It is a natural phenomenon that every powerful and influential human tries to dominate over others.
This person may be influential on his wealth, power, military, knowledge, and religion. The same is the case with the countries of the world.
Like people, there are different countries in the world that are considered the most powerful and influential as compared to the other countries.
These countries are influential over the others due to their economic conditions, their education system, their employment rate, their army position, and the quality of their citizens.
A superpower nation is referred to countries in a leading position categorized by their capabilities and power of dominating and influencing other states and regions on a global level.
Here we will discuss the top 10 most influential countries of the world.
1. United States of America
The United States of America is considered as the world’s most powerful and influential country. USA is considered as an ideal country on the basis of different terms.
The United States of America has 52 states and it has headquarters at the United Nations in New York. It has developed strong relationships with other countries of the world.
They also have a dominating stance with many of their allied countries. The USA has a strong military and their army is considered one of the best and most powerful Armies of the world. The budget of the US military is also considered quite heavy.
The spending of the United States of America on his army is about 43% of global spending. This army has the highest number of fighter aircraft and it stands around 3000 latest and most powerful aircraft.
In addition to this, the USA is also considered home to many nuclear weapons.
As far as the economic condition of the USA is concerned, it has a stable economy and the GDP of the United States is about 25% of the world GDP. Natural resources are also in bulk in the USA.
The high employment rate, outstanding education facilities, excellent infrastructure and good standard of living of people are the characteristics of the USA.
The United States of America is also an importer of different goods across the world. All these things collectively make this country the most powerful and most influential country in the world.
China is considered as the second most powerful and most influential country in the world.
This fortunate country performed well and remained well when there was a strong economic downturn across the globe.
China has the highest population around the world and at the same time, it also covers the third-largest land area in the world.
The former two presidents of China were considered as the most powerful persons. China is also considered as the largest exporter of electronic devices, textile, medical equipment, and many more.
Almost all countries of the world import different things from China. It has offered subsidized electricity to industrial zones across the whole country.
This thing has contributed well to the exports of the country. In terms of military, China has the largest army and is a nuclear power with many inter-continental ballistic missiles in its stock.
As far as the economic condition of this country is concerned, the manufacturing sector has given an edge to China with its inward FDI of $100 billion and outward FDI of around $65 billion.
China is also considered a world leader in terms of technology. The supercomputers of China are considered as the world’s most powerful computers.
The population of China is considered as the most active population around the world.
3. United Kingdom
Think tanks rank index report marks the United Kingdom at number three. UK is also considered the most influential country in the world.
The UK is mainly consisting of England, Scotland, North Ireland, and Wales.
The economic situation of the UK is quite stable and this can be proved from the analysis that concludes that the UK is the world’s first industrialized country and there are hundreds of multinational companies that have their head offices in London.
More than 90% of the population of the UK is white people and there are citizens from other countries of the world too.
The UK has an accommodative attitude as it is serving the peoples of other nations too both in the form of workforce and students.
The education level of this country is also up to the mark and there are different top-class universities.
When it comes to military power, this nation is a nuclear baron.
If we talk about the history of the army of the UK, their military had remained active in the Napoleonic war.
Russia is also considered the most powerful and influential country in the world. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Previously Russia was considered as the most influential country in terms of powers. It is close to Japan and the USA and it has 9 time zones and it is the largest country of the world in size.
Russia is financially very strong as it has the largest reserves of different minerals and energy sources.
Russia is credited as being one of the greatest empires in history that ruled the golden age of the empire from 1761 to 1796.
It is considered as the world’s major oil and natural gas producing country.
Its army is also considered as the world’s most powerful and strong army as it has missile troops, space forces, and nuclear weapons.
This country is also considered as the world’s largest supplier of arms to other countries.
The army of Russia also has ballistic missile submarines and this thing has increased its strength up to a great extent.
This strength of the military has made it distinguished from others. During the last six to eight years, the economy of the country has grown well.
