Best Armies in the World

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Which Army would win if they were all the same size? No nukes or chemicals.

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1Pakistan

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 ...more

If you really think Pakistan is that great, than try attacking the US with it. - FerrariDude64

I love Pak army

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2United States

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.

look at the weapons, training, experiance. It's a no brainer the best army ever.

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 ...more - chent2

United States army is on the right position because Pakistan army has won all the wars it has fought and it is the bravest because they are always ready to sacrifice their lives for their country

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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 ...more

Pakistan and China together are a great and unbeatable superpower.

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4Russia

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

Currently advancing, and much more advanced than you would think!

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5India

Indian army are cowards because they have always attacked Pakistan with cowardly ways if you don't believe check the war histories between India and Pakistan

Best army in the world, whole world knows that... We might be peace lovers, but when it comes to our motherland we will defend it to last bullet last men last drop of our blood... because patriotism is in our blood, we are best friends of friends and you will never find a enemy like us, Indian army is killing machine of enemy, whole world knows that... so watch out enemies... If you attack India then Indian army will show you gates of he'll... I love my India and respected Indian army more than anything... peace

India believes in peace but when it comes to Nations pride Indian Army is the best. World 3rd largest army, Never Lost a War, Pakistan lost two Battles against India. We doesn't need to prove, history Proved it

History didn't prove nothing. We all know India has a great army but not as good as Pakistan. India has lost more wars to Pakistan than Pakistan has to India.

India is the worlds best army it is undergoing development the next generation

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6United Kingdom

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.

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.

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.

England is awesome

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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 ...more

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.

Best equipped army in the World, forget the US-Army, they are nothing compared to the Bundeswehr.

Germany is a very strong country with a very strong Air Force which means good air air support which means it is easier to move up. Germany IS AWESOME

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8Israel

Many of you might ask why Israel deserves to be in the top five of the best armies in the world, well here are the reasons why:
1) Israel has proven itself time and time again to be victorious even when the odds are against them (48,67,73)
2)Israel has one of the best if not the best air force in the world. Not only because of it's tactical and technological edges over almost any other air force in the world, but its is also increasing in its numbers, and it's experienced because of recent conflicts.
3)every Israeli citizen has or been in the army or is already prepared for a conflict because they are used to live in times of war and terrorism.
4)Israel have the best special forces in the world period. People can say that maybe the SEAL's or SPETSNAz are better, but they haven't been in nearly as many conflicts or military encounters as the Israeli special forces have been.
5)the Israeli army is a defense force who bases itself on the knowledge that if they get ...more

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

To be honest Israel are darn good in this field, they were the chosen one, they are prepared before born. they have face most ugly situation that's why they say never again. God will not let them down.

Not a good army

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9France

Nuclear power, special forces, best tanks and jets, good training, aircraft carrier... Etc what else?

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.

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!

French foreign legion make the seals look like kids

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10North Korea

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

There army might be big but it's in poor condition. It's troops are severely undertrained and underequipped. Even with all those troops their navy is almost nonexistent as is there navy plus their both old and aren't very big so if they invade the us they'll have to March 90 percent of their troops through Siberia and into Alaska. Even though they have nuclear weapons their not very powerful and they don't have a lot. Their nukes aren't even as powerful as the ones we used on Japan. The nukes we have today are so powerful one of them could completely destroy all of North Korea. Also they would have no one backing them not even China or Russia and we have the EU, NATO, and most of the United Nations supporting us.

The worst army in the world spends un budget on nukes

One in 10 people are in the army out of a population of 30 million.

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Best army cause they have no army! Peace and love people. Om.

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The Contenders

11Turkey

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.

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

Turkey faced 10 other nations in it's war of independance including rebellions taking place across the Middle East during world war 1

I am a Pakistani I support turkish because turkish help Pakistan in every bad time

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12Iran

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.

Iran army is most brave army in the world

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13CanadaCanada is a country in North America that is next to the United States. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world.

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 ...more

Um seriously? An estimated 40,000,000 or so people would have died in the invasion of Japan. 5,000,000 Americans, 1,000,000 British (which included the whole British empire which included Canada). The Japanese were prepared to use their entire population in mass suicide charges at Allied soldiers. 35,000,000 Japanese would have died if not more! Japan would have ceased to exist. Most of those casualties would have been civilians who would be used in the charges. The bombs were a good idea. - jeffy1234

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 ...more

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. )

Canada has one of the best trained militaries but they have small man power

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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.

South Korea military is strong

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.

Their training really puts them in shape.

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15Australia

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 ...more

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.

Australia isn't the best army though we do have the best trained stock standard troops, this is because we are bloody rich and have a tiny population, so all of our equipment is the best (no arguments this is a fact), our basic soldiers are as good, if not better than a US marine, our SAS are integrated with the British SAS (aka the best special forces in the world) and we have tonnes of really powerful allies. the US, UK, Canada and India also we are on good terms with Indonesia (4th biggest country in the world even if their army is crap its still huge and if enough lead is in the air its going to hit something) and China.

It is a good army

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16Vietnam

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.

Pakistan army is one of the best in the world. And I am proud to be Pakistani...

Vietnamese army is amazing, I mean seriously fighting US, France, China, and even the mighty mongol empire and still won.

Vietnamese army have traditional about thousands of year for protecting them country against enemies that shown in history and now.

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17Japan

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!

Pakistan army is one of the best in the world. And I am proud to be Pakistani...

Wait. Japan has army? Isn't it a pacifist one?

Their sheer determination and advancing tech can compete every body

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18Egypt

The history of Egypt army is the best in world

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.

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.

Egyptian army Ranked as 12, in 2016

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19Brazil

I love this state. This state can compete India if they wish

About 35 million can be in war, with some militar industries in the country.

New APC's, new rifles (Imbel IA2), new rocket launchers ASTRO II and new nuclear submarines. All with Brazilian technology. And the Gripen.
Several special units.
The best jungle army.

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20Italy

A good army but poor commanders

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