Power measures

There are many state power indicators (also: strength, might, potential1), which focus on various dimensions—some try to measure multi-dimensional power, others rather concentrate on individual aspects, such as military, economic or cultural. In most global rankings, Poland finds itself in the top 30, so it can be said that in the global dimension it belongs in the elite 20 per cent of the most powerful states. Below we discuss some available indicators.

  1. For the purpose of this publication, we treat all these terms as synonymous.