Best Armies in the World

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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]Brave people in Pakistan 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

Is this a joke. It seems like mostly other countries below just have more people to vote for them. Pakistan second? 'India third? They have a bunch of people but those people seem to forget which are the advanced armies. USA is the superior army country by gaining the best German scientists before WW2 which mostly have been very intelligent persons and for sure also Jews. Then on second place I would logically see an alliance between Brits, France and Germany. Germans may not own Atomic Weapons but I know they can build them in five minutes and their allies will protect them anyways, which includes the USA. So my list is more likely that:
1. USA
2. Europe ( France, UK, Germany)
3. Russia
4. China

So in my opinion now comes the tough part, because it is hard to say which are the next powerful countries...

Maybe Japan, India, Brazil...

At least you can say one thing nowadays is, the country who has the best military, should have the best defense technology to shoot rockets before they even get close. And that is for sure USA and Russia for forcing such a long period of this treat in their history. Germany comes next in that because of their most developed technology, maybe even in front off all of them. And then there it still can't be told, because of all those secrets in military technology. So there is only one state that can be ranked and it is USA, the rest is just some sort of opinion. But you can tell which are close to them, and that's it...
No this is joke America is second the reality is Pakistan first China second India third than America
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.
[Newest]We are the strongest nation.
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3India
Indian army is the best... because, they are well trained in various terrains. India is the only country which has all types of landscapes (extreme cold and extreme hot). Indian army can withstand any attack even without the help of nuclear or chemical weapons... when we turn the pages of history.. these Son Of Guns have proved their ability to the world many times.
Yes India has won all wars. but it can never really defeated Pakistan. it has 5 to 6 times larger army than Pakistan so then India had won if Pakistan has the army army same as India India will be very easy to defeated by Pakistan. in 1965 Pakistan was won but India was almost won. Pakistan has worlds 2nd largest professionaly trained army with fata soldiers and India is respectively a good army but not better than Pakistan
We are the best, is the admin of this website is Pakistani? How can Pakistan even come on this poll? We will be the worlds first country to spend more than anyone on Army and Weapons in coming few years... Even more then USA
[Newest]Indian military is known for its stand off battle.
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4China
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
I am from Iraq but I rate china number 1 in the world. It may not have the best weapons of all time but why I rate them number 1 is because they have 3 million on duty, and all America has is 1 million. That is why I rate china no1
[Newest]Only the strongest can even match China.

5Russia
Has thousands of nukes and could flatten the entire wrld. 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]NO other army is trained with the Russian winter

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]Marines alone and British secret services put way beyond the likes of the USA and Russia. Pakistan? Not a chance in hell
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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.
[Newest]I hate Germany because they will never win Pakistan and Germany is stupid

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, 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.
Israel is surrounded by 8 enemies: Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Russia. they are constant being attacked everybody blames them but despite this everything they still exist, now you gotta have a very strong army to accomplish that.
[Newest]There is no presence of Israel in world.. Lots of hate.. because of palestine issue

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.
Aircraft carrier, nuclear power, submarine, last generation jet fighter, they can destroy easily all countries in the world in a short time, except USA, Russia, China, UK and maybe India, North Corea, Israel or Pakistan which have also a (feeble) nuclear power...

10Turkey
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]Turkish army is the second biggest army in NATO after USA.
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The Contenders

11United 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.

12North Korea
Brave army against usa
Evil government wasting money on nukes instead of feeding their people because their residents eat dirt to survive!

Practically their whole country is an army

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]Iran hands are in every where...

14Egypt
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]Egypt won Israel and Israel is like america and this means Egypt 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]We have a lot of peacekeepers and partners with the worlds best armies. and Canada is more of a peaceful county not the war types like the usa
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16Japan
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
I just don't get people these days...
WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU PUT Japan 27TH?!?!?!?

1( there famous for there high tech. they have the best technology of the world apart form America. They us there technology VERY wisely.
2( they have the best navy I've seen. When they joined WW2, they dominated the seas and still they do today! They where powerful against the Americans and had the army to fight SEVEN countries with no help and yet they still survived!
3( They are very polite and respectful. The last country you'd be seeing declaring war is Japan. They have better manners than we idiot English do.
4( they are brave and will not surrender easily. They dominated Taiwan, China and Australia with ease. The only challenge for them was The Americans.
I don't even know how much more I could say, but man there OVERLORDS!

17Bangladesh
Bangladesh Army I think would be 3rd position.
We may not be the most equiped army but, our land warfare doesn't require equipment and large numbers... We have the best tactical advantages over many strong army... Which makes us very strong in these conditions...
Our "East Bengal Regiment" is the 2nd best regiment all over the world after Gurkha Regiment of U.K. indian Army as like as our women police.
[Newest]Most Courageous & Ruthless Army in the World..

