BRITAIN has maintained its position as the world’s second most powerful nation, according to an annual global league table published today.
In a rebuke to gloom-laden Brexit forecasts the Henry Jackson Society Geopolitical Index brands the UK as “a truly global power”.
It says Britain has a “military might” greater than China and a technology prowess “far in advance of Russia”.
The study attributes much of the UK’s comparative power to its diplomatic, financial and cultural capabilities and links around the globe as well as its recent boost in overseas investment, aid and military.
Only America finished above Britain in the league table of powerful nations. But the analysis warns that Britain’s second place is under “serious threat” from China due to its economic growth and naval investment.
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