Countries across the world have been ranked based on certain criteria which include strong military alliances, economic influence, strong international alliances, political influence, and many more. This top ten list has been provided by US News and World Report:
The United States Of America is the world’s most powerful country. The country’s defence expenditure is higher than the next 9 (in the list) largest spenders including India and Italy combined!
As the world’s oldest civilization, China is the world’s second most powerful country. China has been ruled by the Communist Party since 1949 and they have the world’s largest population.
As the 3rd most powerful country in the world, Russia is the world’s largest country by area, as it covers one-tenth of all the land on earth!
Germany, the land of poets and thinkers, in 4th place, is the largest car producer in the globe.
5. United Kingdom:
The United Kingdom, famous for its Royal Family and being a host to the world’s largest library places 5th as the world’s most powerful country. The UK is also one of the world’s most developed countries!
Japan, in 6th place, as declared by the WHO, is the country with the world’s longest combined life expectancy rate of men and women, at 84.2 years, and is one of the world’s most technically advanced nations!
France is the 7th most powerful country in the world. France is the most visited country in the world and is home to the largest art museum.
8. South Korea:
As the world leader in internet connectivity, South Korea places 8th on this list with the world’s fastest average internet connection speed.
9. Saudi Arabia:
Home to the world’s largest oasis, the world’s largest sand desert, and famous for the origin of Islam, Saudi Arabia is the 9th most powerful country in the world.
10. United Arab Emirates:
As the first country to appoint a minister for artificial intelligence and a population that consists of over 200 nationalities, UAE is the 10th most powerful country in the world. Population: 10,087,163