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 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. ...read 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 achieve shortly super power in the world.

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2 United States 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 ...read 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

America was built on principles never before seen and still not seen in any other country in the world. It is the model of the future of the world and as long as the rest of the world does not offer the freedom and liberties that america is built upon, no country will ever match up to us. India, China, and the Soviet Union are drowning in poverty and corruption, they have many more issues to solve before becoming a superpower, and the European countries will just be there, but they wont overtake the US. The best brains that come to the US and those who wish to protect the idea of a free world will never let the US down, we might get hurt economically now and then, but that will never be enough to bring down the greatest nation on the face of this earth.

I myself am Indian, and I've seen India with my own eyes. The country is sinking in poverty, over 838 million Indians(2/3 of the nation) are in poverty and approx. Half of those in poverty, don't have access to basic resources such as food, running water, electricity and shelter. India's poverty will never let it succeed, and also the prevailing Hindu majority and the current mix of Hinduism(national religion) and gov. Will ruin the country. Recently prime minister modi banned beef in the state of maharashtra in India. A lot of India's workforce is also Muslim and this has angered them, as long as religion rules government, poverty is there, India moght grow a little, but not to a world superpower. The country still wastes billions of dollars a year fighting Pakistan, when its own people are starving. China is also drowning in poverty and currently half of its pop. Is in poverty. Everything might be made in China but their lack of ability to speak English, which is a major setback in ...more

You are not Indian.. If you were you wouldn't have said that... You don't live in India I'm sure. The country which gave you birth... You opposed it. - dhruvchauhan1333

Greatest country ever we will continue to be a superpower - toptendudes

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

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.

China's population is growing all the time, but rather than living in poverty (which exists, as it does in all countries, but isn't as common.), people are rich, middle class, poor, or working for the government. The government uses workers on low wages to help China become a superpower- it's working. It offers an alternative to the US and is different from it; the cruelty of poverty comes directly from the government, rather than corporations. The trade-off with this making poverty more common is that the poverty goes to use. The method is efficient, even if I disagree with it. It's got a huge military, and a huge economy. China is going to be the second world superpower.

Even though its economic growth have started to shrink, it might become a economic superpower. However it would be hard for China to achieve military dominance in its territory since it share borders with US-Allied nations, India, Russia and some other nations that are no pushovers. China is also in lack of allies and there is few nations that tend to tighten its bonds to China.

Urbanizing ridiculously fast. Cities springing out of nowhere. Villages 50 years ago are now massive metropolitan areas with 24/7 subway lines. The fastest growing economy by a long shot. There's no way India will beat China to the number one spot, replacing the United States. - JustAnAccount

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4 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 ...read 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

China, India, Pakistan and Russia are the most possible future superpowers, especially China. China, India and Pakistan have very large populations and are developing quickly, and all have nuclear weapons. Turkey is also a possible superpower because of it's powerful economy and large population. Russia has a very powerful military as it is both high tech and large

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.

Pakistan is the great country because it has great fighters

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5 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 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 has a population of around (at this time) 126 million...Not only that, they live on a tiny piece of land. Very soon they're going to rise up and take their fair share.

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

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.

I could see it happening.

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7 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.

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.

Russia can be superpower country in the world because its has only potential to be superpower in 21 century. Russia is only one country who had experience about global affairs in politics, military, economic, foreign policy, etc. Russia had most advanced sophisticated weapons in military hardware. Its has world largest stockpile of nuclear weapon and chemical weapon.Finally, Russia (USSR) was once superpower country in the world when America play role to demolished to USSR because America want to be replace in superpower country in world by not showing as brave nation instead of coward nation in the world. As we can see still at present time too by war with undeveloped power country.

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

Putin trying to return to the glory days - JustAnAccount

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8 Canada 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 (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, Alberta, ...read 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.

What? puh Canada isn't real

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9 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, ...read 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.

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.

Turkey today is 17th largest economy in the world by nominal and 13th by PPP.
It is the biggest economy not only in the Middle East but also in the entire Muslim World (even though Turkey is a Secular state*.), also it is the most powerful Armed Forces in Europe (except maybe for the UK*.).

Today Middle East is in chaos and this situation affects Turkey as well, after recent failed military coup (I don't believe that it was Gulenist or Erdogans coup*. In my opinion it was the Kemalist one.), Turkish Government (it doesn't important who is President or Ruling party*, country's policy is dependent on its Geography and Economic position - Not on what does Erdogan or Putin or Trump think*.), started to move much faster.
Well, today Middle East is in chaos, so somebody should solve this chaos.
1) Israel - Won't, because it doesn't have to.
2) Iran has its own economic and political problems
3) The U.S wants to disengage from the region, by building there a balance of ...more

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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.

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.

The 4th Reich is either coming or is already here - JustAnAccount

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The Newcomers

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Kugelmugel is already a superpower... - Mewtwo660

The Contenders

11 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 ...read 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

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!

No other country as lucky as Indonesia, it has everything, natural resources, human resources(not too big nor small), geographically strategic location, democratic system, not too small economic base (it's already categorized as middle income country), young population, etc...

We can do it

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12 Mexico Mexico

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 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.

Mexico has vast resources and is a major economic producer on the global stage its only drawbacks are the American influence which limits Mexico's actions and the the most destructive drawback is the corruption within the Mexican Government with the later taken care of Mexico has a high chance of achieving greatness in the future

We can become a superpower. We have resources and many other things. The only bad thing is our government.Pena Nieto. - talanartemis

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13 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

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!

As patriotic as I am, Britain will never be a superpower again - within the far foreseeable future at least. Our dominance on the world stage has been rapidly declining for decades now.
This list is being voted for by quite nationalistic people. Pakistan is very unlikely to be a superpower, as is Brazil, as is Turkey and so forth. China and potentially India in a long time are the only real potential superpowers. Russia may be strong military and in terms of global influence but their economupy is not growing at the rate of China's.
Britain is no longer even a big name player.

In short, Britain has very little chance of becoming a superpower.

I think that the uk has a chance too be in top 3 best countrys in the future but there are some holdbacks such as immigration and others but if we stopped all that we would become one of the best countrys ever
the others might end up being india and china or USA

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14 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 .

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!

Our economy hasn’t slowed down since becoming a democracy and last time I checked our unemployment was around 6.6%. Also with the brexit vote it is expected that around 250,000 skilled and non-skilled workers will be coming home giving us a second wind with western educated minds that will bring further innovation to an already booming and robust economy and with investment at an all time high it can be seen that in the next say 40-60 Poland will have a gdp that is 80% of Germanies. Right now $41,600 for Germany and $12,500 for Poland which is only 30% per capita today so as you can see we have a future and our role on the world stage will be huge.

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15 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.

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.

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.

South Korea's economy has been growing rapidly since the Korean War, and if they reunified with North Korea and their military, they could easily be a superpower.

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16 Iran 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 language is Persian. ...read 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

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.

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

Looks like they've already started rebuilding their Persian Empire now in 21st century.

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17 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read 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.

18 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.

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

Philippines will become the greatest SUPERPOWER beacuase we haev XPERT125! tanks? no! aircraft carriers? NO! XPERT125? YES! - PinoyProud

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19 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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.

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.

Any country that is a "slave" of the US can't become a superpower, and Israel is the USA's little pet

They've killed many Palestinians and already have influence over the US and British governments.

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20 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 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.

Great Britain is the best country in the world!

The empire that peaked too early - JustAnAccount

Becuse it is

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21 Bangladesh 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.

I want bangladesh for become strohg

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22 Australia 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!

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 has some of the largest deposits of natural resources in the world. Along with this, they have a strong economy with a stable parliament behind it. Australia also has strong allies with other, powerful nations such as the United Kingdom and the United States as well as increasing trade links with China. As a result of this, Australia can be certainly be seen as a possible superpower in the near future.

"Australia has lots of people and population. It has good valuables too."

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23 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.

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:
THIS IS THE NEXT SUPERPOWER!

i like men

24 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

High literacy rates.
Nuclear and space technology.
Large territory and growing population.

25 South Africa 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 ...read more.

Loads of potential. Rich in mineral wealth and infrastructure

Strategic Positioning

26 Cuba Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
27 Singapore 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.

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 is increasing in wealth and is an international port.

Singapore's too small to have a huge influence

Singapore will die! "Marione S. Lim"

28 Nigeria

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

First, get rid of the stupid Ugandan knuckles and they will stop spreading Zaire Ebola. Second, take advantage of every gift they have in their homeland and use it to their full potential... ALSO GET ROD OF CORRUPTION AND POVERTY. Thirdly, ally with everyone and become the best!

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

"Italy will more than likely be the 5th or 6th most powerful country in the future for sure! "

Italy was the 5th economy of the world just 20 years ago. There are so many possibilities they come back. Don't underdog Italy. In 50's, after II world war, they invented scooters, microchip (! ) and the plastic (! ). Don't underdog Italy, dudes..

