How do you feel about the developed countries influences on the world? Which have the best influence? The "influence" I'm talking about is in regards to: -War and Agression -Human rights abuse -Environmental policy -Generosity unto Third World countries and more specifically Africa. -Regimes these countries support -Anything else you can think of that affects the reputation of a country. I'll start: I think that the US has, overall, quite a bad influence on the world. The war in Iraq is an example of this bad influence, as well as the fact it is the biggest polluter and cause of global warming. The conditions of the prisoners on Guantanamo Bay are awful, with people being tortured and imprisoned with no trial. The fact that the US is the principal sponsor of Israel and the policy Israel has doesn't elevate my opinion of them. I would also say that the US gives a very small percentage of its GNI in aid (0.17) compared to European countries. This is why I would have to say I think the EU has the best influence on the world. It has a good environmental policy and is actively fighting global warming. France vetoed the war in Iraq. They are generous in helping Third world countries (Swedish percentage of GNI in aid is about 1.07).