Best Armies in the World

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July 1, 2015 - Which Army would win if they were all the same size? No nukes or chemicals. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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Pakistan
Pakistan army is the best among st all armies even much better than US army. Thumbs up For Pakistan army.
Pak army one of the best army in the world and I belive pak army soon take back kashmir from India, India you will rest in peace,
Pakistanis are the champs and every one knows Pakistani win the war games in Britain
Pakistan army is one of the best in the world, here are 10 reasons why they are the best and why they can beat India in war:
1) The first war between Pakistan and India (1947) Pakistan had no weapons except guns and India had everything and lot of tanks and still Pakistan and India draw ed because both sides killed 1500 troops and Pakistan wounded 115 more than India.
2) The second war was lost by India but they almost won. Pakistan had 260000 number of troops and India had 700000. India also had nuclear power in that war and Pakistan didn't.
3) Pakistan lost the 3rd war in 1971 because it was east Pakistan and India vs west Pakistan it was 2 against one and they also had a lot to worry about because east Pakistan was getting there independence from west Pakistan.
4) Pakistan won the Kargil war in 1999 even though Pakistan didn't get use the navy or air force and India used air force and infantry. Also Pakistan had 5000 troops in that war and India had 30,000.
5) In 2010 and 2012 Pakistan army came came 1st place in a world wide competition.
6) since 2008 Pakistan nuclear power has grown by 40 percent and is stronger than Indias.
7) India will have a lot more to lose than Pakistan in war because India is bigger they also have a good film industry and a bigger population.
8(Pakistan army commandos are claimed to be one of the toughest forces on the planet and have cam 3rd place with the us green berets 1st place and British sas 2nd place
9) Pakistans army is the worlds 6th biggest.
10) pakistans commandos size is so special and the size and list of operations is classified by joint chiefs of staff and Pakistan has won a bravery medal for doing everything and in warputting themselves at risk.
[Newest]Pakistan army is a most and most better than other world army.
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2United States
Why the USA Army is the best?

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1. ) Military budget. US's military budget is HUGE. It is the most in the world. Allowing the US to buy all the guns, ammo, armor, etc. It needs to do just about anything. Seriously, in comparison to the rest of the world, USA's military budget is bigger than the next 9 countries with the largest military budgets.

2. ) Better battle doctrine. Centuries of war involving different scenarios and WINNING them has given the US extensive knowledge on the art of shooting people. The US invented the SNIPER. So every country out there with snipers... Yeah took it from the US. We all know how important snipers are at providing support.

3. ) The US has superior technology. This comes from the big budget. The US has droves of high-tech Abrams tanks. Then droves of soldiers. Then droves of medical supplies for wounded. Then droves of hot-blooded teenagers that would probably like to shoot some baddies. (INSERT: if we threw the school shooters into the army the US would win any war. Why? Well, fearless soldiers help. ) Satellite + GPS allows for better field communications.

4. ) Diversity of armaments. Once again, this comes from the big budget. The army has its own "personal" air force. These fighter jets do not use runways... They levitate and fly. THEY LEVITATE! A good example of this is the F-35 or the F-22. Seriously, the F-22 flew under a Pakistani jet plane and looked at the Pakistani jet's weapons load out, then flew next to it and told the pilot to go home... And the Pakistani pilot never even realize that a F-22 was flying under it. While this doesn't necessarily reflect the army's abilities, the fact that the ARMY has jets, ships, infantry, and armored vehicles at its disposal means that fighting the US Army is equivalent to fighting a complete military.

5. ) Manpower. The US has the second or third largest army. China has more manpower (obviously). In a battle of attrition, the US will win because we have more trained soldiers. Non-trained soldiers can complete training in less than a year. (INSERT: Note that some civilians have 5 years of shooting experience via Call of Duty. US soldiers are complete crack shots... )

6. ) The other parts of the military. The army doesn't fight independently from the US Navy or the US Air Force. Superior technology and fighting ability of the Navy and Air Force means that the Army has better support. In a full blown war, the US will obliterate just about and adversary. Additionally, dropping a 18,700 lb (almost 10 tons) of a MOAB (Massive Ordnance Aerial Bombardment) on a enemy will "shock and awe" them. A MOAB is so powerful, it can be mistaken for a small scale nuclear explosion. Mushroom clouds help.

