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GlobalFirepower.com Ranks (2005 to Present)


GFP power ranking index of nations since 2005.


The showcase below goes as far back as 2005, the year GlobalFirepower.com launched. In regards to the rankings, keep in mind that the GFP formula has changed quite a bit since the early days, bringing along new factors to consider while, in some cases, doing away with old ones. The original site tracked 25 global military powers while, today, this has reached 138 nations. As a result, direct year-to-year comparisons are sometimes difficult to obtain (particularly against the crude formula used in early years). Only the top 25 world military powers are shown in each list below.
2020
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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Japan
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South Korea
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France
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United Kingdom
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Image graphic of the national flag of Egypt
Egypt
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Image graphic of the national flag of Brazil
Brazil
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Image graphic of the national flag of Turkey
Turkey
12
Image graphic of the national flag of Italy
Italy
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Image graphic of the national flag of Germany
Germany
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Image graphic of the national flag of Iran
Iran
15
Image graphic of the national flag of Pakistan
Pakistan
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Image graphic of the national flag of Indonesia
Indonesia
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Image graphic of the national flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
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Image graphic of the national flag of Israel
Israel
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Australia
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Spain
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Poland
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Vietnam
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Thailand
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Image graphic of the national flag of Canada
Canada
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Image graphic of the national flag of North Korea
North Korea
2019
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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France
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Japan
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South Korea
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United Kingdom
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Turkey
10
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Germany
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Italy
12
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Egypt
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Brazil
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Iran
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Pakistan
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Indonesia
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Israel
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North Korea
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Australia
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Spain
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Canada
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Taiwan
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Vietnam
24
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Poland
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Saudi Arabia
2018
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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France
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United Kingdom
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South Korea
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Japan
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Turkey
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Germany
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Italy
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Egypt
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Iran
14
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Brazil
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Indonesia
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Israel
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Pakistan
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North Korea
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Spain
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Vietnam
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Australia
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Poland
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Algeria
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Taiwan
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Canada
2017
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United States
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Russia
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China
4
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India
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France
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United Kingdom
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Japan
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Turkey
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Germany
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Egypt
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Italy
12
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South Korea
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Pakistan
14
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Indonesia
15
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Israel
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Vietnam
17
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Brazil
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Taiwan
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Poland
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Thailand
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Iran
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Australia
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North Korea
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Saudi Arabia
25
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Algeria
2016
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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France
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United Kingdom
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Japan
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Turkey
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Germany
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Italy
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South Korea
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Egypt
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Pakistan
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Indonesia
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Brazil
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Israel
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Vietnam
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Poland
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Taiwan
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Thailand
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Iran
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Canada
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Australia
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Saudi Arabia
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North Korea
2015
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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United Kingdom
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France
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South Korea
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Germany
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Japan
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Turkey
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Israel
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Indonesia
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Australia
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Canada
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Taiwan
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Italy
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Pakistan
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Egypt
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Poland
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Thailand
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Vietnam
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Brazil
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Iran
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Sweden
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Ukraine
2014
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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United Kingdom
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France
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Germany
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Turkey
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South Korea
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Japan
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Israel
12
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Italy
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Egypt
14
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Brazil
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Pakistan
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Canada
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Taiwan
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Poland
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Indonesia
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Australia
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Ukraine
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Iran
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Vietnam
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Thailand
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Saudi Arabia
2012
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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United Kingdom
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France
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Germany
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South Korea
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Italy
10
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Brazil
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Turkey
12
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Pakistan
13
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Israel
14
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Egypt
15
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Indonesia
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Iran
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Japan
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Taiwan
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Canada
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Thailand
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Mexico
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Ukraine
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Australia
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Poland
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Vietnam
2011
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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United Kingdom
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Turkey
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South Korea
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France
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Japan
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Israel
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Brazil
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Iran
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Germany
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Taiwan
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Pakistan
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Egypt
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Italy
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Indonesia
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Thailand
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Ukraine
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Poland
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North Korea
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Philippines
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Australia
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Canada
2010
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United States
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China
3
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Russia
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India
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United Kingdom
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France
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Germany
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Brazil
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Japan
10
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Turkey
11
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Israel
12
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South Korea
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Italy
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Indonesia
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Pakistan
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Taiwan
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Egypt
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Iran
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Mexico
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North Korea
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Sweden
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Greece
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Canada
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Saudi Arabia
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Ukraine
2009 (No Update)
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United States
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Russia
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China
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India
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Germany
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France
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Japan
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Turkey
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Brazil
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United Kingdom
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Italy
12
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South Korea
13
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Indonesia
14
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Mexico
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Canada
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Iran
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Egypt
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North Korea
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Spain
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Pakistan
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Australia
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Saudi Arabia
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Thailand
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Argentina
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Sweden
2008 (No Update)
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United States
2
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Russia
3
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China
4
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India
5
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Germany
6
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France
7
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Japan
8
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Turkey
9
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Brazil
10
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United Kingdom
11
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Italy
12
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South Korea
13
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Indonesia
14
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Mexico
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Canada
16
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Iran
17
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Egypt
18
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North Korea
19
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Spain
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Pakistan
21
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Australia
22
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Saudi Arabia
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Thailand
24
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Argentina
25
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Sweden
2007
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United States
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Russia
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China
4
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India
5
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Germany
6
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France
7
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Japan
8
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Turkey
9
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Brazil
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United Kingdom
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Italy
12
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South Korea
13
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Indonesia
14
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Mexico
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Canada
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Iran
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Egypt
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North Korea
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Spain
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Pakistan
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Australia
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Saudi Arabia
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Thailand
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Argentina
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Sweden
2006
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United States
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China
3
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Russia
4
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India
5
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Pakistan
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United Kingdom
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Iran
8
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North Korea
9
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Germany
10
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Israel
11
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France
12
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Italy
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Greece
14
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South Korea
15
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Australia
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Canada
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Spain
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Japan
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Saudi Arabia
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Turkey
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Syria
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Egypt
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Taiwan
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Indonesia
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Brazil
2005
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United States
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China
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Russia
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Pakistan
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India
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United Kingdom
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Iran
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North Korea
9
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Germany
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Israel
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France
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Italy
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Greece
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South Korea
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Saudi Arabia
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Spain
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Canada
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Japan
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Syria
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Turkey
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Australia
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Egypt
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Taiwan
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Indonesia
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Brazil

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