Global Firepower Index

Global Firepower continues to provide its unique analytical display of data concerning modern military powers. Over 125 powers are considered relative military strengths. The GFP ranking is based strictly on each nation's potential conventional war-making capability across land, sea and air. The final ranking incorporates values related to resources, finances and geography. over 50 different factors make up the final GFP ranking, delivering the "PowerIndex" value by way of an in-house formula, and bonuses and penalties are applied where appropriate.

- Nuclear capability is not taken into account
- Geographical factors influence the final ranking
- Ranking does not solely rely on total number of weapons available to any one country
- Natural resource reliance (use/production) is taken into account
- Land-locked nations are not penalized for lack of a standing navy
- Naval powers are penalized for limited naval capabilities
- Current economic health for each country is taken into account
- Current political/military leadership is not taken into account

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