7. ) Allies. The US has enough allies that they can buy extra guns or newer technologies from. The big budget helps. No offense, but why would a country sell a technology to Pakistan when the USA will buy it for $10 to $50 million more?

I can't think of any other reasons. While nationalistic pride in one's military is great; not facing reality will not help. The Japanese didn't understand this until 2 nukes were dropped.

chent2

The United States is reputed as the world's ONLY superpower. How could it be not number 1? When it comes to weaponry and armaments, no other country comes close to the US. It has more sophisticated fighter jets, battle tanks, warships, submarines, and so on, than any other country. It is the only nation equipped with over 10 aircraft carriers (more than all the carriers of other countries combined! ). Not to mention, as well, the US has a HUGE stockpile of nuclear weapons. But I guess what gives America the edge over other nations is that it is well-experienced in war. Over the course of its glorious history, since the years of Washington, the US has very well known the taste of both victory and defeat. China and Russia and scramble for second place, but the US is surely way ahead of them. Long live America! Land of the free and home of the BRAVE.
No doubt that U.S.A. is the best out there. But the countries we are invading now. We are not going to win those wars. My Grandfather, Uncle, And Dad said this "The invaders will never win". So even if we have the greatest army we might not win the wars that is going on now.
[Newest]The best. I think?
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3China
China would win just because of the sheer number of the military.
If there were nukes involved, America would definitely win because of the Military advanced infrastructure.
But lets say in numbers, China has at least 2,200,000+ People in their Chinese military
America has only 1,600,000 in their military.
Experience and that would not matter, sure maybe a little bit but if it was 15 against 1 you would lose no matter what kind of experience you have.
Therefor my answer is China.
They would win just because of their sheer number and military power
And nukes=no winner. Anyone who launches a nuke including US will be nuked.
The number of soldiers and nuclear weapons
Most people don't realize that the age of a civilizations army does not matter. I see most of the retards above say "this army has been around for 10,000 years. I don't care. That means nothing, as it is just history. China has a huge military force and is a communist country so they could obtain a forced army from the not millions but over 1 billion people in China. Also China has a variety of countries to conquer or ally with. Take Russia for example or North Korea or any communist country. America can conquer Mexico and Canada. Big whoop both countries are crappy military forces so America has no room for expansion. Also America is floating with horrible leaders now a days and is floating in debt. America would die if it was embargoed by a coalition of countries. America poses the only real threat besides maybe Russia. But Russia would not interfere if it is a mutual enemy. Therefore China is ready to strike with numbers and a modern army as well as a economy and brainwashed population to back it up. The end no real argument besides the retards who say "my country has been around for 1,000's of years." China has to. China was the best resistance to the Mongols not your crappy euro armies.

4India
India have biggest army she don't show her power india shows it dignity among all country if it will show it's power all country will on more live they lose power
India has the best army men in the world who can give their sole to their save their country
It's soul not sole... you would have killed somebody if English was a gun..
How come india is at 8th position. Are indian not awake to vote like others
[Newest]Only government body in India who thinks about their country before themselves :) too much patriotism
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5Russia
Has thousands of nukes and could flatten the entire world. It owns every other country in the world. Plus it has the spetsnaz, the deadliest fighting group every, it should at least be second
WOW THIS IS so Underrated, RUSSIA IS SUPPOSE TO BE IN THE TOP 3 WITH US, CHINA AND RUSSIA. What. ISRAEL doesn't HAVE ANYTHING, IT LIVES IN THE SHADOW OF THE US. RUSSIA HAS TONS OF NUCLEAR BOMBS.
It has pushed back the evil German forces in WWII with an outstanding 2.5 Million Men while fighting Japanese forces with 1.6 Million. I think Mother Russia deserves a 2
[Newest]Russia is pretty strong and doesn't waste men on others war

