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Militarisation of Top 20 Alliances


Eamon Valda
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A Brief Introduction

Recently, I had a brief question about the top alliances of cybernations: which are the most militarised powers statistically? I thus gathered data on the top 20 alliances and compiled them into factors to determine three main scores. 1) The militarisation sum, which represents the total estimated military strength of an alliance; 2) the latter score per nation in a given alliance; 3) the latter score per unit of infrastructure in an alliance.

Edit: The new formula is focused on elimating short-term military indicators, which are far too variable (thank you for Penguin for this recommendation). It insteads focuses on long-term, hard to change factors: technology levels, naval units, nuclear missiles, and military wonders. The formula is now included in this post for critique.

The first score uses a basic formula which leaves us with a relatively large number. Any direct comparison of the first scores determines how strong an alliance to another. What interested me the most was not the total strength itself, but how militarised each alliance was. To find this, I used the 2nd and 3rd scores. The 2nd score is a good starting point to give us an idea of how much military the average nation has in any given alliance. Moreover, due to the heavily-varying tech distributions of alliances, I chose the 3rd measure to use infrastructure. Alliances, thus, are militarised based on how many military forces they have available for each unit of infrastructure.

n= 20 Formula: Militarisation Sum = 3*(naval units)+15*(nuclear missiles)+0.02*(technology)+100*(military wonders)

As of October 29th, 2009

Position/Alliance---------------Militarisation Sum----' ' Per Nation-----' ' Per 10,000 Infra.

1) The Order Of The Paradox-------232156.26-------1009.375043-------1016.29157

2) Sparta------------------------------141975.18-------247.7751832-------577.5022728

3) Mostly Harmless Alliance---------126847.32-------198.8202508-------509.4902138

4) New Polar Order-------------------179053.02-------424.2962559-------740.95279

5) IRON--------------------------------139646.58-------263.4841132-------650.4404845

6) Orange Defense Network---------95438.14---------264.3715789-------519.9325338

7) Fark---------------------------------106824.32-------346.8322078-------686.5417676

8) Green Protection Agency----------61332.76--------227.1583704-------374.0051016

9) New Pacific Order------------------90301.02--------141.9827358-------482.591213

10) FOK---------------------------------110844.26--------461.8510833-------828.9423165

11) World Task Force-------------------66828.3---------280.7911765-------501.2195177

12) Mushroom Kingdom----------------127064.56-------738.7474419-------1062.888165

13) The Order Of Light-----------------87278.68---------359.1715226-------636.0460193

14) The Democratic Order-------------41917.1----------91.72231947-------315.7135605

15) Viridian Entente---------------------83557.48-------277.5996013--------670.0873482

16) The Legion--------------------------47029.8---------115.8369458--------415.2254084

17) Ragnarok---------------------------24419.06--------81.12644518---------214.4522869

18) GATO--------------------------------49362.9---------143.9151603---------447.4592588

19) CSN---------------------------------57975.6---------294.2923858----------586.5695924

20) Athens------------------------------59242.96--------332.825618-----------632.2135332

21) The Grämlins-----------------------78337.7---------1044.502667---------994.4676827

22) United Purple Nations--------------36771.04--------158.4958621---------369.2060537

23) Multicolored Cross-X Alliance-----34334.74--------147.994569----------327.4753259

24) Random Insanity Alliance---------55944.64---------236.0533333---------667.3693704

25) Siberian Tiger Alliance-------------56249.92--------304.0536216---------696.0969018

26) Invicta------------------------------43109.22---------224.5271875---------530.9605744

27) North Atlantic Defense Coalition--33018.6----------207.6641509----------401.7672669

28) RnR---------------------------------41391.24---------188.142--------------573.5814021

29) M*A*S*H---------------------------40966.72--------330.3767742---------517.7756488

30) We Are Perth Army----------------27533.06--------195.2699291---------370.3173777

31) Nueva Vida-------------------------51308.42--------420.5608197---------731.6374868

32) Monos Archein---------------------32452.34---------179.2946961---------463.668446

33) LOSS--------------------------------38297.4----------281.5985294---------539.8311046

34) Umbrella----------------------------62751.18---------936.5847761---------1169.807782

35) Nusantara Elite Warriors-----------39479.2----------254.7045161---------614.0694435

36) New Sith Order---------------------39387.84---------204.0820725---------658.4459222

37) Federation Of Armed Nations-----41764.62----------278.4308------------635.097094

38) The Sweet Oblivion----------------52969.54----------945.8846429--------1024.649049

39) NATO-------------------------------26945.38----------147.2425137---------481.9696352

40) The Templar Knights--------------26594.18----------237.4480357---------468.3681898

41) Nordreich---------------------------37285.4-----------305.6180328---------699.1672339

42) The International------------------28547.16----------254.8853571---------500.2157012

43) Greenland Republic---------------39115.62----------323.2695868---------647.4316661

44) FEAR-------------------------------33857.58-----------338.5758------------659.1258269

45) The Foreign Division--------------23205.16----------179.8849612---------442.5686926

46) Vanguard--------------------------46550.36-----------694.7814925--------1017.974825

47) Grand Lodge of Freemasons-----21100.32----------157.4650746---------402.505799

48) Global Order Of Darkness--------46750.54-----------584.38175----------967.9681806

49) Poison Clan------------------------51988.84-----------866.4806667--------1266.488346

50) Argent------------------------------40017.7-----------579.9666667---------876.6890708

End-notes:

Factors not included - spies and warchests.

