Top 10 Most Successful Nations


The Top Ten

1 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 more.

The U.S. did not "win every war" - have you heard of the Vietnam War and I fail to see how a country with over 18 trillion dollars in debt can class as the richest country with the greatest economy. Not to mention be "like" a "liberal, now democratic" nation when they so frequently enforce their position as global leaders, by bombing foreign cities, forcing their personnel and military on their "allies" (who they treat so horridly) while also appointing American dictators on the weaker states they conquer. Yes they may have the strongest military and own most innovations in the world, but this merely highlights their "influence" (brute force) towards other countries - stripping away cultures to promote their Coke, MacDonald's and Apple products; allowing the rest of the world to wither in the face of this super giant, ignoring peace and sovereignty for power and control over the world under a regime that produces no genuine benefits for their citizens or the other people in the world.

Well, I wish I could say the US is the freest, most successful, greatest country in the world, but sadly it just isn't the truth any longer. Though up until twenty years ago, it truly used to be. Thriving economy, freedom abounding, everyone just happy to live in a place free of persecution and bondage and what not. Though many still come to the US today for success, I can't say its as free or as successful as it used to be. But hopefully the upcoming generation, my generation, will take a stand and bring the US back to its former state of glory- full of freedom and liberty and justice for all.

The United States of America is the freest, most successful and amazing country in the world. We have the one of the best economies in the world, we have the most efficient and powerful military in the world, we have lots of land and pretty much every single biome from the deserts of the southwest to the tundras and taigas of Alaska, we have a great populace, and we have lots of culture, there is a lot of people from every single nation in the world that live here. America is the place to be.

Contrary to the top answer, we did win every war. The Vietnam War was not an American war, but instead an American military engagement. We have only fought five wars (six if you count the Continental Congress as America) 1812, Mexican-American, Spanish-American, WW1, and WW2 (the sixth was the revolutionary war). All of those are clear victories except the war of 1812. However, I think that the resulting peace ended in American favor. It reduced the amount of British influence on the North American continent, reduced the number of impressing incidents (the British navy kidnapping American sailors for service in the British navy), and demonstrated that America could hold its own against the strongest nation at the time proving that the revolutionary war was not just a fluke.

Additionally, America is the number one creator of peace in the world at the moment and throughout history. Since WW2, we have prevented WW3 at times in which any other nation would have escalated the ...more

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2 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.

The worst crisis in Norway in the recent years was a butter crisis... Aka a shortage of butter, while the rest of the western world fell down in a economic mess.

Great economics, great quality of life, everyone values human life in Norway.

Norway does things right. Americans wonder why their education is such high quality, but it's because they pay their teachers like doctors and encourage progress and improvement among the individual. Norway's government is responsible and forward thinking, and that keeps on top in my opinion.

Bitch we are succses. We should be number one mè putas

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3 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 have many business company worldwide... Everybody in this world are using their products... They also have culture likes anime which is well received...

Japanese culture appeals to many outside of it, which I believe is somewhat due to the aesthetics associated with Japanese "kawaii" culture and media. Not only this, but many of the industries housed there have deep and far reaching roots and influences.

All round good balanced life. But the best is safety.

Their successful because they got all the white kids in america watching their anime

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4 England England

United kingdom Of Great Britain and northern Ireland always and forever England Scotland Ireland and Wales the four greatest nations on earth. The real McCoy of true freedom and liberty and a place where anyone in the world can come and live and succeed if they work hard enough. And if they don't succeed, well they still have a cushy life on the social, and of course there's the NHS. And there's the people, as the new York times put it, the uk's most successful export which I took as a compliment! Well they were talking about celebrities, no2 on the list is very nice to see, but where's France, can not see it, I thought Japan would have been further up as well, Mmm china and India need to spread the wealth amongst there people who are starving before they can be a proper superpower like USA, they should make a different list to include these countries that treat their vast majority of poor people with utter disregard and keep the wealth in their corrupt governments and spend lavishly ...more

The only European nation to have 2 universities in the top 10, and has the second highest scientific output in terms of quantity and quality in the world. The nation has had a profound effect on the modern world, and still continues to do so.

