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 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 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

2 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.

Much stronger than the US! The Soviet Union would have been even stronger, had it not been for Hitler's invasion!

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

Strongest country of the 20th century and the largest one.

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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. 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

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'.

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. more.

In my opinion overall the wars Germany was the strongest considering the rise of the second reich and the Nazis I thought they had the upper hand in tactical planning yes they did have some bad plans but overall I think there planning was really good like the blitzkreig tactic (this they did use on very big countries).

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 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 more.

I love your country

6 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

I Love India!

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

The best country!

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!


13 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 language is Persian. more.
14 Botswana Botswana

Super safe

15 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, more.


16 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.
17 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.
18 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. more.

Winners of the Korean war

19 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.
20 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.

They defeats isis in marawi city

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