The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors to determine each nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. This provides the final ranking and allows smaller, technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses (and penalties) are added for refinement. In the end, we hope it presents an unbiased outlook on the potential conventional military strength of a given country if only to stir some healthy debate.
Things to keep in mind:
• Nuclear capability is NOT taken into account
• Geographical factors influence every final GFP ranking
• Ranking does not solely rely on total number of weapons available
• 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
Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.
Total Population: 11,047,251 Available Manpower: 5,917,308 Fit for Service: 4,821,721 Reaching Military Age Annually: 141,931] Active Frontline Personnel: 87,000 Active Reserve Personnel: 0
Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).