Good sense of humour and they like to learn about other cultures. They also invented the light bulb, jet engine, T.V., telephone, train, penicillin, first computer, hovercraft, vertical take off aircraft, LCD, tanks,... look at the history of each of these, a person from the UK lay at the heart of the device. I could keep going... Germans and Yanks invented a lot also.

This nation of very small relative size (in both land and population) not only controlled one third of the world at one point, but created the only truly international language, gave birth to the industrial era, and is the inspiration for much of the world's institutions, laws and governments. - giga

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5 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.

Because lots of things you will find in any clever literature.
Thanks to France.

Just one thing that nobody know France is the 2nd Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the world just close behind the United States of America.
And even French themselves do not know that.
France is much more than we believe in general.

Her culture is equal to none her poesi will live on for ever. Napoleon conqured most of Europe and his legacy lives on in modern legeslation and culture

Despite a difficult geography position neighboring powerful nations such as Germany, Spain, Italy or England... France has managed to maintain a vast territory within its border (largest country of Europe). It’s is also the country with one of the highest military ratio since inception. Out of 20 wars vs England, France won 9 / 6 were a draw / 5 were a defeat...

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6 Finland Finland

Usually places in top ten regardless of survey along with other Northern European countries. Great and free-of-charge education, freedom of press, least corruption etc.

Finland has better equality than most European countries and has a better quality of life. Finland is full of nature untouched by man. In Finland you can really know the true meaning of freedom

Education, enviroment, quality of living and generally good government

This should be much higher in the list. It has such a great economy and government, and is an extremely developed and friendly country. I love Finland, and I think more people should know about it and how great it is.

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7 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 has a pretty fast growing economy, as you may have guessed by now. They really are climbing up the ladder. The problem they have to deal with is how they distribute the money. Like any other capitalist country, the poor are really poor and the rich are really rich, but in India the poor are REALLY poor and the rich are REALLY rich. Also, they really need to spend more money on infrastructure. A road is tarmac, not slightly less dirt than everywhere else.

India is a fast growing economy in this present world. Even in this present economic crisis india is growing. Even india is a developing country, it can make investments in American company. Just after China, india is considered as fast growing countries of world. In the coming 20 years india will no longer continue as a developing country, but a developed,

The thing about India is it is the fastest growing economy nowadays in the world,it has largest work force, a young country with 60per youths(18-30), it is among the greatest market in the world and a very healthy place to invest,it has also made itself an eminent country in space exploration the other thing about India is it's unity and diversity it is the biggest diversity with people living in peace many world leaders claimed that with such diversity India is not gonna last long but India prooved to be heathy country with stable economy it the major point to note is of has the biggest democracy


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8 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 more.

Communism is good in theory, but thanks to humans being so greedy and arrogant, it will never work. Capitalism only works because it is made to favor the greedy. hope China can become a real communist country. Perhaps the world should be communist. With no corruption. Everyone will be TRULY equal. No corruption. Don't that sound nice?

Why the hell isn't this in the top ten?! China is very, very successful! It's developing very fast and twice as fast as India! The economy is growing very fast and it is becoming a lot more modern. China is awesome. America and Europe are the past. China is the future!

China has the most impressive for of government and has a assertive foreign and defense policy. China is the 2nd fastest growing country.

Strong economy good quaity of life

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9 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.

Switzerland is one of the worlds most prosperous and wealthy country. everybody there is practically rich and they all have individual freedoms. In addition its one of the most hard working countries, unlike other European countries whose people rely off the government for help... *cough* Norway *cough* Finland *cough* Sweden*

How is Swiss not number 1? It's heaven in Earth with delicious chocolate and less pollution.

Switzerland is a small country and yet, it is one of the few success stories in the world

Most prosperous, least with wars. Can't think of any others in that category.

