Global Firepower

Countries Ranked by Military Strength (2016)

The complete Global Firepower list puts the military powers of the world into full perspective.





The finalized ranking relies on over 50 factors to determine a given nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. This allows smaller, though more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Modifiers in the form of bonuses and penalties are added to refine the list. Some things to observe in regards to the finalized ranking:


• Ranking does not simply rely on the total number of weapons available to any one country but rather focuses on weapon diversity within the number totals to provide a better balance of firepower available (i.e. fielding 100 minesweepers does not equal the strategic and tactical value of fielding 10 aircraft carriers).
• Nuclear stockpiles are NOT taken into account but recognized / suspected nuclear powers receive a bonus.
• Geographical factors, logistical flexibility, natural resources and local industry influence the final ranking.
• Available manpower is a key consideration; nations with large populations tend to rank higher.
• Land-locked nations are NOT penalized for lack of a navy; naval powers ARE penalized for lack of diversity in available assets.
• NATO allies receive a slight bonus due to the theoretical sharing of resources.
• Current political / military leadership is NOT taken into account.


As of 4/1/2016 there are a total of (126) countries included in the GFP database.


1
0.0897 - United States of America (North America)
2
0.0964 - Russia (Asia)
3
0.0988 - China (Asia)
4
0.1661 - India (Asia)
5
0.1993 - France (Europe)
6
0.2164 - United Kingdom (Europe)
7
0.2466 - Japan (Asia)
8
0.2623 - Turkey (Asia; Middle East)
9
0.2646 - Germany (Europe)
10
0.2724 - Italy (Europe)
11
0.2824 - South Korea (Asia)
12
0.3056 - Egypt (Africa; Middle East)
13
0.3246 - Pakistan (Asia)
14
0.3354 - Indonesia (Asia; Southeast)
15
0.3359 - Brazil (South America; Latin)
16
0.3591 - Israel (Middle East)
17
0.3684 - Vietnam (Asia; Southeast)
18
0.3909 - Poland (Europe)
19
0.3958 - Taiwan (Asia)
20
0.4068 - Thailand (Asia; Southeast)
21
0.4071 - Iran (Middle East)
22
0.4192 - Canada (North America)
23
0.4209 - Australia (Asia)
24
0.4335 - Saudi Arabia (Middle East)
25
0.4442 - North Korea (Asia)
26
0.4514 - Algeria (Africa)
27
0.4913 - Spain (Europe)
28
0.5147 - Greece (Europe)
29
0.5774 - Sweden (Scandanavia)
30
0.5867 - Ukraine (Europe)
31
0.6286 - Mexico (North America; Latin)
32
0.6378 - Czech Republic (Europe)
33
0.6584 - Myanmar (Asia; Southeast)
34
0.6679 - Malaysia (Asia; Southeast)
35
0.7073 - Argentina (South America; Latin)
36
0.7078 - Syria (Middle East)
37
0.7112 - Switzerland (Europe)
38
0.7147 - Norway (Scandanavia)
39
0.7182 - Netherlands (Europe)
40
0.7501 - Peru (South America)
41
0.7502 - Colombia (South America; Latin)
42
0.7619 - Ethiopia (Africa)
43
0.7744 - Romania (Europe)
44
0.7856 - Nigeria (Africa)
45
0.7882 - Venezuela (South America; Latin)
46
0.8252 - South Africa (Africa)
47
0.8283 - Chile (South America; Latin)
48
0.8384 - Uzbekistan (Asia)
49
0.8449 - Belarus (Europe)
50
0.8453 - Denmark (Scandanavia; Europe)
51
0.8661 - Philippines (Asia; Southeast)
52
0.8683 - Bangladesh (Asia)
53
0.8722 - Kazakhstan (Asia)
54
0.8878 - Angola (Africa)
55
0.8952 - Finland (Scandanavia)
56
0.9011 - Morocco (Africa)
57
0.9135 - Austria (Europe)
58
0.9301 - United Arab Emirates (Middle East)
59
0.9342 - Iraq (Middle East)
60
0.9349 - Azerbaijan (Asia)
61
0.9678 - Yemen (Middle East)
62
1.0007 - Hungary (Europe)
63
1.0199 - Portugal (Europe)
64
1.0241 - Singapore (Asia; Southeast)
65
1.0391 - Belgium (Europe)
66
1.0611 - Afghanistan (Asia)
67
1.0657 - Bulgaria (Europe)
68
1.0733 - Croatia (Europe)
69
1.1582 - Ecuador (South America)
70
1.2354 - Jordan (Middle East)
71
1.2356 - Sudan (Africa)
72
1.3169 - Libya (Africa)
73
1.3384 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa)
74
1.3687 - Slovakia (Europe)
75
1.3731 - Kenya (Africa)
76
1.4089 - Tunisia (Africa)
77
1.4219 - Oman (Middle East)
78
1.4601 - Kuwait (Middle East)
79
1.4637 - Cuba (Central America)
80
1.5148 - Georgia (Asia)
81
1.5483 - Bolivia (South America)
82
1.5508 - Zimbabwe (Africa)
83
1.5868 - Serbia (Europe)
84
1.6268 - Sri Lanka (Asia)
85
1.6539 - Zambia (Africa)
86
1.6722 - Turkmenistan (Asia)
87
1.7981 - Mongolia (Asia)
88
1.8224 - Cambodia (Asia; Southeast)
89
1.8307 - Chad (Africa)
90
1.8564 - Albania (Europe)
91
1.8778 - Bahrain (Middle East)
92
1.8793 - Uganda (Africa)
93
1.8956 - Qatar (Middle East)
94
1.9113 - Armenia (Asia)
95
1.9243 - Lebanon (Middle East)
96
1.9561 - Tanzania (Africa)
97
1.9598 - Lithuania (Europe)
98
1.9741 - Nepal (Asia)
99
1.9801 - South Sudan (Africa)
100
2.0476 - Ghana (Africa)
101
2.0791 - New Zealand (Asia)
102
2.1576 - Guatemala (South America)
103
2.1777 - Latvia (Europe)
104
2.2177 - Paraguay (South America; Latin)
105
2.2291 - Uruguay (South America; Latin)
106
2.2407 - Cameroon (Africa)
107
2.2971 - Honduras (Central America)
108
2.3061 - Mozambique (Africa)
109
2.3138 - Estonia (Europe)
110
2.3158 - Kyrgyzstan (Asia)
111
2.3958 - Slovenia (Europe)
112
2.4322 - Tajikistan (Asia)
113
2.4372 - Nicaragua (Central America)
114
2.4719 - Niger (Africa)
115
2.4901 - Ivory Coast (Africa)
116
2.6638 - Mali (Africa)
117
2.7535 - Madagascar (Africa)
118
2.8204 - Gabon (Africa)
119
2.8447 - Republic of the Congo (Africa)
120
2.8574 - Bosnia and Herzegovina (Europe)
121
2.8947 - Laos (Asia; Southeast)
122
3.0997 - El Salvador (Central America)
123
3.2877 - Panama (Central America)
124
3.3534 - Namibia (Africa)
125
3.4241 - Somalia (Africa)
126
3.7343 - Central African Republic (Africa)

Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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