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Asian Continental Powers Ranked by Military Strength


Asia's war history is deep and long-running and has been host to many-a-military-power.

The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.

For 2018 there are a total of 45 countries included in this listing.

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  Russia


  PwrIndx: 0.0841, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; EasternEuro; Asia
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  China


  PwrIndx: 0.0852, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  India


  PwrIndx: 0.1417, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  South Korea


  PwrIndx: 0.2001, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  Japan


  PwrIndx: 0.2107, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  Turkey


  PwrIndx: 0.2216, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; NATO; Balkan; Asia
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  Iran


  PwrIndx: 0.3131, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Indonesia


  PwrIndx: 0.3266, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Israel


  PwrIndx: 0.3444, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Pakistan


  PwrIndx: 0.3689, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  North Korea


  PwrIndx: 0.3876, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  Vietnam


  PwrIndx: 0.4098, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Taiwan


  PwrIndx: 0.4331, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Saudi Arabia


  PwrIndx: 0.4636, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Thailand


  PwrIndx: 0.4735, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Myanmar


  PwrIndx: 0.6648, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Uzbekistan


  PwrIndx: 0.7185, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Malaysia


  PwrIndx: 0.7683, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Iraq


  PwrIndx: 0.8234, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Syria


  PwrIndx: 0.8276, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Kazakhstan


  PwrIndx: 0.8599, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Philippines


  PwrIndx: 0.8978, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Azerbaijan


  PwrIndx: 0.9009, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Bangladesh


  PwrIndx: 0.9133, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  United Arab Emirates


  PwrIndx: 1.0157, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Yemen


  PwrIndx: 1.0434, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Singapore


  PwrIndx: 1.0873, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Afghanistan


  PwrIndx: 1.2023, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Jordan


  PwrIndx: 1.4414, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Oman


  PwrIndx: 1.5676, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Turkmenistan


  PwrIndx: 1.5703, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Georgia


  PwrIndx: 1.6522, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Armenia


  PwrIndx: 1.6571, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Mongolia


  PwrIndx: 1.6887, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  Kuwait


  PwrIndx: 1.7213, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Sri Lanka


  PwrIndx: 1.7388, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  Kyrgyzstan


  PwrIndx: 1.8163, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Tajikistan


  PwrIndx: 2.0669, GFP Affiliations: Asia
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  Bahrain


  PwrIndx: 2.0764, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Qatar


  PwrIndx: 2.1132, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Nepal


  PwrIndx: 2.1669, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Asia
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  Cambodia


  PwrIndx: 2.2182, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Lebanon


  PwrIndx: 2.3362, GFP Affiliations: Middle East; Asia
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  Laos


  PwrIndx: 2.6136, GFP Affiliations: Apacific; Southeast; Asia
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  Bhutan


  PwrIndx: 7.5497, GFP Affiliations: Asia