According to National Power Index USA is the most powerful country the reason behind is that USA is spending $700 billion dollars on military defense which is highest in the world and it has highest power index of 0.90. Index of every country is made after calculating some of its factors such as GDP, defense spending, population, and technology, in this race China is the second most powerful country in the world after the USA. Today we have made a list of top 10 powerful countries in the world.
1. The United States of America
Top Ten Most Powerful Countries in the World
USA – Most Powerful Country in the World: The United States heads the UN’s list of countries by GDP, America comes on third position worldwide with its population 2015 estimation of 321,163,157. It also heads the power index on four parameters, namely economic, military, technological, and foreign affairs capabilities. The US looks set to stay on the top of the list for at least another decade or more. United States emerges on the first rank in our Top Ten Most Powerful Countries in the World 2015 with its GPD of US $ 18,124,731 million (2015). The US has named a global superpower since World War II, developing nuclear weapons and better known for it’s technological, economic and military acts.
The most populous country in the world, China continues to expand its global sphere of influence by flexing its economic and military might. Though, it ranks significantly below the US in technological, energy security and foreign affairs capabilities, analysts predict that it is poised to overtake the US as the most powerful country in the world in 2030, as per the International Futures model.
Top Ten Most Powerful Countries in the World
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. East Asian country Japan that situated in the Pacific Ocean, known as a composite volcano archipelago of 6,852 islands, capital Tokyo and other provinces have a largest metropolitan area with more than 35 million residents and known as the world’s largest urban agglomeration economy. In terms of its gross domestic product, has US $ 4,210,363 million according to 2015 assessment.
4. 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.
South Asian country India that considers seventh-largest country by area and the second-most populous country with more than 1.2 billion people. A decade ago, India suffered low economics but since some years, India has been making strong its strength and hence raising day by day with its good Gross Domestic Product, while along with 2015 review raised with a number of $7.997 trillion. The India’s subcontinent was recognized with commercial and cultural wealth, when it comes to talking about its economy, identifies a third-largest by purchasing power parity.
6. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has long been a world superpower, once controlling a quarter of the land on Earth. Placed in the top seven economies of the world by GDP rankings, the UK continues to exercise influence through its leadership of commonwealth countries. The UK is also the world’s sixth-largest military spender.
Germany appears as a great power because has the world’s fourth-largest economy by Gross Domestic Product of US $ 3,413,483 million and also titled the fifth-largest as a result of PPP. Germany has been appearing as third-largest exporter worldwide for years. The nation has been identifying as strongest or most powerful by battling with enemies in World War I and II. A very high standard of living, a universal health care system and a comprehensive social security made Germany well-developed all around the world.
France is an influential nation with a high standard of living and strong involvement in international issues. Though, France ranks fairly low in energy security, its position as a permanent member of the UN Security Council enhances France’s position in global diplomacy. Also known as a sovereign state consist of territory in Western Europe as well several overseas regions and territories and has been a large number of influential artists, scientists, well-thinkers and considers a prominent global center of culture. The country also appears as strong in terms of it economy as it has grossed Domestic Product of $4.843 trillion (2015 survey). The country covers 640,679 square kilometers (247,368 sq mi) as well contains a population of 66.6 million.
The member of a group known as ‘Brazil, Russia, India and China’ (BRIC), has been appearing since 2010 world’s one of the fastest growing major economies and its economic reforms assigning the nation strong and well-developed country internationally. Being the fastest developer, Brazil has US $1,903,934 million Gross Domestic Product, this why it comes on 9th position in our Top Ten Most Powerful Countries in the World 2015.
Italy comes out the 4th most populous EU member state as well appears the third largest economy in the Euro-zone. The country also identified the eighth-largest in the world– Kingdom of Italy has been improving its industry rapidly from the 19th century to the early 20th century and until now, remained successful to gain a colonial empire as well becoming a Great Power. Italy was a coalition of France, United Kingdom, and others in the World War I and named a victory, while suffered economic and social crisis, which became the reason of the Fascist dictatorship’s establishment in 1922. Nowadays, Italy remained successful to create its strong recognition economically worldwide with its US $1,842,835 million GPD rate.