6Britain
British troops are known for being well trained; that is why the British army had the biggest empire, especially the navy! The British army is Scotland (known for their worriers) England (known for their weapons and planing tactical moves) and wales (that if great at defending as they did with the English and french that tried to invade wales and britain and is a is the loyalest guard the rest of the British know) they all work in the army together and others from Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and people from Asia etc can join in the British army and the only ones that beat-ed britain was the British colony that became America, however it had French, Spanish, German and fellow British going to help. The other reason is that the Americans could not win a fight until they united with Britain in ww1, ww2 and onward with British help and technology.
We have the hardest trained soldiers we fight side by side with many countries such as USA, Germany, France, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand I could go on and on but my point is we might not be the biggest army in the work but my god everyone knows we are the most experienced and highest trained Amy today Pakistan shouldn't even be in the top 20 they have proven nothing to earn than rank Britain is ruthless in battle but at least we show compassion and would never leave a man or woman behind. The Taliban will regret ever starting a war with us and out allies. To all the allied troops of England thank you for what you are doing.
British military personnel have the best training possible, from the royal marines to the army air corps, the men and women are pushed to the limit, then further, most of the training itself is developed by our experience in the battlefield, we have thought in most places across the globe for one reason or another, our equipment is fairly good, but it all boils down to the skills of the men and women in the situation, as British, we have a particular way of resolving and handling problems that is unique, the British forces are well known for being able to keep coll in hostile situations, and to stay professional when the going gets tough, very good at problem solving, we manage to overcome any obstacle. Obviously in the real world size does matter, and that is our main downfall, but against equal numbers we all know who would get through.
[Newest]There the best as concluded with how many wars they have fought and won!
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7Germany
I vote for Germany just to state how ridiculous this voting is. Germany for sure has maybe the best advanced technology and does not own nuclear power to itself but is able to produce some in a short amount of time. But to vote Pakistan on top there must be some real patriotic people who have been indrotiated by their state. Ok, as much as I can say, I'm an ass and I don't care if you idiots bomb each other to dead, it's not my country. But none of you have even thought about, who tiny you are and who senseless your fighting is. I will repeat our planet is overpopulated and the government of all states is giving a human life a lot of value in propaganda and if you believe it you are dumbass. I've seen the issue between Pakistani Army and Indian army on other sites but I think it is more propaganda stuff. Think about yourself, your life and your will to life. Is it worth to die for a thing you can't control yourself. You only can make a life worth for yourself, by letting it be worth to yourself. An Army always has existed to protect the rich people and will always be. And so I stick to the German army because they guarantee a ground wealthy for all of their people and mostly don't use heroic methods and stay passive in other conflicts even if they would win probably.
Most achievements made nowadays, have been made by the Germans. I don't think it was all made by the German army but was made by German scientists. Like the atomic bomb, the you boot technique ( still in use by Soviets and USA)... and so on. They have stolen most of their technique of Germany. So I don't think they are still loser of a big war ( They weren't; they fought bravely and should be recognized as one of the best armies there ever was, but they had the wrong side and wasn't fighting in the right attitude because soldiers can't be that stupid), so German army was the best in many periods; only the leaders made strategies to them. What developments have been made in German army is a secret, so there is no possibility to say which army is the best. In my guess it is Germany...
By the way. German army is able to produce nuclear power in 5 minutes. Thankfully they don't need to Americans own them on German teritorry.
Not by men, not by nuclear powers but by development of new military weapon, the German army is one of the best on the planet. They still are an important partner to USA and all other countries in the western world. As an enemy I rather fight the US Troops as an enemy, than the German forces, cause there is more known about them and their progress depends mostly on German technology. The Germans may have aquired stuff nowadays none knows about as it always was in their military history. So as an American citizen I go with Germany.
I am a German but I think that German army is good but they are not the best
[Newest]Germany.. Is awesome.. For its military.

8Israel
You say Israel and India are the most bravest and most powerful in the world then your wrong. When Iran was developing nuclear Israel attacked them on them and stopped them when you come at Pakistan there is no way you can beat em remember when Pakistan was was developing nuclear you tried to warn us to stop but we carried on and we warned you that if you tried to stop us we will crush you and you did know the power if Pakistan and you did not dare to even say something that gives us example of barking dog seldom bite
Israel has probably the most experience and heart they have been fighting and defending since they have existed as a nation. Utmost respect for them.

