Most Powerful Countries of the 20th Century

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

The Top Ten

1 Soviet Union Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, disputed the fall of communism was The most powerful country of the 20th century, it had a superior military and influence around the world.

One of the worst things happened to the humanity was the fall of this union

The Soviet Union was stronger than America. Surprising...

The Soviet Union Dominated Europe up until its downfall and was probably the only country that could single handedly defeated the fascist Nazi Germany

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2 United States of America 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.

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

They won the Cold War and have the strongest military at the time.

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!

The US armed forces have a good chance to stay number 1 if they did good over 2018 and the chance are low for soviet also USA Is in NATO witch helps USA a lot
Also USA has over 13k aircrafts and over 6k tanks plus USA has over 6k Nuclear Warheads and their military is almost unstoppable

3 United Kingdom 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.

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

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

4 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. ...read more.
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 ...read more.
6 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. ...read more.
7 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 ...read more.

I love your country

8 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
9 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.

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

10 Yugoslavia

The Contenders

11 Israel Israel 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.

Israel is not a country.

12 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.

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

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13 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.
14 Botswana Botswana

Super safe

15 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 inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

Winners of the Korean war

16 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.
17 Canada 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 (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, Alberta, ...read more.

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