thumbnail

Most Powerful Countries Bordering Each Other

Name the countries with the most powerful military that border each other.
Oversea territories' borders are not included.
An average rank between two military powers is calculated, among which the lowest means are these.
Ranks according to Global Firepower
Not counting borders formed by overseas territories or regions
Quiz by Lucknowite
Rate:
Last updated: October 5, 2019
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedOctober 3, 2019
Times taken42,703
Average score87.0%
Rating4.84
3:30
Enter answer here
0
 / 23 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Avg
Country
2.5
Russia
China
3.5
China
India
7.5
France
Germany
8
France
Italy
9
China
Pakistan
9.5
India
Pakistan
10
Russia
North Korea
10.5
China
North Korea
11
United States
Canada
11.5
Turkey
Iran
12.5
South Korea
North Korea
Avg
Country
12.5
France
Spain
13
China
Vietnam
13
Russia
Poland
14.5
Iran
Pakistan
14.5
Egypt
Israel
15.5
Russia
Ukraine
17
Germany
Poland
17.5
United States
Mexico
18.5
Turkey
Greece
19
Russia
Norway
19
France
Switzerland
44 Comments
+7
Level 83
Oct 4, 2019
Good one!
+2
Level 50
Oct 5, 2019
Since Ukraine and Poland are considered powerful, can you make a new question for them?
+46
Level 69
Oct 6, 2019
He’s not just picking random country pairs that he personally likes! For Poland & Ukraine to be on this quiz, they’d have to have rankings that warranted it.
+10
Level 35
Dec 19, 2019
They are powerful, he used GlobalFirePower as a source, and they are pretty accurate.
+2
Level 69
Oct 1, 2021
Poland and Ukraine have an average of 24, which is way too low to make the list as you can see yourself.
+1
Level 58
Feb 13, 2023
Poland is literally stronger than germany, its the eastern border of NATO, what do you expect
+1
Level 75
Mar 22, 2023
Yes, but only since this year. This quiz was last updated in 2019. I think an update is warranted though, although maybe a second quiz with the new data in addition to this quiz with the old data might be interesting to see what has changed since the beginning of WWIII.
+1
Level 69
Jul 27, 2023
Poland is in no single regard stronger than Germany. Global Firepower always has been inaccurate. They've been overvaluing Saudi Arabia for example for years
+1
Level 75
Dec 20, 2023
I have little quantitative data to back up my argument, but I think Poland overall has a stronger military than Germany regardless of what global firepower says. Poland has a long and unbroken military tradition, a patriotic population with many men willing to defend their country, is one of the few NATO countries who actually fulfilled their obligation to invest at least 2% of their GDP in defence, and most importantly is on NATO's eastern flank and batshit paranoid about Russia, not without reason given their history. They know the stakes, they take defence seriously. Germany, on the other hand, has long been plagued by morale issues, the only thing you hear about the military in German news is scandals and failed attempts at reform, equipment failure is a constant issue, they barely have any functional aircraft or submarine, and so on. Taking all this together, it's just a gut feeling, but if I had to bet, I'd bet on Poland.
+14
Level 75
Oct 5, 2019
Looks like I'm not the only one who got Norway last.
+17
Level 84
Oct 5, 2019
Got it with one second left after a minute of trying every neighboring country of Russia
+3
Level 60
Dec 19, 2019
me too
+2
Level 66
Oct 13, 2021
Kinda forgot it wraps around and touches Russia way up there.
+3
Level 33
Oct 5, 2019
Nice quiz!
+14
Level 68
Oct 5, 2019
Missing these:

Brazil & France with average 9

Switzerland & France with average 19

There's also the dodgy UK - Spain border, which, if counted, would make UK & Spain with 14 average.

+2
Level 42
Oct 5, 2019
I am not counting oversea areas.

France-Switzerland thing was a blunder while writing the quiz from my original research(document). I revised the whole quiz again. Waiting for approval.