Rankings:

I - By Total Score

1) The Order Of The Paradox

2) New Polar Order

3) Sparta

4) Independent Republic Of Orange Nations

5) Mushroom Kingdom

6) Mostly Harmless Alliance

7) FOK

8) Fark

9) Orange Defense Network

10) New Pacific Order

11) The Order Of Light

12) Viridian Entente

13) The Grämlins

14) World Task Force

15) Umbrella

16) Green Protection Agency

17) Athens

18) Commonwealth Of Sovereign Nations

19) Siberian Tiger Alliance

20) Random Insanity Alliance

21) The Sweet Oblivion

22) Poison Clan

23) Nueva Vida

24) Global Alliance And Treaty Organization

25) The Legion

26) Global Order Of Darkness

27) Vanguard

28) Invicta

29) The Democratic Order

30) Federation Of Armed Nations

31) RnR

32) M*A*S*H

33) Argent

34) Nusantara Elite Warriors

35) New Sith Order

36) Greenland Republic

37) LOSS

38) Nordreich

39) United Purple Nations

40) Multicolored Cross-X Alliance

41) Fellowship Of Elite Allied Republics

42) North Atlantic Defense Coalition

43) Monos Archein

44) The International

45) We Are Perth Army

46) NATO

47) The Templar Knights

48) Ragnarok

49) The Foreign Division

50) The Grand Lodge Of Freemasons

II - By Score Per Nation

1) The Grämlins

2) The Order Of The Paradox

3) The Sweet Oblivion

4) Umbrella

5) Poison Clan

6) Mushroom Kingdom

7) Vanguard

8) Global Order Of Darkness

9) Argent

10) FOK

11) New Polar Order

12) Nueva Vida

13) The Order Of Light

14) Fark

15) Fellowship Of Elite Allied Republics

16) Athens

17) M*A*S*H

18) Greenland Republic

19) Nordreich

20) Siberian Tiger Alliance

21) Commonwealth Of Sovereign Nations

22) LOSS

23) World Task Force

24) Federation Of Armed Nations

25) Viridian Entente

26) Orange Defense Network

27) Independent Republic Of Orange Nations

28) The International

29) Nusantara Elite Warriors

30) Sparta

31) The Templar Knights

32) Random Insanity Alliance

33) Green Protection Agency

34) Invicta

35) North Atlantic Defense Coalition

36) New Sith Order

37) Mostly Harmless Alliance

38) We Are Perth Army

39) RnR

40) The Foreign Division

41) Monos Archein

42) United Purple Nations

43) The Grand Lodge Of Freemasons

44) Multicolored Cross-X Alliance

45) NATO

46) Global Alliance And Treaty Organization

47) New Pacific Order

48) The Legion

49) The Democratic Order

50) Ragnarok

III - Per 10,000 infrastructure

1) Poison Clan

2) Umbrella

3) Mushroom Kingdom

4) The Sweet Oblivion

5) Vanguard

6) The Order Of The Paradox

7) The Grämlins

8) Global Order Of Darkness

9) Argent

10) FOK

11) New Polar Order

12) Nueva Vida

13) Nordreich

14) Siberian Tiger Alliance

15) Fark

16) Viridian Entente

17) Random Insanity Alliance

18) Fellowship Of Elite Allied Republics

19) New Sith Order

20) Independent Republic Of Orange Nations

21) Greenland Republic

22) The Order Of Light

23) Federation Of Armed Nations

24) Athens

25) Nusantara Elite Warriors

26) Commonwealth Of Sovereign Nations

27) Sparta

28) RnR

29) LOSS

30) Invicta

31) Orange Defense Network

32) M*A*S*H

33) Mostly Harmless Alliance

34) World Task Force

35) The International

36) New Pacific Order

37) NATO

38) The Templar Knights

39) Monos Archein

40) Global Alliance And Treaty Organization

41) The Foreign Division

42) The Legion

43) The Grand Lodge Of Freemasons

44) North Atlantic Defense Coalition

45) Green Protection Agency

46) We Are Perth Army

47) United Purple Nations

48) Multicolored Cross-X Alliance

49) The Democratic Order

50) Ragnarok

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You rank WTF as first. This therefore is totally inaccurate.

On the contrary, it is purely based on statistics and it turns out WTF is quite high in them. Have you seen them lately? I imagine you would be suprised.