Japan lacks natural resources but due to around $5 trillion turnover, it is ranked at number five on the list of the world’s top ten most influential countries.
Japan has emerged in the world as the leader in advanced technologies. Japan manufactures radio to robots, automobiles to machine tools, and thousands of electronic products.
The electronic products of japan are famous across the world.
As far as the economic condition of Japan is concerned, this is considered as the third-largest economy in the world. Japan also spends most of its total budget on its army.
The army of Japan is considered as the world’s most powerful army.
This army has had strong enemies like China and Russia in the past. Japan has also developed positive relationships with many other countries of the world.
France is situated in the West European region. France stands at sixth level in the list of the world’s most powerful and influential countries.
The education system of France is famous all over the world. The main earning industry of France is the perfume industry and the country earns a lot from this trade.
According to a survey report issued by WHO, France has the world’s top-class health facilities and infrastructure. France is also a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
There are no religious laws in the legal framework of France. The space industry of this country is also very powerful and the army of France is also very strong.
Germany is ranked at number seven on the list of most powerful and influential countries of the world.
Germany has the highest population in the European Union.
Germany is also considered as the most prominent nation today. Germany is recognized as a great political and economical power in the 21st century.
The condition of the german army is also very strong and Germany spends more than $48 million on its army every year.
Their professional police force is marked as one of the highly trained police forces of the world.
Germany has also contributed well in the field of research and development. The researchers of Germany on technology and other IT related fields are serving other nations of the world.
Germany has more than 100 Nobel Prize winners including Albert Einstein and Karl Ziegler. The education and health conditions of Germany are also quite appreciable.
India is playing its dominant role in Asia. The workforce in the field of IT is contributing well to the economy of the country.
The economy of India is growing at a great and good pace.
India has the fourth largest army with more than 1.45 million active personnel and at the same time, there is twice the number of its reserved personnel.
India is also a member of ASEAN and SAARC and it contributed well-organized opinions in both these forums.
Well equipped with dangerous atomic bombs, India has major threats for its enemies. But despite all these facts, India has the problems of poverty, unemployment, and corruption.
Italy is ranked at number nine on the list of most popular and influential countries of the world.
Italy is a member of NATO, G8, and other international forums.
Italy is a founding member of the European Union. Italy has a well-known name in the world heritage sites that attracts tourism.
The position of the army of Italy is also very strong. Italy has about 308,000-army forces and it spends about $37 million every year on its army.
The economic condition of Italy is also great and Italy has a low unemployment rate.
The air force of Italy is well equipped with the latest helicopters and aircraft.
Champions of football for many times, Brazil is at number seven in the world’s economy on the basis of gross domestic product.
Brazil is ranked at number ten on the list of most powerful and influential countries of the world.
Previously Brazil was a colony of Portugal and Brazil got independence in the 1820s.
Brazil has a maximum population of white and brown. Brazil spends more than 1.5% of its GDP on its army.
The main problems being faced by Brazil is the high crime rate and serious civil conflicts. It has supported the world food program many times.
The main industry of Brazil is tourism and the country earns a major portion of its income through this industry.
France is 4th and Britain is 5th Russia is third. You also put the German flag under France. Btw I’m American but I’m half French half British.
u r a inhabitant of USA…most powerful country…..thn why r u thinking about British or France ???…by the way i am an indian nd my rank is number 8 th…bt i am really very tenst about china…
No the most influential country in 2013 is the USA.
But the most influential country in history is Great Britain, that is because the UK had the biggest and most successful empire ever.
“But the most influential country in history is Great Britain” MDR=)
No surprise that the Frenchman is jelous
The UK is the most influential country in the UK’s dreams. By the standards of history, the Roman Empire as the most influential. By the standards of intellectual achievement, ancient Greece was the most influential. By 21st Century standards, the US is the most influential. By the standards of the 19th Century, it was the UK. But the 19th Century is long over; and if we consider the fact that the UK piggybacked its intellectual, linguistics. and cultural achievements on the shoulders of far greater European intellects (Greece, Rome, the Northern Italian Renaissance, and the Normans, who were piggybacking on Rome); and that the UK’s claim to dominance was achieved through conquest; and that the UK has been dispossessed of all its territories and is now just another European culture: We come to the conclusion that, in the 21st Century, the UK is a legend in its own mind.
