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

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. ...read more.

One American says that US army is twice as strong a Indian, Chineese and Russian armies combined. Well, that is too much. The US army is currently stronger than Indian army, but, India's economic growth rate is twice as high as USA. In fact experts predict that by 2042, India will become the 2nd largest economy after China and USA will be third. Also India's millitary and ISRO are growing rapidly, which is a factor for making India a future superpower. Plus Indians are known to have accompalished unbelievable feats with crap technology.

Um... I have nothing to say that involves money or statistics. But as a child, walking down the streets of India, I saw many people working hard to survive. That's all India needs to be a powerful country. The people of India work exceptionally hard, and are intelligent.

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 without any doubt is soon to a superpower and may the most favourite nation to get voted for that by Western countries because of its balanced relations with entire world. The fast growing economy and strong military makes it ever more potential superpower. India as a nation have experienced wars, Economic downfall etc but it managed to achieve its goals. It's very tough for a country to sustain growth despite of being surrounded by all its enemies. A country which has single handedly achieve the win in all terms let it be economically or in war. China has faced the biggest ever defeat by Indians and poor countries like Pakistan have become habitual of loosing in all fronts against Indians. These things makes India a strong contender to become super power.

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.

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

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.

Sure it has some political problems but otherwise, it's pretty powerful. We currently have the world's most powerful military. We are the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles, sea crafts, and aerial vehicles, save for Japan and China. Despite having some of the lowest scores in Common Core subjects there are some truly innovative people that come out of America. We may also have the largest number of nuclear weapons as well, other than Russia. We also have the largest number of diverse races than any country. Freedom of speech. Freedom of armament (Weapon ownership). Freedom of religion. FREEDOM FOR ALL!

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, ...read more.

China has been the most powerful country ever since the fall of the Roman Empire. Yeah, temporary tech gap between China and Western power can be easily catch up through learning process. Everybody knows Asian kids are good at study, especially math and science. Eventually, this country will become enlarged version japan and maybe single-handedly take on the entire world in the near future.

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.

Honestly, I would hope to see the us staying where it is in economy but china is going to grow to the worlds largest economy. India and Brazil will also be rising, and Russia, Mexico and Indonesia, same with africa. I guess the developed nations have had their time. But what I want to see, is if china, mexico, brazil, russia, indonesia and others can manage to become a better country to actually live in.

China's economy continues to thrive, unlike the USA. China will continue to expand and grow and will become the world's biggest super power within the next 20 years. The USA however will continue to drop and be bested by China, India, Japan, and other Asian super powers. Just like the USA ruled the 20th century, countries in Asia will rule the 21st.

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.

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's economy will remain the largest in Europe, out-producing the U.K. even though the two nations will have virtually the same population size. However, the number of people living in Germany is expected to tumble by 24% as the U.K. grows.

Germany has a big advanced army. A fight against some EU countries would = a good. Not a war but a battle.

Germany needs to exit European Union and send all nonEuropeans in Germany back home.

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.

In the next few decades the Russian economy will stabilise, grow and thrive. Because their population has stopped shrinking and as global warming continues, a large amount of oil will be exposed in the north. so because of this, exports and industry will explode and launch Russia to become THE economic power-house of the world

For the sake of all humanity Russia CANNOT be allowed to become a superpower. Putin is a fascist war criminal. If Russia becomes a superpower, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, Poland, Eastern Europe, Scandenavia, Mongolia, nobody will be safe.

ITS Russia Bangladesh IS ABOVE IT Bangladesh it can't even protect its self from the sea it is in no way stronger than the joint 2nd strongest power in the world.

If Russia is the best friend of India, then why are no Indians moving to Russia? I bet they would love Russian lifestyle and those sunflower seeds. Squatfam out!

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.

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.

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

Japan will stay in the top if it continues to be in good relations with America & Canada.

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

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.

France is one of the most powerful country, and still demonstrates its power and its 'balls' by fighting ISIS in Middle East and African just to remind people that France is the only one country really fighting Islamic terrorism as European country. Not only to defend France but also other countries, bow them. Respect Bros.

