Top Ten Most Militarily Powerful Countries

The Top Ten
1 United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

Having spent 26 years in the Air Force and still working for the Air Force as a civilian, I can tell you that the United States is the world leader in logistics. Most wars are lost due to poor logistics. If you can't maintain a long supply line and get your troops where they need to be, your war effort will lose steam and you'll eventually lose. This happened to Napoleon, Santa Ana, Hitler and even Japan. The Romans even had to avoid over extending themselves. During the second Gulf War the US military had to halt it's move into Iraq to allow the supply line to catch up. Army's with poor logistics have to win wars quickly, or they risk losing. The United States knows this and fights long, extended wars to wear out the opponent. Unless, of course, we hit with a knock out punch during a police action. The point is, if your have poor logistics, everything else is academic.

India is not the most powerful nation militarily by any means. Such an assertion is ridiculous. The United States military is greater than those of all other nations on earth combined. It spends more on its military than all other nations combined. There is the unique factor that we have bases in over 130 countries, gained by centuries of war and diplomacy. The United States has the greatest technology when it comes to military matters. While the list of things America exports grows smaller and smaller, it is a fact that it is the greatest exporter of military technology. The US is the only country with the B2 stealth bomber. The B2 stealth bomber is not simply another weapon in their arsenal. It is a game changer that provides an enormous competitive advantage in that it allows undetectable entry into foreign airspace with the capability of destroying the enemy via nuclear weapons. Of course even thinking of the use of nuclear weapons is horrible, but this is only in the interest of ...more

India may have an undefeated record. But the US has truly proven that they are a military superpower ever since the 20th century.
Firstly the Americans are the forefront of military innovation. They have mastered all branches of military warfare, drone technology and precision is now saving countless lives.
Secondly, has it ever occurred to anyone why America always been entrusted with the post war diplomacy with other nations. And are the ones called in too liberate innocent countries from tyranny, genocide, and terrorism? I don't see India doing the job any time soon.

I do agree that the US does waste their time in some wars over the past 20th century, but this proves evermore the strength and dynamics of the American military. Throughout many generations which have, and are to come.
The US may be vulnerable to terrorism, but India can't even feed it's 1.2 billion poverty filled populace!

This shows that it's more about the resume than the record.

America doesn't deserve to be here because yeah sure we do most of the military spending because most countries aren't at war right now. Second B2s aren't everything there's a lot more to wars then that. Third we are terrible at stealth warfare that's why we didn't beat North Korea, spent almost 20 useless years in Vietnam and basically lose and why were still in Afghanistan doing nothing. Also even if we went to war most Americans would pressure the government into getting us out of war because none of us want to go to war especially when the economy is still slowly recovering economically. The only advantage we really have is that our technology is arguably the best and we have the most qualified people. But in a war we might win depending on whom we're against.

2 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. more.

US has the tech but is too scared to actually use it and they have unnecessary, meaningless, pointless and completely wasteful wars. They think they are the liberators but they aren't.

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

I have read almost all the comments of all the 10 countries and found that the people of USA are overconfident and this will surely take them down one day. It's not that Osama Bin Laden was genius but it's overconfidence of the Americans in believing that no1 can strike them deep inside their country. They rebuked us (Indians) on their comments but they forgot it's them to be rebuked of.. They forgot that war is not won by weapons, but by the courage, valour, self sacrifice... In their country everybody becomes a soldier, he should only have to qualify the physical criteria.. On the other hand, here in India, only the Jewels have been selected for the divine service to the motherland which these Americans won't be able to feel the emotions of an Indian soldier. Indian defense service personnel don't work for their salary, they sacrifice their life for MOTHER India. All that I came to know is that the Americans really don't know what we Indians and Russians are... They think they are ...more

TRUE! India is the most powerful country today, why? It's the fact that India has NEVER attacked any other country ever, and always defended against others. When China attacked India, Indian soldiers had no boots, and hardly any ammo. They had to walk in the snow and still fought off the Chinese. When England ruled over India, the act of non-violence by Mahatma Gandhi scared the British and sent them back to their own country. India is powerful, hosting the most powerful armies in the world.

