Top Ten Most Militarily Powerful Countries

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1
India
The fact that INDIA never attacks anyone and it has successfully defended all its enemies takes INDIA to the top
US has the tech but is too scared to actually use it and they have unnecessary, meaningless, pointless and completely wasteful wars. They think they are the liberators but they aren't.

India on the other hand is in the UN's list of militaries to help out at crisis. America is selling us the military tech too so it is pointless arguing.

Robobrain

Gabriel Franklin

Its Like The Country Says

"who We Are Is Not Important"
"What We Are Is Important"
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2United States of America
Having spent 26 years in the Air Force and still working for the Air Force as a civilian, I can tell you that the United States is the world leader in logistics. Most wars are lost due to poor logistics. If you can't maintain a long supply line and get your troops where they need to be, your war effort will lose steam and you'll eventually lose. This happened to Napoleon, Santa Ana, Hitler and even Japan. The Romans even had to avoid over extending themselves. During the second Gulf War the US military had to halt it's move into Iraq to allow the supply line to catch up. Army's with poor logistics have to win wars quickly, or they risk losing. The United States knows this and fights long, extended wars to wear out the opponent. Unless, of course, we hit with a knock out punch during a police action. The point is, if your have poor logistics, everything else is academic.
Are you kidding me?
The USA Spends more on the military than all other nations combined (including Russia and China)! Wikipedia: defense Spending. Best technology, enormous manpower and bases in over 130 countries! The USA cannot be compared with other nations it is histories only hyperpower. If all other nations would team up against the USA the USA would still end as victor. This isn't even a matter of opinion this is a matter of fact. Those who claim otherwise are dishonest.
This is not even fair to the other countries. We have the best tech, the most powerful navy and bases all over the world. If we need to we could supply all of our own needs for any military venture anywhere in the world. Few countries can say the same India isn't even in 3rd let alone first. With the B2's new capabilities, the Ardvark's electronic warfare capabilities, our mastery of communications and space technologies all factored in to the previously stated superiorities (bigger budget, more tech, abundant resources) there really isn't any country or coalition of allied countries that could stand a chance in an all out war with US.

