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    Established in April of 1949 as a counter to the Soviet threat in Europe, NATO still maintains an active presence in affairs around the world today.

    Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, NATO was founded in 1949 by a collection of twelve world powers including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada. It expanded in 1952 to include Greece and Turkey and then, again, in 1955 to formally introduce West Germany. 1982 saw Spain come aboard and the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland followed in a 1999 expansion. March 2004 introduced members Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia until, finally, in 2009 Albania and Croatia were welcomed. Formed to counter the threat of Soviet expansion in Europe, NATO resides today as an impressive collective military power (at least on paper) with the capability to call nearly 3.5 million personnel into service and expenditures totaling over $900 million (USD) with the United States taking both the material and financial lead.


    For 2017 there are a total of 26 countries included in this listing. While there are officially twenty-eight total NATO members, Iceland and Luxembourg are not included in this list due to unmet conditions and minimums. Iceland does not officially maintain a standing army.


    1
      United States
      PwrIndx: 0.0871, GFP Affiliations: North America; NATO; Apacific
    2
      France
      PwrIndx: 0.1955, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    3
      United Kingdom
      PwrIndx: 0.2147, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    4
      Turkey
      PwrIndx: 0.2554, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; NATO; Balkan; Asia
    5
      Germany
      PwrIndx: 0.2573, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    6
      Italy
      PwrIndx: 0.2708, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    7
      Poland
      PwrIndx: 0.3786, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    8
      Canada
      PwrIndx: 0.4362, GFP Affiliations: North America; NATO; Apacific
    9
      Spain
      PwrIndx: 0.4911, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    10
      Greece
      PwrIndx: 0.5023, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
    11
      Czech Republic
      PwrIndx: 0.6196, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    12
      Norway
      PwrIndx: 0.7002, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; NATO
    13
      Netherlands
      PwrIndx: 0.7047, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    14
      Romania
      PwrIndx: 0.7534, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
    15
      Denmark
      PwrIndx: 0.8448, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; Europe; NATO; European Union
    16
      Portugal
      PwrIndx: 0.9488, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    17
      Hungary
      PwrIndx: 0.9663, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    18
      Belgium
      PwrIndx: 1.0135, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    19
      Bulgaria
      PwrIndx: 1.0201, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
    20
      Croatia
      PwrIndx: 1.0411, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
    21
      Slovakia
      PwrIndx: 1.3292, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
    22
      Albania
      PwrIndx: 1.8599, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; Balkan
    23
      Lithuania
      PwrIndx: 1.9111, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    24
      Latvia
      PwrIndx: 2.1285, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    25
      Estonia
      PwrIndx: 2.2603, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
    26
      Slovenia
      PwrIndx: 2.3368, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan