The Balkans was the scene of fierce fighting during World War 2 and several notable conflicts that appeared thereafter.
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 2017 there are a total of 10countries included in this listing.