But what does USA do? The USA are super cunning. For example (this has happened before) They sell arms to Afghan and Iraq and brainwash both counties to fight against eachother, and this is how US think.

India is a brave country. India is the most powerful in terms of its culture and tradition. India is a true friend for a country who wants to be its friend. India never tried to occupy other countries land. India lives with brotherhood with all countries and try to solve the problems on the behaf of meetings and not by war or anything. India is not a clever country
India is simply India. The motto of India is "live and let live"

Besides this USA is no. 1 clever country in the world who only thinks for the profit of them.
They do drama of helping other countries but they keep there profit in their eyes.
India is not like that...
That's why India is most amazing and trusted country.
I am sure that in future years India will the most developed in humanity and nation also.

3 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

Russia has a large population and the most advanced tanks and aircraft in the world. In addition, according to a military expert, such a large land area makes it impossible to conquer, and the troops can always retreat further into Russia. It also has the most fire power in the world, with the largest and most developed nukes, and other bombs. In my opinion, Russia should be second after the USA (which there's not much point in voting for; it's already at the top), and placing it below India is stupid.

The Soviet era made Russia the #2 superpower behind the US, with the second strongest military and largest nuclear arsenal the world has ever seen. They could destroy the world numerous times over if they wanted to, and while they no longer have the power they once had the Russian Federation inherited a lot a lot from the Soviet Union after it fell.

They're not as strong as the US, but definitely stronger than India, for sure.

Are you kidding me 5th! They have have enough nuclear power to make the world other than Russia a nuclear waste land. They have the toughest and the best training in the world. Also they have the spetznaz. The most powerful elite forces in the world. Russian soldiers are taught to be immune to pain. They are the best army in the world!
Plus they are plain awesome.

The Russian army slowed down once USSR collapsed. However Russia is still hard to invade because of geography and having 7000 nukes.

4 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

Don't forget, Chinese were the ones who made gunpowder in the first place. Other nations should be thankful that China let others have the military they have now. Every soldier should have a gun, and China INVENTED GUNS.

Before you think "China is weak" of other BS, think about if China never exported it's gunpowder. Only China's army would have guns then. Everyone else would have bows and arrows and swords, while we would be shooting the crap out of you.

China does NOT have a paper army and their weapons do NOT fall apart. Those who claim they do are ignorant a-holes. China is the greatest Asian power, and will become a global military superpower among Russia and USA. They are way ahead of Japan economically now, and on the brink of surpassing USA as the economic superpower.

A great army is a great army, the Chinese have many people in their troops and their machines and weapons are now a lot more advanced. This sure is a formidable army, I hope the tension between the US and China gets better because of these two global superpowers start fighting again, it would be like the end of the world. Good luck to China's further development, and may she one day become the major superpower, above the US

Definitely a strong military today. Their soldiers are trained to jump through fire and have soldier spirit to fight. Hell, they could even beat the US if things went wrong. China's ground force gives it a significant advantage when they are on their own soil. Which is why an invasion of China is nearly impossible. If USA tries to land their soldiers on China via landing craft, well, the Americans won't get much troops onto China, if any. If Japan tried to invade China now, they would have to go through Korea or simply attempt to land soldiers on the Chinese coast. They won't get a single Japanese foot on Chinese soil this time. China is the only one with the ASBM, or carrier killer. Japan's navy uses everything they have against the Chinese missiles, but there will be just too many of them.

China is the most powerful military. Period.

China is nothing like what they were 100 years ago. China learned from it's mistakes and it's military strength. The only reason the Japanese beat them was because China was fighting a civil war, therefore China was not unified. If China was a single nation then the war would be easier for China.

WW2 Era: China fought Japan for 8 years during WWII. Japan was much more advanced militarily than China at the time and deploy 5 million troops into China. In the end the Japanese still lost to China.

