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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.

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.

OVERVIEW



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