We are #1 and will be for the foreseable future.
INDIA are you kidding me!
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3Russian Federation
We have the MOST Nuclear weapons and the US which are behind with 8500 and Russia 11,000.
We have the second largest air force.
We have a very advanced and high tech Navy and probably the most advanced in the world.
We have the best weapons in the world NOT MOST ADVANCED I know that's USA.
We are a Superpower!
We have the 4th largest army in the World.
Seriously India the best? They get there Weapons and Nukes from Russia itself! Using the money from UK
Russia should be at least 2nd or 1st. You can trust me because I am Russian
Vote for Russia!
Napoleon and Hitler each tried to hurt Russia, and the Russians were outnumbered both times, but Russia always won. Part of the Russian anthem is:"Our loyalty to the Fatherland gives us strength. ". All Russians are brothers, they will do anything to protect each other and Mother Russia.
Are you kidding me 5th! They have have enough nuclear power to make the world other than russia a nuclear waste land. They have the toughest and the best training in the world. Also they have the spetznaz. The most powerful elite forces in the world. Russian soldiers are taught to be immune to pain. They are the best army in the world!
Plus they are plain awesome.
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4China
They are more advance in technologies
They are vy strict and focus a lot on military power. That's is what makes a powerful country or military!
I think china will fall in the next 20 years.
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5United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is still Technically the strongest country in the world. It is the biggest investor in each of the top five economically performing countries in the world (even more so than China), thus making it the second richest country in the world behind the US, is home to the world's financial trading center (London) of which it trades trillions in sterling world wide every day on the London Stock Exchange, and has the best regarded political relations world wide. The UK is also home to BAE Systems; The most advanced global company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of defense, security, and aerospace (Air, Sea, and Land) world wide.
The UK may not match other militaries in terms of size, but it can't anyway. Britain cannot support a military the same size as Russias or Chinas. What Britain can do is build the most technologically advanced fleet or warships in the world (Type 45 destroyer and Astute-Class submarine) and do what Britain has always done best, do what it can with what it has got, that's what has always given Britain the advantage.
Britain has like 200k troops. Some of the best trained in the world. Nuclear weapons. Great navy and an awesome Air Force in the RAF. Britain has countless allies across the globe thanks to the british empires history. For a nation with 60 million or so as a population britain packs a punch. NATO member and security council member. Involved in operations across the globe. Strong ally in the USA, joint operations in many countries- helped by a shared language, no one nation could beat the alliance of the UK & US. People say britain has too weak an economy, however it is regarded as the 3rd best in Europe. Even if a country comes close to beating the UK, our allies would get involved. In my opinion, the UK is between the 3rd to 5th strongest nation, but in terms of allies and troop quality we are #1
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6Pakistan
Islamic Republic of Pakistan - very good military training and professionalism, the largest Muslim military power in the world with over 600,000 active troops and the 6th/7th largest in the world, very large and powerful army and air force decent navy, a very experienced army with it's wars with neighbouring India, the only Muslim nuclear power, strong alliances with Turkey and the rest of Middle East and the Muslim world especially with the Arab states, China, France and some NATO/EU/Europe, and US, largest contributor to UN peacekeeping missions with over 10,000 soldiers, second largest Muslim country and one of the largest in the world in population with 180 million people, etc.
Pakistan army is the best army in the world and have best missile system in the world. Army is professional strong and having up to date weapons and equipped with nuclear weapon.
Powered by an active Air force and missile systems, Pakistan military is always ready to tackle internal and external offenses. It is mostly relying on producing own crafts, tanks and missiles rather than relying on foreign powers. Nuclear capability makes the might more stronger and wets the Indian pants.
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7Germany
Germany has the third largest economy in the world, they have created some of the greatest weapons in history and of the modern world, like the StG44, which was copied by the Russians to make the AK47, and is the basis by which all assault rifles are created. Check the facts germany almost always had the latest and greatest weapons of the time, After WW1 Germany was a third world country with only 100,000 soldiers, with in 18 years germany was a global superpower with the largest military in the world, Germany has the potential to become modern superpower... And they have tanks that can run on cooking oil and biodiesel
They may have no nukes, but they have highly educated and trained soldiers, just these in the former German Wehrmacht.

DonBilbo1

They have a great moral and they are important for the NATO.
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8Israel
Israel is the 4th powerful country in the world many people don't know that.
I would say that they may not have had as much experience with full scale wars as the U.S. (because they only fight wars they have to) but they have pulled off far greater victories than any other army in modern history. And their special forces have more experience than any other army today.
Israel may not have the largest army. However, the quality of personnel their military has is of the highest caliber. Their officers and commandos are the most effective in the world. In addition, they train the United State's police officers and military personnel.
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9French Republic
Until today, France is the first world superpower in Africa. The USA believes on France to protect Africa against the terrorism, Africa believes on France to train them, Europe believes on France to protect Europe conjointly with UK. They are also one of the most present on the world with a large number of bases in oceans and Africa.
Incredibly underrated they have a great navy and air force.

Shoob

France is the first military power in Europe, first western power over Africa ant the 3rd nuclear power in world! This position in ranking is totally underrated! France is the 5th strongest economy above UK and they have strongest military corporations like THALES, MBDA, Dassault and NEXTER systems.
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10Japan
Japan.. Must lead.. Or maybe not cause japan is peaceful already I'm not saying that they are tired already but they have lowest crime in the world and also I believe that they have strong military in the world than korea.. Korea not not strong look they have been proven that japan defeated korea and china many times so korea. You lose so shut your low brains their
Is this a joke? I think japan is better than germany because japan has more powerful navy and air power and technologies
It very powerful country.
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The Contenders

