more crucial part of British society. Great Britain is playing a long game and instead of investing in nuclear capabilities and military forces we have developed the greatest espionage network, one of the most sophisticated cyber systems and is one of the safest places on earth. We must remember that in the future, wars will be fought through computers and we are the only country equipped to deal with this threat whilst being allied to current superpowers and being the leading middle power!

Sorry but we are going to stink if we don't end Brexit.
Brexit = voters are retards

12 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.

I do believe that Indonesia has the needed aspect to become a superpower in the future. We have an abundant of natural resources that none other country in the world has. Our population is the 4th biggest in the world. Our military is considered one of the best and the strongest. And there are just so many more.

The problem is, Indonesia is not that good in using all of those "Gifts" to it's advantage. Our natural resources are being exploited by other countries, just like the colonization era. Our population, it may be the biggest, but many of our people don't even get proper education, or education itself.

Don't even get me started of all of the problems we have now. It's just so frustrating seeing the people in charge using the citizen's money. Not for the greater good, but for their own benefit instead. And don't even get me started on the religious problems we're facing as of now, I'm sick and tired of seeing people arguing with one other about a problem that ...more

Boi, Indonesia is a Sleeping TIGER! Have one of the best military and Soldier in the world! And this is a non-block country, that mean this is a neutral country, why? Because of Peace!

My, My... Indonesia should in top 5 when it comes to "predicted superpowers" in the future. But that's okay for me. Because the world never knew what if this Asian Tiger wake up soon...

Our natural resources aren't the greatest in the world. In reality, Indonesia isn't as rich as it seems. However, if the government would invest in new types of energy, a superpower status would certainly be in our reach. An advanced agricultural technology may also be required. Spreading out the population from Java island may be a good action too. But most importantly, the military... PLEASE!

13 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

With its Economy expected to be 5th in the world by 2050 Mexico is more than certainly going to be a Superpower. It is in fact only a matter of time before it catches up to Brazil economically. And once it does it will become the most powerful country in Latin America, the Second most powerful in the Americas and the Western Hemisphere. - Giovanni21932

Mexico's economy is so bad that people are leaving the country and coming to America. - HaselbarthJason

Fantastic economic potential, corruption going down, cartels losing prominence in the country and military build up.

Mexico has more than enough natural resources to make it to the top; they supply the US with agriculture and labor, two things that the US can not do without. Their industrialization is growing and fast. All they need to do is build their military up and get involved in the world stage. Mexico has a tendency to shy away from the world disputes, and they also don't put enough military pressure on the drug lords.

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

If North and South Korea reunified under the South Korean government it would have major implications for the balance of power in East Asia. Korea would easily become a major power. Cheap labor and massive amounts of natural resources from the North combined with advanced technology and currency from the South would have have an economy bigger than Japan's. Not to mention a excellent education system, the Korean Wave, and one of the most deadly militaries in the world.

Please be quiet, people who want N. and S. Korea to unite. They are too different. - HaselbarthJason

If South and North Korea reunite, they would certainly overpower neighboring Japan. The reason being the North's vast supply of natural resources, and the South's advanced technology and superior economy.

North Korean and South Korean population combined would provide a powerful new workforce with double the land and natural resources from the north. A united Korea has the potential to become a major power and if their cards are played properly, as the number 1 country for asian pop culture, Korea could advance as a superpower.

I don't know, while I like Korea Japan has Nintendo, Godzilla, etc. At most it will be an equal influence to Japan. - Stalin

15 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

Having 4th largest oil reserve and second largest gas reserve having lots of available areas like mountains and desserts for production of green energies from hydrothermal, solar and wind turbines, having acess to caspian and Persian gulf with a new idea about development of a huge canal called Iran river connecting these 2 seas will change the trade globally and also it would increase the water resources within the country significantly making most of the country's non arable lands arable. This ancient country was rated one of the top 10 for having historical sites and even during the travel difficulties in the time of extreme sanctions it was receiving more than 3 milions tourists each year. The people of Iran as history shows are significantly patriotic as unlike all of their neighbors countries, they have never been colonized or annexed. They have a extreme love for education and art and most of them believe in absolute gender equality as more than 60% of university graduates are ...more

