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NATO Member States Ranked by Military Strength Ranking


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
National FLag
  United States
  PwrIndx: 0.0857, GFP Affiliations: North America; NATO; Apacific
2
National FLag
  France
  PwrIndx: 0.1914, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
3
National FLag
  United Kingdom
  PwrIndx: 0.2131, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
4
National FLag
  Turkey
  PwrIndx: 0.2491, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; NATO; Balkan; Asia
5
National FLag
  Germany
  PwrIndx: 0.2609, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
6
National FLag
  Italy
  PwrIndx: 0.2694, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
7
National FLag
  Poland
  PwrIndx: 0.3831, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
8
National FLag
  Canada
  PwrIndx: 0.4381, GFP Affiliations: North America; NATO; Apacific
9
National FLag
  Spain
  PwrIndx: 0.4806, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
10
National FLag
  Greece
  PwrIndx: 0.4981, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
11
National FLag
  Czech Republic
  PwrIndx: 0.6161, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
12
National FLag
  Norway
  PwrIndx: 0.6974, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; NATO
13
National FLag
  Netherlands
  PwrIndx: 0.7119, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
14
National FLag
  Romania
  PwrIndx: 0.7473, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
15
National FLag
  Denmark
  PwrIndx: 0.8494, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; Europe; NATO; European Union
16
National FLag
  Portugal
  PwrIndx: 0.9437, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
17
National FLag
  Hungary
  PwrIndx: 0.9536, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
18
National FLag
  Belgium
  PwrIndx: 1.0281, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
19
National FLag
  Bulgaria
  PwrIndx: 1.0486, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
20
National FLag
  Croatia
  PwrIndx: 1.0731, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
21
National FLag
  Slovakia
  PwrIndx: 1.3204, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
22
National FLag
  Albania
  PwrIndx: 1.8465, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; Balkan
23
National FLag
  Lithuania
  PwrIndx: 1.9381, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
24
National FLag
  Latvia
  PwrIndx: 2.1922, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
25
National FLag
  Estonia
  PwrIndx: 2.3326, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
26
National FLag
  Slovenia
  PwrIndx: 2.3869, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan