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South American Powers Ranked by Military Strength

South America has continued to see growing military forces and the shifting of power to a select few.

South American Powers Ranked by Military Strength

South America has continued to see growing military forces and the shifting of power to a select few.

OVERVIEW



The GFP list makes use of over 55 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.

For 2018 there are a total of 11 countries included in this listing.


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Brazil

PwrIndx: 0.3198, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Argentina

PwrIndx: 0.7056, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Peru

PwrIndx: 0.7354, GFP Affiliations: South America; Apacific; Latin America
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Colombia

PwrIndx: 0.7775, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Venezuela

PwrIndx: 0.7876, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Chile

PwrIndx: 0.9417, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America; Apacific
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Bolivia

PwrIndx: 1.0045, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Ecuador

PwrIndx: 1.1531, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Paraguay

PwrIndx: 2.5419, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Uruguay

PwrIndx: 2.6043, GFP Affiliations: South America; Latin America
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Suriname

PwrIndx: 5.1689, GFP Affiliations: South America