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Australia ranked one of world’s most powerful nations

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Australia ranks 15th among the most powerful countries in the world. It is ahead of Turkey, India, Italy, and Iraq, as well as a number of other countries, including Singapore, Sweden, Pakistan, Spain, and Qatar, etc., according to a ranking. The US, Russia, and China ranked first, second and third, respectively. The countries with the least influence in the world include Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, and Estonia.

However, Australia is behind such countries as the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Iran, Switzerland, and others. There was no change this year in the top nine countries seen as being the most powerful, the publication says. The top 10 also includes Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

The Power sub ranking is based on an equally weighted average of scores from five country attributes that related to a country’s power: a leader, economically influential, politically influential, strong international alliances and strong military.

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.

These are the 20 most powerful countries in the world, 2019

Top 20 most powerful countries on earth

  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. France
  7. Japan
  8. Israel
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. South Korea
  11. United Arab Emirates
  12. Canada
  13. Iran
  14. Switzerland
  15. Australia
  16. Turkey
  17. India
  18. Italy
  19. Iraq
  20. Singapore

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