Also, to reiterate, military strength (literally) does not equate to military ability. I am not ranking who I think is the most capable alliance but merely who ranks the highest in terms of military size in terms of alliance size. That is how 'militarised' an alliance is.

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Militarization is a measure of who's inflating their stats more to achieve sanctioned status, which is probably why you ranked WTF #1 instead of somewhere below the Supremacy League.

Your premise and conclusion are correct, but you are assuming I am ranking them based on capability. I am not. I am ranking them purely based on how much military they have based on their size.

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I would at least hope that none of these alliances would be fully mobilized. Since, you know, the war's over and such. As such, what seems to be getting ranked is how much extra crap is left over that people forgot to decom, plus nukes. Which tbqh isn't really that good a measure; I'm sure TOP and Sparta, when fully mobilized, would have completely ridiculous amounts of military NS just from sheer size, either in population and thus soldiers/tanks or number of nations.

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No alliance should be rewarded for keeping spare cruise missiles. The correct number of those for any nation to have is 0.

Agreed. This is something I've been beating into TOOL member's brains for the last couple weeks (only after the MilCom decided to listen to me about them :lol1: )

Of course some people are so damned stubborn )):

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:awesome:

This man speaks the truth.

Again, the ranking of them as first is completely correct based on the question of the analysis: which alliance has the most military per unit of infrastructure? WTF is it.

To further think about it, having a lot of military is not necessarily a good thing; first, you have high maintenance costs (and, according to my figures, it is likely that WTF has relatively the highest expenses based on their size); second, you store a lot of useless crap.

As for the joke about CMs, I concur entirely, but I included CMs in my calculations because I am not figuring out how useful their military is, only how much they have.

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I think you did a good job actually and thank you for doing this. Compared to some other stat threads made recently, this is actually legit stats and it would be interesting to track this over time and especially when a war starts. I would like to see a 'per technology' count too though.

And everyone complaining about WTF, please stop. :ph34r: They do indeed have some scary numbers and this is about stats not who you 'think' is the best fighter in the game. Although they do not have any war experience all signs point to them being a major factor if they are ever in a war.

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Militarization of most items is a snap decision. Why inflate your nation so that it faces stronger foes in a war when you can stay slim and militarize after you are hit? I'm proud that my alliance has one of the highest Nuke:CM ratios.

The CM debate is highly overrated methinks. Such a small change in NS isn't going to change who you fight.

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The CM debate is highly overrated methinks. Such a small change in NS isn't going to change who you fight.

It's indicative of tanks, soldiers, aircrafts and all other sources of NS inflation that you can purchase on the fly. Redo the statistics with only time dependent militarization (nukes and maybe navy) if you want it to be meaningful. Or redo it factoring in maximum soldier, tank, aircraft and CM levels rather than current levels.

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I think you did a good job actually and thank you for doing this. Compared to some other stat threads made recently, this is actually legit stats and it would be interesting to track this over time and especially when a war starts. I would like to see a 'per technology' count too though.

And everyone complaining about WTF, please stop. :ph34r: They do indeed have some scary numbers and this is about stats not who you 'think' is the best fighter in the game. Although they do not have any war experience all signs point to them being a major factor if they are ever in a war.

I was planning to update this thread weely so we could get an idea of how the numbers change over time (that is, who is building more military and who is decommissioning it).

@Penguin: As for 'being pointless', it's important to keep in mind that my goal is not to make a larger inference of military prowess or ability but just to figure out who has a lot of military for their size. I think that helps us determine some possible things: who possesses an abnormally large military; who could be inflating/underscoring their alliance strength; what factors will place imbalances in these totals; the long-term applications of who is changing their military sizes and for what reasons. If you disagree, though, that's cool. I think it's useful.

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It's indicative of tanks, soldiers, aircrafts and all other sources of NS inflation that you can purchase on the fly. Redo the statistics with only time dependent militarization (nukes and maybe navy) if you want it to be meaningful.

I agree with your point there. infra, tech, military wonders, nukes, navy per nations is probably the best way to look at military potential.

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@Penguin: As for 'being pointless', it's important to keep in mind that my goal is not to make a larger inference of military prowess or ability but just to figure out who has a lot of military for their size. I think that helps us determine some possible things: who possesses an abnormally large military; who could be inflating/underscoring their alliance strength; what factors will place imbalances in these totals; the long-term applications of who is changing their military sizes and for what reasons. If you disagree, though, that's cool. I think it's useful.

I didn't go so far as to say it was pointless, it does do some of what you said, but isn't the most useful question to apply these statistics to that of an alliance's military preparedness or capacity? I am simply shouting out ideas on how to make your statistics more meaningful. A good statistic is not one that is just technically correct, but one that provides a useful quantitative measure often to support or refute an otherwise qualitative observation. I understand what you are trying to do, but your statistic is not quite to that point yet so I am trying to be constructive and help it get there. ^_^

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