Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Paris in November 2018.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Paris in November 2018.Yoan Valat, Pool via AP
  • The world's most powerful countries were ranked by US News.

  • Many other nations changed their positions due to global instability.

  • The country rose 19 places in the rankings.

The US, China, and Russia were the most powerful countries in the world in 2022.

The rankings look at how much influence a country has, as well as their political, economic, and military power.

It ranked 85 countries based on responses from 17,000 people in its annual "best countries" study.

The world's 25 most powerful nations are listed in the ranking.

The following is a list of 25. There is a country called Belgium.

Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium.Photolibrary / Getty Images Plus

Belgium is described as a small, highly developed and urbanized country.

According to US News, it was a founding member of the EU, the eurozone, the World Trade Organization, NATO, and theOECD.

The headquarters of NATO and the European Council are located there.

It was one place lower than last year.

There is a new date for this. There is a country called the Netherlands.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.George Pachantouris/Getty Images

The country was the first in the world to allow same-sex marriage.

The Netherlands is home to the headquarters of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

The country has the most museums in the world.

It was ranked 23rd in the power ranking.

There is a new date for this article. There is a country calledQatar.

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Astana, Kazakhstan, in October 2022.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Astana, Kazakhstan, in October 2022.Vyacheslav Prokofyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

One of the wealthiest countries in the world isQatar, which is rich in oil and gas.

The country is the host of the World Cup in 2022.

Many prominent American universities have established satellite campuses on the outskirts of Doha, it was said.

The deaths of migrant workers were noted.

It was one place lower than last year.

There is a new date for this event. There is a country called Sweden.

Stockholm, Sweden.Mistervlad/Shutterstock

According to US News, Sweden's commitment to human rights, public service and sustainable practices have made it a respected leader in international affairs.

The people of the area have one of the longest life expectancies in the world.

Sweden is one of the largest EU countries by land.

Sweden gained four places compared to the previous year.

A new day has arrived. There is a country called Brazil.

Supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wave a Brazilian flag during a campaign rally.Fred Magno/Getty Images

The South American country is described as the giant of the continent.

Brazil is one of the world's top coffee producers and has a big tourism industry.

The International Monetary Fund stated that Brazil is one of the world's largest economies.

The country's membership in international bodies and the Amazon rainforest were also cited.

The country fell two places compared to last year.

A new date. There is a country called Switzerland.

Basel, Switzerland.Boxun Liu / EyeEm / Getty Images

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world.

Switzerland's cultural contributions are disproportionate to its small size, according to it. Swiss citizens have won more awards than any other nation.

The headquarters of the Red Cross and the UN are located in Switzerland.

US News mentioned the country's private banking sector, low unemployment and high-tech manufacturing industry.

This year, Switzerland was three places lower than last year.

18. There is a country called Spain.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia in Barcelona, Spain.Pol Albarrán/Getty Images

The country's economy is recovering from a decline during the financial crisis according to US News.

The country has a colonial history.

Spain was one place lower than last year.

There is a new item on the market. Iran is a country in the Middle East.

Iranian flag in Tehran, IranGetty Images

Iran has one of the largest economies in the Middle East and one of the largest populations, according to US News.

The country has long been of interest to global powers because of its strategic location in the Middle East and abundant natural resources.

Iran has 10% of the world's oil reserves and is a founding member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

There is a nuclear program in the country.

17th There is a country called Turkey.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

According to US News, Turkey is expected to be one of its fastest growing members in coming years.

US News said that Turkey is a founding member of the UN.

Turkey is facing terrorism and political instability, according to the report.

Turkey was ranked 14th in the world in 2021.

A new date has been added. The country of Australia.

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According to US News, Australia is a wealthy nation with a market-based economy that has a high gross domestic product.

There are fifteen. The country of Italy.

Tourists visit the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.vvoe/Shutterstock

Italy is a popular destination for more than 40 million tourists each year, according to US News.

Italy is the fourth largest economy in the Eurozone.

The 14th. Ukranian

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the press in the town of Bucha on April 4, 2022.Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations and the World Trade Organization are some of the international organizations that Ukraine is a member of.

According to US News, the three largest economic sectors are services, industry and agriculture.

