Most Powerful Countries In the World

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1 United States of America United States of America The United States of A merica, 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.

US is the best country in the world and it will always be. America is #1 almost everything, best economy, military, most successful people, best sports, best places to go for visit or living, richest, strongest, most successful and powerful country. US is a big country. What I mean by that is it's a very powerful country. The size is also big, not the biggest country but it's at lest either 3rd or 4th biggest country in the world for their size. We have lots of people. You can even see almost every race. It's the third most populated country in the world. First is China, then second is India. It's also a popular country too. A lot of people wants to either live or visit USA. We even have all the good new technology. Our country has two types of governor which is Democracy and Republic. Now it's Democratic until every 4-8 years, when the election happens, it could either Change or be the same. It depends what people vote more of, either democracy or republic. Also we have liberty and ...more - JustRandomDude

Declining rapidly? Please do not listen to that man. WE have the largest economy, double the size of China, in second place. Our military budget tops everyone, and we provide the most foreign aid out of any country. Please don't criticize us, when you don't realize that you couldn't be anything without us.

No doubt America is powerful are military budget is 48% of the world that's more than Europe or China and Russia combined, this comes with are high economic power too, most powerful city in the world is located here, 315 million people live here

After All, This is both richest and best country in the world.

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2 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.

India is very popular in world because India have a big army, big rules and laws, most popular leaders, good culture, many languages, good players in cricket

This a country where all religion and all caste people live here

India has a large population with a very large army and large economy. India has nuclear weapons and has huge advances in science and engineering

Feeling proud to be indian...dekh ke chhati chaudi ho gayi...love you india...sare jahan se accha hindustan hamara

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3 Russia Russia

Russia has a total nuclear arsenal of around 8,500 while the USA has around 7,500. Russia still has around double the amount of tanks that the USA has. The new radar jamming system on their planes makes it so it takes around 4-5 missiles to even hit the plane effectively. Russian S-400 system can knock out pretty much anything any other country throws at them, for example, in Serbia, the Serbs used old Russian equipment but still downed a few F-16s plus a stealth fighter, imagine nowadays against these NEW Russian weapon systems! The Russian Armata tanks and armored vehicles are like playing world of tanks the video games, just point and shoot, no calculations at all, and the recent Russian cruise missile launch on ISIS shows that they can effectively combat an overseas threat from a large distance (The Caspian Sea).

Russia should be #2. Russia has the second most powerful military and only about 300 nukes away from having more than US.

Russia have a high rank in army and defense. New Technics in defense also a speciality of Russia. Also they are top in Introducing new inventions. They are top in IT. The first man to space is from Russia.

Russia has huge landmass, resources and well trained
strongest Army

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

China is seen as a "great" country because of its economy and military. While it's size of its military could be seen as lethal, they still don't have the same sorts of technology and training that the USA or even Russia has. As for its economy, it's disgusting. Their workforce is thrown into factories with horrible conditions to mass produce American product for a highly low pay. If you think China is "so great" or "the most powerful" please think again. -ryhaggs - Ryhaggs

China is a formidable but they are not the strongest. Us M1a2 Abrams are superior to Chinese made Type 85. China does not have as many aircraft carriers as the States. America also posses a new weapon the rail gun which could render Chinese ship to ship missiles useless. China may have 10 million troops to the Americans 2 million but the American troops are better trained. The M4 carbine is also better than Chinese standard issues weapons. China may have a good economy but it is very corrupt. China also has one of the most polluted environments in the world.

China will be top again one day. It's been powerful for thousands of years in the past before European colonialism while the US has only been top dog for a few decades.

Come on China you are the best you are my favourite country 900 trillion times better than Russia,India and United States of America.best of luck my all hopes,wishes happiness,courage and luck ones are on you I love your country

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5 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.

Richest country in the world only 100 years ago

Because there army is strong

22 countries have never been occupied by Great Britain.

Need I say more?

I am British so I find it disrespectful that it is not #1 in the list,only 22 countries have not been part of the British empire

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6 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.

France is in the top five due to its Nukes and force de frappe which can hit anywhere in the world in a short span of time... The shame is that the socialists are ruining the economy...

Normally the most powerful country should be China, but it's still USA because of it's military involvement in the world and it's worldwide influence. France is the European equivalent of USA. Even if everything changes quickly for the moment France must be at least 4th. - lili117

One of the best, actively fighting against terrorism in Middle East as well in more than 5 African countries (helped by African troops), economically could be better, but they improve especially on new economy next year will be the 1st start-up incubators in the world.

