Most Powerful Countries of the 20th Century

The most powerful countries of 20th century based on military power, defense power , nuclear weapons ,economy power etc.
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 ...read more.

Well it's definitely this or Soviet. I choose America they beat Soviet in first nuke, first to space and more importantly rip Soviet 1919-1991. Although yes, Soviet had more military men at the time, America had better tech, Soviet had more nukes, but it wouldn't matter because we would all be dead before all the nukes go off lolololol.

The USA became the bread and butter for the world during and after World War II. We produced the best products, inventions etc. and catapulted the world into modern civilization. Hip Hip Hooray for the USA!

You know what The USA should have to protect it's people who are innocent, I think the USA should have emergency angels, military angels, warrior angels and angel masters, so that America would become ultimately all-powerful like God's creations and God himself

Of course the Americans were this powerful but behind the Soviet Union?

2 Soviet Union

During World War ll, they managed to defend Russia from the Nazis that was charging at them at full speed. Their weapons were very powerful for the 20th century, and they used to be one of the world's biggest superpowers.

The USSR and the USA did not have much of a difference in power. In fact, the USSR possessed a way bigger and more advanced Tank fleet than USA while the USA had a bit of an upper hand in air force. The Soviets and the Americans both had more or less the same number of nukes and both of their millitary tech rivaled each other. The only reason USSR is ranked below USA is because the USSR had a very weak economy while USA was thriving with very high population morale.

Very Very Powerful, couldn't beat the US though. Now, I'm not saying that Russia has a garbage military, they have one of the best in the world. The US wasnt in much of World War II, but did really good in Korean war even though it was Russia, China and NK vs SK and United Nations.

First ICBM and by far the best ICBMs ever produced, largest nuclear bomb, first humans and objects in space, first space station and modular space station, first objects and robots onthe moon and other planets, largest and most powerful military, best scientific discoveries, best military tech (even the SR 71 was a copy of the Tsybin 2RS), etc.

3 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 ...read more.

Two Words: British Empire.
The British Empire covered 75% of the Worlds land mass and
was known as 'The empire in which the sun never sets'.

@BG. But you Do have to say Something, of course, instead of just voting. You invite the criticism with inaccurate and outspoken bias

I dare not express too much of an opinion on this or the anonymous visitor will let me have it...

4 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 - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...read more.

Although Nazism is pretty much no more and Hitler is dead, Nazi Germany had great power and Hitler's army was able to invade and take over so many countries. No wonder they are seen as one of the most powerful countries in the 20th century, just imagine a group of panzer tanks charging at you.

Germany was praised for having a strong military unlike any before them. They lost WWI but they came back with an army far greater than anything like them before.

5 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 ...read more.

China has the most people and just look, they have most malls, propelled guns more EVERYTHING

I love your country

6 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
7 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. ...read more.

The most peace loving country..! Never harmed, attack, humiliated anyone

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. ...read more.
9 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. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian.

The contribution of Italy to Western civilization is immense. Italy is the cradle of Etruscan civilization, the Roman Empire, the Holy See, the Maritime Republics, the Humanism and Renaissance. Along with Germany and France, it was part of the Holy Roman Empire (25 December 800 - 6 August 1806).

Existing as a unitary State since the Risorgimento (renaissance or resurrection) in 17 March 1861, Italy is a republic since the abolition of the Italian monarchy by referendu, in 1946. ...read more.
10 Yugoslavia

One of the most interesting of the countries during the Cold War. While it was a Communist state under Josip Broz Tito, it was still famously neutral and independent from the Soviets' Eastern European bloc. Yugoslavia was even able to collect support and protection from both the USA and the USSR, something that was not easy at the time. Too bad the country split up only shortly after Tito died though. I wonder how this country would work if it decided to become part of the EU.

The best country!

The Contenders
11 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 ...read more.

Korea was strong, and still, and will be one of the most strongest country in the world. CANNOT DENY IT!

12 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 ...read more.
13 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.
14 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. ...read more.
15 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 kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.
16 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. ...read more.
17 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 ...read more.
18 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. ...read more.
19 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 ...read more.
20 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
21 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, ...read more.
22 Botswana Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the ...read more.
23 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.
24 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 ...read more.
25 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country in Southeastern and Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. It shares land borders with Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, ...read more.
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