Top 10 Most Powerful Countries

A number of political science surveys have said that the following countries are the most powerful today:

1. The United States of America

This country is the largest economy today and has the strongest army as well as a very powerful democracy. It is also said to be a superpower and its media is very influential as well. It has built itself and its power ever since it gained independence and is only getting more powerful. The country controls international relations and is a part of a number of influential bodies.

 

2. Russian Federation

The Russian Federation has the second most powerful army and controls a number of states in the Central Asian area. It has a very large population and immense world area. These factors allow it to stay independent and prevent external forces from meddling in the political, economic and financial issues of the country. Because of its size, Russia has the resources to become a superpower.

 

3. Peoples Republic of China

Peoples Republic of China is said to have the 4th largest GNP in the world. It has gained supremacy only recently over Britain and France. It has a large army and immense potential to become the most powerful country in the world.

 

4. France

France is a part of the UN Security Council and is said to be the fifth most powerful country in the world. It is a great nuclear power and influences many African nations. The French have a large army which helps in maintaining law and order. It is a G7 economy and part of the European Union.

 

5. Britain

Britain is part of the UN Security Council as well. It has powerful nuclear weapons and the democracy is considered to be the most stable as well. As a G7 economy and as a leading country in areas like music, films and media, the country has immense influence when it comes to world politics. It is a part of the European Union as well.

 

6. Japan

Japan has an extremely large economy and is a leading democratic power. The population of the country is large but since the competition is intense, it features below USA, China, France and Britain.

 

7. Republic of India

India is very populous and has a well-known democracy which gains its power from the detailed Constitution of India. The economy is growing at a staggering rate and the nuclear weapons are becoming more and more powerful.

 

8. Federal Republic of Germany

Germany has the third largest economy in the world and features in the list of the most powerful European Union members. However, it was greatly affected during the two World Wars which hampered its influence over the world.

 

9. Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan has a very large Muslim population and powerful nuclear weapons. It is a united country but since it spends a hefty sum on military dictatorship, it has not become truly powerful. In addition to that, even though it has good resources, the battles with India have made the country very weak in these terms as well. Therefore, if it can replenish these resources and find a way to balance its political standing, it will be able to become more powerful.

 

10. Republic of Brazil

The Republic of Brazil is very large and is part of Latin America. It is said to hold the largest Portuguese speaking population in the world. In addition to that, the media of the country is quite stable and its relations with the rest of the world are quite secure.

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  • forlan

    What a pile of rubbish. How can you put india above germany? and how can you put france above britain? Great britain is a founding member of the united nations and NATO. It is the head of the commonwealth which incorperates many G20 countries such as Canada and Australia. Britain is definately more powerful than france. it is just that the french presidents have an inferiority complex on the world stage so they always try to appear as more powerful than they are. For instance, Nicolas Sarkozy refused to take part in NATO meetings if he didnt get a seat next to Obama. What a compex. As for you puting india before Germany – Well thats just rediculous. Far to say india are rising in economic status and will be big players in the future.

  • sam

    What???

    Pakistan???

    I am silly to read this

  • Nikkk

    India!!!!!!! has to be at last i think.

  • alexander

    turkey ??? it is more powerful than pakistan..

  • http://top-10.org steve

    there is no way france is stronger then the uk and india and pakastan shoudent even be on the list

  • Dylan

    Hahaha stop it my british friends…5 France 6 The UK..what is the difference ? It really hurts you to see france above the UK ?

    France has a bigger economy than the UK. France has the biggest military budget in Europe. France has also the biggest nuclear power in the european union. France is a leading member with germany of the european union which is the first economic power.

    I think that the place of france is justified.

  • Don

    For Gods sake ,please display the correct Indian flag.An Indian flag has only a wheel, popularly called the “Ashok chakra” with 24 spokes in it in the middle of the flag.There is no such symbol in the wheel as displayed here. Do not create your own versions of the flag and call it an Indian flag.

  • Nish

    people INDIA ROCKS

  • Ahmad

    Mr alexander Turkey could be strong but not stronger than Pakistan u can search on the internet thanx!!

  • Qamar

    I think PAKISTAN is the 4th powerful country by its forces, weapons quality and the quality of fight. So, PAKISTAN is the 4th powerful country.

  • Qamar

    Is it a joke that India is the 7th powerful country. Are you count only forces strength. Are you crazy to do like this.

  • armildo

    ?! how could BRAZIL…. be on that list

  • Abid AzadKashmir

    Good to See Pakistan is Stand in Top Ten World, Like Other’s

  • Abdullah

    I am a Pakistani but still i want to say that india should be ranked 4 and Pakistan 7 or atleast 8th…its my personal opinion no offence to any one.and the reason behind is that India and Pakistan ithink can kick Japan’s and britain’s asses and this rankin is not authentic!

