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    Anonymous

    I created this topic just because of boredom and to share a finding. I put a ranking below, as the topic name says. Normal numbers are in case of Slavs, while in brackets I put a place in general ranking.

    (nuclear power is excluded)

    1. Russia (2)
    2. Poland (19)
    3. Ukraine (25)
    4. Czech Republic (29)
    5. Belarus (45)
    6. Slovakia (60)
    7. Croatia (61)
    8. Bulgaria (67)
    9. Serbia (70)
    10. Bosnia and Hercegovina (89)
    11. Slovenia (99)

    Somehow, Montenegro and Macedonia were omitted.

    Why such a gap between Slavic countries? Do you generally agree with the ranking? It is presented here:

    http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp

    #428306

    Anonymous

    Czech Republic followed by Belarus are most efficient given their relatively smaller populations and budgets. Also, I held a higher opinion about Ukrainian army before the turmoil.

    Does Poland have a good army? It’s rated quite high.

    #428308

    Anonymous

    Polish army? It is definitely not bad. Cannot be compared to American, or Russian, or any other from the first 10, however Polish special forces are well-known around the world (especially GROM) and good enough. I doubt, however, if authors of the ranking had use of special forces here.

    I am really glad Poland is in 19th place, and 7th in Europe (if considering Turkey as Europe).

    The ranking was last updated in 4.1.2015, however I don’t know if it means 4th January, or 1st April. :p Anyway, in case of Ukrainian army I think the same.

    If you click in country’s link you will receive an information.

    #428309

    Anonymous

    Australia is 13th in the world? Nothing against Australia but the country has a tiny budget , no artillery and small navy and air-force. And Singapore 26th in the world? Give me a break. I think the rating is only accurate for the first 10 countries.

    #428310

    Anonymous

    Agree, a bit strange. Comparing to Poland (in order “Australian | Polish”):

    Manpower

    Total Population
    22 507 617 | 38 346 279

    Available Manpower
    10 500 000 | 18 830 448

    Fit for Service
    8 700 000 | 15 583 917

    Reaching Military Age Annually
    280 000 | 433 061

    Active Frontline Personnel
    58 000 | 120 000

    Active Reserve Personnel
    44 240 | 515 000

    Manpower: Poland wins

    Land Systems

    Tanks
    59 | 1 009

    Armored Fighting Vehicles
    2 040 | 2 608

    Self-propelled Guns
    0 | 443

    Towed-Artillery
    75 | 72

    Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems
    0 | 240

    Land Systems: Poland wins

    Air Power

    Total Aircraft
    408 | 467

    Fighters/Interceptors
    79 | 99

    Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft
    79 | 99

    Transport Aircraft
    149 | 263

    Trainer Aircraft
    147 | 76

    Helicopters
    156 | 255

    Attack Helicopters
    22 | 29

    Air Power: Poland wins

    Naval Power

    Total Naval Strength
    52 | 83

    Aircraft Carriers
    1 | 0

    Frigates
    12 | 2

    Destroyers
    0 | 0

    Corvettes
    0 | 1

    Submarines
    6 | 5

    Coastal Defense Craft
    13 | 3

    Mine Warfare
    6 | 3

    Naval Power: Australia wins

    Resources (Petroleum)

    Oil Production
    520 000 bbl/day | 34 200 bbl/day

    Oil Consumption
    1 025 000 bbl/day | 580 000 bbl/day

    Proven Oil Reserves
    1 433 000 000 bbl/day | 156 500 000 bbl/day

    Resources (Petroleum): Australia wins

    Logistical

    Labor Force
    12 440 000 | 18 220 000

    Merchant Marine Strength
    41 | 9

    Major Ports and Terminals
    20 | 4

    Roadway Coverage
    818 356 | 423 997

    Railway Coverage
    38 445 | 19 428

    Servicable Airports
    480 | 126

    Logistical: Australia wins

    Financial (in USD)

    Defense Budget
    $ 26 100 000 000 | $ 9 360 000 000

    External Debt
    $ 1 506 000 000 000 | $ 365 200 000 000

    Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold
    $ 48 800 000 000 | $ 107 800 000 000

    Purchasing Power Parity
    $ 998 300 000 000 | $ 814 000 000 000

    Financial (in USD): Tie

    And Geography doesn’t matter.

    To me it is quite strange. Of more important, Poland wins in Manpower, Aircraft and Land Systems. Australia seems to have a bit better Navy. But 6 places difference?

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