Fast forward to 2013, China has nukes, ballistic missiles, nuclear subs and 5th generation stealth fighters. Japan is no match for the Chinese this time around.

5 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

The United Kingdom is still Technically the strongest country in the world. It is the biggest investor in each of the top five economically performing countries in the world (even more so than China), thus making it the second richest country in the world behind the US, is home to the world's financial trading center (London) of which it trades trillions in sterling world wide every day on the London Stock Exchange, and has the best regarded political relations world wide. The UK is also home to BAE Systems; The most advanced global company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of defense, security, and aerospace (Air, Sea, and Land) world wide.

Strictly on Technology basis... I spent 6 years in the U.S. Army and saw many foreign soldiers... Almost all were more well outfitted then we were... The reasons mostly being that they don't have to supply 3 mil soldiers but the fact remains... They had better coms better armor faster vehicles more accurate and WAY more reliable weapons... Especially the U.K. for an area the size of the U.K. that place has one of the largest and most advanced militaries in the world and is practically impregnable at this point, navy size and power in top three... Biggest hit though... They make a LOT of the U.S. stuff... BAE systems for one... The UK invented radar... The U.S. has amazing air power but guess what... The U.K. has insane air defense power... They aren't stupid... After WWII they made sure that could never happen again... I saw the U. K with mobile units that could take down a missile in flight miles away... Kinda puts a damper on your tech when they can shoot it down...

Her troops are volunteers NOT conscripts. They WANT to serve.

Read this nations history.

Read how this tiny fractured nation, after her subjects were taken for slaves- (read about the Barbary Corsairs) refused to bow down again.

She has taken knocks, she has taken falls, she has been knocked out, bombed and battered - but she - and her people, will ALWAYS rise up.

A main nuclear power. Unarguably amongst the very very finest special forces soldiers in the world - SAS, SBS, Pathfinders. Intimate knowledge of every battleground terrain and tactics through hundreds of years of warfare.

The Royal Marines (Formed - 1664) - The longest infantry training through NATO.

A source of pride through every single Briton.

People seem to think cause Britain is a small island it can't be a power, rubbish, being an island is a strength in terms of being much harder to invade. We are part of the eu another powerhouse. We have debaitabley the best army in the world only behind the US who no one could deny have the strongest army it's just obvious. We are also friends with America and probably always will be, although I am from the UK I do get embarrassed about the stupid special relationship people bang on about, I think we should have a so called special relationship with France Germany and in my eyes our best friends Australia first and foremost.

6 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

I think the German army is understimated. They don't own the highest amount of troops, neither do they have nuclear power. But as I heard they are able to create nuclear weapons within minutes. I mean, they are the country which led to the invention of the atomic bomb. And even if they are selling thir high developed tanks and so on to other states, doesn't mean they have already achieved new weapons, none of their allies knows about. I think the German perfectionism makes them one of most feared enemy you could have. Remember WWII, if the war would have lasted longer without the US signing a war declaration, with it's nearly infinite amount of resources in relativity to Germany, the country could have fought all enemies off, just by more advanced techniques.
Not first place but still to mention.

I believe personally that Germany is the strongest country. It takes the entire world to defeat it, even when it has horrible leaders, like Hitler. So what, the U. S has some nukes, Germany has the money, and the resourses to make more nukes than any country. And, Germany's debt isn't in the trillions, I think. I know that Germany is WAY underrated, considering what it did in the past. The Americans are just self-proclaimed leaders of the world, and if Germany planned it out right, they would win by a landslide. And even now, Germany is more free. You don't see them banning guns everywhere, do you? Yea. I think I've proven my point. Germany, my friends, hast the greatest army.

