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European Powers Ranked by Military Strength

Modern Europe has been Ground Zero for both of the global wars of the 20th Century.

European Powers Ranked by Military Strength

Modern Europe has been Ground Zero for both of the global wars of the 20th Century.

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 33 countries included in this listing.


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France

PwrIndx: 0.1869, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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United Kingdom

PwrIndx: 0.1917, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Germany

PwrIndx: 0.2461, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Italy

PwrIndx: 0.2565, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Spain

PwrIndx: 0.4079, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Poland

PwrIndx: 0.4276, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
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Greece

PwrIndx: 0.5255, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
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Ukraine

PwrIndx: 0.5383, GFP Affiliations: Europe; EasternEuro
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Czech Republic

PwrIndx: 0.5969, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
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Sweden

PwrIndx: 0.6071, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; European Union
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Switzerland

PwrIndx: 0.6634, GFP Affiliations: Europe
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Netherlands

PwrIndx: 0.7113, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Romania

PwrIndx: 0.7205, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
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Belarus

PwrIndx: 0.7315, GFP Affiliations: Europe; EasternEuro
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Denmark

PwrIndx: 0.9084, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; Europe; NATO; European Union
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Hungary

PwrIndx: 0.9153, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
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Finland

PwrIndx: 0.9687, GFP Affiliations: Scandanavia; European Union
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Bulgaria

PwrIndx: 0.9839, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro; Balkan
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Austria

PwrIndx: 0.9953, GFP Affiliations: Europe; European Union
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Slovakia

PwrIndx: 0.9998, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; EasternEuro
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Portugal

PwrIndx: 1.0035, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Belgium

PwrIndx: 1.0885, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Croatia

PwrIndx: 1.2108, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
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Serbia

PwrIndx: 1.5566, GFP Affiliations: Europe; Balkan
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Albania

PwrIndx: 1.6778, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; Balkan
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Slovenia

PwrIndx: 1.8581, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union; Balkan
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Lithuania

PwrIndx: 1.9165, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Latvia

PwrIndx: 2.3063, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Estonia

PwrIndx: 2.4078, GFP Affiliations: Europe; NATO; European Union
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Ireland

PwrIndx: 2.6049, GFP Affiliations: Europe; European Union
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Macedonia

PwrIndx: 2.6285, GFP Affiliations: Europe; Balkan
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Montenegro

PwrIndx: 2.9109, GFP Affiliations: NATO; EasternEuro; Europe
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

PwrIndx: 3.0321, GFP Affiliations: Europe; Balkan