*the Roman Empire was the most influential
I also included ancient Greece as having the most intellectual influence.
And by this I meant, the architecture, art, philosophy, and standards of sophistication in all of Europe, including the UK, were set by the classical world. Further, the single-handed intellectual achievements of ancient Greece are unsurpassed to this day, and Aristotle, Archimedes, Apollonius, and other Greek thinkers have been referenced by Europe’s mathematicians, scientists, and polymaths for centuries as the progenitors of European achievement. The *linguistic achievement of the UK is to the credit of outside sources as well, for what little eloquence the English language has came from Norman French and Latin. English is also the global lingua franca at present, but it’s the result of the American dominance in entertainment (Hollywood) and social media.
When you remove all outside influence in order to focus on the UK’s original achievements, you are left with nothing but conquest and colonization, and those days are long over.
You don’t really want to make a historical argument here. The UK is credited with having formed the largest empire by land mass and as having the greatest influence in the world 19th and early-20th Centuries, but that’s where it ends.
then what is full? if you are half?
Are you stupid?
“UK is mainly consisting of England, North Ireland, and Wales” – I mean come on, there’s no credibility if you don’t get the basics correct.
The UK is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland and Wales.
India has great potentials and with grace of god it shall find itself as the master of the world someday and all the other countries like china and pakistan shall be mere slaves awaiting to take orders from india.
Just like you used to from the best country in the world, the United Kingdom!!
Your link is right but some shortcomings are there you have written Germany is in the seven rank I think Germany is the must powerful country and Germany has the third top economy in the world then you should write it as a fifth most powerful country in the world
India, the biggest democracy of the world is suffering from three P ……population, pollution nd poverty… these three factors are considered as the three major problem of our country…but actually an another p should be added that is Pakistan…
India is facing from problems! Come on dude, other countries are facing those 3 problems too. But u are concerned about India only. Hmmm, sounds jealousy.
i should be concerned about india…because i am an indian…
Well Said bro!
Curry ah yes telephone scam
No India has mass pollution and mass poverty, above and beyond any of the above list.
you know what! because of britishers, portugal, french and many more countries came to our country and made us a poor, corrupted and polluted country but then too because of its/India’s efforts it stood first in military in the whole world and eight in MOST POWERFUL COUNTRIES .Others in past first India used to be a most most rich country in the world and even most powerful country.if you want you can see this in world’s history UNDERSTOODDDDD………..IN PAST IT WAS CALLED AS “SONE KI CHIDIA” IT MEANS “GOLDEN BIRD” BECAUSE IT WAS TREASURED AND MOST RICH COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
Well said sister
britain made your country poor???
i dont think we did pal, we pretty much built your country for you.
im british (english) incase you haven’t guessed
Bullshit….Britain only built itself using India’s wealth.U looted India for more than 190 years.India share of global GDP was 23% when British looters came and it was down to 1% when u left.India has financed all ur development including your wars in all possible ways.So dont live in a fool’s paradise and acknowledge India’s role in building Britain without which were nothing.
The thing is that Brits you guys think of yourselves above everyone else, you guys are so damn arrogant bitches. Your God damn Empire is responsible for 165 million deaths. More than any other Empire in History of humanity. Not even the Nazi Germany or th USSR have killed so many people. Besides I think you’re forgetting that Purtuguese and Spanish Empire existed much before than the British. They would still exist if it wasn’t for your God damn arrogance. I hate Brits so much
Don’t say any bad thing about our country…
India have quality to improve his power. Especially its main power is man power. But there are polititions are act as cancer in the country. They are divide its power by create religious war. In hindu muslim sikh. When people understand these desease the india will most powerful country of the world.
