1 The United States of America, [*******#ffffff]Look at http://www.lonympics.co.uk/
The world's biggest economy and army, the most powerful democracy, and the media centre of the world, plus in many ways the centre of world diplomacy and foreign relations.
2 Russian Federation
The second largest army, and a puppeteer of many Central Asian states. The largest European population, and largest world area, which gives it immense control over itself, and immense levels of independence . The size of Russia helps give it extra resources and abilities that make it such a big power.
3 Peoples Republic of China
The 4th or 2nd largest GNP depending on different measures (Either normal measures, or ones which cancel out misleading totals for currency values, in that later case China places second) a recent riser, above France and Britain, It also has established itself as having nukes. a huge army,
Plus massively the Largest population in the world, And like the above 2 is a UN Security council member.
UN security council membership, a nuclear power, and allot of influence over Africa. G7 economy, a leading democracy, and a quite large army. EU membership gives it extra power.
UN security council status, nuclear weapons, G7 economy, a leading democratic state, and a media from music, to actors centre, that has allot of influence over the world as of it's popularity. Membership of the EU adds to it's power.
The second largest economy, and a big democracy, large population, but rammed in by China, and the USA, so below France, and Britain,
7 Republic of India
The most populous democracy, a growing economy, and nuke weapons, as the Second most populous country on Earth it has moral sway,
8 Federal Republic of Germany
The World's third economy, and a top 3 in terms of power EU member, but hampered in influence, as of World War two, and World War One, Which affected Germany's moral position in the world, and reduced German influence on many areas of the world,
9 Republic of Pakistan
Second largest Muslim country, largest in the area where most Muslim lands are, has nuclear weapons, and a quite united nationality,
Beats Indonesia, as that land is to far away from other Muslim lands, so carries less weight. but mabye could rise. if Pakistan fizzles a bit as of spending so much on it's millitary dictatorship. While Indonesia, grows as a more civil democratic land. Maybe Indonesia is below, as it was a even more brutal dictatorship to it's people, in the late 1960s too 1990s. While Pakistan was to other nationalities, such as Bangladeshis. during the 1970s, but to West Pakistan people was not as bad as Indonesia's brutal dictators were to it's people in the mid and late 1960s, If Pakistan had not been so bad to Bengalis then it would still have them, and stand no chance of falling behind Indonesia, as it rises.
10 Republic of Brazil, [*******#ffffff]Look at http://www.lonympics.co.uk/
Largest Latin American country, Largest Portugueese speaking land, good relations globally, [*******#ffffff]Look at http://www.lonympics.co.uk/
Biggest power in Africa, South Africa, via the support for the ANC, it's huge economy, and such. [*******#ffffff]Look at http://www.lonympics.co.uk/
Biggest power in South Pacific, bar above mentioned, is Australia. Well it is the biggest, and that includes Chile, and Peru.