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INTRODUCTION
The Military power index shows the influence of the military forces in the societies of the countries, mostly the influence in the matters of the civilian society: politics, economy, media, education, .... It is divided into: NONE (no armed forces),VERY LOW,LOW,MEDIUM,HIGH,VERY HIGH and EXTREME (military juntas in power and/or martial law in force). The + and - shown for certain countries, represent the actual trend :+ for an increasing military influence and - for a decreasing military influence. In 2014 the countries with most military influence were Thailand,Eritrea,Myanmar and Egypt.

Last update: 03/02/17:

  • Turkey: The power of the army has considerably diminished after the foiled coup (whatever real or fake)
                

                     


COUNTRY              STATUS

    
AFGHANISTAN            MEDIUM
ALBANIA                LOW
ALGERIA                VERY HIGH
ANDORRA                NONE
ANGOLA                 MEDIUM
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA    VERY LOW
ARGENTINA              MEDIUM
ARMENIA                MEDIUM
AUSTRALIA              LOW
AUSTRIA                VERY LOW
AZERBAIJAN             MEDIUM
BAHAMAS                VERY LOW
BAHRAIN                MEDIUM
BANGLADESH             HIGH
BARBADOS               VERY LOW
BELARUS                MEDIUM
BELGIUM                VERY LOW
BELIZE                 LOW
BENIN                  HIGH +
BHUTAN                 LOW
BOLIVIA                LOW
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOV.   MEDIUM
BOTSWANA               LOW
BRAZIL                 LOW
BRUNEI                 LOW
BULGARIA               LOW
BURKINA FASO           VERY HIGH 
BURUNDI                VERY HIGH
CAMBODIA               HIGH
CAMEROON               MEDIUM
CANADA                 LOW
CAPE VERDE             LOW
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.   HIGH
CHAD                   HIGH
CHILE                  MEDIUM
CHINA                  MEDIUM
COLOMBIA               MEDIUM -
COMOROS                HIGH
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE      MEDIUM
CONGO KINSHASA         VERY HIGH
COSTA RICA             NONE
COTE D'IVOIRE          HIGH 
CROATIA                MEDIUM
CUBA                   VERY HIGH +
CYPRUS                 LOW
CZECH REPUBLIC         LOW
DENMARK                VERY LOW
DJIBOUTI               HIGH
DOMINICA               VERY LOW
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC     LOW
ECUADOR                MEDIUM
EGYPT                  EXTREME
EL SALVADOR            MEDIUM
EQUATORIAL GUINEA      MEDIUM
ERITREA                EXTREME
ESTONIA                VERY LOW
ETHIOPIA               HIGH +
FIJI                   HIGH -
FINLAND                VERY LOW
FRANCE                 LOW
GABON                  MEDIUM
GAMBIA                 HIGH
GEORGIA                MEDIUM
GERMANY                VERY LOW
GHANA                  MEDIUM
GREECE                 MEDIUM
GRENADA                NONE
GUATEMALA              MEDIUM
GUINEA                 HIGH
GUINEA BISSAU          VERY HIGH
GUYANA                 LOW
HAITI                  LOW +
HONDURAS               HIGH
HUNGARY                LOW
ICELAND                NONE
INDIA                  MEDIUM
INDONESIA              HIGH
IRAN                   HIGH +
IRAQ                   MEDIUM
IRELAND                VERY LOW
ISRAEL                 HIGH
ITALY                  LOW
JAMAICA                LOW
JAPAN                  LOW
JORDAN                 MEDIUM
KAZAKHSTAN             LOW
KENYA                  LOW
KIRIBATI               NONE
KUWAIT                 LOW
KYRGYZSTAN             LOW
LAOS                   MEDIUM
LATVIA                 VERY LOW
LEBANON                MEDIUM
LESOTHO                HIGH
LIBERIA                MEDIUM
LIBYA                  LOW
LIECHTENSTEIN          NONE
LITHUANIA              VERY LOW
LUXEMBOURG             VERY LOW
MACEDONIA              MEDIUM
MADAGASCAR             HIGH 
MALAWI                 MEDIUM
MALAYSIA               MEDIUM
MALDIVES               MEDIUM  
MALI                   MEDIUM
MALTA                  VERY LOW
MARSHALL ISLANDS       NONE
MAURITANIA             HIGH
MAURITIUS              NONE
MEXICO                 MEDIUM
MICRONESIA             NONE
MOLDOVA                LOW
MONACO                 NONE
MONGOLIA               LOW
MONTENEGRO             LOW
MOROCCO                MEDIUM
MOZAMBIQUE             MEDIUM
MYANMAR                VERY HIGH
NAMIBIA                MEDIUM
NAURU                  NONE
NEPAL                  MEDIUM
NETHERLANDS            VERY LOW
NEW ZEALAND            VERY LOW
NICARAGUA              HIGH +
NIGER                  HIGH
NIGERIA                HIGH
NORTH KOREA            VERY HIGH
NORWAY                 VERY LOW
OMAN                   MEDIUM
PAKISTAN               VERY HIGH
PALAU                  NONE
PANAMA                 NONE
PAPUA NEW GUINEA       MEDIUM
PARAGUAY               MEDIUM
PERU                   MEDIUM
PHILIPPINES            MEDIUM
POLAND                 VERY LOW
PORTUGAL               VERY LOW
QATAR                  MEDIUM
ROMANIA                VERY LOW
RUSSIA                 HIGH
RWANDA                 MEDIUM
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS  VERY LOW
SAINT LUCIA            NONE
SAINT VINCENT/GRENAD.  NONE
SAMOA                  NONE
SAN MARINO             VERY LOW
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE  MEDIUM
SAUDI ARABIA           MEDIUM
SENEGAL                MEDIUM
SERBIA                 MEDIUM
SEYCHELLES             MEDIUM
SIERRA LEONE           MEDIUM
SINGAPORE              LOW
SLOVAKIA               VERY LOW
SLOVENIA               VERY LOW
SOLOMON ISLANDS        MEDIUM
SOMALIA                LOW
SOUTH AFRICA           LOW
SOUTH KOREA            MEDIUM
SOUTH SUDAN            HIGH
SPAIN                  VERY LOW
SRI LANKA              MEDIUM
SUDAN                  HIGH
SURINAME               MEDIUM
SWAZILAND              MEDIUM
SWEDEN                 VERY LOW
SWITZERLAND            VERY LOW
SYRIA                  HIGH
TAIWAN                 LOW
TAJIKISTAN             MEDIUM
TANZANIA               MEDIUM
THAILAND               EXTREME
TIMOR LESTE            MEDIUM
TOGO                   HIGH
TONGA                  LOW
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO    LOW
TUNISIA                MEDIUM
TURKEY                 MEDIUM -
TURKMENISTAN           MEDIUM
TUVALU                 NONE
UGANDA                 MEDIUM
UKRAINE                MEDIUM
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   MEDIUM
UNITED KINGDOM         LOW
UNITED STATES          LOW
URUGUAY                VERY LOW
UZBEKISTAN             MEDIUM
VANUATU                NONE
VATICAN CITY           NONE
VENEZUELA              HIGH +
VIETNAM                MEDIUM
YEMEN                  LOW
ZAMBIA                 MEDIUM
ZIMBABWE               HIGH 


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