Cultural Diversity


While Economic and Political prowess determine a country’s power, it is the culture which dictates country's greater impact on the world. From the artistic and scientific legacy of Italy’s Renaissance to the United states of America turning film into a global industry in the Hollywood Golden Age, our Globe is constantly being shaped by the cultural waves spreading steadily and swiftly across the planet. US News and World Report has determined the world’s most culturally influential countries by measuring their global significance in 7 categories: prestige, fashion, entertainment, happiness, trendiness, modernity and general cultural influence. 

1. Italy

Italy country reigns supreme on the list with a 10/10 for both the fashion and trendiness and a 9.8/10 for having a generally influential culture. The country of Italy responsible for pizza, Michelangelo and the fashion houses of Milan has been shaping of the world culture since the Renaissance and it doesn’t look to be changing any time soon.

2. France

The country of France is most culturally influential when it comes to fashion, scoring a 9.7/10 in this category which means France is very fashionable country. Coco Chanel French designer made wearing trousers fashionable for women and for the the country, especially Paris which is also a capital of France Country remains the heart of haute couture.

3. United States

The country of United States Scoring a 10/10 in modernity and a 9.2/10 for its entertainment, the Country of United States retains its historical position as the center of the modern world and its entertainment industry continues to have a huge impact in all over the World.

4. Spain

For entertainment the country of Spain ranks 10/10. From the renowned artists like Picasso and Goya to the passionate dance of flamenco, the artistic heritage of France country runs deep.

5. United Kingdom

UK is Coming in at number 5, the United Kingdom like the Switzerland is most known for its prestige, scoring 9.6/10. The world’s leading financial centre is London and with large parts of the world obsessing over the British royal family, the country of United Kingdom is also seen as a beacon of proper decorum.

6. Japan

The country of Japan’s cultural reach spawns mainly from its modernity (9.6/10)  followed close behind by the fact that it has a highly influential cultulre (9.2/10). In all over  the world from sushi to fashion, the vibrations of this country’s cultural impact can be felt.

7. Switzerland

When it comes to prestige the country of Switzerland tops the global culture, in which it is rated as an impressive 10/10 in prestige. An unmatched heritage in banking for the famour and rich and a reputation for running neutrally and smoothly is responsible for this accolade.

8. Brazil

For this South American nation’s impact on global culture entertainment leads the way. People have swayed to the sultry rhythms of music of Brazil for decades and Rio Carnival of this is the world famous. Recently, the country of Brazil has also added a growing cinema industry to its entertainment heritage and arts.

9. Australia

the country of Australia place at number 9. is also based on its modernity with the country achieving 9.7/10. In terms of its population's happiness It also scored well 9.5/10.Its laid-back attitude the country is known for; the colloquial phrase like “no worries” are originated there and is now utilised all over the world.

10. Sweden

Impact of Sweden is determined mainly by its modernity, in which it has scored 9.1/10. Of modern trends the Nordic nation is at the fore-front, with the Scandi aesthetic renowned for its affordability and sleek functionality. And then there is IKEA, a global phenomenon that has changed the home furnishing forever.


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