It is a well-known truth that countries are not created equal. Some countries are rich while some other countries are poor. In this article, we are going to list out 10 most powerful countries in the world.
1. United States of America(USA)
The United States of America stands top in the list of the 10 most powerful countries in the world. It was founded as a constitutional republic made out of 50 states in the year 1783. This is a young country with a history spanning fewer than 250 years. The United Nations was the first of all the European colonies that had successfully separated. And it is the first-ever Nation whose sovereignty rests with the citizens and not with the government.
The United States is known for its diversity because of its immigration. The United States has a population of 328 million people currently. The country’s economy is the largest in the world and has a GDP of 21.4 trillion dollars and a per capita amount of 65,280 dollars.
The country is well known for its technological advancements and is one of the leading exporters of computers, electronics, machinery, vehicles, military equipment, food, chemical products, livestock, etc. In addition to technological development, the country also heavily influences most parts of the world in the entertainment industry with its popular music, movies, and TV shows.
Moreover, the United Nations is one of the world leaders that handles International issues through organizations like UNICEF, UNESCO World Bank, etc
China is one of the oldest countries and is known to have the world’s longest Civilization dating back to 221 BC which is almost 40 centuries ago. It is a well-known fact that the ancient Chinese dynasty ruled China up until 1912. The People’s Republic of China was founded recently in the 1940s.
China is one of the largest Asian countries with the highest population in the world more than 1.4 billion people. The country China covers over one-fourteenth of the total land area on the globe. There are about 300 different types of the language spoken throughout China. But Mandarin Chinese is the country’s official language.
China has a total GDP of 14.3 trillion dollars and a per capita of 10,217 dollars. China has gained economic influence worldwide with its extensive exports. ‘Made-in-China’ products have flooded international markets everywhere.
China is also known for having the largest military in the world. It has hundreds of ships and aircraft with more than 200 active militaries in the naval forces. China has strong ties with other powerful countries like Russia.
Despite its Rapid economic growth, the country is facing some major challenges like inequality, an increase in population, and air pollution. According to the International Energy Agency, it was found that China has the highest carbon dioxide emissions in the world.
Russia is the world’s largest country with a population of 144 million people sharing its borders with 14 different countries from Europe to Asia. Russia has a GDP of 1.69 trillion dollars with a per capita of 11,498 dollars. Russia has rich mineral resources and is a major exporter of natural gas, timber, metals, oil, etc.
Russia is the second largest exporter of military weapons after the United Nations. Russia is the only country that has the most nuclear weapons which are estimated to be around 8,400.
Germany, situated in Western-Central Europe, is the fourth most powerful country in the world. Germany is one of the largest economically leading developed countries in the world with a GDP of 3.86 trillion dollars and a per capita of 46,468 dollars as of 2020. This Central European country has the fifth largest purchasing power in the world.
Germany is well known for its cars, boats, and electronics manufacturing. Germany is also a member of major International organizations like the United Nations European Union, G20, NATO, and APEC.
5. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is the 5th most powerful country in the world and is home to 66.8 million people. The GDP of the country is 2.83 trillion dollars with a per capita income of 42,354 dollars. London, the capital of the United Kingdom, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The country’s major economy is tourism and banking. The United Kingdom is well equipped with nuclear weapons and has the strongest naval forces. The Kingdom has one of the top foreign intelligence agencies and Secret Intelligence Services.
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Japan is the 2nd Asian country which stands at the sixth position in the top 10 most powerful countries in the world. Japan, also known as the land of the rising sun, is home to more than 6,800 islands and 126 million people. Out of which 30 million people live in the capital city Tokyo.
Japan is famous for its technological advancements. The country has a GDP of 5.06 trillion dollars with a per capita of 40.113 dollars. Japan is one of the world’s largest producers of Steel, electronic products, and automobiles. Japan is also well known for its tourism and holds more than 12 world heritage sites.
France is the seventh most powerful country in the world with a total GDP of 2.72 million dollars and a per capita of 40,380 dollars. France is known as the largest user of nuclear power in the world. The country uses nuclear power to generate 80% of its electricity.
8. South Korea
South Korea is the eighth most powerful country in the world but has a population of more than 51 million people. South Korea has a GDP of 1.5 trillion dollars and a per capita of 39,548 dollars.
9. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the ninth most powerful country in the world that lies in the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is home to 34.3 million people with almost 50 percent of its population being under 24 years of age.
Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest exporter of oil which has contributed to its Rapid economic growth. The GDP of Saudi Arabia is 7.93 billion dollars with a per capita of 23,140 dollars
10. United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is the 10th most powerful country in the world with a GDP of 421 billion dollars and a per capita of 69,958 dollars. Dubai and Abu Dubai are the major tourist places that attract millions of visitors annually.