This article is incorrect. Officially 1. USA 2. Russia 3. China 4. India
according to military power we deserve fourth position……
U r absolutely ri8
No this is a list of influential countries, and as India is not yet influential then it cannot be on this list yet.
Maybe one day.
Ohhh be in consciousness. The decimals, zero and pi which you learn at school has came from India only…
Regards your comments about the United Kingdom. The UK consists of SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, WALES and NORTHERN IRELAND. I noticed with great annoyance the my constituent country of the UK, SCOTLAND was left out.
It’s just a list & India isn’t going to change you wish within the time you be here to see it all just enjoy the corruption
This is 100% biased, the comments and the actual rankings.
I’m American, and I believe America is at top… But this was awfully done.
The UK is mainly England and Scotland, the two united kingdoms…Wales is a principality and Northern Ireland is a region, neither are kingdoms, or have ever been sovereign nations.
Actually the UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
However Great Britain includes England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland.
Great signifies big but it doesn’t contain northern Ireland????
The United States has 50 states….not 52.
Maybe he’s including the territories?
Okay… but the US has 50 States, 1 capital district, and 5 territories…. so not 52 no matter how you slice it.
As m Indian
We r forwarding towards d apex stance and v ll,
Until the 20th century poverty dominates over economic growth but now economy is dominating over poverty
25% of the world IT infrastructure is in India…and hoping to extend 30% till next yr,more than 32% population is of less than of 14yr age
Indian young generation now taking part in the politics so it’s a good sign for India’s future…
Up to 16th century India had dominated the world and it ll in upcoming yrs…
dude wheres is Pakistan
May be where, search where it is ok…
Pakistan LOL. You live still in middle age.
I am Indian and those who says India has three major problem they are right this is because of over population and some day this over population will help India to become a fastest growing country and super power because only we know how poor we were in 10 years ago but now condition has dramatically changed we have our own cars , house , business and bank balance , Yes most of them still poor in western standard but they changes very fast. India got independence only 60 years ago as compare to US 238 years so no comparison and we know we applying the same development model that was applied in US in Past.
Positive fast : business is very easy in India but people are religious and illiterate to know how to make money that’s the problem 🙂
BUT HELLO DON’T FORGET ABOUT WHICH INDIA YOUR TALKING IN PAST IT USED TO BE A MOST RICH AND POWERFUL REMEMBER OR NOT BECAUSE OF BRITISHERS WE ARE LIKE THIS TODAY BUT THEN TOO BECAUSE OF ITS/INDIA’S efforts it is first in the MILITARIST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD and eight in the MOST POPULAR COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD .
@Mayank : Who knows ? But you Indians are just altogether while Americans came from England , Scotland , Wales , Ireland , France , Italy , the Netherlands , Germany , China , so as most , more than 70% are from Europe , they made in U.S.A what was not happening in Europe at that time 17th , 18th , 19th , there was not a strong link and even in 20th century with both wars . In India , you are too numerous , one great thing is your peaceful religious but you have an issue toward women while in China they have the one child law , so It is more understanding , you if you have one child and it is a daughter a second a daughter accept it !
YOU’LL ARE ALTOGETHER ONLY AND ONLY BECAUSE OF INDIANS YOU’LL CAME TO OUR COUNTRY TO TAKE OUR TREASURES LIKE A BEGGAR . OTHERSIN PAST INDIA WAS CALLED AS “SONE KI CHIDIA” MEANS TREASURED COUNTRY AND MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY UNDERSTOODDDDD……..
No actually we came and took your treasures like conquerors. India had no power…”it’s like taking candy from a baby.”
Great Britain could take back India whenever they wanted to.
It seems like there are a bunch of arrogant Indians here.
i will change india into a superb one.give me time…..!
I am not an Indian. I do have a question about my computer though… Namaste.
