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2020 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: 0.0606
2
Russia
RUS
PwrIndx: 0.0681
3
China
CHN
PwrIndx: 0.0691
4
India
IND
PwrIndx: 0.0953
5
Japan
JPN
PwrIndx: 0.1501
6
South Korea
SKO
PwrIndx: 0.1509
7
France
FRA
PwrIndx: 0.1702
8
United Kingdom
UKD
PwrIndx: 0.1717
9
Egypt
EGY
PwrIndx: 0.1872
10
Brazil
BRA
PwrIndx: 0.1988
11
Turkey
TUR
PwrIndx: 0.2098
12
Italy
ITA
PwrIndx: 0.2111
13
Germany
GER
PwrIndx: 0.2186
14
Iran
IRN
PwrIndx: 0.2191
15
Pakistan
PAK
PwrIndx: 0.2364
16
Indonesia
INO
PwrIndx: 0.2544
17
Saudi Arabia
SAR
PwrIndx: 0.3034
18
Israel
ISR
PwrIndx: 0.3111
19
Australia
AUS
PwrIndx: 0.3225
20
Spain
SPA
PwrIndx: 0.3388
21
Poland
POL
PwrIndx: 0.3397
22
Vietnam
VTN
PwrIndx: 0.3559
23
Thailand
THA
PwrIndx: 0.3571
24
Canada
CAN
PwrIndx: 0.3712
25
North Korea
NKO
PwrIndx: 0.3718
26
Taiwan
TAI
PwrIndx: 0.4008
27
Ukraine
UKR
PwrIndx: 0.4457
28
Algeria
ALG
PwrIndx: 0.4659
29
South Africa
SAF
PwrIndx: 0.4985
30
Switzerland
SWI
PwrIndx: 0.5259
31
Norway
NOR
PwrIndx: 0.5277
32
Sweden
SWE
PwrIndx: 0.5304
33
Greece
GRE
PwrIndx: 0.5311
34
Czechia
CZC
PwrIndx: 0.5531
35
Myanmar
MYA
PwrIndx: 0.5691
36
Netherlands
NET
PwrIndx: 0.5919
37
Colombia
COL
PwrIndx: 0.6045
38
Mexico
MEX
PwrIndx: 0.6065
39
Romania
ROM
PwrIndx: 0.6177
40
Peru
PER
PwrIndx: 0.6219
41
Venezuela
VEN
PwrIndx: 0.6449
42
Nigeria
NGA
PwrIndx: 0.6485
43
Argentina
ARG
PwrIndx: 0.6521
44
Malaysia
MLY
PwrIndx: 0.6546
45
United Arab Emirates
UAE
PwrIndx: 0.7034
46
Bangladesh
BAN
PwrIndx: 0.7066
47
Chile
CHI
PwrIndx: 0.7668
48
Philippines
PHI
PwrIndx: 0.7852
49
Denmark
DEN
PwrIndx: 0.7878
50
Iraq
IRQ
PwrIndx: 0.7911
51
Singapore
SIN
PwrIndx: 0.7966
52
Uzbekistan
UZB
PwrIndx: 0.8086
53
Belarus
BLR
PwrIndx: 0.8179
54
Hungary
HUN
PwrIndx: 0.8215
55
Syria
SYR
PwrIndx: 0.8241
56
Angola
ANG
PwrIndx: 0.8379
57
Morocco
MOR
PwrIndx: 0.8408
58
Slovakia
SLK
PwrIndx: 0.8466
59
Finland
FIN
PwrIndx: 0.8498
60
Ethiopia
ETH
PwrIndx: 0.8581
61
Portugal
POR
PwrIndx: 0.8612
62
Bulgaria
BUL
PwrIndx: 0.8916
63
Kazakhstan
KAZ
PwrIndx: 0.9098
64
Azerbaijan
AZR
PwrIndx: 0.9463
65
Serbia
SER
PwrIndx: 0.9479
66
Austria
AST
PwrIndx: 0.9568
67
Bolivia
BOL
PwrIndx: 0.9942
68
Ecuador
ECU
PwrIndx: 1.0062
69
Croatia
CRO
PwrIndx: 1.0183
70
Belgium
BEL
PwrIndx: 1.0499
71
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
