Leading Nations


There was a time when the United States, England, Russia, and France were considered the most powerful and leading nations in the world.  Prior to the 21st Century, the United States, England, Russia, and France, were considered the powerful houses throughout the world.  The United States, after World War II, became one of the most powerful nations in the world due to manufacturing innovation, automobile innovation, and industry innovation.  Many countries, after World War II, relied on the Unites States to assist with the rebuilding of their countries.  The United States helped to rebuild countries like Japan, China, France, Germany, and other Asian countries, which occurred after World War II.


The United States, England, Russia, and France would remain the power houses of the country throughout the mid-1940s to 2000.  But, the 21st Century would mark a shift in the leading nations from United States and England to countries like China and Japan.  The new leading nations of the 21st Century would come from the Asia continent and the Middle East.  The shift in leading nations, in the 21st Century, is due to many factors like advancements in computer technology and research development.  Another important factor in the shift of leading nations, during the 21st Century, is that countries like China, Japan, and India have made many investments and advancements in the education of their children.  Education is very important in many countries like China, Japan, and India because each country spends more money per child for their educational needs than United States does.  Also, many countries like China and India are spending more time educating their children in the fields of science and computer technology.  This ensures that their children are up to date and more advanced in the fields of science and computer technology.


The United States, England, Russia, and France are no longer considered the leading nations of the world because they do not spend as much money per child for their educational needs.  The Unites States has just recently started to encourage American students to study more in the fields of science, mathematics, and computer technology.  The United States is at least 20 years behind China and Japan in the education of children in the fields of science, mathematics, and computer technology.  Also, many companies since the 1990s, have been moving their operations to other countries to pay last wages to employees and pay less taxes.  Countries like China, Japan, India, and Middle Eastern countries will become the new leaders of the world because of their advancements in science, mathematics, and computer technology.