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NATO Member States Military Strength (2021)



NATO member states ranked by potential military strength.



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. While there are officially twenty-eight total NATO members, Iceland and Luxembourg are not included in this list (unmet conditions). Iceland does not officially maintain a standing army. Color arrows indicate year-over-year trend comparison (Rise, Neutral, Fall).

There are a total of 27 countries included in the NATO Member States Military Strength (2021) listing.
1
United States
USA
PwrIndx: 0.0721
2
France
FRA
PwrIndx: 0.1691
3
United Kingdom
UKD
PwrIndx: 0.2008
4
Turkey
TUR
PwrIndx: 0.2118
5
Italy
ITA
PwrIndx: 0.2139
6
Germany
GER
PwrIndx: 0.2529
7
Spain
SPA
PwrIndx: 0.3274
8
Canada
CAN
PwrIndx: 0.3966
9
Poland
POL
PwrIndx: 0.4202
10
Greece
GRE
PwrIndx: 0.4976
11
Norway
NOR
PwrIndx: 0.5741
12
Czechia
CZC
PwrIndx: 0.6225
13
Netherlands
NET
PwrIndx: 0.6416
14
Romania
ROM
PwrIndx: 0.6976
15
Portugal
POR
PwrIndx: 0.8681
16
Denmark
DEN
PwrIndx: 0.8941
17
Hungary
HUN
PwrIndx: 0.9217
18
Slovakia
SLK
PwrIndx: 0.9485
19
Croatia
CRO
PwrIndx: 1.0359
20
Bulgaria
BUL
PwrIndx: 1.1481
21
Belgium
BEL
PwrIndx: 1.1801
22
Lithuania
LIT
PwrIndx: 1.7552
23
Slovenia
SLV
PwrIndx: 2.0767
24
Latvia
LAT
PwrIndx: 2.3672
25
Estonia
EST
PwrIndx: 2.8264
26
Albania
ALB
PwrIndx: 2.9031
27
Montenegro
MTN
PwrIndx: 4.3416

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