Ukraine entered the top 40 most powerful states in the world

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: December 16 2019 at 02:34 pm

Outstripped Finland, Poland and Argentina

In the ranking of the 80 most powerful countries in the world, Ukraine took 39th position (up 6 points in a year), according to the American magazine USNews & World Report . The list was compiled by analysts from the BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, taking into account factors such as economics , political influence, military power and leadership in the world, including participation in international alliances.

Thus, Ukraine managed to overtake, for example, Finland, Poland and Argentina in the list. True, experts were guided by some data on our country, which can hardly be called plausible.

Ukraine Rankings
Ukraine Rankings

For example, when allocating seats, they took into account that the population of Ukraine is 44.8 million people. Although, according to the State Statistics Service, since the beginning of 2019, the country's population has decreased by almost 200 thousand people and as of October 1 amounted to 41.96 million people.

The top ten winners of the rating look like this:

  1. USA;
  2. Russia;
  3. China;
  4. Germany;
  5. Great Britain;
  6. France;
  7. Japan;
  8. Israel;
  9. Saudi Arabia;
  10. South Korea (the only country that has changed its position from 2018, moving the UAE to 11th place).

The rating of countries is closed mainly by the Baltic states: Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia and Estonia.

Recall that at the end of November, Ukraine also entered the top ten European countries in the number of payments using wearable devices, such as watches, bracelets, etc., of which there are already more than 30 types.

Ukraine entered the top 40 most powerful states in the world
Ukraine entered the top 40 most powerful states in the world