Samson17

Israel, despite its small size, has an extremely well trained army. It has defeated its much larger neighbors countless times, all the time offering peace... Israel is also one of the leaders in science, tech, medicine, peace, etc.
[Newest]Israel army does not deserve even to be on eighth number

9France
The President's decision making process, the pre positioned troops, the autonomous power projection capability and very good experienced soldiers: France has proved in Mali and Central Africa that it still had a major military role in, the world!
I vote for France because of the French foreign legion. The toughest and meanest and best trained soldiers in the the world simple as that.
Nuclear power, special forces, best tanks and jets, good training, aircraft carrier... Etc what else?
[Newest]France has been a strong country for 500 of years now

10United Kingdom
The British armed forces are the best trained of any fighting force globally, fact. It is also worth noting that the Briish Empire was built by the armed forces and lasted for over two hundred years and covered one quarter of the world. No other nation in history has ever done that! To be British is to be, quite simply, the best. Oh and as regards the US military, what do they say, "all the gear but no idea" laugh out loud.
They may not be powerful as the top guns but the British Army is the best army as they are the best trained army in the world alongside Israel

jamienicholls

Best training quality in the world.
Amongst the best equipment.
Best pilots in the world (fact)
If 1,000 SAS soldiers went up against 50,000 Chinese soldiers, they would easily crush them.
They train the elite US special forces (Rangers, Navy Seals, Delta Force etc)
Original modern warfare machine.

The Contenders

11North Korea
Evil government wasting money on nukes instead of feeding their people because their residents eat dirt to survive!

Brave army against usa
Practically their whole country is an army

12Turkey
The Turkish Army dates back more than 2,000 years. The modern day Turkish Army is one of the few notable armies that stayed neutral during World War II.

Although the Turkish Army was involved in the Korean War, the largest conflict in the 1900s was in the Turkish Independence War where it fought Russia, Britain, Greece, France and Italy along its borders.

Military service in Turkey is required with few exceptions and it has resulted in Turkey having the second largest ground force in NATO.
Turkey faced 10 other nations in it's war of independance including rebellions taking place across the middle east during world war 1
Why turkey at the 12 of list it s weird that you say turkey is the second biggest army in nato after usa it's true so after usa russia and china turkey is the fourth best army in the world
[Newest]Turkey past king is very strong
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13Iran
Persians believe in Allah, they are always ready to fight for their country and what they believe in, In the iran/iraq war, 14 year olds ran way from home, changed their ID cards, just to be able to fight for their country
Iran's armed forces are very well trained and extermly viscious and the wide variety of iran's topography makes this army ready for all terrains. I think Iran should be placed higher than pakistan and Israel. And The fact that Iran mortal enemy is the USA and Israel makes it's army an outstading force to fear!
Iran makes its own missiles without even buying different parts from others.
[Newest]I love you Iran

14South Korea
It's probably the hardest working military in the world. This country's military has keen senses on everything that is threatening to them.
They have one of the world's best artillery and technology. One of the best of anti air, anti tank, and many things.
For example, many high tech weaponry is made in South Korea.
South korea military is strong
[Newest]South Korea is the best.

