The United States, which is a country in North America, is regarded as the most powerful nation in the world. With 50 states, it has unrivalled economic and military might.
The world's most populated nation is China. It has been governed by the Communist Party since 1949 and is home to some of the world's oldest civilisations. The nation has 14 borders and is divided into five time zones, second only to Russia.
The world's largest nation is Russia. The transcontinental nation that spans northern Asia and eastern Europe has the most international borders of any nation in the world with sixteen. It spans eleven different time zones.
One of the largest economies in the world belongs to the European Union's most populous country. The nation is home to beautiful landscapes and more than two thousand years of history.
One of the world's most developed countries is the United Kingdom. The island country has a significant impact on world politics, economics, science, and culture.
One of the world's most technologically and literately developed countries is Japan. The nation, which consists of four major islands, is listed as the sixth most powerful country in the world.
France, one of the oldest nations in the world, is renowned for the variety of its cultures. The nation is one of the leading exporters of weapons in the world and is home to fashion houses, museums of classical art, and fashion houses.
South Korea is renowned for having seen rapid economic growth. With North Korea, the East Asian country has one of the most strongly fortified frontiers in the world.
The Middle Eastern nation is well-known for both its oil and for having one of the biggest sand deserts in the world. On the list of the world's most powerful countries, the nation comes in at number nine.
On the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE is a confederation of seven emirates. Two of the Middle Eastern nation's emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are well-known to tourists.