I think Iran has a great potential to be the next super power

If U like to know, Iran (Persia = land of decent people) is the first United States in the world. It was the first country that banned slavery thousand years age. In 1970 and 1980 Iran hit the 13th biggest economy. If the superpower like USA and British and Europe and Arab lobbies don't pose any new war on Iran, it will back to the power game as soon as it possible, and it will happen by a modernized face. It have already achieved the scientific milestones in 2015 and 1000 billion GDP PPP. The best thing about Iran that U like to know is that it is not the Islamic regime that holds it back, but the world unwillingness to let Iranian to get the most out of their potential and being the most sophisticated country in the region. But the good news is that Iranian young generation are the most peaceful and open-minded youth in the region and there are smallest chance that Iran wouldn't thrive to list of 10 powerhouse.

Historically, Persian empires, have always treated the client states/nations very fairly. Iran is the mother country for many states in its north, south, east and western frontiers. It is the natural reintegration of these states with their mother that makes Iran's reemergence as a superpower most likely.

16 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. With a population of approximately more.

The Crown of Commonwealth is about to be restored.

Poland has one of the best education systems in the world and managed to achieve this in 12 years and in 2000 education was way below the world average not to mention its economy kept growing non stop during the European recession and in fact it was the only country with a growing economy not to mention polish people are extremely nationalistic and have to advance militarily and economically since Putins looking to take some real estate

Top 10 education system, geopolitical location in central-western Europe (yes, check where Europe's midpoint is) that is an advantage in 21st century, a century of trade, ecclectic and exciting culture, great English skills (English Proficiency Index), very peaceful (World Peace Index), low levels of corruption (Transparency International Corruption Perception Index), high globalisation (Globalization Index), top quality of the media (Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index), very high development (Human Development Index)...

Perhaps not enough to become a superpower but enough to become a power. Oh, wait! Poland is a regional power already!

Poland could have become a superpower. But most of the Polish people live in Britain now.

17 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 more.

The spread of multiculturalism and unreasonable immigration are becoming a heavy weight for many Europeans country. French assimilation and blind color and ethnic policy encourage the integration of the new comer. The others tend to look the same.

European Union promote provincialism to enforce its future federalist sate. Europe nation state are cracking up everywhere except in France. Britain with Scotland, Cataluna in Spain, "Liga" that is about to cut Italy in half. The centralized state in France turn into it favor.

In addition to, France position in the 21 century look the same of its golden age XVII century. A Europe divided and prominent population. In 30 years France is the most populated country. Germans are getting old and it will impact drastically on its economy. France has a "rendez vous" with history.

For all I know, France has the best engineers and a certain talent for mathematics. It is the third country that have the most company in the Global ...more

Actually France is better that what we think about it, for instance France is Europe's most innovative nation and the third in the world (Bloomberg Reuters), behind United States and Japan as usual, but before Germany 4th and South Korea 5th. Sometimes France does not like to spread too much its good figures, French have this 'to keep a low profile' way to be.

France can be superpower country in the world

Whys France is the last one, is this list up side down?

18 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

It is an occupied land and it does not have the necessary surface, nor the population. Israel is the land of crimes against humanity, and It will go out of existence in around 20 years from now. So it is stupid to even consider these thieves to be superpower. They cannot even be considered as an ordinary country.

It has one of the best air force. At the edge in cyber and agriculture. At the top class of the intelligence some say even no. 1 it it. It has plenty of atom and hydrogen bombs. And the best thing in Israel is innovation and technologies. Israel was rated no.2 in both research papers and patents per capita. The amount of new nanotechnology in Israel is rated number 1. Israel invents many technologies that all countries want them. Even USA, European countries. And let alone Asians like India and African countries. To me, resources don't count. Look at the Arabs they have plenty of resources but third world countries. What that matters is brains and technologies. You can have plenty of air planes but all of them can be vulnerable to backlash attack. But one super advanced airplane or drone that Israel has can't be attacked. So this shows you that quality outperforms quantity. And Israel is always the edge of technology.

Look at their military and technologies. The only thing holding them back from being so powerful is the small size of their land and population.

