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
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Last updated: October 5, 2019
First submittedOctober 3, 2019
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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
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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
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2019
Good one!
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Level 48
Oct 5, 2019
Since Ukraine and Poland are considered powerful, can you make a new question for them?
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Level 72
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.
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Level 36
Dec 19, 2019
They are powerful, he used GlobalFirePower as a source, and they are pretty accurate.
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Level 69
Oct 5, 2019
Looks like I'm not the only one who got Norway last.
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Level 74
Oct 5, 2019
Got it with one second left after a minute of trying every neighboring country of Russia
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Level 62
Dec 19, 2019
me too
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Level 24
Oct 5, 2019
Nice quiz!
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Level 67
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.
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Level 43
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.

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Level 79
Oct 5, 2019
Should probably count French Guiana as a constituent part of France, to be consistent with most other quizzes. But not Gibraltar.
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Level 59
Oct 7, 2019
definitively, France-Brazil should be counted
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Absolutely, no question, France-Brazil should count. Do you count Alaska or Hawaii as part of the U.S.?
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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.
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Level 70
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?
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Level 64
Dec 19, 2019
@CardinalSin: Gibraltar, which is not part of the UK.
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Level 58
Oct 5, 2019
Nice idea and quiz!
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Level 58
Nov 21, 2019
Switzerland ?!!!!
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Level 59
Dec 19, 2019
Needed to serve in Vatican City to guard the Pope!
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2019
Being neutral can only last for so long unless you are able to defend yourself.
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Level 60
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.
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Level 47
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?
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Level 64
Dec 19, 2019
Norway has Viking blood. That makes all the difference.
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Level 59
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
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Level 52
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.
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Level 53
Dec 21, 2019
Switzerland?
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Level 20
Dec 23, 2019
cool