18Australia
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.
Although small, the Australian defense Force maintains a powerful force capable of not only defending the homeland but deploying overseas as an expeditionary force or conducting peacekeeping operations overseas.

The SASR are among the most elite Special Forces Operators in the world, capable of surviving for weeks on their own. They are renowned worldwide for their elite Reconnaissance techniques.
[Newest]The good point of Australia is real work for piece

19South 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.

20Italy
A good army but poor commanders
The Folgore brigade is the best of the world
Italy just kills that's all

21Vietnam
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.
Vietnamese army is amazing, I mean seriously fighting US, France, China, and even the mighty mongol empire and still won.

22Great Britain
Pakistan is the best
No one can defeat Pakistan army..

23South Africa
South Africa used to be one of the best trained and most combat experienced armies in the world man-for-man, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, the SANDF is now just an embarrassment.
I am South African and I say we suck we was good before 1994 but now just a joke sorry!
I am soth African and I think we do a good job with the r5 rifle

24Afghanistan
The afghanis drove out A LOT of countries from their home, including the british and the Russianas. I may not be afghani but I'm sure they have quite a good military reputation, even if it isn't very good right now
Afghan army is best
It's the best Army of the world isnshallah with the passage of time afghan army will prove my these words practically...
[Newest]Good army love them

25Sri Lanka
They eradicated a whole bunch of terrorist. They even didn't care about what international saying specially US and WESTERN Countries to stop the war.

And there not advance equipped army all they know is environment and all they have is sense how to fight.

They say a Sri Lankan special forces doesn't use any computer and computer aid in high covert missions
WORLD BEST ARMY forever!
They got rid of terrorism which was a headache to the people of the country. They had peace talks but they knew their limits. They started the offensive and never looked back. Now the whole country is terrorism free
[Newest]Best army in the world

26New Zealand
New Zealand has proven to be a very effective fighting force for a small country, we have very highly trained soldiers and our SAS is among the best in the world, and even though NZ has a small military we have been involved in practically every War the US has been in since WW1.
NZ is has the most intense training program and could easily beat the US on an even playing field

27Brazil
Best in South America
About 35 million can be in war, with some militar industries in the country.

28Malaysia
Malaysia the best army
Malaysia is the only team that defeated the komunies... American cash grabs and Britain. But ATM choose Britain as bonds of friendship that has for so long prevailed, but did you know that ATM has established a military school FORT BENNINGS? Here are the greatest military said SAS (Britain), followed by Malaysia (ATM) and American U.S. aRMY. Believe it or not?
If even us and uk train jungle warfare with Malaysian army what can I say more? Find carat Malaysia 2009 in YouTube if you don't belive me

29Switzerland
I don't know why... It's just an awesome army with a great defense.
Also: project tannenbaum

30Kosovo
Battling against opponents for thousands of years against better equipped and larger armies including fighting guerrilla battles against Serbia
Kosovo KLA army has experience in the war against larger and stronger yugoslav-serbian army the qar tKosovo won
This country has a good defcon and in the past, has defeated Germany and Italy (When it was part of greater Albania), it also defeated the KFOR and Serbia. But it basically defeated Yugoslavia too.

31Ireland
I'm Irish and I will admit we are not a very good army most of the time were drunk we have planes tanks but what we have is some of the best snipers in the world (fact) we will not stop fighting until we have won were still fighting today against the English they still control a tiny corner of the country. That being said it helps to have an Irishman in every army in the world the power of breeding
Fought the might and power of the British army for 800 years out numbered out maned still won there freedom there's no other country with the fighting sprit of the Irish...
Ireland may be small but are experts when it comes to guerrilla warfare. The Viet Cong studied an irish book on guerrilla tactics during the Vietnam War.

32Albania
It has been around for twelve thousand years and in the 1500's fought against the Ottoman Empire ten to one and still defeated them if fought in a battle they will not surrender to the last man
, No one has the will to fight till to the death like Albanians in battlefield,

33Algeria
Best army ever and a perfect training and
It's the best in the world.it has a good technology and a lot of brave soldier.
It's the damn best
[Newest]Algeria is good should be at least 18th place

34Greece
2007 Air force Red Flag winners in the U.S.A. constant dog fighting over the Aegean with the Turks keeps pilots fresh and highly trained. Defeated Turks when British and Australians were destroyed in Gallipoli. Special forces always in training around islands that have been threatened by Turkey.U.S. A, France and Germany provide us the best weapons.
Considering it exists with all its border/enemy countries they must be doing something right!
Small country but huge spirit!

