Best Armies in the World

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

The Top Ten

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

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..

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

Other country's are using weapons that were use by the United States years ago

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

India has more soldiers than others except china so India would be great army in the world.

Because it is the largest and most disciplined army in the world . It is also considered one of the beautiful country in the world JaiHind

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

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.

oh come on pakistan in first we should be 2nd and USA 1st Pakistan like 10th and India like 5th

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.

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.

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

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.

Russia comes first, US 2nd, 3rd China, 4th India and 5th Pakistan, I can assure you that many factors support my rankings and I have a good knowledge, one of my sources is a Naval officer with 20 years of experience. Sorry to my Pakistani brothers but the truth is ugly, India is stronger because of its resources.

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.

Not by men, not by nuclear powers but by development of new military weapon, the German army is one of the best on the planet. They still are an important partner to USA and all other countries in the western world. As an enemy I rather fight the US Troops as an enemy, than the German forces, cause there is more known about them and their progress depends mostly on German technology. The Germans may have aquired stuff nowadays none knows about as it always was in their military history. So as an American citizen I go with Germany.

I am a German but I think that German army is good but they are not the best

Israel

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

I'm an American yes United States does have the best military in the world because of its technical advances and well-trained but I've always heard from military experts both domestic and abroad is Israeli army are damn good badass military common sense would tell you so because there's always some conflict and they've been through several wars and they've always come out Victorious

Israel IS A BAD COUNTRY.. I don't agree with anyone who say that Israel army is offering peace, if Israel is peace army, why they killing child, woman, THAT IS PEACE? Thinking... I want ISRAEL DISAPPEAR from Earth

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

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 has been a strong country for 500 of years now

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.

They just sold large amount of 30 famous Caracal Helicopters to Kuwait, and there is another large order in preparation, some weeks ago they sold 12 submarines to Australia. It's the only one European country to fight in more than 7 African countries against Islamic terrorism.
And in the recent past, just one example: French aircraft (Mirage) permitted at Israel army to won the six days war. SO yes France is one of largest army in Europe with high level of equipment :producer.

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 have showed much more experience than other countries. Even though we're small, we have more money to train our soldiers. Other countries look up to the Australian army for our loyalty and mateship, we're a team. Plus we have the SAS, the SAS have so much skill, and ended up saving many other countries' forces and yeah.

The Contenders

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.

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 one

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.

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

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.

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 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, ...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.

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.

A small portion of the British army, native american warriors and CANADIAN militia defeated the AMERICAN invaders during the war of 1812. (Some may say that it was no ones victory or it was USA's victory but USA's objective was to invade Canada which they did not do Canada's and Britain's main objective was to stop the Americans from invading which they did. )

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.

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 was definitely better powered regarding the army during apartheid and I'm and Indian so it was bad but we had no complains from army point of view or terrorist

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.

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

Crushed Soviets in winter war, underrated military country.

This should at least be in the top ten. Every Finish citizen is required to serve at least one year in the military, when they turn 18.

Ridiculous, There is a story and there is the true finnish story. hah- what do know about.

New Zealand

I'm american and I say that new zealand is austrailias kickass little brother

I think new zealand army will always bring pace for everyone in the world this why I think they should be nummber one.

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

North Korea

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.

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

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!

They should be 14 not North Korea

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

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

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...

Our "East Bengal Regiment" is the 2nd best regiment all over the world after Gurkha Regiment of U.K. Indian Army as like as our women police.

Dedicated,courageous and evergreen our army is the most disciplined armed force. Even after being a small and poor country we have a manpower of 732000 troops that is the 16th largest manpower in the world according to global fire power. As for equipment we are rapidly buying and manufacturing weapons including tanks, artillery and infantry fire arms. In addition we have a whole battalion of expert snipers called Black Eagle Battalion which can turn the tide of any war. We are also the largest contributor of peacekeepers in UN.

Kosovo

Not a country

This is part of Serbia.

Battling against opponents for thousands of years against better equipped and larger armies including fighting guerrilla battles against Serbia

Kosovo KLA army has experience in the war against larger and stronger yugoslav-serbian army the qar tKosovo won

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.

Brazil

Best in South America

Brazil easily beats India

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

I love Brazil's soccer team

Belgium

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

Iraq

Iraq was higher than this they were in the top 5

Pretty good army, people under estimate it quite a lot

Award winning country for blowing itself up year after year

Good army of Iraq

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