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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  • oweng

    all are not right 1.israel i dont know what are the nine countries

  • oweng

    but maybe 2 japan or germany,because japan maked for world war 1 and 2 and germany for golf war for u.s.a,russia and all neighborhood countries of europe

  • oweng

    india only fight pakistan,china never fight any country so china not in the list,maybe #3 is spain

  • oweng

    but the truth powerful are #1 israel because its able to fight of all muslim country and #2 japan #3germany $spain $5 u.s.a #6canada #7england #8france #9 russia and #10 italy,greece,argentina,poland,switzerland

  • oweng

    but the truth powerful are #1 israel because its able to fight of all muslim country and #2 japan #3germany #4 u.s.a #5spain #6canada #7england #8france #9 russia and #10 italy,greece,argentina,poland,switzerland

  • Khan

    lolz Israel , Dont compare israel with PAKISTAN

  • Nadeem

    Pakistan lost war against Israil??? what a pile of bulshits…

    In all arab – israil wars, Pakistan fucked israil badly, in 1967 war Pakistan Airforce shut down 20 aircrafts wihtout loosing single of its own…

    Israil is afraid of Pakistan more than any nation in the world…
    Israil is a peace of cake for Great nation like Pakistan…

    Pakistan Paindabad
    Pakistan Ik Ishq Ik Junoon

  • oweng

    oh really i dont agree all muslim afraid to israel
    try to spit or urine

  • Matsumoto Satoshi

    Japan should be number 3 or 2, why? because japan has more advanced technology than china and US and especially russia.
    Japan can develop out-of-the-world weapons and destroy us and china.
    Japan is my country so I support japan, JAPAN MUST BE NUMBER 2!!!
    US is obviously number 1 because of its, land army,naval forces and air force.
    But in technology japan is the number 1!!!

  • Matsumoto Satoshi

    Technology beats man power.
    China is down.

  • nabeel khan

    pakistan is tiger in the world don’t think about pakistan

  • russian boy

    This list is correct. Russia is number 2 because they got *shitloads* of tanks. Japan would surely lose….

  • Galaxy S

    Dear Matsumoto Satoshi! I do not think China is weaker than Japan. Japan should be 6 or 8. You’re too proud of your country! I agree that technology beats man power. However, Japan lost a war against U.S. Is it correct?

  • oweng

    no 1 is israel 2 germany and japan and is u.s canada and britain 4 spain 5 maybe russia because the during og of nazi germany but whos countries to fight only u.s russia and canada

  • oweng

    pakistan not in the list india or china

  • oweng

    india and banglesh quarrel pakistan but pakistan lost

  • oweng

    dont mention that the all country afraid pakistan no way bangladesh enough and india enough

  • oweng

    the pakistan are so very funny only bangladesh enough to fight to pakistan

  • oweng

    im only for israel all people comment here try to fight israel
    and maybe thats a world war 3

  • oweng

    and also me im a soldier to support israel i can fight anyone who that country

  • oweng

    i can support israel to fight even iran or pakistan dead or alive because israel that is my lord

  • oweng

    pakistan and iran bulshit if you fight israel im the one to fight you dead or alive

  • oweng

    israel never lost

  • oweng

    even you have a nuclear i take back to explore to your on country

  • oweng

    all country bulshit except of israel

  • papsy

    @oweng

    GOLF WAR???

    Wow they are really at war because of playing GOLF!

  • asd

    This oweng guy seems to be a full retard…just saying.

  • critic

    i agree asd !
    You all r fightin on web dat i defeated u, i’ll fuck u…
    All the ranks given are right, they depend on current status of country not what they did in history, or what they will do in future….

  • ROFLAMO

    AMERICA THE MOST POWERFUL???? LOL, THEIR ECONOMY IS TAKING DOWN TO SHIT… LONG LIVE KAZAKHSTAN!!!

  • kupin

    india i a first in powerful countries in 2020

  • Nick

    well guys let me remind you all, the common people of Bangladesh, India & Pakistan they don’t have any problem until now. the fact is Britain is the country, who did rub Indian for years and before left the country they did make fight between brothers, which mean Bangladeshi, Indian & Pakistani. because they was thinking if India is united then they might become powerful one day and take Britain to the curt because of there rubbing in the past. the common people of thus countries knew that but in this time there is some uneducated politician, of thus 3 countries are not realizing, might be because of there own personal gain. so if Bangladesh, India & Pakistan become united then no countries will try to rub them again.

    if any country fight with another country unjustly then people must not call that country as a powerful country, because they are rubber and they will pay for there unjust act soon or latter.

    every one must know all human beings are from one family, and Muslim, Christian & Jews people are Cousins.

    Oweng… if you look at the history then you can find that when Hitler killed 6 millions unjustly in that time Muslim people of Palestine welcome come that to there country as a Cousins.

    so all of us, from different religion must unite and find the bad politician such as Hitler and punish them base on law.

    also let me remind you all, In “Islam” is it prohibited to kill any innocent human beings. does not matter if the person is a Muslim, Christian, Jews, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikhs, Atheist ect,,,,,

  • http://Top10list.org Arno Shoujounian

    I say that Russia is in a good place.

