Most Powerful Countries 2019
To define world’s most powerful county is a subjective matter. The most powerful countries are the ones that shape global economic patterns, preoccupy policymakers, and tend to have strong defence and military. U.S. News and World Report, in partnership with BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has found a way to rank the world’s most powerful countries in its Best Countries rankings.The survey on subjects like military alliances, international alliances, political influence, economic influence, and leadership was conducted on 20,000 people in 4 regions of the world.
Based on the survey, top 10 most powerful nations of 2019 are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
According to survey for 2018,The United States has the world’s largest economy, with a GDP of $19.4 trillion and the largest military budget of $610 billion. Russia and China are the second and third most powerful countries, known for their military spending. Next on the list are Germany, the United Kingdom, Franceand Japan.
The list remained the same in 2019,except for South Korea, which joined the top ten list in 2019 from the 11th rank in2018. It is shocking to know thatthe countries like United Arab Emirates, Canada, and Iran are not present in the most powerful countries list for 2019.