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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: 0.0718
2
Russia
RUS
PwrIndx: 0.0791
3
China
CHN
PwrIndx: 0.0854
4
India
IND
PwrIndx: 0.1207
5
Japan
JPN
PwrIndx: 0.1599
6
South Korea
SKO
PwrIndx: 0.1612
7
France
FRA
PwrIndx: 0.1681
8
United Kingdom
UKD
PwrIndx: 0.1997
9
Brazil
BRA
PwrIndx: 0.2026
10
Pakistan
PAK
PwrIndx: 0.2073
11
Turkey
TUR
PwrIndx: 0.2109
12
Italy
ITA
PwrIndx: 0.2127
13
Egypt
EGY
PwrIndx: 0.2216
14
Iran
IRN
PwrIndx: 0.2511
15
Germany
GER
PwrIndx: 0.2519
16
Indonesia
INO
PwrIndx: 0.2684
17
Saudi Arabia
SAR
PwrIndx: 0.3231
18
Spain
SPA
PwrIndx: 0.3257
19
Australia
AUS
PwrIndx: 0.3378
20
Israel
ISR
PwrIndx: 0.3464
21
Canada
CAN
PwrIndx: 0.3956
22
Taiwan
TAI
PwrIndx: 0.4154
23
Poland
POL
PwrIndx: 0.4187
24
Vietnam
VTN
PwrIndx: 0.4189
25
Ukraine
UKR
PwrIndx: 0.4396
26
Thailand
THA
PwrIndx: 0.4427
27
Algeria
ALG
PwrIndx: 0.4439
28
North Korea
NKO
PwrIndx: 0.4673
29
Greece
GRE
PwrIndx: 0.4954
30
Switzerland
SWI
PwrIndx: 0.5011
31
Sweden
SWE
PwrIndx: 0.5345
32
South Africa
SAF
PwrIndx: 0.5665
33
Norway
NOR
PwrIndx: 0.5717
34
Czechia
CZC
PwrIndx: 0.6204
35
Nigeria
NGA
PwrIndx: 0.6241
36
United Arab Emirates
UAE
PwrIndx: 0.6249
37
Netherlands
NET
PwrIndx: 0.6391
38
Myanmar
MYA
PwrIndx: 0.6521
39
Colombia
COL
PwrIndx: 0.6841
40
Singapore
SIN
PwrIndx: 0.6931
41
Romania
ROM
PwrIndx: 0.6953
42
Argentina
ARG
PwrIndx: 0.7026
43
Venezuela
VEN
PwrIndx: 0.7116
44
Malaysia
MLY
PwrIndx: 0.7451
45
Bangladesh
BAN
PwrIndx: 0.7473
46
Mexico
MEX
PwrIndx: 0.7565
47
Peru
PER
PwrIndx: 0.7931
48
Philippines
PHI
PwrIndx: 0.8219
49
Chile
CHI
PwrIndx: 0.8227
50
Belarus
BLR
PwrIndx: 0.8371
51
Uzbekistan
UZB
PwrIndx: 0.8421
52
Portugal
POR
PwrIndx: 0.8661
53
Morocco
MOR
PwrIndx: 0.8739
54
Denmark
DEN
PwrIndx: 0.8921
55
Hungary
HUN
PwrIndx: 0.9187
56
Finland
FIN
PwrIndx: 0.9335
57
Iraq
IRQ
PwrIndx: 0.9334
58
Slovakia
SLK
PwrIndx: 0.9451
59
Austria
AST
PwrIndx: 0.9705
60
Ethiopia
ETH
PwrIndx: 0.9895
61
Serbia
SER
PwrIndx: 1.0063
62
Kazakhstan
KAZ
PwrIndx: 1.0286
63
Croatia
CRO
PwrIndx: 1.0331
64
Azerbaijan
AZR
PwrIndx: 1.0472
65
Syria
SYR
PwrIndx: 1.0506
66
Angola
ANG
PwrIndx: 1.0799
67
Bulgaria
BUL
PwrIndx: 1.1438
68
Belgium
BEL
PwrIndx: 1.1809
69
Ecuador
ECU
PwrIndx: 1.2261
70
Libya
LBY
PwrIndx: 1.2736
71
Kuwait
KUW
PwrIndx: 1.3322
72
Oman
OMA
PwrIndx: 1.3911
73
Tunisia
TUN
