Originally Posted by Rabs
Israel as the number one power in the world I dunno about that . In there region maybe, but Israel compared to Russia,USA,China rather small.
Good point an I doubt that they were making a case for Israel being the most powerful military in the world. You can easily make a case for Israel being the best man for man, which is probably what they meant. Based upon the criteria listed, you have lots of potential answers.
BTW, I did forget to answer one: Nuclear Potential/Power. That would be the USA by sheer numbers w/ Russia as a close second and the rest of the world being WAY bellow the big 2. All that courtesy of the Cold War. China is the only other nation worth seriously considering outside of the USA and Russia in terms of numbers.