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

I've lived in Sweden for 12 years and I found it to be really easy for people to get jobs and good education. I am currently living in Singapore, a country in Asia that is very rich as well, but Sweden has a lot of good high points and we are economically stable to my understanding.

Great country, is high on almost everything good can't think of anything bad about Sweden. I'm moving there soon. Big hug from a Norwegian that will soon be a Swede.

Its functions well and the people are nice. But its like Harry Enfield's character

Great Country. I love this country

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The Newcomers

? Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres.
? Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

The Contenders

11 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 has the strongest economy in Europe, without Germany, Europe wouldn't survive.

The amount of resources that a country has does not determine how successful a nation is. What does determine it is how well do they utilize the resources they have to the fullest, and Germany is hands down the best at that. Also, a successful country is self-sufficient and does not depend on other countries. (Japan is a great example their abundant exports and influential culture throughout the rest of the world. ) Back in WW2 Germany had to synthesize their own oil since their location in Europe is not necessarily the best in terms of available resources compared to America, and yet they were still the most superior country in the world without a doubt, and were heavily efficient. Their specialty in mechanical engineering have allowed them to craft amazing machines, and they have invented a lot of creative ideas and patents such as the first automobile, the first four-stroke internal combustion, diesel, and Wankel rotary engines. Not to mention, they were the first to make huge ...more

Germany has a good relationship with many countries, and a bad relationship with few. For the comment on America, what are you talking about great economy? Yes a recession and 28 trillion dollars of debt mostly to a communist country is amazing.

They were successful during the reign of the Holy Roman Empire, they were successful during WW1 and WW2 with the Nazi party, and they are successful now, with a frivolous economy and plentiful resources. - JustAnAccount

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12 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 is without a doubt the greatest nation in the world today. Yes we may not have the powerful armies or the economic powerhouses or overwhelming international influence, but we have far better, more important and attractive features. In Australia, everyone, whether you're black or white, male or female is treated with the same respect as the next person. Indeed quite a number of my elder family are European immigrants. For years I've known that they chose to move to this country and those reasons are simple; equality, opportunity, peace and democracy. In Australia, everyone has the same rights, governance is fair and just and hinged by the rule of law. Here people enjoy the highest standards of living, with great opportunities for those to start a fresh page in a new life. We have the greatest education in the world and rank high in all international measures of humanity measurements. I could go on, but I simply would ever stop talking. To sum up in Australia we value and ...more

Allowing the individual who resides in Australia to feel as though they are not just a 'number', yet more of a 'individual'. Australia provides excellent public facilities and cares more about how people feel as opposed to getting people used to new ideas.
Being multi-cultural and so diverse in terms of scenery and geographic wise, the Australian standard is seen throughout the entire country. Clean, safe cities, towns with the rule of law.

Australia has a great health system, political system and has been the country least effected by the global financial crisis! And yes it is one of the most multicultural country in the world! Plus it has great whether beaches and food! Not that they have anything to do with it!

Australia is awesome

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13 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.

Probably the fastest country ever to go from third world to first world (1965- now) Unlike many other rich countries Singapore didn't have all those natural resources (oil/gas) it was through good governing and sheer hard work to get to where they are now.

Not only is this one of the biggest economic giants, but it's one of the safest countries in the world. You hardly ever see police around, not because they're lazy, or can't hire people, but because there's such a small need for them. If that doesn't point out a vastly superior economic country, than even the USA, I don't know what does.

Walk along an average Singapore street alone at 3am, and you are likely to go unmolested, regardless of whether you're an 80-year-old man or a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

Singapore will rank pretty low in the rankings of population and land area, but what else?

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14 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 more.

1. The worlds most beautiful lake called Lake Saif-ul-Maluke is in Pakistan.
2. The only country that produce a legend of Squash player Jhangir Khan, Who win the British Title 10 times in row.
3. North Pakistan has the biggest glaciers in the world, and some of the most beautiful mountain sceneries.
4. Most of the largest mosques are located in Pakistan like the baadshahi mosque in lahore, faisal mosque in islamabad, masjid e tooba in karachi and mecca masjid in hyderabad.