People say this country is weak all because of WW2 after they surrendered and made fun of them, But They actually crushed a lot of people

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.

Great Britain

Not this universe's Britain, but an alternate universe's. In an alternate timeline Britain won the Revolutionary War and took the entirety of the North American continent, save Mexico of course Spain controls them until their revolution. By the way slavery was abolished in Britain way before the Revolutionary War so no slavery would exist after the war. They would continue to have the greatest military in the world. They would have a presence in every continent in the world. Basically encircling the entirety of the world. They would slowly take control of everything and finally Pax Brittania would exist. HAIL BRITTANIA!

We have the best trained armed forces in the world, also hold over seas islands such as Bermuda, Falkland's, Gibraltar, asention islands and so on holding massive navy bases on all of these islands. The UK also has the commonwealth and all of her European allies proving herself in the world trade market. Not only that but the UK also polices the world along with France and the US maintaining peace in the world. Also a massive navy, not as big as post ww2 levels but still a lot maintain high advanced warships. The UK also has the fastest growing economy in Europe know even faster than Asian country's such as Japan.

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

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

Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

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.

Whilst Pakistan now has Nuclear weapons and substantial military assets that in itself does not mean it can be considered a superpower... Pakistan is a country with great potential, it may be classified as a regional power at present but it is a long way off being considered a global or superpower yet.

I personally am from India, and despite all the negativity Pakistan receives I still believe it will be a very powerful country in time, India, Pakistan, and any other country that us underestimated by foreigners is sure to be a very powerful country in no time.

I see a future if Pakistan is ready to shed its dreaded policy of supporting perverted terror groups and develop a stable democracy. But on the other hand if it continues these policies for minimal gains its likely to crumble into several warring provinces or a future "syria" within the next 15 years

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 s Population is half European ancestry half Mulatto and Mestizo ancestry.

Brazil will be one of the major power.

Brazil has the largest natural resourses on earth, like freshwater,wood,food,a great land, where everything grows up,etc. We don't pollute as much as those countries in the list.. It's the best country in the world.

The Contenders

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 ...read 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.

Why is uk and great Britain on this list they are the same thing pretty much... by the way uk is projected to keep its 6th biggest economy well past 2040

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

I guess uk has lived it days of a superpower and will be no where seen in the 2050 superpower list...

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.

After Independence From Pakistan in 1971, Bangladesh was labeled as the most backward place on earth but it is known to the whole world Bangladeshi People are the most hard working people on Earth. Despite Natural Disaster Every Year and Many Other Hurdles The Economic and Power Growth In Bangladesh Will Make Bangladesh One of the Most Strongest and Powerful Country of 21st Century. According to WB, Bangladesh Alone will have Higher GDP Than 18 European Superpowers Togather Including GB, Germany, and Other Regional Powers. With 10% GDP Growth Until 2050 Bangladesh Will Have a Giant Economy Consists of more than $10 Trillion. Bangladesh Navy is also emerging as one of the most prestigious navy in the world.

How did this got to #10, It is Bias Voting Non-Realistic Countries that can be a Superpower. Bangladesh is surrounded by stronger powers, India, China or even Myanmar. It is a Small Country, With a Not Much Big Economy and Military, There is no evidence or proof that Bangladesh can be a Strong Power cause there are even more Powers to Overtake, Countries Like Brazil, USA, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, South Korea and Africa can be superpowers

Bangladesh has been progressing a lot. Many of the cities have been changing and there are so many projects for Bangladesh to keep developing. Have you seen their military? They keep progressing and they are getting lots of powerful equipment. Also, their government is getting more serious to progress and there hasn't been many problems nor corruption.

Bangladesh has power and they can roar like tigers for their freedom. They were leeded by a true leader who guided them to many victories. They have their trust and their bonds to rely on for help. Everyone is family in Bangladesh. Everyone is powerful once they look into their true capabilities.

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.

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, ...read more.

