By the end of 2018, it's all the year-end summaries. On the national comprehensive strength ranking, we consider the actual strength. Recently, the strength ranking of the top ten powers in 2018 is even stronger! China's strength cannot be underestimated.
2018 comprehensive national strength ranking
1, the United States
Although the U.S. has been in a difficult situation in recent years, two expensive wars and complex new projects, as well as the reduction of military budget, the Pentagon has encountered numerous difficulties, but even in this case, the U.S. military still ranks first in the GFP ranking with a score of 0.2208.
The total population of the United States is 316.66 million, and the total number of human resources suitable for service is 142.2 million. When necessary, 120 million people between the ages of 17 and 45 can be recruited. The number of potential recruits that can be added each year is 4.2 million. At present, there are 1.43 million Americans in active service and 850000 in reserve service.
The U.S. Army has the largest number of various types of technical equipment, with a total of 8325 tanks, 25782 armored transport vehicles, infantry combat vehicles, 1934 self-propelled guns, 1791 towed guns and 1330 multi barrel rockets.
The total number of air force, navy and Marine Corps aircraft is 13683, including 2271 fighters, 2601 attack aircraft, 5222 military transport aircraft, 2745 trainer aircraft, 6012 multi-purpose helicopters and 914 attack helicopters.
The Navy and other agencies currently use more than 470 warships, submarines, speedboats and auxiliary vessels, including 10 aircraft carriers, 15 frigates, 62 destroyers, 72 submarines, 13 coast guard ships and 13 minesweepers.
Despite the latest weaponry, the US military still needs oil and oil products. The U.S. oil industry currently produces 8.5 million barrels of crude oil a day and consumes 19 million barrels a day. US oil reserves are 20.6 billion barrels.
The GFP rankings also take into account U.S. production and logistics capabilities. With a workforce of 155 million, the United States has 393 merchant ships (flying the American flag) and 24 large ports. The total road mileage is 6.58 million miles, the total railway mileage is 227800 miles, and 13500 airports and airports are used.
Military finance is an important part of ranking factors. The US military budget is 612.5 billion US dollars, foreign debt is 15.9 trillion US dollars, foreign exchange reserves are 150.2 billion US dollars, and purchasing power parity is 15.9 trillion US dollars.
When predicting the national capability under the condition of defensive war, the global firepower index also considers the national geographical characteristics. In this regard, the U.S. has a territory of 9.8 million square kilometers, a coastline of 19900 kilometers, a border with neighboring countries of 12000 kilometers and a waterway of 41000 kilometers.
In the GFP world military ranking released in April this year, Russia ranked second with a score of 0.2355. The growth of Russian military potential in 2013 should lay a good foundation for future ranking.
Russia has a total population of 145.5 million, of which 69.1 million can serve. Every year, 1.35 million people reach the recruitment age. At present, 766000 are in active service and 2.48 million are in reserve service.
The Russian army has one of the world's largest tank and armor convoys, with 15500 tanks, 27607 armored personnel carriers, infantry vehicles and similar vehicles, 5990 self-propelled guns, 4625 towed guns and 3871 multi barrel rockets. The total number of Russian aircraft is 3082, including 736 fighters, 1289 attack aircraft, 730 military transport aircraft, 303 trainer aircraft, 973 multi-purpose helicopters and 114 attack helicopters.
The Navy and border service use more than 350 warships, submarines, speedboats and auxiliary vessels, including one aircraft carrier, four frigates, 13 destroyers, 74 light frigates, 63 submarines, 65 coastal defense ships, and 34 mine clearance ships.
According to GFP data, Russia produces 11 million barrels of oil per day and consumes no more than 2.2 million barrels per day. Confirm reserve of 80 billion barrels. The labor force is estimated to be 75.68 million, with 1143 merchant ships, and the main logistics supply burden falls on seven major ports and terminals. The total length of the highway is 982000 km, the total length of the railway is 87100 km, and 1218 airports can be used for air transportation. All these data are consistent with the top 10. PH.
The military budget is $76.6 billion. Foreign debt is 631.8 billion US dollars, foreign exchange reserves are estimated to be 537.6 billion US dollars, and purchasing power parity is 24.86 billion US dollars. It has the largest land area in the world, over 17 million square kilometers, 37653 kilometers of coastline, 20241 kilometers of land boundary, and 102000 kilometers of waterway.
China ranked third on the global firepower index with a score of 0.2594. China has increased its defense spending, thereby expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region and increasing its ranking in the GFP.
China is the most populous country in the world, with a total population of 1.35 billion. When necessary, 749.6 million people can be recruited for the army. Every year, 19.5 million people reach the age of service. At present, the PLA has 2.28 million active service personnel and 2.3 million reserve service personnel.
The PLA army has 9150 tanks of different levels and types, 4788 armored vehicles, 1710 self-propelled guns, 6246 towed guns, and 1770 multi barrel rockets. The total number of air force and Naval Air Force aircraft is 2788, including 1170 fighters and 885 attack aircraft. There are 762 aircraft carrying out transport missions and 380 aircraft for training pilots.
The PLA also has 865 multi-purpose helicopters and 122 attack helicopters. The Chinese navy has 520 warships, submarines, speedboats and vessels, including 1 aircraft carrier, 45 frigates, 24 destroyers, 9 light frigates, 69 submarines, 353 coastal defense vessels and 119 mine clearance vessels.
