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NATO Member States Ranked by Military Strength

Established in April of 1949 as a counter to the Soviet threat in Europe, NATO still maintains an active presence in affairs around the world today.

NATO Member States Ranked by Military Strength

Established in April of 1949 as a counter to the Soviet threat in Europe, NATO still maintains an active presence in affairs around the world today.

OVERVIEW



Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, NATO ('North Atlantic Treaty Organization') was founded in 1949 by a collection of twelve world powers that included the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Canada. The group expanded in 1952 to include Greece and Turkey and then, again, in 1955 to formally introduce West Germany into the fold. 1982 saw Spain come aboard and the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland followed in a 1999 expansion effort. March 2004 introduced new members Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia until, finally, in 2009 Albania and Croatia were welcomed. Formed to counter the threat of Soviet expansion into Western Europe, NATO exists today as an impressive collective military power (at least on paper) with the capability to call on nearly 3.5 million personnel for combat and expenditures totaling over $900 million (USD) with the United States taking the lead both materially and financially.

For 2019 there are a total of 27 countries included in this listing. While there are officially twenty-eight total NATO members, Iceland and Luxembourg are not included in this list due to unmet conditions and minimums. Iceland does not officially maintain a standing army.


United States
1
PwrIndx: 0.0615
France
2
PwrIndx: 0.1584
United Kingdom
3
PwrIndx: 0.1797
Turkey
4
PwrIndx: 0.2089
Germany
5
PwrIndx: 0.2097
Italy
6
PwrIndx: 0.2277
Spain
7
PwrIndx: 0.3921
Canada
8
PwrIndx: 0.3941
Poland
9
PwrIndx: 0.4059
Greece
10
PwrIndx: 0.4955
Czechia
11
PwrIndx: 0.5119
Netherlands
12
PwrIndx: 0.6063
Norway
13
PwrIndx: 0.6103
Romania
14
PwrIndx: 0.6461
Bulgaria
15
PwrIndx: 0.7525
Denmark
16
PwrIndx: 0.7767
Hungary
17
PwrIndx: 0.7957
Slovakia
18
PwrIndx: 0.8181
Portugal
19
PwrIndx: 0.9611
Belgium
20
PwrIndx: 0.9633
Croatia
21
PwrIndx: 1.0067
Lithuania
22
PwrIndx: 1.3751
Slovenia
23
PwrIndx: 1.5186
Albania
24
PwrIndx: 1.5783
Latvia
25
PwrIndx: 1.8691
Estonia
26
PwrIndx: 2.1115
Montenegro
27
PwrIndx: 2.3173