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European Union Powers Ranked by Military Strength

As the European Union does not maintain an official standing army of its own it relies on the framework established by each of its individual member states.

European Union Powers Ranked by Military Strength

As the European Union does not maintain an official standing army of its own it relies on the framework established by each of its individual member states.

OVERVIEW



The European Union (EU) does not maintain its own colelctive standing military force but, instead, relies on the capabilities of each of its members should the worst come to pass. Europe is still militarily protected by the Cold War-era NATO alliance to an extent as twenty-two of the current EU members are also active NATO supporters / contributors. Regardless, the EU has, on call (at least theoretically), over 1.5 million personnel, nearly 7,700 tanks, 2,450 aircraft (including helicopters), and nearly 550 warships and submarines.

For 2019 there are a total of 25 countries included in this listing. While there are officially twenty-eight total EU members, the Republic of Cyprus, Luxembourg, and Malta are not included in this list due to unmet conditions and minimums. The GFP list does not take into account 'BREXIT' which has put in motion the removal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. This will only be factored in once BREXIT becomes finalized on the world stage.


France
1
PwrIndx: 0.1584
United Kingdom
2
PwrIndx: 0.1797
Germany
3
PwrIndx: 0.2097
Italy
4
PwrIndx: 0.2277
Spain
5
PwrIndx: 0.3921
Poland
6
PwrIndx: 0.4059
Greece
7
PwrIndx: 0.4955
Czechia
8
PwrIndx: 0.5119
Sweden
9
PwrIndx: 0.5263
Netherlands
10
PwrIndx: 0.6063
Romania
11
PwrIndx: 0.6461
Bulgaria
12
PwrIndx: 0.7525
Denmark
13
PwrIndx: 0.7767
Hungary
14
PwrIndx: 0.7957
Austria
15
PwrIndx: 0.8007
Slovakia
16
PwrIndx: 0.8181
Finland
17
PwrIndx: 0.8661
Portugal
18
PwrIndx: 0.9611
Belgium
19
PwrIndx: 0.9633
Croatia
20
PwrIndx: 1.0067
Lithuania
21
PwrIndx: 1.3751
Slovenia
22
PwrIndx: 1.5186
Latvia
23
PwrIndx: 1.8691
Estonia
24
PwrIndx: 2.1115
Ireland
25
PwrIndx: 2.1579