11South Korea
South Korea is strong but still needs many more military areas for improvement. And it has managed to defeat some countries, but still relies on some help. I do agree that North Korea is strong but North Korea is very aggressive, I'm surprised it's in the UN. I think that Korea should improve but still is a respectably strong country. Nobody can ignore that. South Korea should keep growing!
The military services here is very effective and very powerful... I love this country :P
Its much more successful then north Korea
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12Iran
Iran a Muslim country with largest, powerful, strongest army and have up to date guns, weapons, nuclear bombs and the powerful military country in middle east and the army is so bravest and strong that it fights with with so bravery. PAK IRAN ZINDABAD
It is a powerful state that even the us is scared to pick on
Iran is on 2nd powerful military in the world
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13Turkey
Turkey has one of the most powerful army in the world and they're continued of Ottoman Empire. As you know, Ottoman Empire was the owner of the world formerly. Because of it, Turkey's soldiers are so experienced and well trained. Also they have special team called Marron Berets. They're best special team (you can google it) in the world. Also Turkey so well advanced and civilize country. They've own weapons and planes etc.
The Navy and MB7(Maroon Berets 7) is the number one in Western Europe. Check out the Global Fire Power for more information. The army of Turkey using the most modernized and high tech weaponry of 21st Century. It's an honorable member of both NATO and UN. The MB7 also trains Mossad and U. S ground troops in Incirlik military base. Turkish army kept growing since 80's.

wizard004

Turkey is actually the 6th most powerful country in the world, the listing on other websites says so
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14Australia
Australia may be underrated but it is powerful. It has high quite high tech weapons and vehicles. I personally believe it has pretty well trained personnel (Even though that is what everybody says) and has the minerals and wealth to whip up powerful weapons in no time. (One of the largest exporters or gold, uranium, coal and iron)
Even though Indonesia has a huge population compared to Australia, it doesn't Mean Australia wouldn't stand a chance, it's not all about better weapons or more troops, it's also about tactics, Australia stays below the radar of most countries and has ended up with only one major attack. If the world went to war, they would stand a chance because firstly they are quite remote, secondly they have good allies in helpful places and thirdly Australia doesn't just run into battle if something doesn't look right.
As for the idiot above, Australia would wipe Indonesia, Indonesia can't even afford the weapons to arm their planes, I think Australia could easily throw a uranium enriched bomb on Indonesia and end them in 5 seconds
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15Canada
Canadians train Americans in there combat skill, our forces may be small, but the skill in a true Canadian could just be any countries ticket to hell. We never give up, never surrender, and will NEVER let anyone take our beautiful homeland!
Canada has a great army there navy is best and they rock
They have the best special force in the world in my opinion and we have the best tactics
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16Egypt
The Egyptian Army is the strongest Arab Army.
Egypt has one of the best armies because they are peaceful and they don't start unnecessary wars like the U. S
Ranked the 13th as per GFP
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17Italy
Well positioned to hit the Middle East
Italy ranks #8 based on military expenditure.
Italy is more impportant than 16th position

18England
All powerful and all quiet, very English...
Ha no way united kingdom is 5th england is the main one that has the most power in the unitedkingdom

19Greece
Remember the spartans and alexander the great
Greece is one of the toughest country.. Brain (smartness) soul and the passion of our history makes Greece at top 10 for sure. Also navy and air force are so well trained..
Greece navy and Air force are the most powerful and well trained in the hole europe! Despite the financial crisis greek militery forces are becoming better and better! And don't forget about the greek soul which is world knowed
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20Saudi Arabia
Saudi government's goal is to spread peace in the region not to fight and kill innocent peopel
Saudi airforce is one of the best in the world with well trained workforce

