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2021 Military Strength Ranking



GFP | ANNUAL RANKING

Ranking the total available active military manpower by country, from highest to lowest.



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 (Increase, Stable, Decline).

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
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0718
2
Russia
RUS
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0791
3
China
CHN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.0854
4
India
IND
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1207
5
Japan
JPN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1599
6
South Korea
SKO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1612
7
France
FRA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1681
8
United Kingdom
UKD
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PwrIndx Score: 0.1997
9
Brazil
BRA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2026
10
Pakistan
PAK
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2073
11
Turkey
TUR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2109
12
Italy
ITA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2127
13
Egypt
EGY
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2216
14
Iran
IRN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2511
15
Germany
GER
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2519
16
Indonesia
INO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.2684
17
Saudi Arabia
SAR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3231
18
Spain
SPA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3257
19
Australia
AUS
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3378
20
Israel
ISR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3464
21
Canada
CAN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.3956
22
Taiwan
TAI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4154
23
Poland
POL
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4187
24
Vietnam
VTN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4189
25
Ukraine
UKR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4396
26
Thailand
THA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4427
27
Algeria
ALG
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4439
28
North Korea
NKO
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4673
29
Greece
GRE
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PwrIndx Score: 0.4954
30
Switzerland
SWI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.5011
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31
Sweden
SWE
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PwrIndx Score: 0.5345
32
South Africa
SAF
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PwrIndx Score: 0.5665
33
Norway
NOR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.5717
34
Czechia
CZC
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6204
35
Nigeria
NGA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6241
36
United Arab Emirates
UAE
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6249
37
Netherlands
NET
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6391
38
Myanmar
MYA
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6521
39
Colombia
COL
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6841
40
Singapore
SIN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6931
41
Romania
ROM
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PwrIndx Score: 0.6953
42
Argentina
ARG
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7026
43
Venezuela
VEN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7116
44
Malaysia
MLY
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7451
45
Bangladesh
BAN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7473
46
Mexico
MEX
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7565
47
Peru
PER
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PwrIndx Score: 0.7931
48
Philippines
PHI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8219
49
Chile
CHI
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8227
50
Belarus
BLR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8371
51
Uzbekistan
UZB
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8421
52
Portugal
POR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8661
53
Morocco
MOR
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8739
54
Denmark
DEN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.8921
55
Hungary
HUN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9187
56
Finland
FIN
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9335
57
Iraq
IRQ
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9334
58
Slovakia
SLK
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9451
59
Austria
AST
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PwrIndx Score: 0.9705
60
Serbia
SER
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0063
61
Kazakhstan
KAZ
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0286
62
Croatia
CRO
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0331
63
Azerbaijan
AZR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0472
64
Syria
SYR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0506
65
Angola
ANG
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0799
66
Ethiopia
ETH
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PwrIndx Score: 1.0901
67
Bulgaria
BUL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.1438
68
Belgium
BEL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.1809
69
Ecuador
ECU
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PwrIndx Score: 1.2261
70
Libya
LBY
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PwrIndx Score: 1.2736
71
Kuwait
KUW
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PwrIndx Score: 1.3322
72
Oman
OMA
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PwrIndx Score: 1.3911
73
Tunisia
TUN
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PwrIndx Score: 1.4134
74
Jordan
JOR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.4417
75
Afghanistan
AFG
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PwrIndx Score: 1.4887
76
Cuba
CUB
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PwrIndx Score: 1.4937
77
Sudan
SUD
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5159
78
Yemen
YEM
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5172
79
Sri Lanka
SRL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5426
80
Bolivia
BOL
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5491
81
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
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PwrIndx Score: 1.5507
82
Qatar
QTR
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PwrIndx Score: 1.6175
83
Kenya
KEN
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7241
84
New Zealand
NWZ
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7461
85
Lithuania
LIT
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7549
86
Turkmenistan
TKM
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PwrIndx Score: 1.7598
87
Zambia
ZAM
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PwrIndx Score: 2.0632
88
Slovenia
SLV
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PwrIndx Score: 2.0782
89
Uganda
UGA
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PwrIndx Score: 2.1208
90
Chad
CHD
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PwrIndx Score: 2.1523
91
Zimbabwe
ZIM
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PwrIndx Score: 2.1938
92
Georgia
GEO
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2265
93
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2369
94
Cambodia
CMB
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2751
95
Guatemala
GUA
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PwrIndx Score: 2.2918
96
Ghana
GHA
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PwrIndx Score: 2.3606
97
Latvia
LAT
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PwrIndx Score: 2.3756
98
Ireland
IRE
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PwrIndx Score: 2.3861
99
Tajikistan
TAJ
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4035
100
Armenia
ARM
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4216
101
Mongolia
MON
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4284
102
Uruguay
URU
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PwrIndx Score: 2.4876
103
Bahrain
BAH
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PwrIndx Score: 2.5132
104
Niger
NGR
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PwrIndx Score: 2.5493
105
Mali
MAL
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PwrIndx Score: 2.5558
106
Botswana
BOT
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PwrIndx Score: 2.5679
107
Moldova
MOL
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PwrIndx Score: 2.6228
108
Cameroon
CAM
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PwrIndx Score: 2.7408
109
Estonia
EST
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PwrIndx Score: 2.8387
110
South Sudan
SSU
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PwrIndx Score: 2.8581
111
Paraguay
PAR
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PwrIndx Score: 2.8964
112
Tanzania
TAN
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PwrIndx Score: 2.9155
113
Albania
ALB
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PwrIndx Score: 2.9166
114
Honduras
HON
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PwrIndx Score: 2.9279
115
Ivory Coast
IVC
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PwrIndx Score: 2.9808
116
Lebanon
LEB
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PwrIndx Score: 3.0014
117
Mozambique
MOZ
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PwrIndx Score: 3.1763
118
Laos
LAO
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PwrIndx Score: 3.3003
119
Nepal
NEP
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PwrIndx Score: 3.4701
120
Nicaragua
NIC
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PwrIndx Score: 3.4924
121
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
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PwrIndx Score: 4.0474
122
Dominican Republic
DOM
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PwrIndx Score: 4.2916
123
Montenegro
MTN
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PwrIndx Score: 4.3841
124
Republic of the Congo
ROC
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PwrIndx Score: 4.3892
125
Madagascar
MAD
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PwrIndx Score: 4.4214
126
Mauritania
MAU
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PwrIndx Score: 4.4027
127
Namibia
NAM
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PwrIndx Score: 4.4392
128
El Salvador
ESL
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PwrIndx Score: 4.4774
129
Burkina Faso
BKF
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PwrIndx Score: 4.6697
130
Panama
PAN
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PwrIndx Score: 4.7889
131
Central African Republic
CAR
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PwrIndx Score: 4.9381
132
Gabon
GAB
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PwrIndx Score: 4.9661
133
North Macedonia
MAC
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PwrIndx Score: 5.0801
134
Eritrea
ERI
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PwrIndx Score: 5.6579
135
Suriname
SUR
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PwrIndx Score: 8.0693
136
Sierra Leone
SIE
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PwrIndx Score: 7.2063
137
Somalia
SOM
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PwrIndx Score: 8.0104
138
Liberia
LIB
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PwrIndx Score: 9.9159
139
Kosovo
KOS
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PwrIndx Score: 19.4791
140
Bhutan
BUT
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PwrIndx Score: 23.2577

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