Best Armies in the World

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

The Top Ten

1 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 ...more

War is the single worst thing that could happen to pakistan or india - RecklessGreed

World's Best army is no other than Pakistan ARMY, As Spirit.
USA Said that With my weapon and Pakistan Army Spirit I can Conquer the whole world

Totally agreed.. with now upgrades Pakistan army sure is one of the best army in the world and it has also outsmarted the Indian army and this was accepted by the India's media... we believe in the martyrdom and we can go up to any limit to achieve our goals..

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2 United States

No doubt American army is number one in technology and also it outnumbers the other armies but the army of Pakistan is hardest according to the results of the competitions held in London

Lol for those who voted that Pakistan has the best army. It is not even in the top 10 in the World by any means. Is this a Pakistani website?

CHECK ALL OF THESE STATISTCS: THEY ARE CORRECT - I KNOW I DID THE RESEARCH FROM CREDIBLE SOURCES
The US military is capable of utterly destroying the Pakistani ability to wage war in days without even putting a single soldier on the ground. In modern warfare, the most key aspect of any fight is air power. You cannot successfully invade another nation without an Air force. A well placed EMT strike delivered by a Growler aircraft would neutralize Pakistan's electronic infrastructure within hours. The US has 19 fully operable aircraft carriers around the world capable of exerting dominance in every air-to-air scenario. Pakistan has 438 air to air aircraft. Many of these aircraft are old, worn, soviet era aircraft, with the exception of the JF-17 and F-16 fighters. F-16s were given to the Pakistanis by the US military. The US Air Force, not including the Navy, has over 300 fifth generation, state of the art stealth fighters literally capable of destroying any Pakistani attempts at air ...more

The US Army has spent years in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, etc, giving them so much experience. I am not sure if the are the best of all, but they are certainly one of the toughest forces around.

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3 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

Pakistan IS THE BEST ARMY AND India also a best army but we should not use bad languages to other countries

I love India and Pakistan. I want that India and Pakistan relationship will be good! Because if they will be friends. no body country in this world can defeat them wars are bad. peace is what god loves. you believe in God more. I m ryt

I love my country and I proudly say that we are much better than Pakistan army.
When you are surrounded by Pakistan and China, all you need is a brave army like Indian army

Who say pakistan army is the best they lost 4 wars fought between india and pakistan indian army is the best army in the word

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4 China

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

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

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5 United 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.

They have the best special forces in the world not a title you can just get.

I wonder who's doing all the voting on this one?

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.

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6 Russia

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

They fight with vodka

best

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.

We are talking about modern day correct? Even in the past Russia has no superiority over the United States. If it was nukes, both countries and the world is dead. But armies in general Russia is not the best. Their mistake is putting more into military than basic needs. The USA has do much more money for both. There are no smart Russians and this goes to show that Communism is a very bad idea. - Patriotsdoodoo

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7 Germany

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

Oh yes lets put the armies that worked for hitler and killed millions of jews - lemur

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.

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8 Israel

Gods people and soon his coming back with his son who will be King. AMEN

Evil army.

I'm not a jew but the fact is thet the jews are the smartist and the most brave

AMEN

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9 France

Italy had been strong for 1200 years. - GTV8s

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!

We nique vos meres

France has been a strong country for 500 of years now

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10 Australia

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

AUSTRALIA NO1 WE WILL INVADE THOSE KIWI BASTARDS

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.

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The Contenders

11 Turkey

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

The Turkish Army dates back more than 2,000 years though the modern day military branches were founded in 1920. With a force of over 600,000 and a budget of close to $19 billion, it is solidly in the top ten military powers in the world. It ranks fourth on the list for tanks and armored vehicles with estimates of just over 11,000. With very few exceptions, military service is required of all male citizens after the age of twenty, contributing to the large force size.

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12 Iran

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 is a very strong country maybe nit the strongest but hey

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13 Egypt

An Egyptian Soldier will stand in the eyes of his enemy and fight to the last second of his life, will never receive a command from an enemy

No Egypt is number 10

The history of Egypt army is the best in world

Egypt have the best army in Africa, and are of one of the top 10 best armies in the world.

