Top Ten Most Powerful Asian Countries

The Top Ten

1 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

All those Chinese dudes are living with those false myths that they can beat India. And China doesn't even have a real army its armed forces are only protectors of the communist party not the Chinese people. It's a fact wikipedia that

India is the best you dumbs! Have you seen the growth rate of India?

Growth rate doesn't measure power. Power means influence over other nations. India's not that powerful. And this is coming from a Punjabi. - rishal21

India is said to be superpower people at school say that there weak but the sad truth they can't except that India has much power to destroy the world

India is very powerful

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2 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Pakistani people can lay down their lives in the name of Islam. They are always ready to face any challenge. India and other countrise can just threat Pakistan. They don't know what we have because we have always kept it a secret. According to me Pakistan has Worlds no. 1 patriots ready to fight their enemy with bravery and courage. It doesn't matter if they are less in number. One can defeat other by good planning and force and I believe Pakistan has that planning and force.

Pakistan is the most power full country

Best country ever! The most powerful, will rise Inshallah very soon.

From recent encounter with India one can judge the POWER of Pakistan and Pakistani people:
What Pakistan claimed? and
what India claimed?
Pakistan claimed that it shot down 2 fighter jets and presented proof of 1 because it downed in the Pakistani side.
Pakistan claimed it arrested Indian Pilot Abhinandan and showed him to the whole world.Proved!
India claimed it bombarded inside Pakistani territory and killed 350+ terrorist but yet FAILED to show to the whole world.
India claimed it shot down 1 F-16 with MIG-21.(World knows that MIG-21 are flying coffins and F-16s are battle hardened proven fighter) but miserably FAILED to proof this claim too.
So Pakistan being a small sized country proved its power to the whole world and proved that Indian just brags its superiority to Pakistan.

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3 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

Should be #2, has amazing tech and a very very large army and has one of the biggest economies in the world.

China should be first. They are very powerful. Best economy in all Asia and second best in the world.

John cena

Check the soldier

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4 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.

Yes, they're evil, which is why I suspect many are not voting for them, but COME ON! They're the second most powerful country in the whole world! They could wipe the floor with India, Pakistan, China, Iran, and Israel all at once!

People who are saying Russia is not in Asia should have some knowledge, Russia is both in Asia and Europe or Eurasia, most of its parts are in Asia.
The western part of russia is in Europe and the eastern part of russia is in Asia!

Idiots. How is Russia not in the first place?

I am Indian...Many Indians Love Russia... Because Russia helped us during Initial Stages of Launching of Satellites & Rockets... Thank You Russia...!

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5 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

Israel should be #1 because Israel had many wars but did not lose ONE war plus Israel had no help during its wars

Israel is a completely badass country. All neighboring countries went to war with Israel but they have never lost a battle. If the war gets out of hands, the United States is a huge ally to Israel and would come to it's aid. The United States has the best missile defense system in the world stationed in Israel. It can shoot down 90% of all missiles by using its own missiles to shoot down incoming missiles. Israel does also have a pretty strong army. Both men and women are required to serve in the military for a decent amount of time.

They are experts in false flag ops, such as King David hotel, Lavon Affair, USS Liberty, and 9/ 1 1

The Israel is a mockery country I don't love it. They are rough and brutal.

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6 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

Iran is my country and I love and I think it should be top 1#

Iran must be in the first place

A rapidly growing country

Thanks to the shah

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7 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.

Should be in the top 5 Asian countries

Your go-to Asian country for culture, power, and anything else. I need to get off this island and get onto a peninsula!

Korea is on 11th place world strongest country, and also getting stronger, many people say China is getting bigger but so as Korea is so I am voting for South Korea!

South Korea is and remains an economic and military powerhouse in the Asian world. Japan got the better of them only and believe that history will not be repeated.

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8 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

They are the strongest

North Korea should be the last of the world

What? I can't understand a word about the amn who wrote India and Pakistan and China... U can't blah blah blah

The man who wrote U can't go near to the North Korea is because we don't want to go in the land of that fat with big yellow teeth..I am an American!

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9 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Has the best military and Vietnam battles until the end of the war and succeeds. I don't think Vietnam ever lost for a war in history. Which is pretty amazing for how small a country it is but with so many people. This country is in fact the most toughest Asian country ever. It has defeated bigger countries in the past and they succeeded. This is mind blowing!

From Vietnam with love

Vietnam won against four Chinese dominations, three Mongol invasions, the French, and the U.S. Vietnam should be at least top three in Asia.

Lots of cheap workers

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10 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.

No doubt, China is the first but after China Japan has the third largest economy in the World. Yen is one of the most important currencies which has huge impact to the economy. The export tons of goods everyday, to make our lives better; cars, electronics, robots, etc..

It has the second best economy this comes from a American I know they are a country of great people with good technology advancements but there are a little bit of flaws

This country is definitely a force to be reckoned with. They had a strong lineage of ruthless people. They are more crazy than some people think.

I am an Indian but I support this because Japan is country hard work and technology, I think this country should be in the place of Pakistan.Japan supports India in many places and it is country of peace although it has grand army

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The Contenders

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

Philippines has experienced of being colonized by 3 countries, liked Spain, Japan and USA but it was end into close ties friend and allies, through their aggression, Filipinos learned on how to become tough, indeed our government are trying to purchase some sort of high power military equipment's to modernized our country although with the helps of some good allies countries, it will be the first step and to become one of a powerful country in the future, if we go back last 3 decades ago, may be now Philippines is one among of 5 powerful countries with the leadership of Marcos.

