Most Powerful Countries In the World


The Top Ten

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

Most powerful country economically and militarized.

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.

I'm not American but American soldiers are actually very powerful.

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

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

India has curry bombs!

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3 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. more.

They've seen a fall from grace following the Soviet collapse in 1991, and they may not have the best economy, but despite all this there is no denying the amount of power Russia wields (both militarily and politically). As the successor state of the Soviet Union, Russia inherited an very powerful military force and one of the two largest nuclear arsenals in the world, AND has the second highest military spending of all countries (USA is #1). Recently, Russia has been able to exercise their sheer might over their neighbors (notably, Georgia and Ukraine), and have also used their influence to convince countries like Kazakhstan and Belarus over to their side. And on top of all this, Russia is one of the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council, which gives them lots of leverage and political influence on the world stage.

Sure, there are memes about Putin and Russia. And sure, they may not be as powerful as they once were. But despite everything, it seems Russia's reign over ...more

Ever since the Soviet Union collapsed, the population was declining, so yay

This should be number one.

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

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

I'm Chinese, so obviously I'd pick China.


usa debt

How come China is not no.2 or 3

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5 United Kingdom 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.

An end of an empire, but still pretty powerful nowadays.

I'm from America, but honestly, I still think that England is a little more powerful than us. We have the president (don't get me started on the disastrous election), England has the royal family.

This country shook the world; it formed the largest empire ever seen, it took on heavy losses during ww1, world war two it fought alone in the darkest of hours, blitzed nearly every day, lady Britannia was truly crippled. The Jack rose from the ashes and threw itself upon the French shores to free the French and again teach the Germans a lesson. This country has a reputation no other could match. Even today the Brits are teaching the Jerrys a lesson, what will Europe do without its most powerful country, and with rising strengths on the sea we have a new carrier that will even put the Americans to shame of their navy.

The United Kingdom has, even since the end of the Empire in 1997, had considerable "Soft Power" - Economic Power and Diplomatic Power. Its Military is among the strongest due to training and equipment, and perhaps rivalled only by the United States. And now, since it is in the process of leaving the Anti Democratic Bureaucracy of the EU, it has considerably risen in power.

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6 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. 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.

How is India ahead of Germany India is so much more curropt and has a much smaller economy

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7 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 more.

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

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...

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.

France is economically powerful, but their not militarily powerful because they always surrender.

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8 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. 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 has an interesting culture and is very powerful

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!

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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, more.

Turkey is one of the world's new industrialised countries. The country has an impressive amount of tanks and is currently 5th most submarines in the world. Although Turkey doesn't have its own nuclear warheads, it is apart of NATO, which is a nuclear sharing organisation. In addition to that, the country has the 13th largest economy in the world and its economy is currently increasing at a fast, unlike some European countries. By 2023 Turkey would have the 10th largest economy in the world and would even be a more sophisticated and strong country. Turkey is also investing a lot of money in its defense budget and its airforce which is the 9th strongest in the world. I must also include that, Turkey will be exporting minerals and oil in 2023, which will make the country very rich and economically sophisticated. The government of Turkey will be investing the exportation money into many services in the country, such as education, infrastructure, healthcare and military. This is why ...more

Turkey does have nuclear weapons.. But they keep it a secret from the NATO

Are you gettin' crazy?! We're talk about Turks fella! This guys born for fight!

7 is much better I think but even so very good list

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10 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 in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. 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 know everyone of you hate to admit it... But North Korea is gaining strength. They have nuclear warheads... And USA can't fire a nuke as it may affect South Korea too. North Korea is pretty strong so far, and have weapons that even Trump don't have...

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

Why is france higher than this. North korea's power made france surrender

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The Contenders

11 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. 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

Us Italians

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

Thanks to our new president,soon,we will be at 1st.

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.

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13 Pakistan 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.

Whoever said Pakistan is completely overrated country your a racist Indian (:<)

Pakistan is completely overrated country

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.

We love pakistan

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14 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

Hey Japanese! If you have conscience, come down you monkeys.

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15 England 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 worthless. - lannypetersong

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

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

It's the best inventive nation in the world

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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 country's official language is Persian. more.

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

Iran is a Powerful Country

Iran is a great country! I visited there

Iranian are very smart people

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17 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.

