Top 10 Most Powerful Countries in the World

The Top Ten
1 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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with... 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 it's a free country. We also won almost every war and even now except Vietnam War which wasn't a huge war and we didn't wanted to win that much so we stop and let go and Vietnamese won. That's the only war we have lost. Other wise when we get involve, almost every time we end the war which we always win. Plus again, we are #1 military, strongest, best economy, richest, and the most successful and powerful country. There's even a lot of nice beautiful places to see out there. And as always, U.S. will be the best country in the world or at least one of the best country in the world. Like maybe later on in our future like around 2040-2060, we'll be either 2nd or 3rd best country in the world because it will either be China or India being first. But we are at least the top 3 of all time which proves that we are still powerful. So right now we are #1, and again as always, America will be the best or one of the best country in the world of all time.

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2 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. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages... read more

I don't have enough knowledge about world politics as well as about the power of prophecy. But from my inborn and normal sense I can gaze and can tell that India will be the most powerful and developed country in the world that will dominate the whole world. It will be possible for the present developed countries will be engaged in several wars. The main weapon of this war will be nuclear power and ultra modern human brain. In this war men will use the highest power of technology and robotic power that will ruin almost all the developed countries in the world. Among them USA, Russia, China, Germany, France, Japan and the Middle East muslim countries will be worst affected and almost ruined. This war will be named as the 3rd World War in the world. In this war India will take the Middle policy of war that will ensure the chance of being the most powerful and developed country in the whole world by 2050.

Sorry to say that it is just only my own opinion about the next world. So no need to spread panic centering round it.

3 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world... read more

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).

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 the 20th century still hasn't entirely come to a close, and it's clear they are not going away any time soon.

4 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth... read more

China is currently leaping ahead of usa or Europe on terms of economy, with average GDP growth of about 7% yearly, combined with an ever increasing military. Chinese military advancements can be clearly seen by the j-20, it's many technologically advanced missiles, such as the df-21d, ICBM's, or their latest satellite-killers.

China is also hard at work making trade alliances, as well as military alliances, with other countries such as Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela and Argentina.

Thos country will soon be not only the top exporter of the world, but will be the top economy, military and technology hub of the world.

Although America is the most powerful country now in twenty years China will be stronger. The world depends on China. Without it the world would go into a serious panic about virtually everything. So much of everything we use comes from China and the produce is only increasing. When was the last time you saw more than three things made in the U.S. Twenty years ago everything was made there but now it has turned to China to make everything. China is the most respected country in the world when it comes to produce and as history has told us money=power.

5 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 Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland... read more

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.

Not this universe's Britain, but an alternate universe's. In an alternate timeline Britain won the Revolutionary War and took the entirety of the North American continent, save Mexico of course Spain controls them until their revolution. By the way slavery was abolished in Britain way before the Revolutionary War so no slavery would exist after the war. They would continue to have the greatest military in the world. They would have a presence in every continent in the world. Basically encircling the entirety of the world. They would slowly take control of everything and finally Pax Brittania would exist. HAIL BRITTANIA!

6 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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone... 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.

The most beautiful and polite Nation I have worked as non-Citzen.
A clean, civilized, extremelly organized, with a honest and impressive people.
I, as Brazilian, want my Nation reach this degree of development: we have many Germany descendentes in Brazil, they are honored people and Germany surely is the most beautiful Country among the Northern West Europe.
May GOD bless and keep the amazing people of Europe, once under a Hellish dictator, now is the motor of the modern Europe.

7 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million... read more

Should be No. 5, following China, India, Russia, and America. They are powerful and will never fall in ww3 (unless if its those four countries and I don't think that war won't happen for a while). And it was extremely powerful if both world wars (and yes, ww2 France fell because they got outsmarted), but they never gave up and became free. France helped win the war.

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 a powerful nation. Their tanks and self propelled guns are highly advanced. French Gazelle helicopter gunships can rival apache helicopter gunships. French special forces are also well trained. Sadly, America has more sophisticated tech better training and the m1a2 is better than the GIat MBT series. Still, France is the top 5.

8 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.

Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea,... 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.

9 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, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The... read 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 Turkey's military would have such a strong future. By the way, Turkey is currently the 8th strongest country in the world and is voted to 10th position on this website, so keep on voting my fellow patriotic Turks.

10 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, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince... read 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.

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

The Contenders
11 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 located in Pakistan.

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 is the most powerful Muslim country in the world (Justified by the fact it's the only Muslin country to actually possess nuclear weapons), there's no denying that, alongside arguably the world's best intelligence agency and a very high-quality army and military service. Although it is a developing country with its set of pros and cons and that Pakistan has a rubbish government.

