Global Firepower Military Rankings: Ghana 100th In The World, 19th In Africa

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If you have no idea of how powerful Ghana’s military is compared to others (I don’t, I just imagine it’s terrible), the Global Firepower (GFP) index has a good idea, and it’s not good.
Global Firepower, which ranks the world’s militaries based on several empirical factors, has found Ghana’s as 100th in the world, out of the 126 ranked. Our position leaves us as the 19th best on the continent, hardly inspiring.
“The finalized ranking relies on over 50 factors to determine a given nation’s Power Index (“PwrIndx”) score.” The global firepower website says.
“This allows smaller, though more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Modifiers in the form of bonuses and penalties are added to refine the list.
“Ranking does not simply rely on the total number of weapons available to any one country but rather focuses on weapon diversity within the number totals to provide a better balance of firepower available (i.e. fielding 100 minesweepers does not equal the strategic and tactical value of fielding 10 aircraft carriers).” It adds.
Egypt leads the way on the continent, followed by Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.
Globally, the United States are top (surprise, surprise)- followed by Russia, China, India and France.
Global Firepower Index 2016…
2 Russia
3 China
4 India
5 France
6 United Kingdom
7 Japan
8 Turkey
9 Germany
10 Italy
1 Egypt
2 Algeria
3 Ethiopia
4 Nigeria
5 South Africa
6 Angola
7 Morocco
8 Sudan
9 Libya
10 Democratic Republic of Congo

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