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14 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

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

Weakest army

My favrouites, the canadians are rich in supply and they have a higher budget per capita than most other countries

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15 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more.

Most of the opinions here are racist

When white men were running the South African Army, it was certainly WAY ahead of anything in Africa and was probably (man for man) among the very best in the world.
Since blacks took over and now comprise almost the entire army, it has become a joke. There are now a number of even African armies that would knock the crap out of them. Ill-trained, ill-disciplined, corrupt to the core, and 80% of members have AIDS. LOL. This lot would not stand for a day against any decent army.

I am South African and I say we suck we was good before 1994 but now just a joke sorry!

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.

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16 Finland

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 ...more

WW2 did beat world power under powered.

Crushed Soviets in winter war, underrated military country. - Zamuz

West mongolia best mongolia
suomi perkele

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17 New Zealand

Kiwi for life

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.

New Zealand has a powerful army for a small country.

NZ is has the most intense training program and could easily beat the US on an even playing field

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18 North Korea

3 out of 10 people are in the army* - danimey

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

Actually, our military is better. Rocket Man has bad military. We have better military. - DonaldTrump

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.

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19 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

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...

Nope, made a huge mistake fighting Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia!
I guess this is the right ranking

They should be 14 not North Korea

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20 Bangladesh

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...

Bangladesh Army's are the best.

Bangladesh army most dared army in the world

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21 Kosovo

This is part of Serbia.

Not a country - pigsforlife

Ahaha, what a funny joke

Tiny country

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22 Albania

Albania best

They help Kosovo beat Serbia and they are Kosovo as well

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

They have allot of brave soldiers and a history of successful wars and great generals, like Scaderbeg.

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23 Brazil

I love Brazil's soccer team

Brasil

The best!

Best in South America

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24 Belgium

I think belgium has a very good army and very well trained to encounter all the terrorists

25 Iraq

Pretty good army, people under estimate it quite a lot

Iraq was higher than this they were in the top 5

Award winning country for blowing itself up year after year

Good army of Iraq

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26 South Korea

Korea should be ranked 8 or 9.

Wow Weldon wow good

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 is powerful, as well as having the bonus ally agreement with the U.S

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27 Lebanon

Well, where is hezbollah in this list? It should be before united states

Arab world is always better but Pakistan is the best.

The best army in the world if we fight without weapons and its proven we got beats

No army better

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28 Ireland

Wouldn't give up to win back freedom from England.

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

Was good isn't now

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...

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29 Sri Lanka

The best Army in the world.

No matter how Powerful other armies are. There is no Match for Courage and Humanity in Sri Lanka Army. They proved they are the Best Army in the world by Defeating Most Dangerous Terrorist Group in the World known as LTTE. Sri lanka army rescued thousands of people who are suffering from cruelty of LTTE and put the Sri Lanka Top of the World.

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

Only Army force who defeated worlds most dangerous terrorist group

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30 Norway

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.

The Norwegian Cyber defense Force assures Norway to be the best prepared country against cyberattacks of Europe, the Norwegian army of course small is one of most advanced and most intelligent of the world.

Best army for artic warfare

Norweigen troops is concidered some of the worlds best winter warriors

31 Armenian Armenian

Armenian army is the best army in the world. Armenian has the strongest army in the Caucasian region right now.
The Armenian Army is one of the strongest, most highly-disciplined armies in the world and the leading in the region. - Janousch1

I am sure that the Armenian army is one of the strongest in the world.

I think armenias army is very powerful

The have a good army with strong commanders

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33 Greece

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!

Weel I think is the best army in the world because who have courage spirit soul

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34 Indonesia

Indonesia has army called kopasus, 1 kopasus same with 100 ordinary army

Indonesia is the best army when it comes to bare hands/without technology war. This country deserve the best army in the world.

History knows everything

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

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35 Afghanistan

Afghanistan army is not brave they are serving USA and killing there own peoples. Afghan Taliban not PAKISTAN Taliban there is a difference in them Afghan Taliban defeated even USA in Afghanistan insallah ima m Mahdi will come in save us all Allah is great Allah is best and he is the best planners and have plans for true muslims

They are the real heroes 1 afghan = 10 others

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

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36 Denmark

Danmark is worst country in the world

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.