The country's history of conflict with Russia, as well as its history of corruption, were mentioned.

Last year, Ukraine was ranked 33rd in the rankings.

The country is receiving huge political and military support from nations like the US, as well as the EU and NATO, and has been celebrated for its resistance to Russia.

It's population, cities and industries have been destroyed by the invasion, leaving huge losses that will take decades to rebuild.

13th India is a part of the world.

Mumbai, India.Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

According to US News, India has a fast-growing, diverse economy with a large, skilled workforce.

India is one of the world's poorer countries and is the second mostpopulous.

India has become an important center of information technology services.

When it was ranked 19th, India fell six places.

The country of Canada.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in Germany in June 2022.AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

According to US News, Canada is a high tech industrial society with a high standard of living.

Canada is the fourth-largest oil producer in the world and ranks third in proven oil reserves.

Canada is the second largest country in the world by mass and is a member of NATO and other international alliances.

There is a new date for the 11th. There is a country called Saudi Arabia.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

US News reported that Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil producer.

Saudi Arabia is a founding member of the OPEC oil alliance and a member of the World Trade Organization.

The country is often at odds with the West because of its human rights abuses.

The country is considered to be the home of Mecca by US News.

Saudi Arabia dropped two places from last year.

There are ten. ISRAEL

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.Sebastian Scheiner/AP Images

The country has played a large role in global affairs.

It has a strong economy and is important to Jewish people around the world.

According to US News, the country is accused of human rights abuses.

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy with cut diamonds, high- technology equipment and pharmaceuticals.

Last year, it was ranked 11th.

There are nine. The United Arab Emirate.

The Dubai Marina.Jumana Jolie for Getty Images

The discovery of oil in the 20th century led to the transformation of the country.

According to the CIA's World Factbook, the per capita gross domestic product of the U.A. is on par with leading Western European countries.

The country has been named the most competitive economy in the world.

The city of Abu Dhabi has a poor human-rights record, but it is still popular with tourists.

It was one place higher than last year.

There are eight. The world's second largest country, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.Jackyenjoyphotography/ Getty Images

One of the world's most literate and technically advanced nations is Japan.

Japan is one of the world's largest producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment and steel, according to the report.

Last year, Japan was ranked sixth.

There are seven. France is located in the United States.

French President Emmanuel Macron.Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

According to US News, France is a wealthy, high-income nation and that its influence is difficult to overstate.

According to US News, France is one of the world's oldest countries and its reach extends around the globe through science, politics, economics and culture.

One of the biggest weapons exporters in the world is the country.

There are six. There is a country called South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea.Time, Life, Enjoy.../ Getty Images

One of the world's largest gross national savings and reserves of foreign investment can be found in the country.

When it was ranked eighth, South Korea fell.

There are five. The United Kingdom is part of the world.

City of London financial district: the Bank of England and Royal ExchangeJeff Overs / Contributor/Getty Images

The UK exerts considerable international economic, political, scientific and cultural influence according to US News.

The country's role on the global stage faces new questions after it decided to leave the EU.

The UK has a long history of major contributions to the arts and sciences.

The UK's global influence is boosted by the legacies of the British Empire.

There are four. There is a country called Germany.

Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz at an EU summit in Brussels on December 15, 2022.AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Germany is the most populous nation in the European Union and has one of the largest economies in the world, according to US News.

Germany has one of the world's biggest populations and is one of the world's leading importers and exporters.

There are three. Russia is located in the Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets soldiers during a visit at a military training centre outside the town of Ryazan on October 20, 2022.Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had a negative impact on the country's image in the eyes of the international community.

The country is the largest by land mass and has one of the largest economies thanks to its oil and gas production.

Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and is also a member of the G20.

There are two The world's largest country, China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, in October 2022.Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

According to US News, China's economy is the second largest in the world, and its Communist Party is the largest.

The outlet noted the country's growing population and its poor human-rights record.

The country is influential and has nuclear weapons.

This is the first thing. The U.S.

US President Joe Biden.Susan Walsh/AP

The US is at the top of the rankings.

According to US News, it is the world's most dominant economic and military power, as well as being a leader in popular culture.

After the murder of George Floyd there was unrest in the country.

The US often takes a leading role in international organizations, according to US News.

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