the World’s Most Powerful Militaries in 2023

  • Global Firepower ranked 145 countries based on their military power.
  • It said the US, China, and Russia rank highest, with some surprises further down the list.
  • See below for the world’s 25 strongest militaries in 2023.

Global Firepower’s 2023 Military Strength Ranking lists 145 countries in order of their overall strength.

The ranking considers factors including the amount of military equipment and troops each country has, as well as their financial standing, geography, and avaliable resources.

It uses these factors to generate a PowerIndex score, with a score closer to zero indicating a more powerful military.

Here’s how the top 25 countries stack up:

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