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2021 Military Strength Ranking



Global powers ranked by potential military strength.



The finalized Global Firepower ranking below utilizes over 50 individual factors to determine a given nation's PowerIndex ('PwrIndx') score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography.

Our unique, in-house formula allows for smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones and special modifiers, in the form of bonuses and penalties, are applied to further refine the annual list. Color arrows indicate year-over-year trend comparison (Rise, Neutral, Fall).

Note: A perfect PwrIndx score is 0.0000 which is realistically unattainable in the scope of the current GFP formula; the smaller the PwrIndx value, the more powerful a nation's theoretical fighting capability is (by conventional means as nuclear capability is not taken into account).
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1
United States
USA
PwrIndx: 0.0721
2
Russia
RUS
PwrIndx: 0.0796
3
China
CHN
PwrIndx: 0.0858
4
India
IND
PwrIndx: 0.1214
5
Japan
JPN
PwrIndx: 0.1435
6
South Korea
SKO
PwrIndx: 0.1621
7
France
FRA
PwrIndx: 0.1691
8
United Kingdom
UKD
PwrIndx: 0.2008
9
Brazil
BRA
PwrIndx: 0.2037
10
Pakistan
PAK
PwrIndx: 0.2083
11
Turkey
TUR
PwrIndx: 0.2118
12
Italy
ITA
PwrIndx: 0.2139
13
Egypt
EGY
PwrIndx: 0.2208
14
Iran
IRN
PwrIndx: 0.2522
15
Germany
GER
PwrIndx: 0.2529
16
Indonesia
INO
PwrIndx: 0.2697
17
Saudi Arabia
SAR
PwrIndx: 0.3241
18
Spain
SPA
PwrIndx: 0.3274
19
Australia
AUS
PwrIndx: 0.3393
20
Israel
ISR
PwrIndx: 0.3481
21
Canada
CAN
PwrIndx: 0.3966
22
Taiwan
TAI
PwrIndx: 0.4175
23
Poland
POL
PwrIndx: 0.4202
24
Vietnam
VTN
PwrIndx: 0.4204
25
Ukraine
UKR
PwrIndx: 0.4413
26
Thailand
THA
PwrIndx: 0.4444
27
Algeria
ALG
PwrIndx: 0.4461
28
North Korea
NKO
PwrIndx: 0.4684
29
Greece
GRE
PwrIndx: 0.4976
30
Switzerland
SWI
PwrIndx: 0.5027
31
Sweden
SWE
PwrIndx: 0.5357
32
South Africa
SAF
PwrIndx: 0.5684
33
Norway
NOR
PwrIndx: 0.5741
34
Czechia
CZC
PwrIndx: 0.6225
35
Nigeria
NGA
PwrIndx: 0.6261
36
United Arab Emirates
UAE
PwrIndx: 0.6266
37
Netherlands
NET
PwrIndx: 0.6416
38
Myanmar
MYA
PwrIndx: 0.6548
39
Colombia
COL
PwrIndx: 0.6861
40
Singapore
SIN
PwrIndx: 0.6946
41
Romania
ROM
PwrIndx: 0.6976
42
Argentina
ARG
PwrIndx: 0.7052
43
Venezuela
VEN
PwrIndx: 0.7144
44
Malaysia
MLY
PwrIndx: 0.7482
45
Bangladesh
BAN
PwrIndx: 0.7497
46
Mexico
MEX
PwrIndx: 0.7571
47
Peru
PER
PwrIndx: 0.7965
48
Philippines
PHI
PwrIndx: 0.8237
49
Chile
CHI
PwrIndx: 0.8256
50
Belarus
BLR
PwrIndx: 0.8419
51
Uzbekistan
UZB
PwrIndx: 0.8454
52
Portugal
POR
PwrIndx: 0.8681
53
Morocco
MOR
PwrIndx: 0.8763
54
Denmark
DEN
PwrIndx: 0.8941
55
Hungary
HUN
PwrIndx: 0.9217
56
Finland
FIN
PwrIndx: 0.9351
57
Iraq
IRQ
PwrIndx: 0.9354
58
Slovakia
SLK
