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

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.

I think its Powerful But Rivaled With The Soviet Union (The Russian Federation)

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?

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.

Soviet Union

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.

I think Soviets and US are equal, they are both equal in everything. Heck, they even had a Cold War and both were very smart not to drop bombs because they are not stupid.

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!

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 more.

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

@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'.

I llike it

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.

It almost single handedly defeated the whole world twice


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.

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

I love your country

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.

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

My country

I Love India!

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.
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.

The best country!

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.

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

The Contenders

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 is not a country.

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!


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.
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

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 km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.
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.

Super safe

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.
Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.
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.
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 more.
Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.


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.

Winners of the Korean war

Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.
Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
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