Philippines has already experience a lot of colonizers so typically they adopted their culture also if your talking about strength Filipino's are skilled fighters in one of them

Philippines may lack in high tech things but the people here are strong, brave and one of the most in demand around the world in terms of professionals and manpower...

Many countries tried to invade Philippines from the past, Philippines may be colonized by other countries but before that happened, filipinos give them a very bitter fight...

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12 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

They win at the expense of war crimes

Turkey is sincere country... they live and let live others

where is the Bangladesh.,the largest Asia strongest country in Asia...

Its wrong because after pakistan and china turkey is the most poweful country in asia

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13 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

Isis lovers terrorist and child killers in Yemen

Should be top 3 and I am not saudi not baist

Killing children in not power...

Killing chuldren does not mean your strong1 how can you kill your fellow Muslim brother especially arab

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14 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

Malaysia is the weakest country in the world perhaps. Laziness and corruption are the reasons.

Malaysian is the weakest country!

shut up

Top 11

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15 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 is definitely one of the strongest nations out there. Though, it does lack so much in terms of weaponry, considering that they are old and we need to get new ones. But in terms of the strength and power of the army itself, we should be proud of our military force.

According to the Global Firepower list, Indonesia ranks 14th out of 126 countries in the list, making Indonesia the strongest South East Asian nation. And that itself is quite an achievement. And Indonesia has recently won 1st place at the AASAM shooting competition in Australia back in May. Beating countries that are considered to have a stronger military, such as the UK, and the US and many more.

By those examples, we can all conclude that Indonesia is in no way, shape, or form, inferior to other countries in military. We may lack in terms of weaponry and technology, but when it comes to the strength of our brave soldiers, we should be very proud to have such amazing men and women to serve for our ...more

Indonesian economic has growing rapidly in any sector on the last 2 decades. Sorry bad grammars

Indonesia have a greatest elite troops. and 4th biggest population have big economy the strongest people Indonesia might be the have the many strongest people I think top five Asia

Goddam badass country

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16 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.

Singapore is one of the country that has high currency. One of the most expensive cities in the world. Top leading country for the best airports in the world. Including airline(s). Leading country for domestic growth products. Investments, too. Country that gives the best education (primary school level, secondary level, junior colleges and world leading universities in the world) One of the busiest country in the world, a rich country that have good government, economy, and great education system. And is a multiracial country.

Stupid country

Singapore should be 4th after China,Russia and India.Because it's a beautiful country and some help with U.S.

17 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

Bashar Al-assad go HELL just like another shia, go HELL

All terrorist go to their butt

Syria have own terror...that's is bashar ul asad

I love you Syria I was borend in you

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

Iraq is terrible

When saddam in charge, iraq is the best but now... just a puppet of USA

Saddam Hussein was betrayed by this moron
Us that he possess WMDs.

jll will

19 United Arab Emirates

Have a lot of great city - belarbi

20 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

What is the need of being powerful, when you're a beautiful country?

In recent time Bangladesh is going to one of the most powerful country in Asia.

One of the most populated country and future strong contender from Asia...

Is very nice canter is Bangladesh cox's bazar

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21 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

The mongol empire

Yes I like that



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


Sri Lanka is a strong country and also developing rapidly

Sri Lanka have a many geographical features

That first comment was rude.

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23 Myanmar Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains more.

Myanmar have Great Army, Air and Navy that are developing and more powerful at the current.


You all BUDDIST in this country should be BURN into HELL, killing innocent people just like HITLER BITCH, russia should flying his NUKE to this BARBARIC country

24 Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Thailand is the safest, though not entirely. The amazing thing is that I never of any snatch thrift before, or even any report of it. Most of the things involves foreigner trying to abuse the Thai, but authorities are quick to act.

Thailand Thailand Thailand Thailand I should stop saying Thailand no I said it again!

Conscripted army, and not lacking in resources. Lots of foreign money coming in. LONG LIVE THE KING.

Best in the worls

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

Afghanistan is a terrible country that only knows how to create ISIS and trouble for the dwellers of Earth. This country should be destroyed.

I highly doubt that. No, thank you.

I love Afghanistan Hope It's will add in top ten list

Pakistan and Afghanistan both power full country but other countries bad plaining both countries I wish both runing to success - sharjeeltariq

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26 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

Lebanon one kicked Israel's ass

27 Taiwan Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

4 Asian tigers

28 Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In more.

I love this country

"Awesome in cambodia...There many famous and ancient temple...Let's go and visit."

29 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

It has secret nuclear weapons as well as biggest rocket station in the world

30 Laos Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to more.
31 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. It is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world, a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries in Central Asia. more.

Uzbekistan is a strong country

32 Kuwait Kuwait
33 Jordan Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
34 Brunei Brunei Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.


35 Qatar 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.
36 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.

I love Nepal and Gorkhali army who is the most powerful army in the world.

Nepal don't have independence day because Nepal wasn't any foreign policy.

Nepal have Brave warriors who are not afraid to fight, although not much man power they can still pack a punch.

Single country in world which was never colonised by any country.

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37 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
38 Maldives Maldives Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
39 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.
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