Germany has the third largest economy in the world, they have created some of the greatest weapons in history and of the modern world, like the StG44, which was copied by the Russians to make the AK47, and is the basis by which all assault rifles are created. Check the facts Germany almost always had the latest and greatest weapons of the time, After WW1 Germany was a third world country with only 100,000 soldiers, with in 18 years Germany was a global superpower with the largest military in the world, Germany has the potential to become modern superpower... And they have tanks that can run on cooking oil and biodiesel

Germany's biggest strengths are their ability to muster 36! million man and their underestimation by other countries. You wouldn't fear Germany, this sweet apologizing country which publishes it's military ever year, do you? But just compare it's manpower to those of other countries: Poland might have 13-14 mil man able to fight, France might have 30! But none of them could ever match the German superiority of manpower. Standing armies mean technically nothing. Germany could only maintaine an army of 500 man, 2 days after the declaration of war it could have mobilized 80% of it's manpower.

7 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

They don't a Really big army, but they keep up to date with the weapons. And sence they are allied with Us, Germany and Britan and much more, they could win quite a few wars as long as they get help form another countries.

France is the strongest European military power aside maybe Russia because of its high tech weapons (a lot of them are the most advanced in the world in quality and are poduced by France which is an important weapon exporter). I know that some other western European countries such as Great Britain and Germany are too military powers but they are so much less involved than France!
And it's the most involved country in actual conflicts with USA.

Until today, France is the first world superpower in Africa. The USA believes on France to protect Africa against the terrorism, Africa believes on France to train them, Europe believes on France to protect Europe conjointly with UK. They are also one of the most present on the world with a large number of bases in oceans and Africa.

Very few countries have the capabilities of, on one hand, nuclear response at any time anywhere in the world and, on the other hand, rapid and massive conventional forces projection anywhere in the world. Plus a main army that is capable of resisting to any attack to the country. All that with top and national technology.

8 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

It is obvious that if your surrounded by people who hate you, you need to be super tough. Just like Israel. This si a Small country but still super powerful.

Such a small country, with so many enemies, and still survives. It's the 8th or 9th most powerful army in the world but as a country it's number 1!

I would say that they may not have had as much experience with full scale wars as the U.S. (because they only fight wars they have to) but they have pulled off far greater victories than any other army in modern history. And their special forces have more experience than any other army today.

Israel has the QUALITY military force, its soldiers are very well trained and experienced too, it has a good air force too, and its special forces is BADASS! It is a small country, and all of its Islamic neighbors never defeated Israel in war, Israel remained as a sovereign state when it was created after the WWII.

9 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. more.

Survived for 22,000 years without being successfully invaded. They did get defeated, by the USA dropping nukes on them, but even the Mongols couldn't conquer them. And the mongols basically did nothing BUT conquer.

Japan.. Must lead.. Or maybe not cause Japan is peaceful already I'm not saying that they are tired already but they have lowest crime in the world and also I believe that they have strong military in the world than Korea.. Korea not not strong look they have been proven that Japan defeated Korea and China many times so Korea. You lose so shut your low brains their

If you all think about it, almost every war so far that japan has been in so far, they've been behind in technology. Then they go and study their heads off and become insanely strong.
Look at WW2, and if we end up in WW3, Japan will without a doubt be one of the global superpowers when it comes to what technology.

Is this a joke? I think Japan is better than Germany because Japan has more powerful navy and air power and technologies

10 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area.

South Korea is strong but still needs many more military areas for improvement. And it has managed to defeat some countries, but still relies on some help. I do agree that North Korea is strong but North Korea is very aggressive, I'm surprised it's in the UN. I think that Korea should improve but still is a respectably strong country. Nobody can ignore that. South Korea should keep growing!

Since it is in the constant danger of war, South Korea has a very strict and strong military. Japan cannot be in the list. Why? Because after WW2, Japan vowed he will not make any more aggressive military products. They can make defense strategies, but not a real military. South Korea has a lot of high tech weapons due to its electronical power. K1a1, battle-hardened soldiers with k2 AR, F15 and f35, apache's... an unstoppable power of military

Go! The country of a "peaceful quiet morning."(which makes it Cho Sun).

Actually Korea is a peaceful country. Despite of the loud and noisy neighbors(Japan China), this country was always reluctant to fight, so they have no history of invasion(except for the fights to take back of their lands).