21Afghanistan
They don't have any weapons but they are the most bravest people. They don't have money but they have dignity.
They have been fighting United States for year. They were responsible for 9/11 which made the world terrified of.
Muslims are the bravest people in the world and Afghans are the best Muslims.
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22Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a very powerful country despite its small area. Its navy is very powerful indeed and its army is always well equipped. That's how it even won its liberation. More importantly it also fought for its mother tongue.
Bangladesh army is number 1 in peacekeeping un missions. So, we deserve a more powerful country.
Bangladesh is very small country but it has a powerful military. They can face any kinds of war or enemy. During Bangladesh India border war was a an important example, where around 23 Indian security force had been died by BDR.
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23Vietnam
Did you know that "This" beat US and France and China in the past. With their will to do anything to protect their country and their unmeasured patriotic, bold. What kind of army can stand against those during "day and night"?. And their creative traps/weapons. The history have lighted it all
Hey I love Vietnam.

24North Korea
They can use N-bomb, it sound so powerful.
North Korea may not be the strongest current military but I think that if North Korea were to enter a war, they could have no problem drafting every single able bodied citizen into the military. The North Koreans are so brainwashed that they would do ANYTHING for their country, literally. North Korea already abuses human rights to the max, so they wouldn't have any problem forcing all of their people into the military. If they were to draft all of their able bodied people (which is very well possible), it would create a North Korean military of 20,000,000+
They had war to US in 50's. They have armistice in war to US first. They have neutron bomb and Cobalt bomb, hydrogen bomb. And they have soldiers much than Russia.
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25Malaysia
Tough and Strong Army!
You can't beat disappearing aircraft. That only speaks to the advanced stealth capabilities of the Malaysian Air Force.
Malaysia Is The Most Powerful Country By Military Or Economy, OTHERS COUNTRY LIKE United States, France, Italy, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Indonesia, China, Thailand, BRUNEI, Vietnam, India, Singapore, TIMOR LESTE AND Pakistan ARE THE LESSER, WEAK AND FULL OF CORRUPTION IN THIS DAMN WHOLE WORLD!

26Ukraine
Has some of the toughest trained troops out there, well equiped too ridiculous there this low...

27Nigeria
Nigeria has an unbeaten record in warfare with 100% success in wars fouth.modern artillery and warplanes including Apaches. Good navy with experienced troops.Nigeria nows builds its own armoured vehicles and small ships
Nigerias army are good considering that corruption eats in to every fabric of the nations polity
I'm being honest Nigerian army is the best army in africa
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28Singapore
The entire country is protected by its citizen soldiers... Every inch of it...

29Vatican City
Come on guys. The OP pope is gonna bomb you.
So read your bible.
I'm not even Christian.

~ Positivelectron0

30Spain

31Portugal
There people are so annoying
We are the greatest people in the world and the best soccer player in the world that's right!

32Taiwan

33Gambia

34Sri Lanka
Best guriella army in the world.
Sri Lankan power boys I like
Best army force in the world
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35Ethiopia
ETHIOPIAN MILITARY FORCE IS KNOWN IN PEACEFUL MAKING. IT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH NEGOTIATION AS WELL AS DRIVING OUT THE ENEMY OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNTRIES BY FORCE. RECENTLY SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN STAYS PEACEFULLY DUE TO THE INFLUENCE OF ETHIOPIA. AND ALSO WE CAN TAKE AN OTHER EXAMPLE TO SHOW THE ROLE OF ETHIOPIA IN PEACEFUL MAKING AROUND THE GLOBE. AS ALL WE KNOW AL_SHABAB HAD BEEN STAYING THE HEADEACH OF SOMALIA. BUT NOW SOMALI ACCOMPLISHES ITS DAY TODAY CAREER WITH OUT ANY MATTER DUE TO ETHIOPIAN MILITARY FORCE, WHICH HAVE BEEN DRIVING OUT AL_SHABAB FROM THE LAND OF SOMALIA. GENERALLY WHEN WE SEE REGARDING TO PEACEFUL MAKING ETHIOPIA MILITARY FORCE STEPS FROM THE RANK OF 29th TO 1st!
Never be colnised by any external force

36Sweden
We swedes may not have a large army or population to back it up. But what we do have is a great strategy mind Sweden have been through more wars than I can remember, even though they havnÂ't been that in over 100 years now (latest active war was 1809 when the union with Norway was formed)
Sweden would kick some ass
Ya.. Sweden is a best powerful countrie
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37Norway
Hey, They got enough money to by weapons, and have many military allies!

