2010 National Power Index

The National Power Index (NPI) is an attempt to quantify a nation’s power, i.e. its capacity to influence events and outcomes across the globe. It is a composite of five sub-indexes, each describing one of the elements which objectively contribute to a nation’s power: economy, military, diplomacy, technology and popularity.

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2010 NPI map - EU

2010 NPI – EU

Due to its debatable nature, the European Union does not appear in the list. The version including the European Union is added here:

Please note that as the European Union does not yet have a common foreign policy, the concept of European power remains largely theoretical.

All indexes are based on the latest numbers available on 1 January 2010.


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