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37 Netherlands

It may be the strictest country in the world but it has not been invaded by some empire that thought it did be easy to take over some 400 plus years ago, and since then no problem.

Not much men power and no tanks but still a very strong army with awesome alliances.

Small army but very professional. Better trained than most of their NATO allies - including the US.

Very good army, trained like experts

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38 Switzerland

Their gun production is skyrocketing and they are the manufacturer of most guns (including the glock), guns are one of the most vital weapons in war, (tanks, missiles, nukes, blah blah blah, but guns are more abundant) which makes Switzerland quite a secure country due to the military power.

I invite the citizens of switzerland to religion of islam but I will not force them because islam do not allow me to do so

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

Just because I am in the swiss army and basic training we call it RS was a good expirience

39 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

Award one for best place for isis to go- well done

Syria should top 5 u idoots

Really

40 Ethiopia

Ethiopia I LOVE YOU

Ethiopia is so much

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.

God love Ethiopia

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41 Argentina

Argentina is almost the best in the world

Award one for losing the copa america two years in a row to chile

Argentina is best in the world

42 Malaysia

Malaysia the best army

I'm a Malaysian

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

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43 Italy

How on earth is Italy 43rd. Italy could destroy any nation in the world.

Italy is most definitely one of the most active militaries I’ve ever seen.

Every website says Italy is in the top 10. Italy has more active personnel, tanks, submarines and aircraft carriers than Germany and it deserves a better ranking.

Italy just kills that's all

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44 Vietnam

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

Why don't you think Vietnam army is the best when they won a lot of countried in the world?

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45 Poland

This country is a phoenix. Out of scratch, even vastly outnumbered its forces are able to perform miracles. Showed the Germans their place numerous times, most notably in 1410, stopped the Ottoman expansion in 1683, as well as the Soviet plague in 1920, the only country to ever occupy Moscow, and the troops skillful enough to carry out operations which successfully led to regaining the country's independence not once. It's just a shame this country is so low on this list.

For over 1000 years we do have Germany and Russia as a neighbors Isn't it good enough?.

Our army is growing!

Home Army '42 - '45 is telling everything.

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46 Colombia

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

The USA, Israel. France, and other European countries, send they're soldiers and tactical commanders to Colombia to be trained in Guerrilla Warfare

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47 Gurkha

Gurkha r beast on their battlefield

As the saying goes "If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha."

THEY are the bravest men in the world, nothing can counter that

Part of the British Army, they are recruited trained equipped and ran by the United Kingdom.

I don't even know this country, that's how good they are

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48 Serbia

How can Serbia be under countries such as Albania, and Kosovo which is not even a country? It's a part of Serbia. The Serbian army probably isn't the strongest one in the world but it's much better than a lot of the armies here.

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...

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.

Serbian artillery is led by God. Kosovo is Serbia! - StephanTheIdiot

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49 Sweden

It may be one of the strictest country in the world but has not gotten into any type of warfare since their last invasion by the some empire that thought it did be easy to take over, that was some 400 plus years ago and their still free of problems.

It may be one of the strictest countries in the world but has had no problems since Ottoman Empire tried to over take it, some 400 plus years ago and still no problem.

Sweden has one of the most motivated army. They are very strategic and loyal. Sweden would easily be at the top 5 if this was based on facts and not votes.

I'm sorry the comment that I posted on Netherlands goes to Sweden!

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50 Croatia

They made a stunding victory in Homeland war

Throughout history, Croatian soldiers have proven to be more than adept at warfare. It's modern military, though lacking in manpower and resources, are extremely disciplined and well trained. It has worked along the US troops in Afghanistan and they have nothing but praise for them. A friend who serves with the US marines told me that they're awesome people and incredible soldiers. Because of that and Croatia's long war history, I think it deserves a higher place.

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

One of the most well prepared armies in Europe. Constantly joining NATO's actions in the world

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