Italy can be superpower country in the world

Italy is the 14th exporter in the world 11th largest economy 6th most visited country 9th sports (USA, UK, Cina, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, South korea, ITALY) and so on. Raise the spot please.

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30 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam has the same Confucian culture as Japan, China and Korea- themselves possible superpowers. Vietnam has shown great ability to reign supreme in battle, defeating France, the Mongolian Empire, China and the USA. Vietnamese youth are extremely intelligent and ambitious, as is evident in the US where many high paying jobs have a huge level of Vietnamese. Economically, Vietnam is now an Asian Tiger, and has caught up to Thailand and the Philippines despite being weakened severely by the Vietnam War and the failure of Communism. I believe that around 2070, Vietnam will be a formidable power to fear.

Vietnam has a booming economy. It has shown great intelligence by its ability to: defeat the US and China in battle and has hastily rebuilt n almost non-existent economy. The persistence of young Vietnamese especially in the United States is also evident, with many high paying jobs having a significant amount of Vietnamese. This is due to their Confucian culture- one which is shared by Korea, Japan and China- also great powers economically and militarily. Therefore, I believe that Vietnam will become a superpower (if not then a regional power), although it will take a long time (maybe 2060).

Vietnam is surprisingly advancing quickly in rebuilding it's country from the Vietnam War. The Vietnam war was not too long ago and I am shocked how fast Vietnam is developing! Vietnam has defeated larger countries bigger than Vietnam and they always won the battle. Vietnam is a strong and awesome country but it still has some problems such as the government.
#ILOVEVIETNAM

Yeah! This country really rocks on history, science, technology and all that kinds of stuff! This is the runner-up for future superpower in SEA Region! Climb up with 2 notches or more! This is the premiere fashion & "TOP MODEL" capital of Asia!

#ToiYeuVietNam!

31 England England England, or the kingdom of England, is one of four countries located within the United Kingdom. It united with Scotland and Wales in 1707 as Great Britain, and later Ireland in 1801. English is the primary language of England and one of many official languages in the U.K

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

32 Afghanistan 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.

Able to defeat 2 superpowers within 40 years - ThatOneDude

Afghanistan been superpower until mid 19 century, after that Russia and Britain destroyed our country and also USA.
But have hope for 2024 to become again a power

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 . ...read more.
34 Somalia Somalia

You have no chance

Best of bests

Why not?

35 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.

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 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!

The European Union has an enormous potential to be a superpower. It's democratic, forward thinking, technologically advanced, has some very progressive members such as The Netherlands and Sweden and if Macron succeeds with his reforms the EU can truly become a superpower of the 21st century. - WatcheroftheSkies

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37 Saudi Arabia 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

SAUDIA with its construction projects will add 159billion dollars on its economy

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

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.

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

39 Catalonia

Given it used to be the richest province in Spain before it seceded, It should rise to power. - SigmaV84

Catalonia isn't a country

40 Dominican Republic 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.
41 Kazakhstan 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'

42 Greenland Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

It's not even a contry

43 United Arab Emirates 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

44 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!

45 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

So much corruption will never make this nation the supreme power!

North Korea will die!

North Korea is going to kill us all!

It already is a super power
#1 over India

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46 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.

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

Should be at least in the top 50.

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

THEY LIKE FIGHTING SO that's THE ARMY SORTED AND THEY DO GREAT THINGS WHEN THEY LEAVE Ireland.

It's over there

An empire powered by Guiness

Ireland has a three point plan to conquer the world.
1) Guinness.
2) St. Paddy's Day.
3) Michael Flatfish's River Prance.
Soon the plan will be complete.

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48 Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo is a disputed territory and partially recognised state in Southeast Europe that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo.

It has six stars. That's proof it will be a superpower. This isn't debatable it's fact.

Where do I begin... Kosovo ain't gonna be a power anytime soon

Is it a country? Not really. Is it a super power? Heck yes. - JustAnAccount

By far the most powerful country in Africa, just behind Scotland. Kosovan has 99999 nuclear weapons and 7000 advanced super tanks. Its air force is the most advanced in the d and we can hope to see Kosovan as the emerging superpower in the future.

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49 Malaysia 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 ...read 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

Absolutely

50 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.

The Nipples will rule again!

Nepal is small and peaceful nation in the world. But if any nation dominant to our country we will show them like in past when British empire runaway in war.Because we know in the world as Gurkha's...

S00n we will...

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