There are almost 195 countries in the world. But hardly of them ranked as the powerful countries in the world. The ranking is based on different characteristics such as strong military forces, a powerful leader, strong international alliance, strong economic development, and strong political influences.
Here, we are going to share the Most Powerful Countries 2019. The survey is conducted by US News and World Report.
So Let’s check out the list Powerful Countries in the World –
South Korea also is known as the Republic of Korea has entered the list of Top 10 Powerful Countries in the World. According to the World Report, it is the world’s seventh largest exporter and the eleventh largest economy overall. Needless to say, the headquarters of Samsung, Hyundai are located in Seoul- the capital of Korea, which makes it the major technology and car exporter. It is also a member of much international organization such as WTO, United Nations, G-20 and many more.
9. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the ninth most powerful country in the world. It is often known as the giant of the middle east. Though it has strong relations with the U.S and U.K, it is considered a powerful nation. It is the major exporter of oil around the world. Saudi Arabia is the home to “Mecca Madina” where thousands of pilgrims travel each year. It is a member of WTO, OPEC and other international organization which makes it more powerful.
According to the World Report, Israel is the eighth most powerful country in the world. Although it is a small country, it has the highest standard of living. Israel is known for its strong military forces, strong economy and mixed foreign relations. It is also known as the most educated country in the world. Like South Korea, Israel is also a major exporter of technology. It is very well recognized for its best intelligence agency, Mossad.
Japan is one of the most influential and technologically advanced nations. It has the third largest economy in the world behind the U.S and China. Here, the people of Japan are highly educated, skilled and innovated. The country successfully recovered itself from the attacks of Tsunami. It is a member of various international organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, etc.
Located in Western Europe, France is the sixth powerful country in the world. It has the most powerful economy in the world. Along with this, France is the official nuclear weapon state. It is a wealthy nation with a highly rated income. France is allied to many powerful countries like the U.S, China, Russia and is continuously involved in international issues and global security concerns. France is a permanent member of the UNSC, WTO, EU, etc.
5. United Kingdom
US News stated that the economic, political and scientific influence of the UK is very high. The GDP per capita is $44,242 which means that the UK has a high standard of living. The UK is the official nuclear weapon state after France in Europe. It is home to Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Business like universities. Like France, the US is also a permanent member of the UNSC, WTO and World Bank which makes it more powerful than the other countries.
Germany still holds one of the largest economies in the world. Like the UK it has a high standard of living with a GDP of $50,804 per capita. The country has highly skilled and educated people and it is one of the leading exporters which makes Germany the most powerful nation in the World. Along with this, Germany has a strong political influence and international relations. It has one of the powerful militaries in the world. The country’s involvement into NATO, United Nation, European Union and Group of 20 makes it a powerful nation.
China is the third powerful nation in the world. It holds the second largest economy and third largest military in the world. The country has strong international relations including Russia. In addition to this, China is one of the leading exporters in the world. China is known for possessing a nuclear weapon. China is the permanent member of UNSC and is a member of several international organization such as WTO, APEC.
Russia is the world’s largest country by land mass and therefore it is one of the largest economies in the world. It is the largest exporter of military weapons along with the USA and it has one of the most powerful militaries in the world. The country has a strong political influence and has strong international relations especially with China. Russia is a permanent member of the UNSC and an active member of WTO, Group of 20, etc.
1. United States Of America
The United States of America is the most powerful country in the world. Due to its entertainment and media industry, it has the largest economy in the world. Needless to say, the US has a high standard of living with a GDP of $ 59,792 per capita. The country has the strongest military in the world. It plays a leading role in the United Nation and therefore it handles almost all the international issues. US is home to World’s top universities such as Harvard University, MIT. It is the founder of many international organizations like the World Bank, NATO, etc.