By the time of 2050's, Turkey population will hit over 100M. Projected 25K+ income per person level, Turkish economy will hit 2.5B+ GDP. Turkish investments on technology is increasing over the years and within last 15 years, she became an important arms exporter. Vast Anatolian farms lands, abundant water resources can feed 100M+ population easily while easy access to energy sources including renewable will maintain the sustainable growth. Turks historically was always a super-power starting from the Great Hunnic empire to last Ottoman Empire and will definitely become one in the next decades.

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

A lot of investments for all type of industry. Military power is getting stronger. No doubt that it is one of the most powerful countries.

Turkey own growing economy and native powerful armies owing to it will be most powerful countries of the 21st Century.

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. ...read more.

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...

1) Big military
2) One of the safest countries in the world (except for the fascist government, but that's only a little problem).
3) WOLFYCHU!

Iran's economy will gain significant traction over the next forty years, but its income per capita will decline 9 spots.

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.

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!

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!

Philippine Economy have rise at 2010, GDP is almost 330 billion US dollar in this year and 3100 GDP per capital after 2050 Philippines has 16th largest economy total of 1.7 trillion dollars so there military will affected, it means Philippine Military Budget in this year is 1% of there GDP so if the economy will rise the military will get bigger budget of there economy and they have now a modernization program.

Filipino Population will rise and be in the 10th Most Populated Countries by 2050, By 2050 it will be 16th in the World's Greatest Economies and by 2100, It might be on Top 6 on the List. On Military, I think they will take the 9th Spot by 2100 because of much more better Economy.

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.

Australia by be half Asian in population by 2050,thus no more a White country.I suggest Europeans leave that country to Asians and Aboriginals

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 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, ...read more.

Canada is great. we don't need military power we can kill all countries and we blew off the white houses top so lol

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

Surely canada will became a major power in world

Canadas population will be half nonEuropean origin by 2050,so Canada will be a Third World country.

Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

Singapore is considered to be a powerhouse in terms of economy,education and advanced global metropolitan that is usually ranked in the top 5 in the world.Now imagine Singapore on steroids.Bigger,richer and more potential for development.Malaysia is smart in terms of their political stance.Malaysia generally is an Islamic secular country that is western friendly but at the same time have relations with Qatar and Eastern countries.That's what Malaysia is and Malaysia can be in 10 or 20 yrs time.

Malaysia is WEAK. Not enough strong to defeat INDONESIA & VIETNAM. It must ranked 36

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

A new Mussolini is required, we are already the most powerful the whole world is feeding by our fat pizza, the power is ITALIA!

It will have the strongest country in Europe

Italy more powerful than Bangladesh

Italy is great powerful country

Mauritius Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent.
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa. It was founded in August 15, 1960 after being occupied by France for 80 years. Its capital, largest, and most populous city is Brazzaville. Some other cities include Pointe-Noire, Dolisie, and Nkayi. Since Republic of the Congo was colonized by the French ...read more.

The Republic of the Congo isn't a county as much as it is a geographic region on the map of Africa with no effective government and nothing close to an economy. Liechtenstein is more likely, by a long shot, to become a superpower than the RotC.

Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Don't know about Qatar the country... but their airlines *Qatar airlines* IS THE BEST

I've LIVED HERE FOR 16 YEARS AND It's SO BAD It's SO DIRTY AND PEOPLE ARE so RUDE

Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

I'm happy for Indonesia to have everything which is placed on Top for everything positive in Southeast Asia! It's part of the G20 nations & this is the ASEAN representative for progressive economic growth & development! I hope that this would reach the OECD dream to be the first SEAsian country! This should have more notches higher than 22nd!

A 17.9% increase by 2050 in an already-large working age population could set up Indonesia for China-like growth, if capital formation and infrastructure catch up. Natural resource extraction, a major source of growth so far, needs more investment.

The economy in there raising really fast!

Indonesia is not a most powerful country.It is the most baddest country ever.India is better than Indonesia.

Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

Nice chocolate, should be no.2

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