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South American Countries Ranked by Military Strength

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 02/2014

South America has continued to see growing military forces and the shifting of power to a select few.

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The GFP ranking makes use of over 40 factors to determine each nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. From this score, the finalized ranking is generated. The factors are set within our algorithm which provides a fair canvas and allows smaller, technologically advanced nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Additionally, various bonuses and penalties are added for refinement. In the end, we hope it presents an unbiased ranking and realistic outlook on the conventional military firepower and strength of a given country for a given year. At the very least, this list can be used to stir healthy debate amongst visitors to GFP.


There are a total of 10 countries of the South American Theater in the GFP database.

1
PwrIndx: 0.6663
2
PwrIndx: 1.6234
3
PwrIndx: 1.6242
4
PwrIndx: 1.6523
5
PwrIndx: 1.6926
6
PwrIndx: 1.7343
7
PwrIndx: 2.3045
8
PwrIndx: 2.7651
9
PwrIndx: 2.7841
10
PwrIndx: 3.6352

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MANPOWER:

Total Populations
Available Manpower
Fit for Service
Reaching Military Age Annually
Active Military Manpower
Active Reserve Military Manpower


LAND SYSTEMS:

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Self-Propelled Guns
Towed Artillery Pieces
Rocket Projectors (MLRS)


AIR POWER:

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• Attack Aircraft
• Transport Aircraft
• Trainer Aircraft
Helicopters
• Attack Helicopters
Serviceable Airports


NAVAL POWER:

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Submarines
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