Top 10 Most Powerful Countries in the World
The Top Ten
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
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.
Economically and militarily the US is unmatched. Although other nations in today's world are beginning to catch up more, the fact is the US still remains the most powerful and will for some time.
We are #1 at the moment but we are declining fast. The liberal agenda that most of the citizens of the United States have is that the people don't have self responsibility and that the government should be responsible for their bad life choices. And the people are just ok with this. It's not good. The people have no national pride and obama doubled our debt with China. We are one of the leading causes of global warming. The people are starting to believe that guns are the ones responsible for murders and they aren't. The gun can't hurt anyone by itself. It's the people that carry it. The people here are becoming more stupid by the day. I'm a proud American but we are slowly going to be dethroned out of our position. People are getting more and more offended by little things and people are starting to call anyone racists and they are starting to have violent protests instead of hat people want. But even though we have our flaws, we are still the greatest country on earth.
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
Probably one of the best countries in the world. It has powerful weapons, amazing army, good people, different languages and it's the one and only golden country in the world. One of the most rapidly developing countries. The food here is awesome and it has a rich culture. Indian people are amazing too. I'm not from India but I do have visited it many times. It's not a country of superstitions, snake charmers and anything its just awesome
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
Russia should be #2. Russia has the second most powerful military and only about 300 nukes away from having more than US.
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).
Most of your stuff is from this country and if they stopped shipping you probably would be living a completely different lifestyle, so...
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 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
China is the innovative leader of the future, with a large workforce, a booming economy and cutting-edge technology. China will revolutionise the world!
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.
An end of an empire, but still pretty powerful nowadays.
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.
It has the strongest economy in whole Europe.
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.
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.
Most involved European country in conflicts. A strong army qualified with high tech and one of the best weapons that France produced itself. And of course an important weapon producer : the most expensive but the best too.
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!
Because of the Japanese technology weapons, tanks, submarines and many more are made up of powerful technology.
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
Are you gettin' crazy?! We're talk about Turks fella! This guys born for fight!
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.
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 is the powerful country in the world and iran want the peace in the world
Whoever said Pakistan is completely overrated country your a racist Indian (:<)
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.
Pakistan have good army Pakistan have good import and export Pakistan has latest weapon and Pakistan played good cricket than India
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
We may not spend Billions of dollars on our military or have a very big one but the people in Australia are by far the strongest. We live in a 70% deserted nation with someone of the most venomous creatures on the planet. Almost everything here can kill you within an hour. It's common here to find a 10cm wide huntsman hiding somewhere in your house and after a while you get used to dealing with them. What makes a country stronger? Spending billions of dollars on little machines so they can kill innocent people in the Middle East while being controlled by some looser in a military base? Or having a nation full of fearless people who are willing to conquer anything? I think the answer's obvious.
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.
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
I don't mean to sound rude, but Australia should be below the list.
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
South Korea should be number 7 in the rank.
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.
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
I think it should be strong if it's peaceful
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.
If Brazil wasnt corrupt, it would be one of the richest countries in the world
Italy ranks at the nineth place in the World for military budget, is the fourth nation in the Word for military peace-enforcement expeditions, and is the sixth nation in the World for UN budget
G8, world gundealer, immense cultural influence in all western culture
Italy is a developed country, part of the G7 Group. Bangladesh is a Third World Country along with Spain: I think there is no comparison at all.
It is pretty powerful
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
I COME FROM THERE IT'S THE BEST COUNTRY EVER EXCEPT FROM OUR PEOPLE THEIR NOT FRIENDLY
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
North Korea sucks because the only thing anybody there knows how to do is hate America
Two thumbs down for North Korea, and two thumbs up for South Korea
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"
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
Powerful than the whole middle east combined
Only country vladimir putin is scared of
Is that good or bad?
Country with most nuclear warhead
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 thetoptens.com 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
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
This country is not very strong. Its actually very dangerous and notorious for its terrorism.
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...
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
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!
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
The Mexicans are more powerful than some countries here
Mexico should be higher up
Mexico is more powerful than Nepal surely
Mexico is the #16-#11 Strongest Countries
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.
Poland got crushed by the USSR and Nazi Germany
Polish are Worlds best soldiers
Poland can into Space!
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.
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.
The militants are very strong
Netherlands are small but rich
Netherlands is best county of the world
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.
Afghanistan and afghan people is world dangerous country
High population source
Not the strongest OBVIOUSLY, but is my birth country anyhow.
I was born in Iceland but my really favorite country is Serbia. So much powerful and nice people and army!
Serbia IS THE BEST COUNTRY IN THIS ENTIRE WORLD! COME ON PEOPLE!
Sucky army lost to a country with no deffece dorce
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.
How can Ireland not have been on this list
Shane Long people. Shane Long.
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🇮🇱
We have our rights in Europe we are actually pretty big
Denmark is not powerful is a littler country
Better than Sweden!
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.
It is a peace full country and has a powerful army
Doesn't even have a military.
This is so bad XDD
*sound of Russians shooting down Ukrainian jets in the distance intensifies*
Ukraine has a large enough army to clash with its Russian Neighbor. It also has access to Mil-MI-26 Helicopters, the largest in the world. The Ukraine also has something like the 20th largest army, too bad that when it gained independence from the Soviet Union, it had to give up its ~5000 nukes.