Best Armies in the World

bumpyface
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

No no no these are people from Pakistan saying that they are the best really it is not it is debatable between Russia and the US and just because I am from the US dosnot mean that I can say that the US is the best - Charlie10293

V 3882 Comments
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

Whoever voted Pakistan above the United States or any other country for that matter is clearly very stupid. USA has by VERY far the world's most advanced and powerful military. The US has a military budget of almost up to 1 TRILLION US dollars per year, including navy, air force, marines and the other divisions. And also to include the US has the most advanced nuclear and space programs on earth, completely unmatched by any other force in the world.

Its just patriotism that most people have who are voting on this list. I support USA because I live in it and let's face it, you all want to believe your army is unstoppable, but also I do think USA does deserve a top 3 spot simply because every war we've been in, we've been one of the biggest deciding factors.

The Nationalism of Pakistan is so high that 6% more people think it has a better army than the country that can destroy the same Pakistan in a breath. - AnimeSportsFan619

V 370 Comments
3 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

The military is so. Much better than old days

V 131 Comments
4 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.

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

India have best army in the world and best soldier who can face every condition and can live without eating and drinking for 3 day in the war.

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

India is the most developing army.

V 946 Comments
5 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

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.

Russia has won every single conflict throughout history. It has defeated the German Army - arguably the best military of its time. No questions asked, if attacked, Russia would defend and win any aggressors. However, as an offensive Army, I would say wonder if they have the will and commitment to actually fight outwards.

Russian is awesome and very powerful country they also have spetnsaze one of the strongest special forces in the world I wondering why russia isn't in the top 3 best armies in the world I think russian can beat any of thees armys very easey

V 73 Comments
6 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.

British military personnel have the best training possible, from the royal marines to the army air corps, the men and women are pushed to the limit, then further, most of the training itself is developed by our experience in the battlefield, we have thought in most places across the globe for one reason or another, our equipment is fairly good, but it all boils down to the skills of the men and women in the situation, as British, we have a particular way of resolving and handling problems that is unique, the British forces are well known for being able to keep coll in hostile situations, and to stay professional when the going gets tough, very good at problem solving, we manage to overcome any obstacle. Obviously in the real world size does matter, and that is our main downfall, but against equal numbers we all know who would get through.

We have the hardest trained soldiers we fight side by side with many countries such as USA, Germany, France, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand I could go on and on but my point is we might not be the biggest army in the work but my god everyone knows we are the most experienced and highest trained Amy today Pakistan shouldn't even be in the top 20 they have proven nothing to earn than rank Britain is ruthless in battle but at least we show compassion and would never leave a man or woman behind. The Taliban will regret ever starting a war with us and out allies. To all the allied troops of England thank you for what you are doing.

No doubt about it they are the best military force in the world and all ways have been they started the first and second industrial revolutions not to mention that they have been fighting wars since the union of the crowns was formed. They dominated the world having had the the biggest empire ever and although they lost their empire after the Second World War. They made up for that by making their troops the best in the world and equipping them with high tech equipment from L85A2 assault rifles to challenger MK2 main battle tanks. But the most convincing reason is the S.A.S (special air service) second to none these special forces showed the world what it meant to be special forces and if that doesn't convince you that they are the best in the world nothing will

V 137 Comments
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

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.

You're all using our guns... give 'em back.

V 42 Comments
8 France

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!

France is ranked number 6, for its excellent army, for its fights against Islamic terrorism in different African es countries, Syria.., for its nuclear power.

France has been a strong country for 500 of years now

France in the real life is ranked number 6.

V 15 Comments
9 Israel

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.

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

You say Israel and India are the most bravest and most powerful in the world then your wrong. When Iran was developing nuclear Israel attacked them on them and stopped them when you come at Pakistan there is no way you can beat em remember when Pakistan was was developing nuclear you tried to warn us to stop but we carried on and we warned you that if you tried to stop us we will crush you and you did know the power if Pakistan and you did not dare to even say something that gives us example of barking dog seldom bite

If you want we fight one by one without gun, are you brave? Remember, world can be peace without you Israel

V 128 Comments
10 North Korea

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

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

Brave army against usa

Can't be too great if everything's outdated. Their planes are BI-PLANES!

V 20 Comments

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

Best of the best

V 78 Comments
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 the best army in world

V 53 Comments
13 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 (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...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

A former infantrymen, we are taught to work with nothing, and with the best equipment possible - so we can literally fight with sticks and stones, or with the hottest stuff an alien civilization could give us! We punch way above our weight, and spend time peacekeeping rather than invading.

Is the best

V 48 Comments
14 South 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.

If North Korea tried to invade the south, South Korea would flatten them before the usa could even get their ships out.

South Korea is one of the countries that can fight against to America, which means South Korea have a good military.

They also have U.S help

V 14 Comments
15 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

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.

The Australian Army < A bunch of Emus.

V 39 Comments
16 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...

They should be 14 not North Korea

Don't know why this is under North Korea, Australia and Israel.

V 18 Comments
17 Brazil

Best in South America

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

Brazil easily beats India

Top military schools to graduates and officers
Famous school to Jungle Experts (Amazon area)
Special Forces Brigade win competitions between the armies of all world
Great role in UN missions
Important role in national C&T, I activities
Large experience in urban combat (Brazil, Haiti, Angola, etc)
300.000 troops in active duty (include army, air force and naval)
Small budget in comparison with other armies x population

V 10 Comments
18 Egypt

The history of Egypt army is the best in world

I think it's one of the most strongest in the world, the Egyptian Army is the only army has won Real war against America and Israel.

Egypt is the best and look at them know against the muslim brothers they are beating the crap out of them, because they are organized and brave.

The best in africa and middle east

V 57 Comments
19 Italy

Italy just kills that's all

Nothing there, not involved in the last 10 years in any fights against terrorism or else.

Ancient history, the best besides the greeks, in ww2 Mussolini brought them to destruction, poverty and well just didn't do anything I think the big three axis powers should consist of Germany, japan and finland, Austria/hungary/Bulgaria not Italy...they did absolutely nothing besides invade Ethiopia- any country could invade ethiopia

ITALIAN SPECIAL FORCES ARE THE BEST! ITALY HAVE CREATE THE MODERN SPECIAL FORCES! SEE 10 mas ONLY 6 MAN SANK 3 BRITISH BATTLESHIP

V 7 Comments
20 New 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

I spoke to a us marine an he was more then happy to say that the NZL SAS an the AUSTRALIAN SAS are the best trained soliders. He also mentioned the British are trained better then the us.

Fought well along side the anzacs in ww1 and ww2

V 3 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Ground Force Armies In the World Top 10 Most Powerful Armies In the World Top Ten Greatest Armies of World War II Top Ten Largest Armies of the World Hottest Women in the World

List StatsUpdated 19 Sep 2017

36,000 votes
96 listings
8 years, 105 days old

Top Remixes (62)

1. India
2. United States
3. Germany
bryan13
1. United States
2. Russia
3. China
wizard004
1. United States
2. Russia
3. China
devintopp

WRemix
View All 62

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P