Top 10 Most Powerful Countries of the 21st Century

Top 10 Most Powerful Countries in The World 2050 Based on Economy, defense Power and Other Factors. Proven Sources.

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.

India would surely become a massive power in 2050 because of its high efficient and skilled people and increasing turn outs from Indian universities and incomes would raise substantially. Due to higher level of educational institutions available in India the people would obviously increase the health and nutrition facilities and its economic level too. lets hope all the Indians work for their country's development and raise the nation to the global standars jai hind

I hardly think so, India is a very poor country and China defeated India before. China has powerful army and China has money!

India will have one of the largest economy in the world by 2050, but it has to improve its overall infrastructure and extend education to lower castes as well as females in rural areas. Although India will have a very higher GDP Than USA, It will still be a middle income economy because of Massive Population, GDP Per Capita of India is Expected to Be Lower Than Its South Asian Neighbors in 2050.

A lot of people consider Indians very intelligent, and you cannot argue with that factor, India will defiantly be one of the largest economy, or the largest economy in the world by 2050, with brains that are witty, wise, and calm, as Indians have they will surely become powerful as they progress.

Hopes to be a superpower. Third of people don't have electricity.

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2 United States 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 more.

I say the United States of America because without it, the world would crumble. I do not mean to be rude or offensive but it is true. Where does everybody look to in a time of crisis? The United States and its affiliated allies. We have some serious issues with corruption, economics and public systems. People rely on the government too much. Too many people are jobless. Our economy was destroyed, and is slowly inching back to stability. The reason that I put the United States at the top is due to the fact that we are the last country on Earth to still have the morals and values we had when we were founded. America was conceived after the Roman, Persian and British Empires. We learned from their mistakes. Look where we are today. Democracy was the answer. So, all of you from Canada and the United Kingdom who seem to think that the United States is filled with fools, for your information, it's not! Most of the greatest things the world have ever seen came out of America. The Wright ...more - JustRandomDude

Despite the fact that India and China have significantly larger populations than the United States, they both still have massive internal hurdles to overcome, (more Indians can understand English than Hindi and the Chinese military doesn't even have a joint-command structure). Even if India or China overtook the U.S. in economic size, they still lack effective armed forces. Despite some claims, the U.S. is by far the most powerful military, and is likely to remain so for some time. Likewise, the U.S. wields a disproportionate of soft power. American corporations abound with global influence. How many Chinese or Indian firms can you name? Not to mention the fact that both China and India experience massive emigrations of highly skilled workers to countries like the U.S. despite all of this, it is likely that India, China, and other developing countries will increase their power and global influence relative to the U.S. and other Western countries, however the U.S. will probably remain ...more

Usa is nothing but a BIG BIG BULLY!. They create their own demons and fights them. They intervene in all conflicts not for the restoration of peace or any democratic bull but for the lone sake to sell weapons. Has any matter the US intervened had a positive result... i don't find any. Uncle Sam still thinks of his old days when it can dictate none more than a few puppets in Korea or Europe. Before a few years we had the Commies of Soviet Russia who played such a sport but they were little lacking in business skill than our beloved Sam Uncle. Look where are they now, once a world power but now nothing more than a third world country which boasts with its still left military goods of cold war era. A mafia world filled with drug lords and escorts ruled by Czar Putin. Usa too will have the same fate just like USSR and if needed to say like former British empire which blundered a few months ago with a plebiscite. - kattapa

Indonesia is trash, they’re not even in the Top 10, much less the top 20.😑

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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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only more.

1. India
2. Chine
3. USA
4. Indonesia

2050 will be a china's worst day because india wil overtake them in all ways

Although America is the most powerful country now in twenty years China will be stronger. The world depends on China. Without it the world would go into a serious panic about virtually everything. So much of everything we use comes from China and the produce is only increasing. When was the last time you saw more than three things made in the U.S. Twenty years ago everything was made there but now it has turned to China to make everything. China is the most respected country in the world when it comes to produce and as history has told us money=power.

5.usa from a pakistani living in england

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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.

Economically, technologically, intellectually and industrially, Germany is the most advanced country in the world. All countries look up to Merkel's leadership because of the sheer success Germany has achieved.

Germany is a powerful and honest country.

Germany is great powerful country

I love Germany!

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5 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.

Russia is the best friend of India

India loves russia very much and there are friends

Russia and India friendship 4 life

Why have they kept Russia at 5th position, it should be at first

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6 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.

France has recently been able to put its vast military resources to good use through actions in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, and against ISIS.

One of the best, actively fighting against terrorism in Middle East as well in more than 5 African countries (helped by African troops), economically could be better, but they improve especially on new economy next year will be the 1st start-up incubators in the world.

France just made big contract with Australia to provide 12 submarines for $50 billions. France accepted to build them in Australia and to share some manufacturing secrets.

Only a Franco-German union could hope to remain a power in the future with China, India, and the United States.

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7 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.

They go through so many disaster, yet still stand and fight for their future without whining.

Maybe not now, but someday you'll get what you deserve.

Here's my respect, Japan.

Full of culture. Human rights, stand up for their beliefs along with America

The kind of effort they put and their amazing engineering... They should be on top of the list.

Japan s population is decreasing awfully,it will be bad for the Japanese Economy by 2050.
Japan needs to have more babies,just like Germany. - Eraklious

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8 Great Britain

Britain has a very similar army to france however definitely should be above france. Britain's ability to deploy conventional forces anywhere in the world in a short amount of time gives it a cutting edge over france not to mention Britain's army is one of the most skilled in the world and has the best special forces on earth also Britain is set to keep its 6th biggest economy well past 2030 competing very closely with Germany. France is projected to fall to 9th place

Small but well trained and modern

We have the SAS the best rained army in the world better than seals. We might be small but that makes it easier for us because places like Russia and Canada they have a big country especially Russia and you think britain is less powerful that Russia I could go from the north of Canada and see 1 guard per mile


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9 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.

