Unsurprisingly, the United States has retained its spot as the world’s most powerful country in 2019, according to an annual ranking, followed closely by Russia and China. The report describes the U.S. as the “most dominant economic and military power in the world.” America also has a large cultural impact on the world because of how its popular culture is expressed in music, movies, books, and TV shows.
The top ten most powerful countries in the world, according to the rating, include the US, Russia, China, Germany, UK, France, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.
When compiling the world’s most powerful countries rankings the report looked at a country’s political and financial influences (such as GDP, size of the population, and GDP per capita), as well as its international alliances, the strength it’s military and how it acts as an international leader. The report also suggested that the most powerful countries on earth also are the ones that consistently dominate news headlines, preoccupy policymakers, and shape global economic patterns, according to the report.
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Costa Rica
These are the 20 most powerful countries in the world, 2019:
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