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Subject: What are the top 10 most powerful nations ( not largerst )
The Warrior    8/19/2005 1:35:27 PM
1) United States of America 2) People's Republic of China 3) Russian Federation 4) Republic of India 5) Islamic Republic of Pakistan 6) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 7) Republic of France 8) Federal Republic of Germany 9) Republic of South Korea 10) Federative Republic of Brazil
 
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JTR~~    errmmm???   3/12/2010 1:27:45 PM

1) United States of America
2) People's Republic of China
3) Russian Federation
4) Republic of India
5) Islamic Republic of Pakistan
6) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
7) Republic of France
8) Federal Republic of Germany
9) Republic of South Korea
10) Federative Republic of Brazil

i really think not from 2 to 8 i disagree with, first of all Britain had the 2nd largest power projection capability in NATO, whereas china hasnt been in any wars of late so i assume your going by sheer size, so your post contradicts your question, nothing has proven that China's armed forces although huge, are of any combat effectiveness. the same again with India, with no offense to their armed forces in any way, and this is not a professional view at all (i know little about their armed forces) but a personal thought come into my head "Cannon fodder" anyone agree?, Pakistan number 5, i think not, it shouldn?t even be on there. and how come you people have forgotten Japan, Israel, Canada (great country).
i remember doing something like this before, except i based my conclusion on 29 points to decide which was the more powerful, each individual point was like a standard each force had to meet and points were awarded accordingly the highest being 10 etc, admittedly it could have been more extensive as i mainly focused on the army, rather than navies and air forces. But anyway my list would go like this (im not saying this is how it is, each of us have our own opinions, I?m not saying I?m defiantly right)

1. The United States of America

2. Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. Israel

4. Russian Federation

5. Germany

6.  France

7. Canada

8. China

9. India

10. Japan

 

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JTR~~    RE:rob elvin   3/12/2010 2:20:07 PM

6 .England ( the old memories still making them power ful, but they are almost finished now)

 


 


Someone silence this person as he knows not of what he speaks about. Memories make lessons, lessons lead to the most combat experienced nation on earth. as for they are almost finished now, come say that to the Brits then, see what they have to say about that comment. Britain has the 2nd largest power projection capability in NATO, and when disregarding size only America (with its mighty army) could subdue Britain, and thats unlikely to happen seeing as the two proud nations have stood side by side with each other for many years (all be it a one sided friendship really). Britain should not go below three at the most, its position is more like 2nd on your so called (if rather flawed) list. 

Good day to you sir (in a rather disgruntled tone)

 

 
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JTR~~    RE:Kyleovuk good answer   3/12/2010 2:29:46 PM

A thinktank for the goverment of China created this rank of the most powerful countries. This was not just some random person on the internet, an actuall proffesional for the goverment decided this.

World's most powerful nations (ranked according to GDP, military power, diplomacy, capital strength, technological power, natural resources, human resources, government coordination and control capability, information and communication)

1) United States - 90.69
2) Britain - 65.04
3) Russia - 63.03
4) France - 62
5) Germany - 61.93
6) China - 59.10
7) Japan - 57.84
8 ) Canada - 57.09
9) South Korea - 53,2
10) India - 50.43


yay finally someone that is talking sense on this post, and a list that i mostly agree with, give this person a drink :), personally i think that now in recent time Britains power has somewhat grown, it seems to have more power in the political stage recently (finally, and about time to, but im no expert)
 
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JTR~~    haha, how polite   3/12/2010 2:32:31 PM

As long as 50 % of Indians dont have access to a water toilet,  and are advised to eat rats, and their city mayors get killed by apes, I wouldnt call it the best country yet.  

  





sorry but this one made me laugh, good answer

 
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cwDeici       3/12/2010 9:03:55 PM



1) United States of America

2) People's Republic of China

3) Russian Federation

4) Republic of India

5) Islamic Republic of Pakistan

6) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

7) Republic of France

8) Federal Republic of Germany

9) Republic of South Korea

10) Federative Republic of Brazil



the REAL POWERFUL NATION in the whole wide world is INDIA because this nation knows how to live with peace,harmony and love.and truly love is the most powerful element than any military or army....so EAST OR WEST INDIA IS THE BEST!!!! it is the number one nation...


600,000,000 million Hindu victims, the Hindu Kush and 1,000 years beg to differ. Way to disrespect your ancestors with your shallow flower power rubbish.
 