Israel is a potential superpower of the future. Jerusalem is it's capital and is pretty much regarded as one of the holiest cities on Earth. Thanks to a well-trained, well-equipped, and battle-experienced military that has been destroying its enemies since it's foundation, Israel will continue to curb-stomp anyone in the Middle East that's a threat. Not to mention they also have excellent "insurance". It has the most advanced economy in the region along with a high-quality education system. Not to mention advanced technology and even now rapid economic development. Plus it's got the backing of the United States, currently the sole superpower. Won't be surprised if an Israeli Hegemony comes into existence.

19 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Australia has no land borders, massive amounts of resources and vast room for expansion within its own boarders. Australia has currently powerful allies which it can rely on for military support whilst it quietly builds. Key weaknesses in population size and large scale manufacturing ability must be rectified however. Australia's have proven to be very resourceful and inventive in the past and anyone who looks past the great southern land as a possible world power ( it already punches far above it weight! ) is a fool... Australia teamed with NZ for a future world super power! And let there be beer and meat pies for everyone!

This might make no sense, might not have to do with anything with this and might be funny, but I think Australia will because it is my country & All the dangerous animals will attack the hell out of you! Expect for the Japanese & Australians

Australia has a high potential, large geographically, abundant natural resources and newer infrastructure that is turning largely towards sustainability. There are many perks to being a young country. It is well located with ties to the UK, the US as well as across south east Asia. Culturally we have progressed far in the last ten years in finding a stronger national identity and as the years progress I believe Australia will flourish. Although I would say that although it is possible for Australia to become a Superpower, it would require a change in stance in global politics as we traditionally opt for co-operation rather than leadership. Australia could certainly be one of the first majorly Soft Power based Superpowers in the future.

Australia is too busy building walls to prevent dingos from killing people. - HaselbarthJason

20 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

The Swedish Military has the greatest opportunity to become a world power, because it is not limited by the many redundancies a country would receive in Nato, And the Swedish people have the willpower to strive for more power, unlike the U.S. and other Natori powers whof let there military whittle and rot away over time. Sweden also has little poverty unlike India, China, Russia, and Turkey.

If anything from The Norway above, Sweden is more likely than Norway, DUe to Sweden's Military Is the strongest one in Nordics.

21 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

The UK and its commonwealth could easily take on almost anyone and win, it has public healthcare, 6th best education system, best special forces and massive global influence.

Britain sucks they robbed the world

Great Britain is the best country in the world!

The empire that peaked too early - JustAnAccount

22 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.

The Philippines has a lot of potential. It has a lot of natural resources: oil, gold, iron, wood, et cetera. With the invention of the salt lamp by a Filipino, the nation can use the thing it is most abundant in for electricity: salt water. If war ever starts between the Southeast Asian nations and China, the Philippines has a strong ally in the USA. The Philippines has a decent army. Its culture is now being recognized around the world and more and more tourists are coming to the country because of its breathtaking tourist attractions: ancient rice terraces, almost perfect cone-shape volcanoes, white beaches, rivers with water so clear that you can see its very bottom, elegant churches, towns with Spanish-style classical architecture and an abandoned island with nothing more than an abandoned arsenal. It has a rising economy and is fairly successful, considering that it has only been only around for 69 years since independence from the USA and it is extremely in debt since Marcos' ...more

I believe the Philippines has a different approach to being a "Super Power". It won't be through economic and military might but by its greatest weapon... Women. A lot of guys from all over the world come over to the Philippines to the women, some order the women online, some go here to fall in love and bring back their women to they're home country. I'm not just talking about white guys. Asian guys too. Japanese, Chinese, Korean. They all come to the Philippines for the ladies. I've never been to a country without either a Filipino or a Filipino hybrid. Never. To be fair, the ladies are HOT HOT HOT. The Philippines is only 1 of 3 countries to win all 4 major beauty pageants and they did it in record time (just 3 years). There's a reason why they win all them beauty contests. The Philippines will conquer the world by mixing their genes with every person and people in the world.

Philippines will Rise Soon, Back in the Old Days, When Manila was Rich and Philippines was a success and now people believed that the Past goes over again and again, As soon as 2035 came, Philippines has already managed to be a Superpower and will Solve its Crisis, I also believed that if Philippines never fell, Philippines would be like Japan, Germany, Turkey and Korea which are successful countries

With a staggering number of population and high economic growth, the Philippines will surely become one of the superpowers in the near future.