When Korea was in a Cho Sun dynasty they had a history of attacking the Japanese Tsushima island to scold the Japanese pirates and conquered the island, but gave it back to Japan right away.

The ancestors of the Koreans are call sunbi. They wore white clothing and loved reading and walking through the mountains.

So if Japan is a country of samurai, Korea is a country of sunbi, which is totally the opposite character with samurai.

It's a bit sad for me that this country is a strong country these days. Because of the US and the Soviet Union, they've got split into two countries, and these two Korea is a threat to each other now, so South Korea became a strong ...more

North Korea may have more tanks and soldiers overall, but South Korea will still beat them because they are way more technologically advanced. Always go for quality over quantity!

The Contenders
11 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

To the people who says nuclear weapons of Pakistan is unsafe, remember that Pakistan had never used any nuclear weapon, but USA used it. They attacked on Japan. American nuclear weapons are not safe.

Pakistan is a Muslim state and an independent statePakistanis are brothers of each other. The military forces deserve #1. Pakistani soldiers are brave enough to lay down all of its enemies. Pakistanis are brothers to each other and cares for everyone else and they have humanity because they are Muslims.
Even its neighbour country don't have respect or can care for anyone. They are useless in many situations. Indians always think for the destruction of their enemies.

A couple of years ago Pakistan army won a competition held in UK for the title of 'Best army in the world'. They beat of competition from USA, UK, Russia, Turkey and UK Indian army! The Pakistan army is a superemely, professional and a highly well organised powerful institution. The Pakistan army have not only fought a enemy (India) five times it's size but also a army who holds twice as many man power. The Pakistan army and it's powerful (ISI) also planned and were responsible in humiliating Soviet forces in brother Afghanland, that led to the break up of old USSR!

If Pakistan army is the best! Then how can binladen hidden in Pakistan? That can not be find out by pak? If USA landed and killed bin laden! Why pak army kept silent? Pak is unstable country anyone can become dictator of that country, then think about their actions? It would be like another Hitler. Pak has to stop training terrorists, they should lead a peaceful way to neighbors. Also their nuclear weapons are unsafe.

12 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Turkey has one of the most powerful army in the world and they're continued of Ottoman Empire. As you know, Ottoman Empire was the owner of the world formerly. Because of it, Turkey's soldiers are so experienced and well trained. Also they have special team called Marron Berets. They're best special team (you can Google it) in the world. Also Turkey so well advanced and civilize country. They've own weapons and planes etc.

Turkey's military collapsed with the Ottoman Empire. I don't think they would exist if NATO wasn't there unless they attacked Greece or something I don't know

How dare you people admire an empire that burned Armenian babies alive for speaking Armenian and Yiddish.
They are bankrupt because their stupid "president" spent billions of Euros on a (literally) 1,000 Room Imperial Palace which by the way destroyed 3.4% of Turkey's Beautiful wild life.
They will die from within due to military coups and corruption.

The Navy and MB7(Maroon Berets 7) is the number one in Western Europe. Check out the Global Fire Power for more information. The army of Turkey using the most modernized and high tech weaponry of 21st Century. It's an honorable member of both NATO and UN. The MB7 also trains Mossad and U. S ground troops in Incirlik military base. Turkish army kept growing since 80's.

13 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

You know your tough when your nickname is Fortress Iran. And due to the fact that they are developing Nukes, the fortress might be radioactive.

The fact that Iran has protected itself successfully for more than 6000 years shows how powerful they are. Some of the contries on top are the ones that have been created 100 or 200 years ago. Some of them are so far away from other lands they owe their power to their geographical position. Iran is located in the middle of everything and has remained a big powerful empire.

I am Iranian and I am proud to be Iranian

Iran 2500 because was the strongest country in the world.

