Special Report

Regions of the World Where Military Power Is Most Concentrated

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14. East Africa
> Countries in region: 10
> Most Powerful Nation Ethiopia (150,000 personnel, 90 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Kenya (29,000 personnel, 151 aircraft)

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13. Oceania
> Countries in region: 2
> Most Powerful Nation Australia (79,000 personnel, 430 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation New Zealand (12,100 personnel, 47 aircraft)

12. Balkans
> Countries in region: 8
> Most Powerful Nation Greece (385,500 personnel, 663 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Serbia (80,000 personnel, 117 aircraft)

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11. North Africa
> Countries in region: 6
> Most Powerful Nation Algeria (465,000 personnel, 552 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Morocco (325,000 personnel, 249 aircraft)

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10. Southern Europe
> Countries in region: 3
> Most Powerful Nation Italy (297,000 personnel, 862 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Spain (215,000 personnel, 503 aircraft)

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