23 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bangladesh can be a superpower thanks to its large population, fertile land, increasing manufacturing growth and low wages as well as the development of strong services sector. The wider Bengali population in West Bengal and the Northeast can increase Bangladesh's leverage and trade and relations with China can make it a superpower

Bangladesh has vast amount of resources and huge work force, just the government needs to be corruption-free and wise enough to use these in the country's own favor. Bangladesh has the potential of becoming an economic superpower, but it will take time and undergo a lot of hardship.

Bangladesh is a country with huge young population where 60% of the them are youth and most importantly this nation has different religion where 90% of them practice Muslims. Bangladesh is a moderate Muslim country where there is no conflicts between the religions.

The people of Bangladesh can do anything for their motherland...

24 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 has stayed neutral for so long its pop never died they have billions they can fight china and win

25 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.

Together with Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, Norway will form Scandinavia and Oslo will be the capital. This proud Viking nation will have natural resources, fish, smart people, beauty and industries. It will be the only self sufficent country in Europe and the worlds 7:th largest country.

Cause its the best country on earth considering GDP, HDI, Employment; etc together and the world will search for the good nations, therefore it will unite Scandinavia to one country, dominate EU instead of Germany and with weakened countries on the other parts of the planets:

i like men

26 Kurdistan

Kurdistan will be superpower along with BahRain and Lebamon

The Kurdish federation will appear on the map this year, and will become superpower of middle east

27 South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

Loads of potential. Rich in mineral wealth and infrastructure

Strategic Positioning

28 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

Belgium has onions to be reckoned with

Look after your hands

They have falaffles

29 European Union

We have to do it. Create a terrifying empire of international economic cooperation, sustainable development and social welfare. We will raze the lands of our enemies and leave behind consumer protections and cell phone plans with no international roaming charges. All neighboring states will fear our vast army that will assist in managing the controlled migrations of populations and ensuring peace in conflict ridden areas. No one will dare go against our demand to come to democratic compromise in which every party has its voice heard. This will be the empire of empires. - virtuallyvirtuous

Europe has an aging population and overall shrinking economy. The only way they'll be able to compete with other super powers (China and the US) in military might, economy, and workforce, they'll have to unite - JustAnAccount

If we united we would be one of, if not the best country in the world. GO TEAM Europe!

In the near future Europe will be unite and will become a federation like USA.

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


It's over there

An empire powered by Guiness

Irelands vast armies are always invading other countries and torturing the people. They also do beastly things to fluffy bunny rabbits.
Today Rockall, tomorrow the world!

31 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Singapore will surely be a world superpower, as it is one of the fastest growing countries in the world.

Singapore is increasing in wealth and is an international port.

After a discussion with friends, we thought that by the year 2100 Singapore could be a world superpower, more powerful than the USA, China and Russia.

Singapore's too small to have a huge influence

32 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

Not a country

All hail the Haggis!

Scotland has brains money and people to rule the EU. 1) some of the best education in the entire world.2) lots of qualified people. BUT MARGARET THATCHER DESTROYED ALL CHANCES FOR THE LAST GENERATION! So lets rise up go to school do well, get a job, save money invest do anything to save this country. Also vote for independance, what good is David cameron doing, and for the general election vote SNP they are our only chance for some industrialization in this country I mean think of what william wallace faught for he knew scotland was better of and so should you DO NOT LET THESE English SHARATONS BRAINWASH YOU INTO THINKING WE SHOULD STAY TOGETHER! THINK OF WILLIAM WALLACE AND WHAT HE DID FOR YOUR FREEDOM!

33 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.

It has one the best military to civilian ratio in Europe.

34 Nigeria

A nation driven by its passionate populace. Knock of the corrupt, and the world will be shell-shocked by its mere potential.

Nigeria has every ability in the world to become a major power in the world, but serious structural reforms in the political system and the constitution is very instrumental. Corruption has to be dealt with as well. Having major achievements in these areas will set Nigeria up for greatness on a scale no one has ever seen before. The talent is already there and is proving their abilities, even with the rough environment. An improved one is all that is needed for a wholesale take off.

