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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 2018 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.


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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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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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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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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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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