England due to its support and massive reputation from the U.S and surrounding powers like Germany, France, Spain and Norway, would surely be powerful due to military support, financial support and overall diplomatic power as the country is on its last legs in our time. the power, overall, will increase due to the other countries being its last legs. The only reason Britain is failing due to its idiotic Trump clones in the parliament areas.

England is india's best enemy in past that's why I don't like them

Growing technological and tourism industry as well as the new Northern Powerhouse.

How I see the uk so far down France is a joke and should not be higher

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10 Pakistan Pakistan 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 more.

I am Pakistani but no offense we want to become powerful but not by destroying other countries...We want to keep India and China and others as friends because we are brothers...But surely we would become a great nuclear power

Pakistan will never become super power. Whatever you all have done with my country, we Afghans will never let you to dominate in Asia. Pakistan will break brick by brick. Inshallaha very soon.

Pakistan have a bright potential if they shed creating safe havens for perverted terror groups for minimal gains and built up a concrete democratic modern approach on world affairs. Otherwise its sure they are gonna break into mere warring provinces, a representation of how good a country can be screwed by few short sighted politicians and religious leaders. - kattapa

We know how we protect our country with our enemies like israel and india.India donot under estimate pakistan otherwise pakistan will capture you.

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The Contenders

11 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

More than 200 million people will call Brazil home by 2050, and their standard of living will be significantly improved from 2010. Income per capita will nearly triple over those 40 years. Brazil will also be the largest economy in Latin America.

Brazil has lots of natural resources and the interiorization of the economy that's been happening in the last few decades has the potential to help the country eliminate its structural problems

Brazil will be one of the major power.

Brazil s Population is half European ancestry half Mulatto and Mestizo ancestry. - Eraklious

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12 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.

The most bravest army of the whole world. The military money is spend wisely. The proves are:- Indian Border war & Bangladesh liberation war.

It will have the strongest country in Asia.

Bangladesh is great powerful country

Great wishes

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13 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.

Turkey will definitely be worlds most powerful country. They have a lot of money sources and rather good army and have great jeopolotic place in the world

Booming economy and rising military power will make this country a force to be reckoned with.

Strongest army and economy and landing important places will up Turkey

I love turkey.. more and more.. may Allah help you in every aspects...

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14 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 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, Alberta, more.

To the guy who said Canada is the best Asian country: Wake up in Geography class, I do agree though, Canada is a powerful country

Canada will benefit from climate change, so it'll at least be close to a regional superpower by 2050.

Canada is the best PERIOD.


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15 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Spain has a military power comparable to Italy military power.Spain and Italy are sister nations. - Eraklious

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

Iran continues to flourish with its impressive dynamic infrastructure rooted in art, culture, architecture, the language, music, and Islamic traditions. The economy has surmounted with its oil and steel industry against sanctions that foreign countries have placed in the past. With out a doubt, Iran is also an extremely beautiful country with the Gorge Milad Tower in the capital, the ancient city of Persepolis, and the coastal regions near the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf to the south. Regardless of what sometimes the media portrays with negative attributes, there is a larger majority of positive ones that people in the West may over look. Iran in all aspects is one of the most amazing countries one can experience.

Iran is a powerful country situated in a strategic region. Iran's population will hit 100 million in 2050. Iran has many resources and it has peaceful nuclear capabilities. Iran is one of oldest civilization and countries that exist today. Persia...

Surely Iran would be the top ten most powerful country in the world.

They are getting stronger

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17 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.

I cannot believe it! How come that this country is the most powerful in Southeast Asia? I'm just asking why we are #17 in the world (after the other 16 countries that dominate first before us), #6 in Asia (After India, China, Japan, Pakistan & Bangladesh) & most especially #1 in Southeast Asia? Gosh! This is proven that we have a president who is the major agent of greater change to make this country the best in Southeast Asia! Hope that PH will be great again! I'm rooting for this because I am a Filipino!

I believe that if truth has not been suppressed, the world has already known the Philippines to be the most powerful and the richest in the world. We are the Filipinos, to which the blood line of all races combined.

Philippines is just a little country but you know Filipino can defeat all time. I know Phillipines is a weak country in terms of defense but I believe that in the year 2050 it will more change just like ou economy growth and many more. In defense by the future we can defeated others but some countries we didn't because we are most friendliest countries in the Asia even world. So I am very proud that It is the most powerful country in our region Southeast Asia even in the world Top 15. Possible in the 21st century it can increases the ranking and possible can range at the top 10 not in the top 5 because they are the highest standard position even USA, China, and India. Proud to be Pinoy. MABUHAY!

Filipinos will grow rapidly,they are a warrior indeed..No doubt about it.

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19 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.

Australia's population will continue to grow very fast; we hit 24 million 17 years faster than expected. Our military will also continue to grow as we undergo our modernization program. Our economy will also continue to grow as we sell our Ores to countries like India. By 2050, I predict that Australia will definitely be within the top 10 most powerful countries in the world.

Increase of deadly spiders does not count as population. The continent will fall under arachnoid empire within 6 years I bet!

Australia is single handily the most best and powerful country in the world, I'm no biased I am Canadian.


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20 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.

Not probably powerful, but probably be rich.

Probably powerful, and probably be rich

Better military than Germany and similar to France.

South Korea will eat North Korea for lunch before year 2020. - Eraklious

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