I wish that Australia became number one for being the most powerful country in the world, followed by the Australian soldiers that provide their own vehicles, weapons, etc and create newer weapons as well.

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

Maybe Australia is powerful, maybe it isn't.

I don't mean to sound rude, but Australia should be below the list.

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18 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 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.

Canada is powerful but peaceful. Canadians are never ones to back down from wars if commissioned by the UN and Canada's military has always had great prowess. We have an impact globally and are recognized as a very stable and economically powerful country. While Canada lack military power and technology right now, we are very capable of mass producing arms and weapons very quickly if needed. The Canadian land is also rich in Uranium, oil and other high in demand resources. Even with our small population, we'd fight until the last person falls dead.

Far from it actually. - lannypetersong

Canada has a great army. While it is small our Leopard 2 Main Battle tanks are the equal of the British Challenger or the American M1a2 Abrams. Our special forces JTF2 are almost as good as the SAS or Us navy seals. And the Canadian C7 assault rifle is an upgraded version of the American m16 only out done by the m4 carbine. While Canada has lowered its fitness requirements for recruits it is not because our military is poor it is because we have an insufficient number of people enlisting

It's powerful, but not a big army. I'm NOT HATING. I LOVE Canada! It's so peaceful there

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19 Israel 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.

Israel is more powerful militarily, technologically and politically than at least half the countries ranked higher than it. Every important country and all unbiased analysts know this.

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.

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.

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!

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

Philippines is 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!

Actually the philippines is a strong country because of its hidden nature

More Fun in there I love Philippines

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21 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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22 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.

Best army to be honest, no doubt

Is that good or bad?

I can't believe Nepal is in 22th place!


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23 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.

Seriously Saudi Arabia lower then Iran Saudi Arabia has a higher economy then Iran it's richer then Iran and spends its budget 50billion more then Iran on military it has more tanks then Iran yet it still has a lower population then Iran which means lower crime rate and lower unemployment rate

It has the most oil

Here saudi arabia is at 23th rank(thank to to be reliable) but arabia paid lots of money to pull their rank to 9th in the other internet sites(search most powerful countries ). Also uae is at 10 th rank:).Turkey or Iran or Pakistan even Iraq can occupy arabia and uae in a couple hours. and if it had been occured,arabia's money would not have saved their country in the real life. they are strong where just money can speak. purchasing 150 billion$ gun from usa but users of those guns are Pakistani or Indian employees:) %40 of arabia's army don't know to speak arabic:) obey Quran,follow The Last Prophet Muhammed and be a real muslim country and stop feeding terrorism and killing people(journalist kashikci) who oppose arabia

24 Thailand 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.

Thailand was one of only country survived from colonialism spread by Europeans and now it is one of the best country in Asia

It is so good

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

Damn I Love Indonesia!

Indonesia should be top 10 or 15 power countries in the world, military ranking of Indonesia is 14, Indonesia is great with many population, man power available, military equipment, etc, it's Great...

20 years ago, Indonesia in top 10

Indonesia has 14 Military Rank in the world on Global Firepower. than the State of Israel, they has 16 for military rank.

26 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. more.


This country is not very strong. Its actually very dangerous and notorious for its terrorism.

27 Mexico 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.

The Mexicans are more powerful than some countries here

Mexico should be higher up

Mexico is more powerful than Nepal surely

Mexico does have lots of farms and money sooo...

28 South Sudan South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.
29 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 more.

As opposed to a few other Muslim countries (not trying to imply anything), has slightly more freedom

i love it

It has a small army but it has powerful allies which are Chaina and the members of the 5 power defense agreements wich are the UK, Singapore, Australia and New Zeland which in turn these 5 alliances have powerful allies such as Russia, the EU, Canada and even the US this because Malaysia is such a peaceful nation, it is one of the most advance nation in biotechnology but Malaysia is the most advance in palm oil technology so their allies will have good products from the nation

Malaysia has PROTON and PERODUA :-) Proud to be Malaysian...

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

Actually Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales are all countries in their own right

Scotland never backs down

United Kingdom of Great Britain vote for that.
Not Scotland they are the same country

31 Vatican City Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome.


I love Vatican because Vatican is the pope of law

It got the pope

Vatican City is the most powerful country it can destroy anything and active personnel is 800 which is the biggest and has 10239 nukes. Holy army is stronk and powerful! - Bearskater13

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33 Algeria Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
34 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

The dark horse in terms of seeing it as a nation that has nothing to lose. It will rise in power once again and it will ever just keep getting better.

Spain was once a Great Empire-almost as big as England- and it is still important and powerful.

Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the world.

Spain is more powerful than other countries in the top of the list

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35 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. With a population of approximately more.

Poland can into Space!

Poland got crushed by the USSR and Nazi Germany - MagmaFox

Polish are Worlds best soldiers

Fought off all of its occupiers and is one of the few countries that captured Moscow.
GROM are also a force to be reckoned with.

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

It's a small country but it has good army and and weapons. Also big power to the sea!

In history is the best powerful

Greece can still deliver a powerful punch. Turkey is actually afraid of Greece. - Flashman

The militants are very strong

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

May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans. Alexander the Great.

Afghanistan is graveyard of empires.No foreign invasion has ever been successful in Afghanistan.

Afghans have always beaten foreign armies, from Alexander the Great to modern times

Afghanistan's sovereignty has been held during the Anglo Afghan Wars, the 1980s Soviet war, and the 2001 present war by the country's many and diverse people.

So That is why Afghanistan has always been and will be the bravest country on earth.

The most backward and deprived country/people in the world.

Afghanistan and afghan people is world dangerous country

Really goog

38 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.

High population source

39 Netherlands Netherlands

Netherlands is best county of the world

Netherlands are small but rich

40 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 more.

South Africa was one of only a handful of countries to ever develop nuclear weapons and did 3 tests, and was the only country to freely end their nuclear program.

South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa and houses the largest banking sector on the continent.

South Africa is the best. It came out the best & still carries on being a multiracial country & is the most welcoming to visitors.

"Cough" apartheid "cough"

41 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

I was born in Iceland but my really favorite country is Serbia. So much powerful and nice people and army!


Sucky army lost to a country with no deffece dorce

42 Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall more.

Nigeria is a land rich in all ramifications though ethnicity and religious differences pose as a major challenge. Nonetheless I prefer Nigeria to a whole lot of other countries
The food, friendly neighbours, culture, beautiful ladies and gentlemen, the economy, the military strength, the beautiful streets everything is just great.
I know someone might disagree but is there a country without challenges? Go to Nigeria and you will forever cherish your memories

It worth it while than most of it country

Highest GDP and a very peaceful country.

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

How can Ireland not have been on this list

Shane Long people. Shane Long.

Fighting iresh


44 Palestine Palestine

Inshallah when we get khilafah (Muslim rule) al quds (jerusalem) will be capital

It has support of every Asian, Anti American, Islamic, African and unreaconised state. In fact I belive that the Americans who betrayed the USSR after WW2 and the Al qaeeda after the war in Afangistan will betrayed Israel they fend 4 themselves not die 4 others they r not GODS wake up Jews wake up American controlling you with your propaganda

Palestine is stronger than ISRAEL🇮🇱

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

We gave them chance to start the war that is why we had a big war in our country

This is one of the most powerful countries in the World in comparison to its land and people strength. They defeated LTTE which is the World deadliest terrorist organization in the World. Even India failed to do that.

Lion nation

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

We have our rights in Europe we are actually pretty big

Better than Sweden!

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

It is a peace full country and has a powerful army


48 Belgium 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.
49 Nauru Nauru Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the Central Pacific. It's the third smallest country in the world and the least visited country in the world as well.

1. Nauru's economy is HUGE. And not just in proportion to its size, it's just enormous. I mean - look at its GDP: 153 MILLION $. No one, and I mean no one, apart from only like 1800 people, has their net worth seven times the size of Nauru's economy.
2. Size and influence. Nauru's not just huge economically. The country's total land area is over 20 square kilometers! That's 0,15% of Tokyo's, the world's largest city's land area. The country's location is so good that Australia has begged for a defense alliance with Nauru. Basically every country in the Pacific has bowed down to the great superpower of Nauru, either begging for an alliance or money.
Nauru's population is also huge. It's nearly 10 000 people, meaning that this GIANT'S population is nearly 10 times the size of the Vatican's.

50 Croatia Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.
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