PwrIndx: 1.1389
72
Jordan
JOR
PwrIndx: 1.1441
73
Cuba
CUB
PwrIndx: 1.2208
74
Yemen
YEM
PwrIndx: 1.2412
75
Oman
OMA
PwrIndx: 1.2514
76
Sudan
SUD
PwrIndx: 1.3017
77
Turkmenistan
TKM
PwrIndx: 1.3292
78
Afghanistan
AFG
PwrIndx: 1.3444
79
New Zealand
NWZ
PwrIndx: 1.3684
80
Libya
LBY
PwrIndx: 1.3696
81
Tunisia
TUN
PwrIndx: 1.4619
82
Sri Lanka
SRL
PwrIndx: 1.4661
83
Lithuania
LIT
PwrIndx: 1.4752
84
Kenya
KEN
PwrIndx: 1.5287
85
Kuwait
KUW
PwrIndx: 1.5701
86
Uganda
UGA
PwrIndx: 1.6176
87
Chad
CHD
PwrIndx: 1.6383
88
Zambia
ZAM
PwrIndx: 1.6464
89
Georgia
GEO
PwrIndx: 1.6679
90
Qatar
QTR
PwrIndx: 1.6703
91
Zimbabwe
ZIM
PwrIndx: 1.7577
92
Guatemala
GUA
PwrIndx: 1.8302
93
Bahrain
BAH
PwrIndx: 1.8547
94
Tajikistan
TAJ
PwrIndx: 1.8661
95
Uruguay
URU
PwrIndx: 1.8909
96
Mali
MAL
PwrIndx: 1.8941
97
Burkina Faso
BKF
PwrIndx: 1.9009
98
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
PwrIndx: 1.9244
99
Ireland
IRE
PwrIndx: 1.9481
100
Slovenia
SLV
PwrIndx: 1.9496
101
Cameroon
CAM
PwrIndx: 1.9902
102
Latvia
LAT
PwrIndx: 2.0145
103
Niger
NGR
PwrIndx: 2.0153
104
Ivory Coast
IVC
PwrIndx: 2.0236
105
Mongolia
MON
PwrIndx: 2.0299
106
Ghana
GHA
PwrIndx: 2.0554
107
Cambodia
CMB
PwrIndx: 2.0557
108
Botswana
BOT
PwrIndx: 2.0582
109
Tanzania
TAN
PwrIndx: 2.0651
110
Honduras
HON
PwrIndx: 2.0943
111
Armenia
ARM
PwrIndx: 2.1251
112
Moldova
MOL
PwrIndx: 2.1291
113
Paraguay
PAR
PwrIndx: 2.1898
114
Nicaragua
NIC
PwrIndx: 2.2747
115
Albania
ALB
PwrIndx: 2.3137
116
Mozambique
MOZ
PwrIndx: 2.3364
117
South Sudan
SSU
PwrIndx: 2.3501
118
Lebanon
LEB
PwrIndx: 2.5193
119
Estonia
EST
PwrIndx: 2.5893
120
Dominican Republic
DOM
PwrIndx: 2.7504
121
Republic of the Congo
ROC
PwrIndx: 2.9509
122
Nepal
NEP
PwrIndx: 2.9891
123
Montenegro
MTN
PwrIndx: 2.9941
124
Mauritania
MAU
PwrIndx: 3.0477
125
Madagascar
MAD
PwrIndx: 3.0869
126
El Salvador
ESL
PwrIndx: 3.1291
127
North Macedonia
MAC
PwrIndx: 3.1808
128
Namibia
NAM
PwrIndx: 3.2817
129
Central African Republic
CAR
PwrIndx: 3.2889
130
Gabon
GAB
PwrIndx: 3.3736
131
Laos
LAO
PwrIndx: 3.4433
132
Panama
PAN
PwrIndx: 3.6537
133
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
PwrIndx: 3.8586
134
Sierra Leone
SIE
PwrIndx: 4.2063
135
Suriname
SUR
PwrIndx: 4.6042
136
Somalia
SOM
PwrIndx: 4.6404
137
Liberia
LIB
PwrIndx: 5.5737
138
Bhutan
BUT
PwrIndx: 10.1681
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