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Since 2006 GlobalFirepower (GFP) has provided a unique analytical display of data concerning 138 modern military powers. The GFP ranking is based on each nation's potential war-making capability across land, sea, and air fought by conventional means. The results incorporate values related to manpower, equipment, natural resources, finances, and geography represented by 50+ individual factors used in formulating the finalized GFP ranks - which provide an interesting glimpse into an increasingly volatile global landscape where war seems all but an inevitability.


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United States [#1]
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Russia [#2]
National flag graphic of China
China [#3]
National flag graphic of India
India [#4]


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Iran [#14]
National flag graphic of North Korea
North Korea [#25]
National flag graphic of Syria
Syria [#49]
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Iraq [#53]

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