Most good cotton in the world.

I love pakistan Ayaz Ahmad

Pakistan is that country who has lost about 70000 lifes in war of terror for the peace of world, Pakistan is the that country whose Stock Market is fastest growning Market in the South Asia.Pakistan that country which produce best quality of clothes in the world.Pakistan has World biggest sugar and Steel Factory. Pakistan produce 35% of sugarcane product of World.Pakistan has opportunity of world biggest economic project CPEC which will change the future of Pakistan and China.India and America don't want that the CPEC should complete.I think Pakistan is the Best country in the world.Pakistan

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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.

The world's most fastest growing country. Its potential not only comes from the modern technology but also from one of the deep-routed ethic and culture in East Asia. Fast growing but not coincident.

There aren't any countries that became one of most successful countries in short-terms except South Korea.


They produce some of the most talented and smart people thanks to necessary standards

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16 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.

Soviet Union (and all Warsaw Pact countries) was really successful without homeless and unemployed it was one and only Superpower.

Pioneered Space and Nuclear Arms and became the largest country in the world.

Made my favriote tank

Help destroy Nazi Germany's and libersted millions of Jews from the Nazis
It my have room for dictatorship but is was a place of financial happnies and well being

17 Monaco Monaco Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.
18 New Zealand New Zealand

How to describe new Zealand, it is liveable, smart and educated, friendly, happy, beautiful, relaxed, enjoy life, developed, liveable cities, governed fantastically, extremely peaceful and just fantastic. It has evolved it own style and culture unlike any other, as well has having an eco attitude, south island has the cleanest air and it is extremely rich compared to its isolation, laid back atmosphere and size. You know your safe and loved in new Zealand and can have the best lifestyle and work balance. Also Auckland is going through a huge development plan right now and is on the tracks to being the most liveable city. Also a great shout- out to Christchurch, although they suffered a huge earthquake they didn't wallow in there own self pity they redesigned themselves, improvised and just got back to its feet, now that's truly fantastic. Also New Plymouth, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Queenstown (THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD! ) and Auckland are fantastic towns.

Stunning scenery, happy lifestyle, good education, high development, positive thinking, determined development and diverse culture.

Totally the best- nice size and population, great urban cities, diverse and beautiful landscape, safe, easy way of life, laid back, happy, friendly, developed, educated and a great lifestyle. Plus there air line brand is probally the best. Greatest country!

Efficient, clean, stunning scenery, diverse, great education system, fair, high standard of living, friendly, relaxed, fun. Urban or rural lifestyles possible and a great place to grow up.

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19 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.

Indonesia also has an unjust, corrupt and undemocratic system of government. Ordinary people are murdered on the lowest of crimes, standard of living is shocking, human rights are constantly violated, protective and security measures are just horrendous and every tourist who ever visits seems to die a "tragic death" either from surfing at those "great beaches", drinking or eating at Indonesian restaurants or from being imprisoned or executed based on ridiculous criminal accusations.

Indonesia is the best, I am from us, but I think indonesia has:
- beautiful places
- cheap prices
- nice people
- great weather
- great lifestyle
- Indonesian language is easy to learn because it is a "lingua franca" language

I Love Indonesia because its economy getting better year by year. But they have serious problem with corrupt government and work distribution.

Why indonesia? Because we live peace.

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

Rated the #1 most beautiful country in the world, #1 flood country in the world, & the #1 sexiest country in the world... need I say more?

, vote to put Italy up, lol. Italy is among the first 10 for sure. 9th economy of the world, 7th military power, 4th most visited country, 8th industry exporter, 3rd european union economic sustainer... Vote, damn. Kiss from USA

Why is Italy behind North Korea?

I just can't understand why Italy is down here... why?

All the great cardesigners, all the great chefs, all the great artists, one of the best cultures and the best families in the world all that success...


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