The Iranian nation has the power to see and be seen

Unfortunately Dvqrn useless Shah of Iran, Iran's 5,000-year history destroyed

But this weakness was continued until 30 years ago, when the uprising began Khomeini took power in Iran again.
The world witnessed the full power during the eight years of holy defense failed to capture even an inch of Iranian soil

We really should be praised Iran for 8 years, the world's leading powers stood rape

And the inexhaustible power of Iran's proud

And I know that no country has no medicinal invasion of Iran because Iran has the absolute power

This is no exaggeration, the truth

Iran a Muslim country with largest, powerful, strongest army and have up to date guns, weapons, nuclear bombs and the powerful military country in Middle East and the army is so bravest and strong that it fights with with so bravery. PAK Iran ZINDABAD

14 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

North Korea's army is very weak.
It might have the size but Size doesn't matter because it only has tanks like old Soviet T-55s and old Chinese Type 59s.
It's air and sea aren't much different, it's helicopters and planes suck, and their sea isn't that good either, with only mine warfare to slow the USA down, giving them an advantage

Just to wonder why North Korea is not in the list of top 10. North Korea have strong army forces. They have strong discipline of unity in military. North Koreans were brainwashed to serve their leader like a God. Propaganda lead North Koreans to live as a patriotic citizens. North Korean armies were well trained to become an elite due to their mind contains the hatred of Americans. They were born to hate Americans since kindergarten, they don't have feeling in their life. Their senior judge and criticize them are wrong then they have to accept it then self improvement. North Korea is just like a large prison camp that citizens never know about the truth of outside world.
The government in North Korea just concentrate their main development in nuclear weapon. They also purchase a lot of military weapons from China and Russia.

North Korea may not be the strongest current military but I think that if North Korea were to enter a war, they could have no problem drafting every single able bodied citizen into the military. The North Koreans are so brainwashed that they would do ANYTHING for their country, literally. North Korea already abuses human rights to the max, so they wouldn't have any problem forcing all of their people into the military. If they were to draft all of their able bodied people (which is very well possible), it would create a North Korean military of 20,000,000+

The only reason the North Koreans have such a large army is because the government gives the families of all military personnel free food, resulting in a fight or starve system. Most of them are malnourished and untrained at any form of combat. They have a tiny Air Force, no navy worth mentioning and less nuclear missiles than the USA has on one of it's submarines. So, no, they have one of the worst armies in the world. I doubt that without China helping them they wouldn't be able to take over Delaware.

15 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, more.

Canadians train Americans in there combat skill, our forces may be small, but the skill in a true Canadian could just be any countries ticket to hell. We never give up, never surrender, and will NEVER let anyone take our beautiful homeland!

Canada is the strongest: it's a good thing they're so nice. They have so much resources at there disposal.

Also Canadians trained the Americans in combat skill.

Canada should be top 10: just because we're peaceful doesn't mean we're not strong.

Canada's infantry is trained the same way as the navy seal and I'm fairly sure they are "Elite". So if American "Elite" soldier are trained like our regular soldiers. How good are the Canadian Elite soldiers then?

Just tell me how many wars we've surrendered in. I can tell you it's none or just next to. Our army isn't big, but it is powerful, well trained, and highly skilled. All this and we use our army mainly for peace.

16 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Did you know that "This" beat US and France and China in the past. With their will to do anything to protect their country and their unmeasured patriotic, bold. What kind of army can stand against those during "day and night"?. And their creative traps/weapons. The history have lighted it all

Their military system is so powerful! I mean South East Asia's Most powerful military system I really known in my whole life to make this country a peaceful & progressive one! Way to go!

They're sizing up their military for the fight for the resources in the South China Sea. Vietnam isn't scared for a fight, so it's pretty impressive.

I wouldn't think that Vietnam actually won the war against China (nobody won) but we kicked a lot of ass that time. Same goes with the USA, we beat the Americans

17 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

In the glorious days of Axis advancement, Nazi Germany and Japan were capturing countries like candies, Italian army has lost tremendous amount of land in Africa and Europe under Mussolini. In 1940, while british were being air-raided horrifically, Italian army not only lost the north Africa, but they have also surrendered to the British in amounts of 20-40 thousand soldier and tens of tanks in every city along the Mediterranean coastline.

