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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.


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