Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monocle Magazine’s annual Soft Power list keeps northern Europe on top

The British-based international magazine Monocle has release its annual list of nations’ soft power prowess. Britain came out on tips this year following the successful hosting of the Olympic Games. Northern Europe scored highly and the draw-card of the Germanic and Scandinavian nations were in general the arts, friendly business environments, entrepreneurial population, and good education systems. Continued economic troubles saw previous winner France and other southern European countries such as Spain and Italy sink on the list.

These were the top entrants:

  1. Great Britain
  2. United States
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Sweden
  6. Japan
  7. Denmark
  8. Switzerland
  9. Australia
  10. Canada