QUIT BEING RACIST YOU ABOMINATION! YOU ARE THE REASON THERE IS NO PEACE IN THE WORLD! YOU SICKEN ME! YOU HIDE BEHIND A KEYBOARD AND SLANDER STRANGERS BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO YOU! YOU HANDSOME SON OF SATAN! EAT A GOLDFISH, THE SNACK THAT WONT SMILE TO YOU! I AM AN INDIAN AND VERY FEW OF US WORK TECH SUPPORT! MAY YOU CHOKE ON A GUAVA! OR PERHAPS A GRAPEFRUIT!
Hello, Friends. Your views are respected and I love you all. . With.all.due respect, this.Century .is going to see and feel a different set up than it feels and appears at this time in.History . A Big Change is going to take place, I Imagine . Be prepare for it .the whole of the Human Race is going to benefit from it . So.I blieve . I wish you all , happiness in your life
You sir, are going to be very well.
What about South Korea? Technology, Education, and Commerce makes is pretty darn powerful…
India is emerging power. If Indian political system is able to uproot the corruption, India will become one of the most influential nation. This country has something great, unity in diversity is rarely to be seen elsewhere, every few 100 kms, there is a change in language and dialect, food habits, clothes etc. I am confident India will emerge as superpower soon….Countries like China are threat to the world as their objective is to take illegal control on the lands of other nations…India on the other hand has always been peacloving country with oldest religion of Hindu…!!
52 states? But Obama said there were 57, seriously though how hard is it to count the stars.
First of all, excuse me by any grammatical error I comitt. English is not my first language, I am brazillian. Good, the ranking was nice, but it has some mistakes, and I will list them, based in what I read and the other users said:
-The economy of Brazil is based in services, not tourism.
-I think that you forgot Scotland in the UK.
-US have 50 states, not 52.
I think that being a powerful country is less important than offering a good quality of life to your citizens, though. My country, for example, has a great GDP, but what about the fact our minimum salary is $350? What about our violence, with drug gangs killing brazillians all years? I think we have a lot to improve before become as “powerful” as the list says. And it is no bad, just a fact of life. If human beings are always having to work in their personal faults, why it would be different with nations? And we have our good points too. We are a democracy, we have few problems with racism or xenophobia because of our mixed race, and we are the only country in BRICS which is decreasing inequality in our economic growth. I think the same thing (with different positive and negative points, of course) could be said of all other countries in the list. And I am learning English because I am pretty curious about how is the world out of Brazil. What do you think about the life in your country?
I would like to know were is South Africa….and your list is wrong…1 US, 2 Russia, 3 China, 4 India, 5 Brazil, 6 South Africa, 7 UK, 8 France+Germany same place, 9 South Korea, 10 EU—-all those small pathetic countries under EU.
You must be Korean lol
S.Korea is between 15 and 20, hands down!
Great Britain is better then South Africa… many still consider south Africa part of Great Britain.
South Africa lol. Are you kidding us?
Wow theres alot of asian comments on this site
I am not Indian, but I feel India is historically a most influential countries in the world. It gave the World’s first religion”Hindusim” and birth place of several world religion including Buddhism, Sikhism,Hindusim and Jainism. Buddhism inspired the East Asian countries like China and Japan. India produced a renowned philosopher like Buddha and Mahavir. Buddha is known for light of Asia.
Aryabhatt, an Indian gave a world a number Zero.
Mother India had introduced Vetanda philosophy, Yoga, karma sutra, vastu kala and many more.
Gandhi ,Indian political leader inspired later generation like Martin Luther king and Nelson Mandela. As Martin Luther writes ” Gandhi, my father”.Without Gandhi these leaders will not be there.
In modern, 1. World largest democratic countries
2. Largest English speaking countries, three times larger the USA
3. Largest ethnic and cultural diversity
4. Over 1.2 billion population ,
Largest english speaking nation. How funny, when most Indians speak english like a shit. Please, I know you’re loyal to ur country. But let’s be realistic.