35Indonesia
Actually the best troops in the world are located in the Indonesian Kopassus, uniform nato its truth also made ​​Indonesia
Indonesia must be at least in the 20th place! Idonesian military is a kind of really hand-to-hand combat! They are lacks of techology but well, they train hard and they play hard too, ask every dutch that ever go to Indonesia! Indonesia also have a big amount of people that makes them win in number. Plus, at the old time Indonesia ever be friend with Russians, so what you guys thinking about? Number? Check, skill? Check, Weapons? Check
Whether people had lost in memories about "Battle of Surabaya"

36Colombia
Best special ops training in the continent. Even better than US
Some US special forces even get shipped to colombia to train
Best Special ops in the world

37Iraq
Iraq best no doubt
I give vote you
Who is the Iraqi now. I am

38Finland
In general I would say that northern climates tend to produce a more self reliant and harder individual. I remember sitting at my grandfathers knee and he would tell me stories of how his unit would sneak in to Russians camps during the war and kill every other soldier in bed/sleeping, then they would leave, destroying the morale and will of the rest to stay in finland.

Having served in the Swedish, French and US army. Also having been in joint operations and exercises with various forces around the world, most armies tend to stress a strict obedience doctrine/no emphasize on personal initiative and innovative thinking. If all other factors are the same doing something different might be the deciding factor. To beat the US army buy their manuals online and learn how they fight. To beat Pakistan, show up.

Let's face facts the time that any Muslim army was a serious fighting threat ended with the invention of gun cartridges. Just because a child wants to fight. Does not mean that he can.
Crushed Soviets in winter war, underrated military country.

Zamuz

Stood against Soviets red-army with few casulties. As Stalin thought it was only going to take a week to crush Finland, little Finland stood against the 750,000 soliders, 4000-6000 tanks, 3500-4000 planes for 105days with only the 300,000 soliders, 32 old outdated tanks and 100 outdated planes. Killing over 300.000 Russians and destroying over 3500 soviet tanks. Finland is a living proof that an massive army against a little one is not always a direct victory, you gotta have team spirit and "SISU" and a huge will to fight for your independent country. Thumbs up for Finland!
[Newest]Ridiculous, There is a story and there is the true finnish story. hah- what do know about.

39Mexico
Best army for me
Gafes one of the best special forces in the world
We can't control our own problem but México has been the only country who has breached in to the US And assulted military bases.

40Belgium

41Denmark
22th? Wow that's not even close to what number the danish army should be, the Danish army has some of the best trained soldier in the whole world, and have some of the best equipment, even though the danish army isn't big, it surely is one of the best armies in the world, also I'm not danish, I'm norwegian.
While not being able to afford a large - troops Denmark has are clearly among the best in the world. They are also very experienced in asymmetrical warfare, due to warfare in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq end elsewhere. Quality over quantity is the danish model
Better trained, even privates can operate independently, knows mission target and all parameters, have tactical and strategic knowledge and are able to perform in multiple skill functions.

42Sweden
I vote for Sweden since it has zlatan

43Serbia
The Serbian army shouldn't be messed with. They are supposedly the strongest army in the Balkans and it has the ability to conquer the nations around it. Since the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia has regained it's former military might (Yugoslavia's) and in that time Yugoslavia's army was one of the strongest in Europe During the Cold War. Even though Yugoslavia has broken up and the nations army has been the divided, the technology and weaponry has remained with the Serbian people and let's not forget Arkan's tigers, a deadly paramilitary team made by famous Serbian criminal Zeljko "Arkan" Raznatovic. After Spetsnaz, these guys come in.
The longest the capital Belgrade went without being attacked was 40 years. I read that about 10 years ago. Can you say that about any other euro city? These guys have been fighting wars forever...

44Norway
The Norwegian Armed Forces are known to have an extreme competence in international operations and on own soil. Their special forces are of the best in the world and is most likely "the" best in arctic warfare.

Although it is an extremely secretive organization, those who try to complete the recruitment program for FSK, have less than 0.3% chance of passing. Leave alone the 1 year FSK training course you have to go trough after the recruitment program, which is said to be the hardest part of it.

As well as good trained soldiers, a regular soldier in Norway has an extreme level of advanced equipment in comparison to other nations. It has the highest military expenditures of any nation in Scandinavia, including Finland.