PwrIndx: 0.9485
59
Austria
AST
PwrIndx: 0.9723
60
Ethiopia
ETH
PwrIndx: 0.9922
61
Serbia
SER
PwrIndx: 1.0091
62
Kazakhstan
KAZ
PwrIndx: 1.0304
63
Croatia
CRO
PwrIndx: 1.0359
64
Azerbaijan
AZR
PwrIndx: 1.0507
65
Syria
SYR
PwrIndx: 1.0528
66
Angola
ANG
PwrIndx: 1.0833
67
Bulgaria
BUL
PwrIndx: 1.1481
68
Belgium
BEL
PwrIndx: 1.1801
69
Ecuador
ECU
PwrIndx: 1.2301
70
Libya
LBY
PwrIndx: 1.2761
71
Kuwait
KUW
PwrIndx: 1.3339
72
Oman
OMA
PwrIndx: 1.3932
73
Tunisia
TUN
PwrIndx: 1.4138
74
Jordan
JOR
PwrIndx: 1.4457
75
Afghanistan
AFG
PwrIndx: 1.4858
76
Cuba
CUB
PwrIndx: 1.4969
77
Sudan
SUD
PwrIndx: 1.5168
78
Yemen
YEM
PwrIndx: 1.5188
79
Sri Lanka
SRL
PwrIndx: 1.5421
80
Bolivia
BOL
PwrIndx: 1.5501
81
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
PwrIndx: 1.5511
82
Qatar
QTR
PwrIndx: 1.6191
83
Kenya
KEN
PwrIndx: 1.7209
84
New Zealand
NWZ
PwrIndx: 1.7446
85
Lithuania
LIT
PwrIndx: 1.7552
86
Turkmenistan
TKM
PwrIndx: 1.7613
87
Zambia
ZAM
PwrIndx: 2.0635
88
Slovenia
SLV
PwrIndx: 2.0767
89
Uganda
UGA
PwrIndx: 2.1179
90
Chad
CHD
PwrIndx: 2.1501
91
Zimbabwe
ZIM
PwrIndx: 2.1882
92
Georgia
GEO
PwrIndx: 2.2281
93
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
PwrIndx: 2.2382
94
Cambodia
CMB
PwrIndx: 2.2653
95
Guatemala
GUA
PwrIndx: 2.2896
96
Ghana
GHA
PwrIndx: 2.3548
97
Latvia
LAT
PwrIndx: 2.3672
98
Ireland
IRE
PwrIndx: 2.3762
99
Tajikistan
TAJ
PwrIndx: 2.4019
100
Armenia
ARM
PwrIndx: 2.4184
101
Mongolia
MON
PwrIndx: 2.4265
102
Uruguay
URU
PwrIndx: 2.4828
103
Bahrain
BAH
PwrIndx: 2.5118
104
Niger
NGR
PwrIndx: 2.5421
105
Mali
MAL
PwrIndx: 2.5498
106
Botswana
BOT
PwrIndx: 2.5561
107
Moldova
MOL
PwrIndx: 2.6166
108
Cameroon
CAM
PwrIndx: 2.7314
109
Estonia
EST
PwrIndx: 2.8264
110
South Sudan
SSU
PwrIndx: 2.8467
111
Paraguay
PAR
PwrIndx: 2.8821
112
Tanzania
TAN
PwrIndx: 2.8962
113
Albania
ALB
PwrIndx: 2.9031
114
Honduras
HON
PwrIndx: 2.9176
115
Ivory Coast
IVC
PwrIndx: 2.9706
116
Lebanon
LEB
PwrIndx: 2.9884
117
Mozambique
MOZ
PwrIndx: 3.1591
118
Laos
LAO
PwrIndx: 3.2776
119
Nepal
NEP
PwrIndx: 3.4308
120
Nicaragua
NIC
PwrIndx: 3.4673
121
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
PwrIndx: 4.0022
122
Dominican Republic
DOM
PwrIndx: 4.2527
123
Montenegro
MTN
PwrIndx: 4.3416
124
Republic of the Congo
ROC
PwrIndx: 4.3599
125
Madagascar
MAD
PwrIndx: 4.3721
126
Mauritania
MAU
PwrIndx: 4.3798
127
Namibia
NAM
PwrIndx: 4.4077
128
El Salvador
ESL
PwrIndx: 4.4339
129
Burkina Faso
BKF
PwrIndx: 4.6034
130
Panama
PAN
PwrIndx: 4.7333
131
Central African Republic
CAR
PwrIndx: 4.8736
132
Gabon
GAB
PwrIndx: 4.9277
133
North Macedonia
MAC
PwrIndx: 5.0302
134
Suriname
SUR
PwrIndx: 6.8008
135
Sierra Leone
SIE
PwrIndx: 7.0618
136
Somalia
SOM
PwrIndx: 7.7967
137
Liberia
LIB
PwrIndx: 9.5753
138
Bhutan
BUT
PwrIndx: 21.3233

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