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    As the European Union does not maintain an official standing army of its own it relies on the framework established by each of its individual member states.

    The European Union (EU) does not maintain its own military force and thus relies on the capabilities of each of its members should the worst come to pass. Europe is still militarily protected by the NATO alliance to an extent as twenty-two EU members are also NATO supporters / contributors. Regardless, the EU has on call (at least theoretically) over 1.5 million personnel, nearly 7,700 tanks, 2,450 aircraft (including helicopters), and nearly 550 warships and submarines.


    For 2017 there are a total of 24 countries included in this listing. While there are officially twenty-eight total EU members, the Republic of Cyprus, Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta are not included in this list due to unmet conditions and minimums. Due to the 'BREXIT' vote results, which sought to remove the United Kingdom out of the European Union, this list will be updated once the motion becomes official for both sides.


    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
      Czech Republic
      PwrIndx: 0.6196, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    10
      Netherlands
      PwrIndx: 0.7047, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    11
      Romania
      PwrIndx: 0.7534, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
    12
      Denmark
      PwrIndx: 0.8448, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; Europe; NATO; European Union
    13
      Finland
      PwrIndx: 0.8779, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; European Union
    14
      Austria
      PwrIndx: 0.8876, GFP Affiliations: Europe; European Union
    15
      Portugal
      PwrIndx: 0.9488, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    16
      Hungary
      PwrIndx: 0.9663, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    17
      Belgium
      PwrIndx: 1.0135, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    18
      Bulgaria
      PwrIndx: 1.0201, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
    19
      Croatia
      PwrIndx: 1.0411, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
    20
      Slovakia
      PwrIndx: 1.3292, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    21
      Lithuania
      PwrIndx: 1.9111, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    22
      Latvia
      PwrIndx: 2.1285, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    23
      Estonia
      PwrIndx: 2.2603, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    24
      Slovenia
      PwrIndx: 2.3368, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan