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Ranked: The World’s Most Powerful Countries For 2023

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It is no surprise that the United States has maintained its position as the top-ranking country in terms of power and influence for the year 2023, according to the annual ranking of CEOWORLD magazine. The report highlights the U.S. as the strongest military and economic power globally, with a significant cultural impact through its music, movies, books, and TV shows.

According to the CEOWorld Magazine 2023 report, the most powerful countries in the world are those that shape global economic policies and dominate through seven key attributes: political stability, economic influence, defense budget, weaponry, global alliances, soft power, and military strength. While some may argue that power is based on a nation’s political prowess or strong military and defense system, these attributes are what sets countries apart.

The top three most powerful countries are the United States, China, and Russia, followed by India, the United Kingdom, and Japan. France and Germany follow closely behind, with South Korea, Italy, and Turkey rounding out the top ten. The bottom five countries in the ranking are Liberia, Somalia, Benin, Bhutan, and Moldova.

The most powerful countries in the world, 2023

RankCountryPower and Influence Score
1United States95.36
5United Kingdom94.56
7South Korea94.18

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.