45Netherlands
Can't be much good. Good for plugging dijkes

46Spain

47Kenya
Kenya should be somewhere in the list because it single handedly liberated Somalia marked by the capture of the strategic port of Somalia all within less then a year. Countries like USA deployed in numbers but failed to liberate yet the KDF with less than 8000 troops did the job
We dare the USA and Israel to combine forces and have the privilege of fighting Kenya but losing squarely!
We are superb and that is undisputed!

48Cyprus
Cyprus has one of the most trained armies in the world. Managed to hold up against the first Turkish invasion in 1974. If the Turks didn't broke the truce the would have never got into the island.
Cyprus owned the british and parmericarn forces in world war III

49Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the top 3 best army in Africa. Ethiopians can handle any conflict with the help of the true almighty GOD (holy trinity). That makes them the chosen one. No one will defeat them.
Ethiopia is so much
He best army in the world because it has got best soldiers 'Ethiopia' who are from but they are with the EGPTE soldier. Before talking about the best army in the world, people should look on the history, ww1, ww2, and ops, afghan ops, and then decide how great were, are and will be. Even the greatest dictator like Hitler has 'if I had only one battalion of soldier, I would rule over the world. And the greatest warrior like also wanted to have soldier like

50Armenian
I think armenias army is very powerful
The have a good army with strong commanders
The Armenian army created MiGs which in my opinion are better than Lockheed Martins cause they are cheaper than American jets and the MiG 35 foxbat is faster than any American jet according to Guinness world records + the
Armenian DIs have K-3 guns and Armenians have created an outdoor militarymuseum called mother Armenia which has a 22 meter statue
That looks like athena carrying a
Sword and in front of the statue their at all the tanks aircraft the Armenians have created and the how much Armenia cares of its army

51Singapore
Pakistan the best than these all
Best army in South-East Asia and one of the best armies in the Asia-Pacific.
It is the best army in Asia after china... Any idiot knows that

52Morocco
THE BEST Military I'VE EVER SEEN, !

53Principality of Sealand
Pakistan the best the best

54Romania
Pakistan is the best
Must to be in the first 20-30 countries of the world!
Romania is a smart country.
[Newest]Yes Pakistan is the best

55Lebanon
Arab world is always better but Pakistan is the best.
Lebanese army is the best army in the word our army they protect us all lebanese people love them and we will still pray to god be with them and save them

56Croatia
Croatian soldiers are one of the toughest on a planet, although this is small nation they are real fighters with long and quality tradition, Croatians fought under different flags through history

57Jordan
Jordan army is awesome my grandpa served in the arab Israeli war
Jordan should be in the top 20 they have awesome practices with a strong king and a peaceful one and let's not forget about her majesty she's so helpful and sweet and we will never forget his majesty king hussain he was the best and everyone knows who is king hussain rip
Jordan

58Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan army is the best army in the world. Because Our soldier don't kill children. Old person. Pregnant womens but Armenian army did that accident in 1992 Khojaly Azerbaijan
Hello I need to no about your country
Azerbaijan is the best!

59Chile
Best Army In South America

60Eritrea
Beat the Cubans soviets and the biggest military in Africa and in 2000 safeguarded her sovereignty by a U. S backed Ethiopian army with the agenda of regime change

61Ghana
I think they are the best army in West Africa. Respect

62Nigeria
The Nigerian army fought in the Liberian civil war and succeeded in containing the situation, whereas no other country in West Africa could' including the Ghanaian and Cameroonian armies. I say the Nigerian army, when it was really a combined effort of countries in the ECOWAS, because the Nigerian army supplied over 90% of the military force, including ammunition and what- not. the training that the average Nigerian soldier receives is 4 times more rigorous than that of the average American soldier. The training is albeit cruel and to some extent, inhumane, but it is efficient. It is then no question that the Nigerian army is the best in West Africa, and I dare say in Africa as a whole.

63Saudi Arabia
It is indeed better than Algeria Romania, Israel.
Whole Islamic world is spiritually inclined towards this country. Every Muslim respect this country and would sacrifice anything for this country.
Saudi Arabia is best country in the world

64Republic of Srpska

65Montenegro

66Hungary
Pakistan Army is on first position this is fact

67Yemen
Its aviouse Yemen has the most experienced soldiers

68Austria
The Austrian Army is simply the best!
Have you ever thoughtabout this? I bet not, and that's what it makes so dangerous!

69Uzbekistan
I have said the Pakistan the best.

70Bhutan
All of you know Pakistan is the best
Pak pak Pakistan! The best.

71Libya
Libya's army is one of the best armies in the world

72Argentina
Argentina is best in the world

73Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico should be in the top ten their part of the us they are supported by the us. The us has camps. And bases in Puerto Rico

74Cuba
It is very good

75Somalia
No country can go in somali not even america
Somli army are among the best in Africa and even beyond. they are well remembered for their bravery of defeating the Americans... Remember Black Hawk down? Moreover, somalis went war with the Ethiopians and has shown superiority over fighting!

