Core Countries 2019

Core countries are defined as wealthy, industrialized countries that other less-developed countries (periphery and semi-periphery) countries depend on. Core countries share a few distinct features, including having a wide variety of resources at their disposal. These nations have strong militaries, powerful alliances throughout the world, and control the global market. Residents of core countries are also thought to be the wealthiest and more educated than people in less-developed nations.

Core countries have certain powers over other countries when it comes to the economy, politics, and the military. These countries are known as core countries because they serve as the core of the world system.

Throughout history, some countries have remained core countries, while others have changed. Countries that are influential are typically the ones that keep their spots. New core countries have emerged, while others have fallen behind the times.

While there is a general definition of a core country, there is no set criteria to determine an exact list. One such list designates the following as core countries of the world:

However, American sociologist Salvatore Babones has a different list based on a study of the world economy over a period of 28 years. Countries on that list are:

* Countries are chosen using Human Development Index.
Country Human Development Index Population 2019
Australia0.93925,203,198
Austria0.9088,955,102
Belgium0.91611,539,328
Canada0.92637,411,047
Denmark0.9295,771,876
Finland0.925,532,156
France0.90165,129,728
Germany0.93683,517,045
Ireland0.9384,882,495
Italy0.8860,550,075
Japan0.909126,860,301
Netherlands0.93117,097,130
New Zealand0.9174,783,063
Norway0.9535,378,857
Spain0.89146,736,776
Sweden0.93310,036,379
Switzerland0.9448,591,365
United Kingdom0.92267,530,172
United States0.924329,064,917