+38
Level 82
Oct 5, 2019
Should probably count French Guiana as a constituent part of France, to be consistent with most other quizzes. But not Gibraltar.
+19
Level 64
Oct 7, 2019
definitively, France-Brazil should be counted
+16
Level 71
Oct 7, 2019
Absolutely, no question, France-Brazil should count. Do you count Alaska or Hawaii as part of the U.S.?
+12
Level ∞
Oct 7, 2019
I'd have to reset the stats to add them so it's not going to be added at this time. Thank you for being aware of the correct status of French Guiana.
+2
Level 77
Nov 9, 2019
kalbahamut, why not the Gibraltar/Spain border? It's a border. I crossed it this evening. What do you think exists on the southern side?
+5
Level 78
Dec 19, 2019
@CardinalSin: Gibraltar, which is not part of the UK.
+1
Level 54
Feb 1, 2024
Yeah, because Gibraltar is part of Atlantis
+5
Level 68
Oct 5, 2019
Nice idea and quiz!
+5
Level 64
Nov 21, 2019
Switzerland ?!!!!
+2
Level 57
Dec 19, 2019
Needed to serve in Vatican City to guard the Pope!
+3
Level 73
Dec 19, 2019
Being neutral can only last for so long unless you are able to defend yourself.
+4
Level 71
Dec 19, 2019
My favourite type of quiz. One that you don't have to be an expert in the matter, but can deduce with some geographical knowledge allied to some basic notions of who may have a large military. Great quiz.
+2
Level 52
Dec 19, 2019
Strange. There is Russia and Norway, but not Russia and Finland. According to Wikipeida Norway has active personnel about 23 000, Finland has 33 000. Norway has active reserve of 40 000, Finland has 380 000 (total reserve of 900 000). Norway has 52 main battle tanks, Finland has 200. Norway has 144 infantry fighting vehicles, Finland has 212. Norway has about 380 armored personnel carriers, Finland has 860. Norway has 12 multiple rocket launchers, Finland has 52. Norway has 80 self propelled gun, Finland has 110. Norway doesn't have artillery, Finland has 700. Norway has "some" mortars, Finland has 716. Finnish ground based anti aircraft is MUCH larger than Norwegian. Norway has 68 combat aircraft, Finland has 127. Only Norwegian Navy is stronger than Finnish Navy, so maybe it makes this all to turn upside down?
+9
Level 67
Dec 19, 2019
Norway has Viking blood. That makes all the difference.
+1
Level 71
Dec 19, 2019
I always forget that Russia and Norway have a border :P I tried every other country that Russia borders and was very confused
+6
Level 63
Dec 20, 2019
This is completely false. Almost all of the numbers you mentioned is wrong and believe it or not, Norway has artillery. How do I know? I'm currently serving in the norwegian armed forces as a artilleryman on a m109 canon.
+2
Level 55
Dec 21, 2019
Switzerland?
+3
Level 58
Oct 16, 2020
switzerland stronk
+2
Level 44
Dec 23, 2019
cool
+1
Level 43
Sep 12, 2020
I didn't even think about North Korea hence I didn't even put South Korea
+2
Level 82
Oct 3, 2021
Good quiz. A few were obvious, but others required a little more thought since one can't simply pick the most powerful nations, but needs to think about the averages of neighbours. Definitely needs France-Brazil added, but that's the only issue.
+1
Level 42
Oct 7, 2021
I will definitely do that as soon as I get enough free time, as of now I am actually not free for at least like 4 months :)
+1
Level 73
Nov 15, 2023
Can someone fix French Guiana yet? It's been a few years.
+1
Level 36
Feb 11, 2022
0:08 and Greece was my last guess
+4
Level 66
Sep 9, 2022
Russia definitely needs to be reevaluated.
+2
Level 72
Apr 10, 2023
France - Brazil should be included. French Guiana is not a territory, it's a region and department of France proper; it's legally just as French as any other region. It's just as French as Hawaii or Alaska are American.
+1
Level 62
Sep 11, 2023
greece? i gotta be kidding me lol
+1
Level 44
Mar 21, 2024
I do not understand the logic of the calculation behind. E.g. Russia 2,5 fold. stronger than China but both about 10 fold. stronger than North Korea