These Are Real Civilizational States: China, Russia, Japan, Korea (One) and Singapore.
Countries that have Potential to become Civilizational States: Egypt, India, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico.
Countries with no Potential to become Civilizational States: All Western Countries.
Isn't Russia part of the West ? White, European origin, Christian.
I don't want to get into Genetics but Slavs aren't/weren't considered White by many (ex: Nazi Germany). Stalin didn't consider himself as a White Person but rather an Arab. Russia is better considered as Euro-Asian Hybrid IMO.
Greece recently had a Huge Debt Crisis which went for 8 Years and is having a Falling Population, so I don't consider it one.
Things in Mind when considering Civi-States
1. Competence of Governance
2. Keeping Marginalized Communities at Bay.
5. Portrayal of Country to Foreigners
6. Promotion of History and Culture.
7. Respect for Ancestors
8. Mix of Traditionalism and Modernity
China - a civilizational state? CCP has done everything in its power to erase its history and heritage before 1949.
Not at all, China is promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine on the World Stage, India is not even promoting Ayurveda. Xi proudly claimed in front of Trump that China has 5,000 Years History. They still respect their Emperors, Have Banned Christian Missionaries and Confucianism is making a Comeback.
Why are Brazil and Mexico on the list? Bolivia is a country whose current ruling party seems to like its Pagan past. Mexico and Brazil? Not so sure.
Brazil & Mexico have growing Economies as well as Competent Leadership (AMLO in Mexico is Left-Wing and Nationalist while Bolsonaro is literally plotting a Coup Next Year).