List of powerful countries

Unsurprisingly, the United States has retained its place as the most powerful country in the world for 2021, according to CEOWORLD magazine's annual rankings based on perceived strength and influence. The report describes the US as "the most dominant economic and military power in the world." America also has a great cultural impact on the world due to its popular culture being expressed through music, films, books, and TV shows. Some might say that strength is everything related to the political prowess of a nation. In contrast, others point to a strong military and defense system. However, according to CEOWorld Magazine 2021 report, the most powerful countries in the world are those that constantly shape global economic policy and dominate the world in 7 attributes: political stability, economic influence, defense budget, country weapons, international alliances, soft power, and military power. ... China and Russia are the second and third most significant countries. India, France, and Germany are next on the list. The United Kingdom is two places behind Germany, just behind Japan (8) and South Korea (9). Israel is ranked 10th in the list of the most powerful countries in the world for 2021. The last five include Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia.

Powerful countries

United States

100%

Russia

98%

China

97%

India

96%

Japan

96%

United Kingdom

94%

South Korea

94%

France

93%

Brazil

91%

Pakistan

90%

Turkey

89%

Germany

88%

Italy

88%

Iran

87%

Indonesia

84%

Egypt

83%

Saudi Arabia

83%

Australia

83%

Israel

83%

Canada

82%

Greece

82%

Taiwan

80%

Poland

77%

Vietnam

76%

Thailand

76%

Ukraine

75%

Sweden

75%

Norway

75%

Andorra

74%

Spain

74%

Switzerland

74%

Algeria

73%

Czech

73%

North Korea

72%

Belgium

70%

Albania

68%

South Africa

68%

Colombia

68%

Netherlands

68%

Malaysia

66%

Nigeria

65%

Bangladesh

65%

Mexico

64%

Philippines

63%

Romania

63%

Singapore

63%

Myanmar

62%

Venezuela

61%

United Arab Emirates

61%

Argentina

58%

Chile

56%

Peru

53%

Portugal

51%

Hungary

51%

Belarus

51%

Slovakia

50%

Abkhazia

49%

Finland

49%

Iraq

48%

Morocco

48%

Uzbekistan

48%

Azerbaijan

48%

Denmark

48%

Ethiopia

46%

Kazakhstan

45%

Syria

44%

Austria

44%

Serbia

41%

Bulgaria

36%

Angola

35%

Armenia

35%

Yemen

35%

Sudan

33%

Sri Lanka

33%

Libya

33%

Ecuador

32%

Jordan

32%

D.R. Congo

25%

Bolivia

25%

Tunisia

25%

Cuba

25%

Hong Kong

22%

Turkmenistan

22%

Kenya

19%

Antigua and Barbuda

18%

New Zealand

18%

Uganda

14%

Afghanistan

13%

Zambia

13%

Zimbabwe

12%

Kyrgyzstan

12%

Ghana

11%

Ivory Coast

11%

Malawi

11%

Burundi

11%

Benin

9%

Tanzania

8%

Nepal

8%

Cambodia

8%

Rwanda

8%

Honduras

8%

Lebanon

8%

Costa Rica

8%

Madagascar

7%

Cameroon

7%

Chad

7%

Dominican Republic

7%

Palestine

7%

Anguilla

6%

Mozambique

6%

Niger

6%

Mali

6%

Guatemala

6%

Tajikistan

6%

Papua New Guinea

6%

Guinea

4%

Paraguay

4%

El Salvador

4%

Ireland

4%

Senegal

3%

Haiti

3%

Burkina

2%

Somalia

2%

South Sudan

2%

Laos

2%

Nicaragua

2%

Republic of the Congo

2%

Central African Republic

2%

Sierra Leone

1%

Togo

1%