One nation on earth you can never under-estimate is Nigeria. Nigerians are generally known to be hardworking and more also anything they want to do they do best. as for natural resources, Nigerian have almost every natural resources any nation or countries have. ranging from abundant Oil & gas, coal, steel, metals, precious stones, gold, limestone, Uranium etc just to mention a few. To add, Nigerians are naturally intelligent and are of a very sharp minded I. E the only black nation that can challenge any white nation in anything possible. their human force with about 70%-80% youths, springing up of technological industries and large fertile land mass for agriculture makes them a potential world power if only they will have a good leadership. and as a matter of fact, Nigeria is the only country o earth that can exist on its own without depending on any other country for anything.

The youths of Nigeria are rising in terms of technology and IT skills and with the abundant natural resources the sky is certainly the limit

35 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.

A large young population and it has great potential because of economic reforms which are soon to come.

Basic economical reforms were made. Full army modernization programs are on.

36 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia, not just being one of the strongest country in the Middle East, but is the largest exporter of oil. Saudi Arabia's economy is very stable and still developing by time. Saudi Arabia has one of the strongest military and spends billions on it. With Maka, the destination for all the Muslims, all around the world. And Saudi Arabia is improving and will become one of the superpowers on day. Hopefully.

Saudi Arabia has 80 construction projects too diversify the economy of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is an alley of Pakistan turkey USA Arab league and now Israel Saudi Arabia spends 70billion dollars on military and has the best Air Force in the Middle East probably stronger then Iran and probably an Arab super power

Saudi Arabia should be higher then Iran Saudi Arabia has a better economy better healthcare richer and spends more in military it also has many allies but Iran what...Yemen Russia that's it

Saudi is the best

37 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

I am sure if our government stop corruption, we will be more than India

LOL. We really can be the superpower IF our goverment stops corruption

Yes, I am sure


38 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

England is my city

Why does everyone hate England now. Like honestly England is better than the place I'm in rn.

England is not a contry

Cus why not

39 Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

If Samoa doesn't become the oceanic superpower it is likely Fiji will.

This will blow up

There is no way this isn't a meme. - HaselbarthJason

.1 percent to be a super country suckers!

40 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

Honestly in surprised it wasn't mentioned yet but Portugal is a growing nation with a rising economy and should be on this list

How is Portugal under Nigeria? And Greece? If Portugal gets some more capitalists elected I think they will improve.

I can't wait until it passes its overrated child Brazil.

Who cares about been a super power love care and peace that's all we need vi a Portugal

41 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

Afghanistan could become if realize who is friend and who is enemy. India will never be a friend of Afghanistan. This is same India which was supporting Russian aggression on us in 80s. We are muslim and we have to stick together with our Neighbor Pakistan instead of India killer of thousand muslims.

Afghanistan has no military power but Every one of Afghanistan is powerful than atom bomb

Able to defeat 2 superpowers within 40 years - ThatOneDude

No Afghanistan is poor and filled with war. - HaselbarthJason

42 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

Kazakhstan tends to be overlooked on the world stage. It is the worlds 9th largest country and has an abundance of natural resourses including huge reserves of oil, gas and gold to name a few. While true that it does face large environmental problems due to it's Soviet past, if it can overcome these (and it could certainly do this due to its potential wealth), then I would certainly keep an eye on this Asian giant to feature significantly in world affairs, I'd bet sooner rather than later.

Number one exporter of potassium! - Shadowpaev

Kazakhstan is sooo cool

Kazakhstan has the biggest and most demanded cosmodrome called 'Baikonur'

43 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

No problem with this country because it have many beautiful places that people want to come on Thailand country. (I love Thailand)

Thailand is for the superior of the human race. they will overcome all challegees and own the the planet earth. period. thailand = best country because of the "tourism." remember this when the thailand government takes your dog. - ilovethailand

44 Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the Eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region.
45 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

Very cool - Cheechee

46 Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has a population of over 2 million people which are a mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians, and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful more.

Hiding in plain sight duh

It can do something lol


47 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
48 Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Mi General, Augusto Pinochet
Le saluda su pueblo tan querido
Fue en estadista un gran libertador
Fue presidente de nuestra gran nacion!

49 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.
50 North Sentinel Island

Anyone can destroy this island and this isn't even a country they aren't even gonna come out of their island.

You are an idiot

Everyone becomes inspired by firing arrows at helipcocters

Dis can be a THE strongest superpower IN the WORLD!

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