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cwDeici       3/12/2010 9:05:20 PM
Also, other than disrespecting the victims and those who fought against Islamic oppression, you're also getting it wrong...
 
hippies aren't supposed to love their nation the most, they're supposed to not recognize any nations at all, but refer to all humans as citizens of Earth...
 
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cwDeici       3/12/2010 9:21:53 PM
Here's my list... I'm including will to fight, and balancing likely future growth to present strength and also including diplomatic relationships, both deep and shallow.
 
1) USA (by most factors number 1, it has the most allies, military and economy, a great geographic positions, but it lacks some will however)
2) China (the future economic superpower, it has will, it lacks allies and military strength)
3) Japan (I have some faith they might snap out of their funk of not having babies by 2050... they were never fully liberal otherwise anyway)
4) Russia (Though sometimes incompetently and often corrupt and in many ways worsening atm, their leadership is at least actively trying to reverse the population decline unlike Japan's ideas of bullying Hikikomori around. If Russia can keep the east (easy) and get to 200 million (hard) it will be a force to reckon with)
5) Mexico (she is maturing quickly)
6) Poland (her too, but her geographic position is less ideal and she has less people and resources)
7) India (she's big, but not very good at stuff)
8) Brazil (growing up economically, but politically very immature)
9) United Kingdom (smaller than France, but more talented, has less muslims and is more willing)
10) France (less people and talent than Germany, but has more will)
 
 
I'm not mentioning the Koreas because they can be such a joke. Sure, the south has a military, but if they ever invade anyone everyone will find out how frequently 1/3 of them are insanely obnoxious.
I'm not mentioning Turkey because I don't like them and because the AKP is ruining their military ties and because they lack oil. I'll think about them as 9-10 if they take over one or more Kurdistans.
I'm not considering Germany yet because they need a strong far-right party to shake away the western self-hatred.
I'm not considering Italy... because, well, watch anime (Axis Powers Hetalia).
I'm not considering Argentina because her performance is so erratic.
Spain tries occasionally, but she's weak overall.
Israel is excellent, but too small and has a large fifth coloumn.
Canada is Canada (Axis Powers Hetalia, and my Canadian friends and reports on Canada I read).
Romania (too poor)
Ukraine (too close to Russian and poor)
Pakistan - haha
Australia (can it really support 45 mill max? seems less to me)
Indonesia (it's muslim, that doesn't work out with world power)
Iran (nyeh)
Iraq (has decades to catch up but if in 2040-50 it goes to war with Iran and conquers it...)
Saudi Arabia (wasting away in Margueritaville... yeh, I know, have been trying lately)
 
Well, that's it. Honestly I'm surprised with my own picks. Oh well. I respect and/or enjoy most other opinions here though! Hope u enjoyed mine.
 
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RedParadize    pointless   3/12/2010 9:30:38 PM
Put it that way guys, China might be concideried #2 but clearly don't have the force projection capacity of Russia and UK  and so on. Only USA have a clear and decisive superiority, for the following country its less clear and strongly depend on how you define "powerful".
 
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cwDeici       3/12/2010 9:46:09 PM
*nod nod*
 
Reading NGIs recent posts on Germany... I'm thinking I might be wrong and it deserves 10'th if not 9'th or even 8'th. Well, if it gets its political will together. I'm not buying Merkel as 'free of war guilt', which is only half the problem anyway ('free of the humanist religion where human life is above all and one must be kind to the most evil because we hate ourselves (war guilt)').
 
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cwDeici       3/12/2010 9:47:34 PM
Here's my list then:
 
 
1) USA (by most factors number 1, it has the most allies, military and economy, a great geographic positions, but it lacks some will however)
2) China (the future economic superpower, it has will, it lacks allies and military strength)
3) Japan (I have some faith they might snap out of their funk of not having babies by 2050... they were never fully liberal otherwise anyway)
4) Russia (Though sometimes incompetently and often corrupt and in many ways worsening atm, their leadership is at least actively trying to reverse the population decline unlike Japan's ideas of bullying Hikikomori around. If Russia can keep the east (easy) and get to 200 million (hard) it will be a force to reckon with)
5) Mexico (she is maturing quickly)
6) Poland (her too, but her geographic position is less ideal and she has less people and resources)
7) India (she's big, but not very good at stuff)
8) Brazil (growing up economically, but politically very immature)
9) United Kingdom (smaller than France, but more talented, has less muslims and is more willing)
10) Germany
11) France (less people and talent and position than Germany, but has more will)
 
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