2020 Military Strength Ranking. 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. What are the strongest militaries in 2019? This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. A perfect score in the index is 0. Global powers ranked by potential military strength. The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. Each year since 2006, the Global Fire Power Index has ranked 137 modern military powers using 55 different metrics to give each country a score based on their size, finances, and number of high tech equipment.

African countries ranked by potential military strength.