76Ukraine
During the invasion of Russia in Ukraine we had no army that could fight, so the people of Ukraine and the Government created the Army for 1 month, now our army destroys separatists, terrorists and soldiers from Russia. After the invasion of Russian terrorists in Ukrainian Donbass, men of Ukraine began to create special units to fight against the soldiers from Russia and to protect the territory of Ukraine, people from all over Ukraine helped to create such special units. "Donbass", "Azov", "Aydar", "Right Sector" most well-known special units. Army of Ukraine is most united (cohesive) army in the world. And our tanks will be among the first who will come to Moscow, because our tanks one of the best in the world.
Because the worlds most famous and powerful intercontinental missile "SATAN" is ukrainian production. We constructed world's biggest airplane "ANTONOV MRIYA" too. Haha

77Tunisia

78Adeen

79Samoa
Samoa has the best army in the whole world

80Macedonia
Macedonians are the bravest warriors in the world.

81Palestine
Israel just want to attack them all time allah will bless them
Allah will help the People of Palestine and InshAllah Israel will Destroy
I know how much the people of palestine are suffering from isreal insanity oh god help the people of palestine and grave palestine

82Jamaica
Is a good army but definitely not the best

83Poland
For over 1000 years we do have Germany and Russia as a neighbors Isn't it good enough?.
Bravery throughout centuries.
Swords and horses against tanks. All to protect their country at all costs. Not because they have to but because its in their hearts
.
Home Army '42 - '45 is telling everything.

84Burma
Encountering foreign invaders and civil insurgets for six decades since 1948, the country's independence year, Myanmar (Burma) army has become an experienced force in Asia. It's army strength is about 400000 manpower and several aircraftes andMBTs. It had faced with a pretty great army of KuoMington Chinese Nationalists ( White Chinese) supported by CIA and Burmese communists supported by China, also fought with Karen seperatists. So Myanmar army is considered as the strongest in Southeast Asia followed by Vietnam. Who defeated USA in Vietnamese War.
Ioday's Myanmar defense power are most powerful

85Tonga
Tonga are one of the best army's in the world

86Portugal
In first should be USA and in second Portugal Portugal helped Americans to find osama bin laden thanks to their navy
Portuguese troops are the best navy in the world ask that to the german olympics army
Small but dangerous army. War Strategy is the best quality of portuguese army.

87Nepal
Nepal army is the best army in the world, Even India, singapre, britain import Nepalese armies. Nepal army are known as Brave Gorkhalies. When all the countries of world were under the britain rule, Nepal was alone itself fighting with british armies and won the fight.
Once a major had said if a man says I have no fear of dying then he would be either lying or a gorkkha ( Nepali) army. Read the history of gorkhas bravery..
Best army in world
[Newest]Nepal army is the number 1 land army in the world

88Philippines
Can't believe that the Philippines is underrated at ranked 52. Filipinos are well trained and experiences soldiers and the Bravest. They are not well equipped but will surely fight until their last breath. The marksmanship of Filipinos were tested in WW2 and American War Veterans are a living proof of that. Our soldiers will even fight with a handmade gun.

“Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world. ”

― Douglas MacArthur
World war 2 documentary films had shown that the Filipino soldiers are the bravest, sharpshooters, hand combat and arnis experts. The American veterans are living witnesses of a Filipino soldier. They are the most underrated army in the world. They are in Vietnam war, Korean war, and UN support group in Golan Heights now. They are veterans of moro wars, Spanish war, battle against the American forces in the early 1900's, Japanese forces, and lately they are well versed in jungle fighting as they continually battle with one of the world's terrorist linked with Al-Quada, the Abu-Sayaf terrorist group. They battle with MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) and the MILF (Moro International Liberation Front. Coffee talks and intelligence reports revealed that Filipino soldiers (mercenaries) were sent to Afghanistan to side with the Afghans to cause the ambush, defeat, of the USSR that led to its bankruptcy. The Russians were no match to the Afghans being backed by Filipino jungle mercenaries (NOT SANCTIONED BY THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT). - Melo
Greatest guerilla and hunter in the world, Check history even U.S. army and marines have their visiting forces to train in this country. Still underrated, MaC Arthur choose elite filipino fighter than anyone in the world. I'm italian working about war history.
[Newest]Though ill equip army, they are considered as one of the most experienced and bravest soldier in the world. Their exploits during WWII and The Korean War gained respect and praises from freedom loving nations all over the world.

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