PwrIndx: 1.4134
74
Jordan
JOR
PwrIndx: 1.4417
75
Afghanistan
AFG
PwrIndx: 1.4887
76
Cuba
CUB
PwrIndx: 1.4937
77
Sudan
SUD
PwrIndx: 1.5159
78
Yemen
YEM
PwrIndx: 1.5172
79
Sri Lanka
SRL
PwrIndx: 1.5426
80
Bolivia
BOL
PwrIndx: 1.5491
81
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
PwrIndx: 1.5507
82
Qatar
QTR
PwrIndx: 1.6175
83
Kenya
KEN
PwrIndx: 1.7241
84
New Zealand
NWZ
PwrIndx: 1.7461
85
Lithuania
LIT
PwrIndx: 1.7549
86
Turkmenistan
TKM
PwrIndx: 1.7598
87
Zambia
ZAM
PwrIndx: 2.0632
88
Slovenia
SLV
PwrIndx: 2.0782
89
Uganda
UGA
PwrIndx: 2.1208
90
Chad
CHD
PwrIndx: 2.1523
91
Zimbabwe
ZIM
PwrIndx: 2.1938
92
Georgia
GEO
PwrIndx: 2.2265
93
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
PwrIndx: 2.2369
94
Cambodia
CMB
PwrIndx: 2.2751
95
Guatemala
GUA
PwrIndx: 2.2918
96
Ghana
GHA
PwrIndx: 2.3606
97
Latvia
LAT
PwrIndx: 2.3756
98
Ireland
IRE
PwrIndx: 2.3861
99
Tajikistan
TAJ
PwrIndx: 2.4035
100
Armenia
ARM
PwrIndx: 2.4216
101
Mongolia
MON
PwrIndx: 2.4284
102
Uruguay
URU
PwrIndx: 2.4876
103
Bahrain
BAH
PwrIndx: 2.5132
104
Niger
NGR
PwrIndx: 2.5493
105
Mali
MAL
PwrIndx: 2.5558
106
Botswana
BOT
PwrIndx: 2.5679
107
Moldova
MOL
PwrIndx: 2.6228
108
Cameroon
CAM
PwrIndx: 2.7408
109
Estonia
EST
PwrIndx: 2.8387
110
South Sudan
SSU
PwrIndx: 2.8581
111
Paraguay
PAR
PwrIndx: 2.8964
112
Tanzania
TAN
PwrIndx: 2.9155
113
Albania
ALB
PwrIndx: 2.9166
114
Honduras
HON
PwrIndx: 2.9279
115
Ivory Coast
IVC
PwrIndx: 2.9808
116
Lebanon
LEB
PwrIndx: 3.0014
117
Mozambique
MOZ
PwrIndx: 3.1763
118
Laos
LAO
PwrIndx: 3.3003
119
Nepal
NEP
PwrIndx: 3.4701
120
Nicaragua
NIC
PwrIndx: 3.4924
121
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
PwrIndx: 4.0474
122
Dominican Republic
DOM
PwrIndx: 4.2916
123
Montenegro
MTN
PwrIndx: 4.3841
124
Republic of the Congo
ROC
PwrIndx: 4.3892
125
Madagascar
MAD
PwrIndx: 4.4214
126
Mauritania
MAU
PwrIndx: 4.4027
127
Namibia
NAM
PwrIndx: 4.4392
128
El Salvador
ESL
PwrIndx: 4.4774
129
Burkina Faso
BKF
PwrIndx: 4.6697
130
Panama
PAN
PwrIndx: 4.7889
131
Central African Republic
CAR
PwrIndx: 4.9381
132
Gabon
GAB
PwrIndx: 4.9661
133
North Macedonia
MAC
PwrIndx: 5.0801
134
Eritrea
ERI
PwrIndx: 5.6579
135
Suriname
SUR
PwrIndx: 8.0693
136
Sierra Leone
SIE
PwrIndx: 7.2063
137
Somalia
SOM
PwrIndx: 8.0104
138
Liberia
LIB
PwrIndx: 9.9159
139
Bhutan
BUT
PwrIndx: 23.2577

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