To be fair, Pakistan and India need to calm the hell down and settle in for mending relationships. Its been proven that Hindus and Muslims can coexist without much issue, as seen during Akbar's reign in the Mughal Empire, and adding to the fact that England and France were also enemies for over centuries, yet they're now close buddies. I've met a lot of Indians and they seem nice and accepting to me for the most part, which leads me to believe that this hate is entirely pointless.

12 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population... read more

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.

South Korea became much more safe because of their army. They have enough army to defend NK.

South Korea has the biggest soft power in the world and a strong military.

13 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent,... read more

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.

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.

14 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26... read more

More than 200 million people will call Brazil home by 2050, and their standard of living will be significantly improved from 2010. Income per capita will nearly triple over those 40 years. Brazil will also be the largest economy in Latin America.

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.

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

15 Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also bordered by the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to the east and west,... read more

I must say Israel is powerful. Its Merkava MBTs are the best tanks in the region shy of US M1a2 Abrams. The Israelis have a lot of experience fighting as they have been under constant attack. Their special forces teams are some of the best in the world only beat by the SAS and the US navy Seals. For those who don't believe me read The Brotherhood of Warriors. By: Aaron Cohen

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.

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.

16 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.

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected... read more

Iran continues to flourish with its impressive dynamic infrastructure rooted in art, culture, architecture, the language, music, and Islamic traditions. The economy has surmounted with its oil and steel industry against sanctions that foreign countries have placed in the past. With out a doubt, Iran is also an extremely beautiful country with the Gorge Milad Tower in the capital, the ancient city of Persepolis, and the coastal regions near the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf to the south. Regardless of what sometimes the media portrays with negative attributes, there is a larger majority of positive ones that people in the West may over look. Iran in all aspects is one of the most amazing countries one can experience.

Iran is a powerful country situated in a strategic region. Iran's population will hit 100 million in 2050. Iran has many resources and it has peaceful nuclear capabilities. Iran is one of oldest civilization and countries that exist today. Persia...

17 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome... read more

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.

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.

A new Mussolini is required, we are already the most powerful the whole world is feeding by our fat pizza, the power is ITALIA!

18 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. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast... read more

Egypt is the best country in the world!

In this condition Egypt is almost worse then a[what America is right now. Other than that it would be the 2nd best right after Canada

Egypt sleep on a massive amount of GAS it's the matter of time should be the second place already

19 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and several minor overseas... read more

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.

20 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Qatar and... read more

It has vast resources, especially oil, which will make it a powerful nation in no time. We can all remember the time when Saudi Arabia was nowhere, but now Saudi Arabia is one of the richest countries, thanks to its ast oil resources. It has one of the fastest growing economies across the world.

No way Saudi is a good country but it will stay a regional power. FOREVER!

Common it's the Arab world!

21 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east,... read more

Philippines is just a little country but you know Filipino can defeat all time. I know Phillipines is a weak country in terms of defense but I believe that in the year 2050 it will more change just like ou economy growth and many more. In defense by the future we can defeated others but some countries we didn't because we are most friendliest countries in the Asia even world. So I am very proud that It is the most powerful country in our region Southeast Asia even in the world Top 15. Possible in the 21st century it can increases the ranking and possible can range at the top 10 not in the top 5 because they are the highest standard position even USA, China, and India. Proud to be Pinoy. MABUHAY!

I cannot believe it! How come that this country is the most powerful in Southeast Asia? I'm just asking why we are #17 in the world (after the other 16 countries that dominate first before us), #6 in Asia (After India, China, Japan, Pakistan & Bangladesh) & most especially #1 in Southeast Asia? Gosh! This is proven that we have a president who is the major agent of greater change to make this country the best in Southeast Asia! Hope that PH will be great again! I'm rooting for this because I am a Filipino!

22 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 Juche leader Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung.

North Korea's population as of February 18th, 2017 is 25,360,273.

North Korea is the third most... read more

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...

They're not really weak. They may have outdated weaponry but their manpower is insane. They also have nukes while most countries don't. That's why America does not want beef with NK yet.

We "can't fire nukes as it may affect South Korea" we can't fire them because china is on NK's side. America is no longer #1. People need to get that out of their head (Americans) P.S. I'm an American

23 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10 million.

Great, economically, socially and military wise it may reach world power status in 2050.

sweden is much more powerful than niger and even finland!

24 Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
25 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 as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers including the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

Singapore is considered to be a powerhouse in terms of economy,education and advanced global metropolitan that is usually ranked in the top 5 in the world.Now imagine Singapore on steroids.Bigger,richer and more potential for development.Malaysia is smart in terms of their political stance.Malaysia generally is an Islamic secular country that is western friendly but at the same time have relations with Qatar and Eastern countries.That's what Malaysia is and Malaysia can be in 10 or 20 yrs time.

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