15Canada
Ok how is Canada not in the top 5, we do not have civil wars over boundaries. Also how can you over look the fact that we never lost a war and that in WW1 the Germans called us The Stormtroopers. As well in WW2 US says that the Nazis would have won if it weren't for them. That's a bunch of BS. Americans so easily forget that Normandy would have been an occupied country for the whole war, am I wrong but tell me how is the US the "brainiest" they almost killed how many people by dropping TWO nukes on Japan. TWO NUKES! The only reason that the US win any wars is because they just charge in with bombs and shoot as much as they can. Also in WW1 and WW2 France and Britain handed us battles that they were losing then we'd cream the other side and then hand it back to them so they could win. Now I don't mean to offend anybody from the US because I'm not trying to and I am sorry if I do but US is not the best army in the world though I'm saying Canada is but I'm also saying that the US shouldn't either I'm just a little PO'd because I've bee on at least 5 of these already anyou are the only one who mentioned Canada so thank you for that and as you probably guessed by now I am Canadian but I am sorry if this offends you in any way but I just want to state my opinion.
First off I've served Canada's army and they do not care what trade you are they tell you straight up that your a soldier first and foremost and everyone keeps talking about JTF2 yes they are an amazing unit and they are extremely well trained but what about CSOR they are far better trained even by Canadian standards and are far more secretive as even the regular force are slightly secertive as we are not even aloud to post pictures of our selves on Facebook with out permission of the high ups. The Yankees are so useless while they are on marches they are known to drop munitions on the march if it gets to tiring for them and their military is only feared cause of the fact that they have money behind them to buy wmds people are afraid of their equipment not the actual army in 1812 they invaded or at least tried to invade until we pushed them back so far into the states that we were able to burn the white house down and all they did was steal some club type thing from parliament which they only gave back a few years ago do to the fact that they held a grudge I like to compare them to a pissed off sister other countries fear Canada for the fact that we are the best we go where the other countries militaries are unable to go look at D-day we were the only army to actually reach our objective and we had one of the best held beaches
A small portion of the British army, native american warriors and CANADIAN militia defeated the AMERICAN invaders during the war of 1812. (Some may say that it was no ones victory or it was USA's victory but USA's objective was to invade Canada which they did not do Canada's and Britain's main objective was to stop the Americans from invading which they did. )
[Newest]What the heck were you thinking are you crazy to put Canada in 15 they suck at there army I'm am saying that as a Canadian!
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16Australia
Australian army have proved many times that they're the best small army in the world.
The best skilled army in the world are always from small armies for example Australia & Canada.
Because their budget is bigger than most countries and their armed forces is rather small, which makes them able to train & deploy to gain experience 5 times more than large size or medium size armies.
The australian have an SAS which have the exact same skill like the British SAS. The British SAS & SBS often send Personnel to serve for Australian SAS for 1 or 2 years, and so does Australia. ( prove read Keith Fennell's book )
In the Iraq war, not 1 Australian died.
The Australian SAS manage to saved 36 US Special forces From being killed.
67 Australian SAS took over al Asad air base that was guarded by more than 1.000 iraqis spec op, and not one Australian SAS even got shot.
Australian is proved to be hard to invade. Prove : the Japanese tried to invade Australia with larger and more equipt force but fail. Australia only send 15.000 diggers ( Infantry )
So from my experience the best army in the word is 1. Australia 2. Canada 3. UK 4. US Marine 5. NZ.
And that is why US want to be Australian, Canada, UK & NZ's ally.
I think what most people are forgetting when they vote is "if the armies were the same size then who would win, no nuclear or chemical weapons included just their troops and resources". I pick Australia because they are the best small army in the world and have proven to be better than even Britain and the US on numerous occasions. Smaller countries can often afford to use a bigger budget on their militaries than larger countries and thus can train them to a higher standard. Even the US has copied our fighting style in multiple battle situations. Australia has beaten many of the top armies in the world in training operations as well as real battlefield situations.
The Australian army have showed much more experience than other countries. Even though we're small, we have more money to train our soldiers. Other countries look up to the Australian army for our loyalty and mateship, we're a team. Plus we have the SAS, the SAS have so much skill, and ended up saving many other countries' forces and yeah.
[Newest]They should be on top

17Vietnam
Vietnam is one of those rare countries that repeatedly fought successfully against aggressors throughout their history, their latest conflict was 1979 with China on the north while at the same time fighting Khmer Rouge on the south west tieing up their best soldiers but still gave China a huge bloody nose which they needed to retreat.

Their past have involved Mongols, French, China, Japan, US, Thailand and Cambodia, all those battles they fought till the end.

Give me another army with that much merit.
Why don't you think Vietnam army is the best when they won a lot of countried in the world?
Vietnamese people don't like war, but they will fight if they must. They have won a lot so far.
[Newest]Lucky lucky lucky and lucky.

18Egypt
The history of egypt army is the best in world
Egypt is the best and look at them know against the muslim brothers they are beating the crap out of them, because they are organized and brave.
I think it's one of the most strongest in the world, the Egyptian Army is the only army has won Real war against America and Israel.
[Newest]The soldiers are the bravest they sacrifice there life for there country in the most painful ways

19Great Britain
Pakistan is the best
No one can defeat Pakistan army..

20Japan
Not sure why the hell Japan is under South Africa, Sri Lanka, North Korea, South Korea...

They basically destroyed China in WWII and fought a ton of countries at the same time.

But I guess right now because of the pact of WWII, Japan barely has an army left...

Never mind, you guys!
They should be 14 not north Korea
They almost beat America if not for antimatter
[Newest]They have great army

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