  • kapoor

    I am a indian but i want to say that india should be ranked 8th or 9th and Pakistan 7th atleast because pakistan defeat india in two major wars.

  • Chris

    With India and China the two biggest population nations, we are lucky they are not more powerfull than they are.

    If the US did not push to have the cheaper materials and labor we would not even see those countries on the listings.

  • Johnson

    Is this a Joke?

    Pakistan is on the List but not Turkey? Made me Laugh. :D Pakistan isn’t more powerful than Turkey..

  • tariq khan

    pakistan shoud be no three or four I think. you know pakistan defeated India two times in three wars.

  • nishant

    @ tariq …plz stop spreading rumors…Everyone knows that India had defeated pakistan badly in 3 wars..namely the 1965,1971,1999 wars.Look at the condition of
    Pakistan. U people still BEG in front of U.S.A for food and money.Technically, Pakistan is one of the poorest country of the world and known for its terrorism
    spreading policy. I am sure that all the other nationals will strongly agree with my points…

  • JCrank

    Long as USA is number 1. And yall r idiots. This isnt a list based on military. its evengly distributed over things like economies, military, population, and positions in world organizations…etc.

  • Pratik

    Hey can u plz correct d indian flag….!
    We can sue u…

  • Nadeem

    I can see some people are worry Why Pakistan is here in this list.

    Nishant I would like to ask something, r u stupid or what??? please get your facts right before giving such statements about any country. Actually India was badly defeated by Pakistan in 1965 and Tashkent declaration led india alive otherwise what was happened all knows and i think there is no need to say any thing abour it. as far as Kargil war in 1999, Pakistan occupied alsmost all kashmir territories. It was America who saves ur nerves otherwise there were 100 of thousands indian army causualties.

    And all the world knows that Pakistan is strongest army in the muslim world as well as one of the best army Globally.

    Pakistan deserve to be a head of India & Japan, may be at 6th Spot….

    Pakistan Paindabad

  • Nadeem

    In continuation of my above statement, if i would make list, i would go as following:

    1 – USA
    2 – Russia
    3 – China
    4 – France / UK
    5 – UK / France
    6 – Germany
    7 – Pakistan
    8 – India
    9 – Japan
    10 – Brazil

  • http://www.google.com Ravi

    India, is now increasing his power day by day and a time will when India become the 1st country in the world.

  • Nadeem

    Mr. Johnson,

    Being Pakistani i have a lot of respect for Turkey infact every Pakistani respects Turkey being our dearest brother and one of the strongest country in the muslim world. But my brother when it comes to the most strongest country in muslim world, then all will agree that Pakistan deserve to be on the top spot, reason being having one of the best army, greatly supported by pride of our nation our air force, very best navy force and last but not the least, our nulcear capability even far more stronger than our neighbour. which makes Pakistan one of strongest country globally as well …

    In any case we love Turkey and turkish nation and INSHALLAH this would be continued in future as well.

    Pakistan Paindabad

  • hhhhhhau

    I think china is the most powerful country in the world

  • Pratik

    Hey whts Dis…..
    How can Pakistan in d list ,its a failed nation
    Want prof..?
    Visit http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-Ten-Failed-State-2010-Failed-State-Index

    or search 4 failed nations in Google will definitely find Pakistan in d list.

  • nittooran

    its very very shame full to see pakisthan in this list.. because every one knows its just a faild nation.thery are begging for foods from americans & middile est to survive…they are in 1st rank to spred the rumers..nothing more than that.

  • Indian

    1 – USA
    2 – china
    3 – india
    4 – russia
    5 – france
    6 – uk
    7 – turkey
    8 – germany
    9 – japan
    10 – pakistan

    This is the right.. list… pakistan have lost many battles with india .. direct or indirect both so they dnt have power to fight straight anymore. India rules..and india hold a important position to the world thats why usa wants india to be thier side. and russia too china feel jealous from india. and its strong economy

  • Pulak

    1- USA
    2 – Russia
    3 – People’s republic of china
    4 – India
    5- britain
    this is right way of top five pakistan ki maa ki chut

  • abhishek

    pakistanis when did u defeat india? india defeated pakistan everytime….. in 1947,1965,1971,1999…..
    in 1971 us also were on pakistan side…. even then pakistan lost…….

  • Nadeem

    you bloody indians are just jealuous of Pakistan’s power.

    ALl the world kknows that Paksitan is far more powerful than india. India is peace of cake for Pakistan. India even does not haves nukes to explode..they have only one shakti which is under construction…indian miniter himself says that Pakistan is far a head of india in nuclear divices…

    Pulak salay teri maa kay boobs mai say milk nikal kay saray Pakistan ki tea party kerwaoon…dam hai tum indians mai pakistan say flight kernay ka …saloo dunia ki dust ho tum….1 billion hijroon ki country hai india….