China's daily crude oil output is 4.075 million barrels, less than half of its own demand (9.5 million barrels per day), and the confirmed oil reserve is 25.58 billion barrels. China's labor force is estimated to be 798.5 million, with 2030 merchant ships and 15 ports and terminals of strategic significance. The total length of the highway is more than 3.86 million kilometers, the total length of the railway is 86000 kilometers, 507 airports can be used, and the total length of the waterway is 110000 kilometers.
China's defense budget reached $126 billion last year, according to GFP. Foreign debt is close to $729 billion, foreign exchange reserves are $3.34 trillion, and purchasing power parity is $12.26 trillion. China has a territory of 9.6 million square kilometers, a coastline of 14500 kilometers and a land boundary of 22117 kilometers.
India scored 0.3872, ranking fourth in the GFP ranking. India has become the largest importer of weapons and military equipment, and it is clear that it will continue to develop military technical cooperation with foreign partners in the future.
India has the second largest population in the world, with 1.22 billion people. When necessary, it can recruit 615.2 million people. It can supplement 22.9 million people of service age every year. At present, there are 1325000 active servicemen and 214300 reserve servicemen in the Indian army.
The Indian army has 3569 tanks, 5085 armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, 290 self-propelled guns, 6445 towed guns and 292 multi barrel rockets. India's air force has 1785 aircrafts of all kinds at all levels, including 535 fighters, 468 attack aircraft, 706 military transport aircraft, 237 trainer aircraft, and 504 multi-purpose helicopters capable of carrying out transportation and auxiliary tasks, and 20 attack helicopters capable of destroying enemy equipment and living forces.
India's navy is relatively weak, with 184 ships, including 2 aircraft carriers, 15 frigates, 11 destroyers, 24 light frigates, 17 submarines, 32 coast defense ships and 7 minesweepers.
India's oil fields are relatively small and still rely on foreign supply, with a confirmed reserve of 5.476 billion barrels. The daily oil production is 897500 barrels, and the daily demand reaches 3.2 million barrels. India's workforce is estimated at 482.3 million, with 340 merchant ships and seven large ports.
The total length of the highway is more than 3.32 million kilometers, the total length of the railway is less than 64000 kilometers, and 346 airports are in use. This year, India's defense spending is 46 billion US dollars, foreign debt is close to 379 billion US dollars, foreign exchange reserves are estimated to be 297.8 billion US dollars, and purchasing power parity is 4.71 trillion US dollars. India covers an area of 3.287 million square kilometers, with a total length of 14103 kilometers of land boundary, 7000 kilometers of coastline and 14500 kilometers of waterways.
The UK ranked fifth with a score of 0.3923. Britain is ready to pay special attention to military construction in the near future, focusing on the implementation of several new projects.
Britain has a population of 63.4 million and a serviceable population of 29.1 million. The number of potential military personnel that can be supplemented each year is 749000. At present, there are 205300 people in active service and 182000 in reserve service. The British army has 407 tanks, 6245 armored vehicles, 89 self-propelled guns, 138 towed guns and 56 multi barrel rockets.
The air force has 908 aircraft, including 84 fighters, 178 attack aircraft, 338 military transport aircraft, 312 trainer aircraft, 362 multi-purpose helicopters and 66 attack helicopters. The British Navy used to be one of the most powerful fleets in the world, but it has lost its status as a maritime power in the past decades. At present, there are only 66 ships, including one aircraft carrier, 13 frigates, 6 destroyers, 11 submarines, 24 coastal defense ships and 15 minesweepers.
With the help of North Sea oil fields, the UK cannot meet the demand of 1.1 million barrels per day. Oil reserves are at 3.12 billion barrels. The number of industrial and economic workers in the UK is about 32 million, with 504 merchant ships and 14 large ports.
The highway mileage is 394400 kilometers, the railway is 16450 kilometers, and 460 airports and airports are used. The military budget reached 56.6 billion US dollars, the foreign debt was 1009 billion US dollars, the foreign exchange reserve was estimated to be 105.1 billion US dollars, and the purchasing power parity was 2313 billion US dollars.
With a land area of 243600 square kilometers and a coastline of 12429 kilometers, it is only connected with Ireland on land, with a border line of no more than 390 kilometers and a total length of 3200 kilometers of waterways.
In 2013, there was not much change in France's military spending. In order to save enough money to buy high-tech equipment, the French army cut 10% of its staff. France's annual military spending is $43 billion, or 1.9% of GDP, lower than NATO's target for member countries.
Although its defense budget tends to be stable, France still has a high ability to invest in the world, with heavy deployment in the Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Senegal and other parts of the world.
Germany's military strength does not match its economic strength in the world. Recently, Germany is considering sending military support to NATO allies in Eastern Europe. Germany is also considering a more active international military role. Germany's annual military expenditure is US $45 billion, ranking eighth in the world.
After World War II, the German public was generally opposed to the war. At first, Germany's military was limited to self-defense. After the collapse of Yugoslavia, Germany was more and more used to playing an active role in the world. Germany has only 183000 mobile troops and 145000 reserve forces. In 2011, the compulsory military service system was abolished to create a professional army.
Turkey's military spending in 2014 will increase by 9.4% over last year. The main reason for the increase in military spending is the ongoing Syrian war and possible conflict with the Kurdistan separatist PKK. Turkey's defense budget is $18.2 billion.
As a member of NATO, Turkey has also sent soldiers around the world. The Turkish army has been involved in operations in Afghanistan and in peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. Turkey also has an army in Northern Cyprus.
9, South Korea
South Korea is also increasing its defense budget to cope with the growing military strength of China and Japan and the threat of North Korea. South Korea's defense budget is $34 billion.
Compared with its territory, South Korea's military is still very large. South Korea has 640000