Paris is a metropolis

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7 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 is a powerful nation. But I must argue that they are not the most powerful. Their Type 90 MBT Is superior to that of Russian design but lacks the additional tech and fire power that the US M1a2 Abrams MBT boasts. Japanese troops are well trained but not as good as the British or Americans. The United States also posses the largest navy not Japan though the Japanese navy is very advanced it is not quite as advanced as the American fleet. The Japanese also don't boast a large land army in comparison with other world powers. The Japanese do not even posses a nuclear weapon. As for economics Japan is very powerful but lacks the Great industry of the states. Japan also lacks many natural resources and are forced to import them from countries like Canada, and the US. All in all I have the up most respect for the Japanese people but I can not say that they are the most powerful nation in the world.

I wonder how they became powerful. Even after the 2 Atom Bombs.

Japan leads the world in innovation and creativity, Japanese have a drive to do better and help their fellow Nihonjin. Their wonderful culture will cause Japan to leave the rest of the world behind. Nippon will rise again!

Japan would never be where it is today if the U.S. hadn't gone over there and helped them industrialize all those years ago when they were way behind the rest of the world.

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8 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 is very powerful from a military perspective. The Leopard 2 Main Battle tank is the equal of the American M1a2 Abrams or the British challenger. German special forces are also very formidable especially GsG9 the counter terror unit. Germany also has a lot of experience in war. But Germany lacks aircraft carriers, or a sufficient fleet to compete with other navel powers. Germany can not mass produce weapons on the scale that the Americans or Russians can as was seen during WW2. Germany also does not have the best soldiers and while their special forces are well trained I have to say that the SAS and the seals are better. The reason I say this is because the SAS taught the GSG9 everything they knew. And the Seals have better tech more funding and more experience having been created even before the SAS.

By re- unifying in just under 30 Years and building itself to what it is today shows that Germany is resilient and has proven themselves to be such a big weapon in comparison to the size of the nation.

A very ambitious Nation. Very powerful in every aspect. Could possibly the Number 1 Nation in the world one day.

I love Germany

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

Italy is among the top five contributors to the NATO budget, along with the US, UK, Germany and France. These five countries make up the so-called "Quint Group", a very important forum within NATO.

What terrorism do you refer to? Maybe that one artfully created by the government of your Country... Assuming that you are an American citizen, of course. An American style terrorism, as well as 9/11... Anyway, Italy autonomously decides its foreign and military policy. Exactly like any other Western democracy. Exactly as France and Germany did concerning a military intervention in Iraq in 2003. On the contrary, Italy supported USA in that wicked choice, paying with a large number of soldiers killed in an absurd, senseless war.

Very very very very very very good

According to the Credit Suisse world's top military strenght report (2015), Italian military power is placed 7th in the world (tied with South Korea) and 2nd in Europe, only preceded by France.
Italy is followed by Uk (9th in the world and 3rd in Europe). Germany is only 18th in the world and 5th in Europe, behind Poland.
See also "List of countries by Military Strength Index" on Wikipedia.

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10 England England

Great. This list has England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. What the heck?

It's the most inventive of any nation in the world, and the only thing they haven't invented is God, but that could be debatable.

England is in Great Britain so how can Great Britain be 9th and England 8th? I think England (Great Britain) should be 5th.

Same as GB?!

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11 Turkey Turkey Turkey was established on October 29th, 1923. It is located in Westernmost Asia or Southeastern Europe. ...read more.

Turkey is one of the most powerful countries that I have ever seen, me as an asian I had learnt everything about Turkey from what had happen in the history to now and I was really shocked, Turkish people are really really strong and they love their Beautifull country really much (sorry for my bad english )

Turkey is a unique country with rich historical heritage and magnificent culture in the centre of the world.

Stupid Americans

Of course Turkey.

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12 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia.Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and Islamabad 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 ...read more.

Lost 3 out of 4 wars, 1 stalemate. Lost half its territory while fighting with India. Only nation after North Korea to play the nuclear weapon card.

