Russia ranked second in the ranking of the most influential countries of the world
American edition of U.S. News & World Report, published its ranking of the most influential countries in the world in 2019. It includes 25 states.
First place in this list of countries that are considered the strongest, is occupied by the United States. They received the status of the most powerful state in the world, because they have the largest economy in the world and the largest military budget (in 2017 alone, the United States spent over $ 610 billion on military equipment and personnel). In addition, America is named the leader in the so-called war on terrorism, it is the largest donor of NATO, and also provides billions of dollars of military assistance to countries around the world. So, in 2017, the United States provided other countries with economic aid of more than $ 35 billion and military aid of almost $ 15 billion.
The next in the rating are Russia and China, Germany, Great Britain, France and Japan follow the first three countries - countries with large economies that provide large amounts of international assistance. Israel and Saudi Arabia occupy the eighth and ninth places, they spend a greater percentage of their GDP on military needs than the United States. Completes the top 10 South Korea.
The list also includes the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Iran, Switzerland, Australia, Turkey, India, Italy, Iraq, Singapore, Sweden, Pakistan, Spain, Qatar and Belgium.
The rankings of the best countries of 2019, formed in partnership with the BAV Group, a division of the global marketing communications company VMLY & R and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, are based on a survey in which more than 20,000 people from four US regions.