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United States of America

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North Ame... rica between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.80 million square miles and with around 318 million people, the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area and third-largest by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.Paleo-Indians migrated from Eurasia to what is now the U.S. mainland around 15,000 years ago, with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard   more
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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its s... eat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions. The PRC also claims the territories governed by the Republic of China, a separate political entity commonly known as Taiwan today, as a part of its territory, which includes the island of Taiwan as Taiwan Province, Kinmen and Matsu as a part of Fujian Province and islands the ROC controls in the South China Sea as a part of Hainan Province, a claim which is controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan.Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and either the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the method of measurement   more
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Russia

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Polan... d, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the US state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres, Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century   more
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Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south....  The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan has the world's tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people. Honshū's Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.Archaeological research indicates that people lived in Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, particularly from Western European influence, has characterized Japan's history   more
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India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean ... on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation mostly in present day Pakistan and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—originated here, whereas Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also helped shape the region's diverse culture   more
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France

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea... , and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone. France is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France has a population of 66 million. France is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.During the Iron Age, what is now France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The Gauls were conquered by the Roman Empire in 51 BC, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France   more
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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the country includes the island of Great Britain, ... the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state: the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea in the east and the English Channel in the south. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The UK has an area of 243,610 square kilometres, making it the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe.The United Kingdom is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 64.1 million inhabitants. It is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Its capital city is London, an important global city and financial centre with the second-largest urban area in Europe, and its metropolitan area is the largest in European Union, with a population of about 14 million according Eurostat   more
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Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe consisting of 16 constituent states, which retain limited sovereignty. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area ... of 357,021 square kilometres and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is a major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. After the United States, Germany is the second most popular migration destination in the world.Various Germanic tribes have occupied what is now northern Germany and southern Scandinavia since classical antiquity. A region named Germania was documented by the Romans before AD 100. During the Migration Period that coincided with the decline of the Roman Empire, the Germanic tribes expanded southward and established kingdoms throughout much of Europe. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire   more
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Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-spea... king country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest and is the scene of debates over deforestation.Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500, who claimed the area for Portugal. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro after French forces invaded Portugal. In 1815, it was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves   more
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biggest_pro_going says2015-04-20T16:25:33.7778519-05:00
Surprise surprise, US is winning. Just to remind this poll is not just if u love America vote America. I like Cuba that does not mean i would say it has the strongest Military. Don't be stupid actually think and then vote don't let your inner MURICA tell u what to vote.
Kreakin says2015-04-20T16:26:21.1865558-05:00
I'm not American...
Eli24 says2015-04-20T16:33:23.5376310-05:00
Ya, its what we actually think. Russia most certainly wont be number 1. I wouldnt be suprised if China was though.
Kreakin says2015-04-20T16:35:20.8876154-05:00
Will be a cold day in hell when the West lets China overtake us.
58539672 says2015-04-20T20:05:12.4771302-05:00
If China can continue their massive economic growth for the next 35 years, it is possible that they could catch up to the US. However the chances of maintaining that growth rate over that long of a time period is next to impossible. Their economy is already slowing down and a crash is expected sometime in the next decade or so. Plus China has a lot of internal problems that are holding it back from replacing the US.
triangle.128k says2015-04-20T20:27:53.3518537-05:00
China's economy and politics are terrible due to it's communism.
triangle.128k says2015-04-20T20:28:31.0626364-05:00
The only way that China has a chance of competing with us is if they get out of communism.
triangle.128k says2015-04-20T20:38:13.5026290-05:00
China's economy won't last for long, it will likely go downhill.
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T08:46:10.1460918-05:00
The only way I see any nation coming close to overtaking us is if there's a brutal revolution, a new frontier, or a new nation that unites more territory under an even more free policy. Oh, or if we become like nazi Germany and try to take over the world too early. :P
Kreakin says2015-04-21T10:25:46.3270737-05:00
Of course by 2050 we may have globalisation with no countries and one central Gov.
biggest_pro_going says2015-04-21T12:34:20.3737224-05:00
Just because u consider China and Russia to not be as "free"? As America does not mean they will not be stronger in 35 years. I understand why America would be up there in this. But not 18 votes!
biggest_pro_going says2015-04-21T12:39:10.0851660-05:00
And stop saying that America is so strong know it would take far more than 35 years to beat us. Because a lot of countries were on the top for only a few years like Nazi Germany. Super powers fall. It was the UK 1900-1914 Then it was Germany/Russia/UK from 1914-1918 then it was the UK/France from 1918-1938 Then Nazi Germany from 1938-1942, Then the soviets from 1942-1989 America has been on top for 26 years it wont stay there for long (as many countries hope).
dbushwacker says2015-04-21T13:28:03.4662305-05:00
Don't forget Napoleon Bonaparte, that was by far the best. But then there were the Mongols, the Magyars, and the Huns (whom you could consider Russian I suppose). And given, no empire lasts forever, but Russia has been long passed its date for reformation. Russia is just passed its prime, for now, is all and its obvious by the way they desperately had to steal the Crimea from the Ukraine.
58539672 says2015-04-21T15:00:43.3712709-05:00
@biggest_pro_going Their are a few things wrong with your statement. First, the have only been three true superpowers (nations that have influence across the entire planet). Those are the British Empire (1815-1949), the Soviet Union (1949-1991), and the United States of America (1945-Present). Second, of those three, the US is by far the strongest in terms of military strength. Even the Soviet Union at its hight was still only second best. This can be seen by the number of weaponry that both nations have, how wealthy they are, and how modern their military is. The US did a massive build-up of its military back in the 80's, were most of what we consider modern weaponry was built. Russia, China, and a few others have only recently started modernizing their armed forces, 35 years after the US, and their hardware is still at best parroting the US. China in particular is the biggest example of this. Third, the US has been the dominate nation on the planet for 70 years and the Soviet Union was never number one. And that was back then. The modern day Russia is a shadow of its former self, desperately trying to reach its former glory. If any of the nations on this list have any hope of surpassing the US, it is China.
biggest_pro_going says2015-04-22T15:23:45.6728290-05:00
Ye your right the Soviet union had like 10,000 more nuclear weapons than the US but it was not stronger. Also "desperately had to steal the Crimea from the Ukraine."- Due to the overthrowing of a democratically elected government backed and funded by the west. Russia and CRIMEA BOTH decided to hell a REFERENDUM not invasion in Crimea and over 95% voted to join Russia. How is that desperate and weak?
58539672 says2015-04-22T22:16:45.8433802-05:00
@biggest_pro_going First, at the hight of the Arms Race, the US had 11,000 nuclear warheads while the Soviet Union had 10,000 nuclear warheads. So no, the Soviet Union never outpaced the US. Second, yes Russia is a shadow of what it once was, and yes they are trying to reclaim land that was once theirs. That falls under the category of trying to reclaim lost glory. As for Crimea, I don't dispute the results of the referendum and it was not even a topic that I brought up. Im curious why you bring something like that completely out of the blue. Third, I never called Russia weak. I called them second best, which of the 196 nations in the world, is still very high up their. Fourth, I can respect you for being very patriotic toward your country (I myself am very patriotic), but when you let that patriotism blind you from seeing reality, you may want to take a step back and reevaluate the situation. You have access to unlimited amounts of information at your fingertips, yet you refuse to use it to even look up basic facts regarding the cold war. Half your posts are either made of misconceptions or out right propaganda that can easily be disproven by a google search.
dbushwacker says2015-04-23T08:29:17.7046793-05:00
He's talking about my last comment I brought up the Crimea and how Russia has passed its prime. I didn't care much for a referendum either, still a reconquista of sorts.

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