Large army, defeated in 3 times out of 4 wars even though India had at least 5-10 times larger army. It's the only Muslim country with declared nukes, defeated the superpower Russia with its proxy war in Afghanistan fought by the afghan mujahideen. America cannot do anything about the Pakistanis double crossing them when it comes to Afghanistan. What we need to realise is Pakistan is not going to fully support us with our war in Afghanistan as Afghanistan is a; Muslim country, neighbour (with a large border), similar cultures, food and dress, and there are tribes that live on both sides of the border. I hope Pakistan remove the terrorists from their land as USA is not capable to fight Muslim guerillas

Pakistan have good army Pakistan have good import and export Pakistan has latest weapon and Pakistan played good cricket than India

Only Islamic state capable of withholding nuclear weapons. After being severely damaged by our neighbor( except China), Pakistan is still going through several mega development projects like CPEC.

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13 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.

They weak. Only strong person there is stupid fat Kim Jong Un. I feel bad for those citizens. I hope one day they get their rights that they deserve. - njalabi63989

I think there this weak. Because they. Nearly lost the Korean War.

They have nukes!

North Korea is really weak and stupid combine with japan south Korea and the u.s. we would quickly invade them and there allies china and Russia wouldn't care

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

They are one of the most powerful country in the Middle East

Iran is a great country! I visited there

Iranian are very smart people

Iran have first low for democracy in the world and peace and very beautiful country with four season and brave people
powerful country but want peace

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15 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 .

Whilst Australia has a very small army in contrast to countries such as China and America it is not to say that Australia's military capability are equally small in contrast. Australia has one of the most modern and well trained armies in the world, spending approximately 25 Billion ( 1.9% GDP ) a year to maintain 58,000 active personnel ( 22,000 standby ) and equipment. In addition to this modern and well funded military Australian troops are entirely self admitted meaning that they've not been drafted into the defense force against their will. This has a variety of benefits, firstly being willingness to participate, as they're there by their will they're much more likely to participate and fight to their full potential, this is in contrast to someone in the military against their will who will not likely fight or participate in a similar matter. Secondly, Australia has one of the best trained militarizes in the world, this can be traced back to the the Vietnam war where Australian ...more

While Australia is powerful just remember Canada saved Britain well before they Americans entered the fray. Yes the Australian army is professional it lacks the combat experience of other nations such as the USA. Australia's industry is also not designed to sustain long periods of conflict it would be in a sense incapable of matching other major powers in terms of production

Yes Australia's troops are professional and are highly motivated. They held the Japanese back single handily until the Americans were able to push them back. But Australia does not have the military budget of the United States (601 billion dollars) nor does it have the numbers China has ten million the United States has 2 million. US M1a2 Abrams, and M2a3 Bradly assault vehicles are also much better than the Australian bushmaster 4 by 4. American troops also have more experience having fought: Canada, Brittan, Germany, Japan, North Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan just to list a few.

Nice environment gives birth to innovative people. - golin

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16 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.

After Korean War, South Korea, everything was destroyed by the war. But they made 'Miracle of Han River'. Therefor I think that Korea has possibilities to grow-up of one of the most powerful nation in the world.

They have their own unique culture and also they recur their poor economy

Has developed greatly in the past 3-4 decades

They are so great - sk1

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17 Republic of the Philippines

Philippines is not boasting its all military weaponry. That's why other country thinks that this country is weak but in reality there are many secret military technology hidden in underground fortresses.

It's more fun in the Philippines!

More Fun in there I love Philippines

Weh?! Di nga. Singapore, Indonesia at Vietnam kaya and "The Powerful Trio of Southeast Asia"!

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

I love Egypt I am from uae (Dubai)

Egypt is the best

I love egypt its no #3 after usa and china

Egypt is the strongest and will always be the strongest

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

Brazil has been going up economically and in power, it is the first Southern American county to host the Summer Olympics. It is the most powerful, and biggest nation in South America, and has had steady economic growth.

After 5 years sinking we still the most powerful in the entire latin america (Mexico, Colombia, Argentina,...)

Brazil is a superpower and although its up and downs (mostly beacause of corruption), it�'s the most powerful country of Latin America.

20 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.

Dude, 09ShamsulBahriel, the only reason Israel has not been bombed is that the USA and Israel are allies, and people are afraid that if they invade Israel is that US would step in and declare war. Studio learn your facts before you make a stupid statement like that. Also if the USA did fall first in line to claim or power would be UK or South Korea.

Yo you suck to the person that said USA will fall, look at you and your country, and people Israel is not putting up zombie walls, I bet they would fall first, ( world war z)... And Usa should be number one, Israel not strong at all, agree with me Americans! And first ten are correct!

You try and ignore and belittle Israel at your peril. Stop harassing Israel. A strong people with the guts to defend their country and their way of living. The only real democracy in the region.

Best country in the middle east

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