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    Modern Europe has been Ground Zero for both of the global wars of the 20th Century.

    The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.


    For 2017 there are a total of 31 countries included in this listing.


    1
      France
      PwrIndx: 0.1955, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    2
      United Kingdom
      PwrIndx: 0.2147, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    3
      Germany
      PwrIndx: 0.2573, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    4
      Italy
      PwrIndx: 0.2708, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    5
      Poland
      PwrIndx: 0.3786, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    6
      Spain
      PwrIndx: 0.4911, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    7
      Greece
      PwrIndx: 0.5023, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
    8
      Sweden
      PwrIndx: 0.5663, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; European Union
    9
      Ukraine
      PwrIndx: 0.5715, GFP Affiliations: Europe; EasternEuro
    10
      Czech Republic
      PwrIndx: 0.6196, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    11
      Switzerland
      PwrIndx: 0.6961, GFP Affiliations: Europe
    12
      Netherlands
      PwrIndx: 0.7047, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    13
      Romania
      PwrIndx: 0.7534, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
    14
      Belarus
      PwrIndx: 0.8312, GFP Affiliations: Europe; EasternEuro
    15
      Denmark
      PwrIndx: 0.8448, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; Europe; NATO; European Union
    16
      Finland
      PwrIndx: 0.8779, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; European Union
    17
      Austria
      PwrIndx: 0.8876, GFP Affiliations: Europe; European Union
    18
      Portugal
      PwrIndx: 0.9488, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    19
      Hungary
      PwrIndx: 0.9663, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    20
      Belgium
      PwrIndx: 1.0135, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    21
      Bulgaria
      PwrIndx: 1.0201, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
    22
      Croatia
      PwrIndx: 1.0411, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
    23
      Slovakia
      PwrIndx: 1.3292, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    24
      Serbia
      PwrIndx: 1.5155, GFP Affiliations: Europe; Balkan
    25
      Albania
      PwrIndx: 1.8599, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; Balkan
    26
      Lithuania
      PwrIndx: 1.9111, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    27
      Latvia
      PwrIndx: 2.1285, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    28
      Estonia
      PwrIndx: 2.2603, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    29
      Slovenia
      PwrIndx: 2.3368, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
    30
      Macedonia
      PwrIndx: 2.4431, GFP Affiliations: Europe; Balkan
    31
      Bosnia and Herzegovina
      PwrIndx: 2.8016, GFP Affiliations: Europe; Balkan