Dear friend being an Indian we can speak even better and fast english than most of the Americans and Britishers but if we tell you all to speak in hind or sanskrit (the inventor of every language) you have to do an plastic surgery of your tounge I guess…..
So before you comment about someones capbility thinks about your’s first………..
Actually, those a compliments weren’t India’s. Most of them were Great Britain’s. Because, if you are so smart, you should know that India was simply a province of Great Britain. So, it wasn’t India who did that, it was technically Britain’s. Of course this was a certain time period. The religious Jazz came before Britain’s ovulation of India.
With an unbiased rank, most influential Countries throughout human history:
1. India (Center of Human civilization)
2.Italy/Greece ( Birth place of western civilization)
3.Great Britain ( First industrial nation)
4. America (Greatest industrial nation.)
5. Japan ( First Asian industrial nation)
6. China ( long history and rich culture)
Why does it indexing then..
India is most poorest country in the world How is possible indea number 9
ohh please don’t say the wrong things..
keep it up sister…
why Pakistan is not in List, it has influence in many countries directly or its secret agency IsI, FOR exmple it has influence in Afghanistan , Suadi Arabia and almost on every Muslim country, although Pakistan is not an industrial country, but it can influence on many others
my ranking is such…be honest
2) CHINA – RUSSIA
3) INDIA (democracy, peace, strong army, economy, population, birth place of religions, great influence on whole of asian culture)
There is no African country in the list. This list must have come from a wrong desk or it is too old…am a Nigerian
India in 2015 has become the best place of business investment accross the world than any other countries….
Why so much ARROGANCE..
Nations are just lines on world that differentiate us.. And everything changes nothing is permanent.
Why does it indexing then..
India and Brazil make nonsense. South Korea and Spain should be included instead.
Hi! you should add \iran also to them.wont you?
India is superpower in ecomic development rate, it never thinks to hurt others, all countries should be proud of india to be part of earth!
I am an aussie
True.Indians always want peace. Yoga and meditation were practiced long ago in India.
The US has 50 states not 52.
Brazil is the 10th, Brazil is awesome.
So… did Australia just kinda disappear. thas okay, we are only allies with America and Britain have massive armies land and resources. but hey, you know. But seriously! Australia and our accents should be on this list
I appreciate that English is not the author’s first language but this article is riddled with what can only be described as “utter nonsense”. Almost nothing written could be considered justification for the ranking. There are wild claims thrown in about commonly shared opinions, such as: “[Re: USA] This country is considered as an ideal country on the basis of different terms.” Who considers America an ideal country? I think the majority of the world has a less than favourable opinion of the US. In fact Americans themselves are the most likely to consider their country “ideal”.
There needs to be a better definition of what “influential and powerful” actually means in the context of this article; as well as clarification as to whether historical influence and power should be considered. If we are merely looking at the present day with no interest in the past then the size of the US economy and its vast military spending combined with the cultural impact of American music, television and film probably warrant the USA’s rank at the top. However, if we are to consider past influence and power then the UK would undoubtedly top this list.
I see in the comments a lot of people upset that Asian/Middle-Eastern countries are not featuring or are not as high as they’d like. A quick test to show how vastly more influential the US and Europe has been to the modern world in recent history: Look around the main street of your town. How many people are wearing your country’s traditional dress? How many are wearing “western” clothes? How many shops and big brands can you see? Can you see any advertisements? Think about school; what languages did you/do kids learn? What are the most popular TV shows?
I’ve travelled to every continent in the world and visited dozens of different countries and experienced many distinct cultures but English influence was utterly pervasive. Whether spread by the British Empire or by modern film, TV and globalisation; the entire world has taken influence from the English language and customs. To claim that India enjoys the same status is just deluded or ignorant.
Japan is the most technologically advanced in the world but they don’t make any noise. So, why are Indians so proud of themselves why they are the least that made up of top 10 in the world.