Top 10 Most Powerful Countries of the 21st Century

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21 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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22 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years, the country gained independence in 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages include Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian), Sundanese and Minangkabau. ...read more.

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!

I'm a French and Indonesia is very poor country and very ugly to live eww

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!

23 Italy 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!

Italy more powerful than Bangladesh

Italy is great powerful country

It will have the strongest country in Europe

24 Qatar 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

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25 Mauritius 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.
26 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . ...read more.

What? Switzerland?

I LOVE IAN HUME THE FOOTBALLER AND THE ROGER THE TENNIS PLAYER AND LOTS OF SPORTS PERSONS ARE HERE

27 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo is the 64th biggest country in Africa. It was founded in August 15, 1960 after being occupied by France for 80 years. It's capital city, largest city and most populous city is Brazzaville. Some other cities include Pointe-Noire, Dolisie and Nkayi. Since Republic of the Congo was ...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.

28 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Great, economically, socially and military wise it may reach world power status in 2050.

Everything the rest of the world does, they (and the rest of Scandinavia) do a 1000 times better

Makes tables. that's it.

29 Algeria Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

Does this country even exist anymore?

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30 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.
31 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more. V 1 Comment
32 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.

Nepal will be superpower

Nepal is unity like country

Nepal economy is down due to earthquakes last month...

Shut up

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33 Mexico Mexico

Has everythig that is needed to become one of the superpower countries of the world, except that the people of Mexico don't believe it.

Mexico has all the factors to be one of the best economy

Tacos don't count as an economic growth. Mexico wil lfall under trump rule. All heil the 2nd Nazi power.

34 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 should be ranked higher up on the list do to the fact that it is being given a large amount of money from the USA

Too many pennies, not enough military. Too much concentration camps to be built so little time.

Half of israeli population will be Arabs and Palestinians before 2070 or 2100.End of Israelite ethnicity s majority. - Eraklious

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35 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.

This thing is very important for arabian people and ampere people--- USA doesn't hare Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia doesn't hate USA or American people

3 powerful country in gulf

No way Saudi is a good country but it will stay a regional power. FOREVER!

Tax-free in KSA and education is free and the people is very rich I went to KSA it's most beautiful than USA and UK I love Saudi Arabia my wish is -- Saudi passport

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36 Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

When you Hear Asia, you'll think of Afghanistan

INSHA ALLAH one day Afghanistan will be most strongest country over the Asia soon

Future of new world order starts from here.

37 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Sri Lanka is again peaceful after end of Tamil insurgency. - Eraklious

World most powerful infantry

38 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt sleep on a massive amount of GAS it's the matter of time should be the second place already

It will be in the top ten countries in the world

Egypt has a yearly tourists of 9.6 million

Egypt will be top military power of all African continent for quite some time!
Egypt old Pharao era name was Kemet,now Arabic name is Masr. - Eraklious

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39 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. V 1 Comment
40 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
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