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European Military Strength (2021)



GFP REGIONS | ANNUAL RANKING

Ranking the military powers of the continent of Europe by country, from strongest to weakest.



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. Color arrows indicate year-over-year trend comparison (Increase, Stable, Decline).

There are a total of 35 countries included in the European Military Strength (2021) annual defense review.
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1
France
FRA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1681
2
United Kingdom
UKD
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1997
3
Italy
ITA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2127
4
Germany
GER
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2519
5
Spain
SPA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3257
6
Poland
POL
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4187
7
Ukraine
UKR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4396
8
Greece
GRE
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4954
9
Switzerland
SWI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.5011
10
Sweden
SWE
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PwrIndx Score: 0.5345
11
Czechia
CZC
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6204
12
Netherlands
NET
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6391
13
Romania
ROM
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6953
14
Belarus
BLR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8371
15
Portugal
POR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8661
16
Denmark
DEN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8921
17
Hungary
HUN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9187
18
Finland
FIN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9335
19
Slovakia
SLK
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9451
20
Austria
AST
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9705
21
Serbia
SER
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0063
22
Croatia
CRO
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0331
23
Bulgaria
BUL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.1438
24
Belgium
BEL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.1809
25
Lithuania
LIT
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7549
26
Slovenia
SLV
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PwrIndx Score: 2.0782
27
Latvia
LAT
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PwrIndx Score: 2.3756
28
Ireland
IRE
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PwrIndx Score: 2.3861
29
Moldova
MOL
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PwrIndx Score: 2.6228
30
Estonia
EST
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PwrIndx Score: 2.8387
31
Albania
ALB
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PwrIndx Score: 2.9166
32
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
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PwrIndx Score: 4.0474
33
Montenegro
MTN
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PwrIndx Score: 4.3841
34
North Macedonia
MAC
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PwrIndx Score: 5.0801
35
Kosovo
KOS
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PwrIndx Score: 19.4791

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