"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." - Bertrand Russell

Since 2006 GlobalFirepower has provided its unique analytical display of data concerning over 135 modern military powers. Our ranking is based on each nation's potential war-making capability across land, sea and air fought with conventional weapons. The results incorporate values related to resources, finances, and geography with over 55 different factors ultimately making up the final rankings. The results provide an interesting glimpse into an increasingly volatile global landscape where war seems all but an inevitability.
2018 Firepower Index
Our annual review of the 136 notable defense powers of the world ranked from first-to-last.
Compare Powers
Our Comparison tool lets your size up one nation's power against another in a side-by-side format.
Korean Reunification
Our projection of Korean Military Power should the two Koreas ever become united under one banner.
Marching as to War
The current military strength of the hermit kingdom of North Korea is detailed.
NATO Firepower
Our list of NATO participants ranked from most powerful to the least.
Middle East Powers
A glimpse into all of the major powers of the volatile Middle East region ranked from strongest to weakest.
EU Military Strength
Our ranking of military strengths of the nations currently making up the European Union.
Asian-Pacific Powers
Our ranking of the various major and minor players of the Asia-Pacific region.