Israel was ranked the eighth most powerful country in the world, according to the US News and World Report’s power ranking in 2019.
The power ranking was based on leader, economic influence, political influence, international alliance and a strong military. This ranking was part of a subcategory ranking for the US News’s annual Best Country ranking. Israel received a high ranking because of its strong military, along with its strong political influence and international alliances.
The top nine most powerful countries, according to the report, have not changed since 2018. The United States of America snagged the No. 1 spot because it has the largest economy and biggest military budget in the world, spending more than $610 billion on military hardware and personnel in 2017. Other powerfully ranked countries included Russia, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
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