10. United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates, each ruled by an absolute monarchy. The emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Of the seven emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the two best known, the latter being the most popular tourist destination. The fact that the country is more liberal and open compared to other Arab countries makes it more attractive to foreigners.
The UAE is one of the richest countries in the world, thanks in large part to its rich reserves of oil and natural gas. A member of the United Nations and a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the UAE has very strong economic influence and strong international alliances.
However, the UAE does not have a large and powerful army, although its armed forces have seen significant improvements in recent years. But it should be noted that the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, the main armed wing of the seven emirates, are equipped with modern weapon systems, acquired from other powerful countries.
It is quite possible that this list of the 10 most powerful countries in the world will remain the same in 2020. One or two of the last five countries could be replaced by another country. But the top five countries are expected to retain their current position.
Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest and most powerful Arab countries. It is considered a pro-Western Arab country due to its close relations with countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. It is also very open to foreign workers, with many employees of companies and private institutions from other countries.
Saudi Arabia has a strong political influence in the region and is allied with other powerful Arab countries like Pakistan, considered by many to be Saudi Arabia’s closest ally. Compared to the UAE, Saudi Arabia is much more conservative, although the government has recently made significant changes to make the country more liberal. For example, last September the country announced it would finally allow women to drive.
The Arab country is also known for its military spending. It is one of the largest importers of arms in the world, with the UK being one of the main suppliers. Other supplier countries include the United States (obviously) and Canada. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, has been criticized for selling military equipment to the Arab country. Trudeau is a human rights defender, but he sold tools of war to Saudi Arabia, a country with a notorious human rights record.
Israel is one of the most powerful countries in the Middle East. It has a large economy and a high standard of living. Much like Japan, Israel is one of the most educated countries in the world, which has played a huge role in making the country a technological powerhouse.
In terms of foreign relations, Israel is a mixed bag. On the one hand, it is allied with powerful countries like the United States and Russia. But at the other extreme, it maintains strained relations with other countries in the Middle East. And the fact that Israel has a well-developed nuclear program only makes matters worse, although the Israeli government has been quite timid about the country’s nuclear capabilities.
Likewise, Israel has one of the most powerful armies in the world. While not exactly large compared to the US and Chinese armed forces, the Israel Defense Forces are incredibly well trained and more than capable of neutralizing a variety of threats, both domestic and international. Israel also has perhaps the best intelligence agency in the world, the Mossad.
Japan is one of the most influential countries in the world, especially when it comes to technology. The East Asian country has long been seen as the heart of technological innovation and is perhaps more technologically advanced than the United States. It has a highly skilled and educated population, the main reason for its economic prowess.
Japan has the third-largest economy in the world, just behind the United States and China. The country is one of the world’s leading exporters of products, many of which are technology-related. As a member of the United Nations, Japan also enjoys close relations with other world powers, although it has struggled to deal with its neighbors, China and North Korea.
When it comes to military might, Japan doesn’t really have the most powerful army. Despite having one of the largest military budgets and modern military weapon systems, the country deploys its armed forces primarily for self-defense and peacekeeping purposes. The Land of the Rising Sun shows that you don’t necessarily need a strong military presence to be considered a powerful nation.
France is not only one of the 10 most powerful countries, but it is also one of the 10 countries with the most powerful nuclear weapons, with a reported number of nuclear warheads of around 300. C he is an official state with nuclear weapons and has one. . of the most capable armies in the world.
Located in Western Europe, just below the UK, France has one of the world’s largest economies, behind just a few other world powers such as the US, China, and Japan. As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, France has very strong international alliances and regularly participates in issues related to global security and other international affairs.
Considered one of the biggest players in the fashion industry, France has made a great contribution to the fashion world and is home to several notable fashion houses such as Chanel, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent. France’s cultural influence is something that can never be quantified with precision.
5. United Kingdom
The UK has lost one spot since the 2018 rankings as anxiety grows over its role on the world stage following its vote to leave the EU.
Another permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is a highly developed country located in Western Europe. Although currently surrounded by uncertainties due to the infamous Brexit, the UK remains one of the most powerful countries in the world.
Like France, the United Kingdom is an official nuclear-weapon state and is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It has one of the best navies in the world, as well as one of the most capable foreign intelligence agencies, the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6.
The UK has a very strong economic and political influence and has long been a pioneer in various fields such as technology, fashion, culture, arts, and sciences. Known for its high standard of living, the UK has also produced some of the most prominent doctors in history, making them our list of the top 10 doctors in the world.
Germany moved up this year’s rankings, beating the UK.
Germany has long been one of the most powerful nations in the world. Whenever the country has been devastated by wars and internal strife in the past, the economy has been able to recover. The German economy regularly ranks in the top ten, thanks to its extremely skilled and highly skilled population.
Located in west-central Europe, Germany is a well-developed nation with a high standard of living. It is one of the biggest exporters and has a very strong global economic influence. He also has strong global political influence and strong international relations.
Germany is a member of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and is heavily involved in global security issues. Germany, known for its rich cultural history and for having some of the most beautiful cities in the world, also has a powerful army and a highly competent government led by leaders versed in all forms of political and economic affairs.
China is the most populous nation in the world. It has great economic influence and has the second-largest economy in the world, behind the United States alone. Given the rapid growth of the Chinese economy over the past three decades, it is quite possible that it will closely outperform the US economy. The Asian country is also a world leader in exports, hence all of the “Made in China” products that you see every day.
China’s defense budget officially stands at $ 126 billion, and in a relentless drive to invest heavily in defense, a 12.2 percent budget increase is likely. It has an army of formidable size, with 2,285 million active front-line members and an additional 2.3 million reservists, making it the largest land force in the world, with nearly 25,000 land vehicles. It has 2,800 other aircraft in its air force. China has around 300 nuclear weapons, as well as 180 different methods of deployment.
Russia is the largest country in the world by area, completely covering North Asia and most of Eastern Europe. It has one of the largest economies in the world, supported by the country’s vast natural resources. It is a world leader in oil and natural gas reserves.
Russia, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has one of the most powerful armies in the world. The country is home to the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons with around 7,000 nuclear warheads. However, the way the Russian government has deployed its armed forces in recent years has come under international criticism. In particular, Russia has come under heavy criticism for its role in the Ukrainian conflict.
With the political influence that rivals that of the United States, Russia enjoys strong relations with many countries, especially China. Led by President Vladimir Putin, Russia has a highly capable, albeit controversial, government. Few people agree with the way Putin is running the country. But when it comes to results, the popular world leader definitely takes his country into account.
1. The United States
The United States is the most powerful country in the world. It has the world’s largest economy, thanks in large part to its huge entertainment and media industry. The California economy alone produces about $ 2.5 trillion. Assuming California was a country, that number would have made California’s economy one of the top six in the world. Imagine that.
The United States spends $ 612.5 billion on the military, more than the budgets of the other nine countries combined. It maintains a remarkably large army of over 1.4 million soldiers and 800,000 other reservists. To complement the active ground force of well-trained uniformed men and women, its greatest advantage is that it is the world leader in aircraft production, with a fleet of 19 aircraft carriers, while the carrier’s planes operated by the world together have 12 states. The United States is implementing cutting edge technology like the new navy gun, and the country also has 7,500 nuclear warheads. Not surprisingly, it is the number one military force since World War II.