38Thailand

39Poland
We can fight back when we want and win. We Defeated the soviets in the Polish-Soviet War.

40United Arab Emirates
I feel that Dubai is a strong country because of the Arab rulers. It can be shown by uniformity and smooth functioning of the country.

41Syria

42Lebanon
The Lebanese Resistance Movement is the most powerful guerrilla group in the world today. They are responsible for the liberation of South Lebanon in 2000, and for successfully defending Lebanon in 2006 claiming a victory against the IDF (one of the most well equipped military forces). The Lebanese Army have some really tough guys enrolled but the equipment is somewhat outdated. All in all, Lebanon given it's size and history, possesses really well trained soldiers.
I challenge all nation we have the strongest army and the undefeated people I am talking about Hizbollah

43Tanzania
Tanzania has the Best Army characterized with Peace keeping in other Nations. We served the World unpeacxefull countries like Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Congo DRC and Liberia.

Tanzania is also known for its Intelligent workforce since its Independence and has had helping other Nations to gain their Independence since then.

These among others are South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, and Liberia

44Kenya
One of the best in Africa
Has the best army in the world, we also have the only army that cleared the alshaabab Islamists from Somali land after the United States, UK and Other allied nations were beaten,

We also have the best military training with a super elite squad in Africa developed and trained in Kenya.

Kenya also has the biggest growing economy in Eastern and Saharan Africa.

45Somalia
I don't really know what to say
Black Hawk down?...1977?... Pirates?... Al shabaab militia?.. pretty much every movie made about the Somalis is a true story and they prove time and time again that courage and boldness is what it takes. They are not a joke.
Althought they don't have official standing armies they are the most powerful countries in the world
They defeated ethipians 2 times
They chased the so called unisom in 1993
Their powerful navy sometimes mistakenly called pirates controls the indian ocean red sea and medeterenian sea and even operete the coast of the crab country called indian
Prioe to that Somalis defeated rude English men who tried to enslave the noble Somalis. Abdule Hassan was the man leading the brave Somalis against the bad white guys.
Finaly as you may heard we teach frace unforgatable lesion when they tried to freed one white pitch from the justice system. They were sent from france and were told you are seals. Somali people told there is nothing called seals hear in Somalis. One of the aggressors was killed by the freedom lovers
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46Croatia

47Bhutan

48Kazakhstan

49Netherlands

50Colombia
5th stongest airforce big get millitary army in latin América. A country with 60 years of civil war and one of the biggest economies in Latin America

51Austria

52Namibia
Maybe small, but have courage, our army is mostly trained by Russia and navy by Brazil and we have Aks, SVD, RPD & PKM and the greatest weapon... JUJU... And if you don't believe us, poke the bee hive... USA with no technology is nothing against us...

53Serbia
Serbia in a good way is a very powerful country

54Sudan

55Bosnia and Herzegovina
As an unarmed nation, fought on 2 fronts against 2 nations that together made the 4th strongest army

56Tunisia

57Denmark
Denmark is supposed to have the strongest air force in the world, not the largest, but strongest.

58Bulgaria
One of the more powerful Balkan regional militaristic forces. Great resistance during WW1 and WW2 and the second Balkan war in which it was heavily outnumbered, a victor of the first Blakan war and managed to liberate its self from the Ottoman empire, one of the strongest empires in the world, possesses a good amount of ballistic missiles and cruise missiles to threaten neighboring and non neighboring capitals, and even though not many vehicles are currently in active service, the reserve stockpiles are probably some of the largest in the world. Overall, a great army for a country of only 7 million people.