  • http://Top10list.org Arno Shoujounian

    and he can beet even US cz he has the most nuclear weapons and with his large army that is very good prepare. no one do u hear me no one can be better than Russia.

    For motheland. i Raccea

  • http://Top10list.org Arno Shoujounian

    thats true that Christians Jews and Muslims are cousins

    But if a country attacks one day on Russia , Russia will punished very severly.

  • Mr. Pakistani

    Pakistan is the super power of the world of tomorrow.

  • Gus

    Pakistan has been beaten before. Israel has defeated many muslim nations with larger armies. Israel must be in the top ten. At least above Brazil who have done nothing except be large and speak portuguese and Japan who have no army!

  • eloge

    no african country? Thats not fair

  • http://profilklubbola.blogspot.com/ liga eropa

    no african country? Thats not fair

  • Robin

    India is no.1 because even after having a large army & powerful economy the indians live peacefully. For this it is called ‘Incredible India’. There r more than 30 different races & 30 official languages. A single state of India can compete with any country for its culture. So, India should be at no.1

  • Pankaj

    India will be No 1 within some years, everybody on this planet believes this. i have kept my fingers crossed.

  • smaglarkhan

    you all people are wrong the technology and the power can not do any thing
    and i would like to inform all of you .. the most power full in the world is the poshtoons and also differet from the world other people ;; the example is so simple sinc from the ariwal af the great alixender — and the amirican and all the 48 countrey of nato who having the best technolyg and every thing can not defeat the poshtoons and will not be and this wil remains there dream ) ALLAH-O-Akbar

  • ind

    India will become no 1 in world in economy, military technologY
    with phase in which it is growing it will be soon.
    and I don’t think pakistan should even be in this list.
    it doesn’t mean that if a having nuclear weapon to be powerful.
    using nuclear damages itself then others.

  • James

    This list has changed a bit in the last 2 years. I would say:

    1. U.S.A. (Still the most powerful, for the past 90 years. Military is far more advanced than any other country, partly because USA spends more money on our military than the next 14 countries combined, $687,000,000. The next country, China, only spends 114,000,000! No military can match the number of up-to-date aircraft, watercraft, and weapons the U.S.A. contains. Also, the USA can produce massive amounts of nuclear weapons when necessary.

    2. China: A rapidly growing military, and it spends about 60 million dollars more than Russia on it’s military per year. Very strong economy. And, a large number of soldiers, although that doesn’t make much of a a difference compared with technology.

    3. Russia: Has an aging military, and many of it’s aircraft and land-craft are out of date. Has many nuclear weapons, and resources. #5 compared to how much it spends on it’s military per year.

    4. France Or Britain

  • PRAMOD KUMAR SAHOO

    IN MY WORDS TOP TEN POWERFUL SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BY MEASURING
    1.HOWMUCH THE COUNTRIES ARE MAINTAINING PEACE,LESS POLLUTED,MAINTAINING NATURAL BALANCE.
    2.COST OF LIVING OF COMMON PEOPLE.
    3.RELATION WITH OTHER COUNTRIES.
    4.POLITICAL STRUCTURE OF THAT COUNTRY.
    5.HOWMUCH THIS CONTRY THINK ABOUT THE PROTECTION OF WORLD.
    6.DESTRUCTIVE PART SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS POWERFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE PART AND POSITIVE THINK OF THAT COUNTRY SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED.
    7.TERRORIST PRODUCING CONTRIES ARE VERY VERY LESS POWERFUL,BECAUSE THESE COUNTRIES HAVE NO CONTROL ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
    8.7.I THINK THAT COUNTRY IS MOST POWERFUL,TO WHOM ALL THE CONTRIES OF THE WORLD TRUST AND RESPECT WITH +VE ATTITUDE

  • Conan

    All that power America has, all that money they spend on the military and they get beaten every time. Military counts for nothing when you fight a low tech army and your own army is to dependant on tech to be able to function without it. So i agree America is a powerful country, although in major debt to pay for its powerful. But when you get your ass kicked by arabs using AK47s in both Iraq and Afghanistan – a real fight with the likes of Iran will shock you.

    Britain should be higher. We have a lot of influence and can accomplish a lot with less troops. But on a scale based solely on resources then we would be lower.

  • Junaid

    Pakistan has won 2 wars against India in 1965 & 1999.

  • Incredible india

    India will be 1 in 2020.

  • http://none Brian S.

    The top five countries use their power to influence the world and dictate those who they are prepared to allow to joinIt is a pity that they use their economic stranglehold on trade to get their way.

  • http://none Brian S.

    Israel is backed up by the USA, and therefore should be placed second on the list….or as we do in horseracing, the USA numbered 1a and ISRAEL 1b.

  • darsh

    india should be at 3rd place