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South American Military Powers Ranked (2021)



GFP REGIONS | ANNUAL RANKING

Ranking the military powers of the continent of South America by country, from strongest to weakest.



The GFP list makes use of over 50 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. Color arrows indicate year-over-year trend comparison (Increase, Stable, Decline).

There are a total of 11 countries included in the South American Military Powers Ranked (2021) annual defense review.
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1
Brazil
BRA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2026
2
Colombia
COL
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6841
3
Argentina
ARG
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7026
4
Venezuela
VEN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7116
5
Peru
PER
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7931
6
Chile
CHI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8227
7
Ecuador
ECU
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PwrIndx Score: 1.2261
8
Bolivia
BOL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5491
9
Uruguay
URU
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4876
10
Paraguay
PAR
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PwrIndx Score: 2.8964
11
Suriname
SUR
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PwrIndx Score: 8.0693

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