59Principality of Sealand
Principality of Sealand for many years has stood as the testament of bravery and fortitude to the entire world. During 1978 a group of German's attempted to storm the sealand. Initially they managed to occupy the island catching the Sealandic army offguard (most of the army were the UK, however a swift and decisive counter attack was executed. They managed to retake the island with a strong aerial retaliation (a helicopter) causing the invaders surrendering shortly after with no casualties on both sides. This is proof of the military brilliance of sealand!

60New Zealand
I guest they have a good army because they have and are fight in WW1, 2 and afganistan

61Cuba
Cuba is a country that has repelled a super power in the past, has successfully assisted the USSR in starting/helping Communist revolutions in Africa. Maintained a significant presence in Angola, and are a COMMUNIST NATION RIGHT NEXT TO THE United States. They also maintain the highest doctor per citizen rate on the fact of the earth, are well educated, and their military is tested and constantly ready.

62Switzerland

63Cambodia
We have the most prostitutes ever. And all the army people will be distracted by the prositutes and we will make the prostitutes turn on the enemy.

64Belarus
They are allies of Russia and they have 5x more Soldiers per capita than Poland.

65Lithuania

66Argentina

67Libya
Libya might be in war but it is very srong with all means so that's why its arond the 100reads

68Belgium
Country With The Capital City Of Europe

69Iceland

70Uruguay

71Fiji
They are the best in the world

72Uzbekistan

73Trinidad and Tobago

74Scotland

75Uganda

76Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwean forces are one of the best in Africa. They are tried and tested war fighters and they have participated in various regional and peace keeping missions in the World including as part of the United Nations and they have done so with distinctions

77Brazil
Its a country that its growing fast
We won all wars we participated.
It's a powerful country

78Indonesia
I belive indonesian army are not afraid, besides indonesian army is one strong piece of armed forces.
But! I think Indonesia is the greatest at ASEAN! Beacause like Copassuss can make loss England, Nederland, Spanish, Portugal, and Japan. Like Brigjen Mallabey from England that's defeted at Indonesia

arismunandarhrp

I LOVE BANGLADESH BECAUSE powerful OF US
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79Niger

80Nepal
Military is what we nepali are providing to UK, India, and in UN. Great respect to Nepali soldier and gurkhas. Brave of the braviest. Nepali soldier never learn to bow down.
It has soldier race"Gurka".
Most powerful... Most brave military
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81Philippines
Has incredible beliefs in God who's their amazing weapon.
It has the bravest military even though it has small army. And Philippines join the Allies in Korean war. And its the most bravest country to join. With only 20, 000 soldiers. And it beated north koreans and its soldiers has 100, 000 and philippines has 45 casualties and the north koreans has 30, 000 How. Strong is that?
Philippines encountered much stronger country but we are still in stand...
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82Mexico
Why are we in 78 place we could take out Spain and some countries before us

luithe1st

That's TRUE! WE CAN DESTROY ALL OF CENTRAL AMERICA!
With 260, 000+ Active soldiers Mexico Is the third most powerful army in America after US and BrasĂ­l, they too manufacture they're own weapons which gives them a huge autonomy. Having a 7th place ranked best special forces.

83South Africa
The worst run military in the world...
It is growing most powerful in Africa.
Nuclear I've never heard of it here in SA
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84Burma

85Botswana

86Ireland
HA HA HA... That's a joke, right? Please say that's a joke...

Piderman

Glorious nation of republic of Ireland has 2 boats and a spitfire. Our dear leader and former kindergarden teacher Edna Kenny will guide us to absolute victory, unless its a big war (then we'll be neutral) and all our soldiers will sue if the guns shoot loudly.
Ireland may be small and has not the most population / but I think that Ireland is powerful because all of the irish soldiers are brave ane we are a loved country by all
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