    Abishkel get your facts right… in 1965 & 1999, india was badly defeated by Pakistan… salay tum log hamesha jab bi haartay ho apni sisters to paish ker detay ho americans ya phir russians kay aagahy…. In 1965 you were prevented by Russia & in 1999 by USA….salooo tum mai itna dam hi nani hai…. 1 billion honay kay bawjood only 140 million population say nahi fight ker saktay….

    i think India’s nick name should be gay’s country, all the gays are living in india…. india should never be in this list….

    PAKISTAN PAINDABAD….

  • Pulak

    nadeem brother my name is used in this my neighboor do this forgive me i think soon Pakistan and India Will be become good good good friends in future

  • Pulak

    Nadeem brother plz reply me soon

  • raj thakur

    i dont want to explain which country is powerful between india and pakistan.
    becuse we all know which one.if india and pakistan come together then both r in the top of the list.

  • http://fjds shanker

    i see. this list after this I’am very confuse becoz why called pakistan in this list. i think pakistan is very poor country in the world and last number is pakistan no.(end of the world)…….pakistan chor hein

  • jackson

    I think, Pakistan should be at no. 1 but as strongest terrorist producing country where Miltary is always engaged in producing terrorist all over the world.

  • American

    Who the …. cares. Everyone knows the USA can kick anyone’s ass, and the ones we can’t we get with Britain and China and make them wish they were never born

  • zeddy zed

    i see people seemed to be shocked to see pakistan on the list , in regards to army pakistan should be in the top ten, the following is my list,

    1. USA
    2. China
    4. Russia
    5.uk
    6.france
    7.germany
    8.japan
    9.india
    10.pakistan

    I understand that pakistan is not doing very good economically and has internal problems as well but don’t forget that pakistan is still a nuclear power and are further developing their nuclear arsenal. In addition to this they have started making indigenous weapons aswell, such as the al khaild tanks, and the jf-17 thunder fighter jets which they developed in partnership with china. Which will be on display on the Farnborough Air Show 2010. Pakistan have further developed their ballistic missiles aswell,and are developing all aspects of their army. Turkey is not a nuclear power!Pakistan also as a lot of influence on the muslim world, as it is the only muslim country to have nuclear weapons.

    Another thing india and pakistan are in different leagues. India is aspiring to dominate the region and there for developing their military, where as pakistan is developing their military to defend it self from enemies/ attacks. Its stupid to compare the two, india is almost 4 times bigger then pakistan ,twice as much population, therefore bigger army , more money to spend on weapons, and its economy is more stable. However it has to be noted pakistan army is better trained, look at the PAF airforce, the pakistani pilots are rated above indian pilots.

  • king kashif

    THE GREAT PAKISTAN IS THE BRAVE AND STRONGER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD INDIA IS THE LOOSER COUNTRY
    1- PAKISTAN
    2- CHINA
    3- USA
    4- UK
    5- FRANCE
    6- RUSSIA
    7- GERMANY
    8- BRAZIL
    9- JAPAN
    10- INDIA

  • jackson

    To always lose a war with India is the fovourite hobbey of Pakistan. Pakistan lost to India in 1948,1965,1971 and Kargil and now again is ready to lose further.

  • hindustani

    THE PEOPLE SAID THAT PAKISTAN IS MORE POWERFUL THAN INDIA IS IN MISUNDERSTANDING INDIA IS ALWAYS MORE POWERFUL THAN PAKISTAN.PAKISTAN IS LOSE 1948,1965,1971 AND KARGIL WAR.
    IF PAKISTAN HAS A POWER SO CLEAN THE TALIBAN,AL-QUEDA ETC. THE TALIBAN,AL-QUEDA ALREADY DEFEAT PAKISTAN.

  • joshmc

    Germany and Britain should be listed higher than they are.

  • stephen

    1.usa
    2.china
    3.india
    4.russia
    5.britain
    6.germany
    7.france
    8.pakistan
    9.turkey
    10.isreal

  • stephen

    usa is the powerfull country in the world..the only threat to usa is russia,china and india.but usa has the capablility of finishing these countries easily…

  • jayzen

    philippines no.1

  • roberto

    ooohh come on lam italian but turkey is more than power pakistanian,turkey has good econmy and good life strong soldier to l live in istanbul

  • 0O00O00O0

    Israel not strong at all..small country..it has powerful aircraft/tank/weapon but they got low amount of them..they want to invade Iran, failed..Baghdad, failed..now what?..and yes..those list are truly rubbish..forlan said the truth..how come Britain below France?..

  • slim

    israel how can u talk about Israel when talking about top 10 powerful countries hizibullah beaten the sh*t out of israel in 2006 and it not even a country and Ur talking about israel .israel is nothing if u can say its a state of USA other. some ppl take Russia down ,if we come to army and weapons russia is the strongest country ,russian soldiers are brave unlike Americans (pu*sy)

  • jayraj

    how could pakistan b there??????????????