Most Powerful Countries of 2016
The most powerful countries this year 2016! Honorable mentions include Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Brazil and Italy!
The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.
Best military, economy and a superpower. 15 territories (17 if you include Alaska and Hawaii), 5 inhabited. military bases around the globe, blue water navy, global reaching nukes, UN security council. The worlds finest.
Almost definitely an empire. - YicsHazard
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. ...read more.
More Tanks than NATO Combined, arguably still an expanding empire, it took Siberia, and also Sakhalin from Japan and is currently in Ukraine, and has control of Crimea.
More nukes than even the US, that are global reaching. blue water navy and huge military. UN security council, and so on. - YicsHazard
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 ...read more.
Russia above China?! Please note that a significant number of Russian tanks are old and obsolete
Global reaching nukes, a HUGE army, UN security council, technically an empire as it conquered Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong and Macau, possibly Taiwan in the future.
Don't forget the blue water navy. - YicsHazard
4 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.
14 overseas territories, 3 dependencies and 15 countries (Incl. Australia, Canada and New Zealand) are under the Queen (as head of state) UN security council, global reaching nukes, blue water navy, arguably the best trained soldiers on the planet. - YicsHazard
Their island status makes them hard to invade, last invaded by the Normans, and before that the Romans, and the 2 never had full control of the island even when they did invade. - YicsHazard
One of the most disciplined country in terms of military with high tech and the best training. Also Gurkhas and SAS, I rest my case. - ArdaUlay
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.
Equipped with regional ranging nukes and a blue water navy, they are tip top. a huge military, make them the most superb in the Indian sub-continent. - YicsHazard
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.
13 overseas territories and departments. Global reaching nukes, blue water navy, UN security council, influence throughout the globe. - YicsHazard
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. ...read more.
The bulk of the EU. They may not have a blue water navy, nor nukes but they do have a brilliant economy and a decent sized military excellently equipped. - YicsHazard
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.
They have an outstanding economy, and a brilliant military with amazing tech. They are possibly Asia's number 2 behind China. - YicsHazard
I do not agree because ever since the conflict between U.S. and Japan that Japan can no longer have a military and only homeland security
9 South Korea
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
Their huge, well trained military is one of the best in Asia, they have some of the best tech globally, and rival their rival, North Korea, the nuclear dictatorship across the fence. - YicsHazard
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 ...read more.
They don't come near their neighbors to the east, India who lost them Bangladesh, but their huge military is very effective. - YicsHazard
Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
Oh, yeah. Any day, now, they'll be storming Germany in Fiats, chucking plum tomatoes and giving German special forces "the arm."
Behind other European nations, they can still pack a punch! - YicsHazard
Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
Turkey was established on October 29th, 1923. It is located in Westernmost Asia or Southeastern Europe. ...read more.
The most powerful nation in the Middle East, huge military and a big player in the Balkans to! - YicsHazard
14 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.
They have the 4th biggest annual defense budget, pushing the UK to number 5. - YicsHazard
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
The most powerful military in Latin America, definitely a regional power. - YicsHazard
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years, the country gained independence in 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages include Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian), Sundanese and Minangkabau. ...read more.
Indonesia is in a great position in the globe, not to mention it's huge military. - YicsHazard
17 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 inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
They have nukes, not many but still... They do have a huge military though. - YicsHazard
The poorest country in the world.
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.
They are on a hard to invade island with huge military personal. - YicsHazard
Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.
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