That was the glorious days of 'united' Italian army. You think the story is different now? NO! A summer in mid 2000s, Italian army were to join a NATO exercise in Norway. But they have almost landed on a town in Sweden which has a similar name with the norwegian town that the exercise happening. This sounds like a foolish joke, right! It's insane that this has happened.

Besides Italian army weren't effective in Libyan 'civil war', in spite of their geological advantage and as a major member of NATO.

Lastly, Italy is very well ...more

Italian are not courageous people and deeply lazy. Last time they have been involved it was during the Mussolini's Empire, they wanted to expanded like Roman Empire but they failed. They just want to defend themselves by mocking the other ones which are not Italians.
Definitively out of the game.

Italy is the 5th country in terms of importance and contribution within NATO,

And it's part of the 'NATO Quint Group' (USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK), the most influential countries in the Western Hemisphere.

Italy is the 5th most important player in the NATO, the 5th contributor, the 2th by number of soldiers engaged in missions abroad.

18 Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Spends a lot on their air force because they knwo that NO ONE would EVER be stupid enough to attack them on land. You would have to go through tons of desert just to get there, and I don't think anyhone has the will to do that.

They have a very large air force. I think most of their spending is on aircraft, but that does give them a huge advantage over opponents, especially those that don't even have an airforce.


Egypt Air Force:

Receives 75% of military spending.

Really really overpowered!

Army/Marine Corps:

Receives the 25% left over.

Can still be pretty decent.

Egypt has one of the best armies because they are peaceful and they don't start unnecessary wars like the U. S

19 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

The Australian army has about 46,000 active soldiers, and 56,000 reserve soldiers as the land is big but only about 22 million people actually live there. I am Australian and what I like about the our military the most is its war history and the SAS. The Aussie SAS are so well trained that you wouldn't know the difference if you saw a British team in combat or an Australian one. Because the British are so well trained as well. Australia has pretty good pilots and a navy that keeps our waters safe. The only thing we lack in is vehicles, as we don't produce many of our war machinery, nearly all of it is imported from Western Europe or North America. But at least we know how to use the best out of them.

Australia's light horse division even took Beersheba from Turkey and Germany in World War 1 and they were the only nation to successfully do it, They also fought at Gallipoli alongside New Zealand. Australian soldiers defended their home land in World War 2 when the Japanese bombed Darwin and other towns, and how The soldiers also fought at Kokoda track. Australia might not have nuclear weapons or the biggest army, but we have one of the Bravest armies out their. Australia is also very loyal to their allies because we have fought alongside of them in many wars. Overall if you mess with Australia it will fight back and win!

Even though Indonesia has a huge population compared to Australia, it doesn't Mean Australia wouldn't stand a chance, it's not all about better weapons or more troops, it's also about tactics, Australia stays below the radar of most countries and has ended up with only one major attack. If the world went to war, they would stand a chance because firstly they are quite remote, secondly they have good allies in helpful places and thirdly Australia doesn't just run into battle if something doesn't look right.

Australia may be underrated but it is powerful. It has high quite high tech weapons and vehicles. I personally believe it has pretty well trained personnel (Even though that is what everybody says) and has the minerals and wealth to whip up powerful weapons in no time. (One of the largest exporters or gold, uranium, coal and iron)

20 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

Just shut your mouth the English maybe powerful but they have destroyed the countries they have ruled. England sucks!

I would say that England should not be in this list as we already have the UK on this. and UK is Ireland+Scotland+Whales and England so no point at having England alone here.

England does not have the dare to destroy India!

All powerful and all quiet, very English...

21 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazilian army has the best jungle fighters in the world if they were in the Afghanistan war, have won.

We won all wars we participated.

It's a powerful country

22 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Strong, but not strongest. It can be completely destroyed by a nuke, which l guess America or China have. The army is really small. Korea, Japan, China, America, India and Russia can god-stomp Singapore.

Not that strong, that's why we make friends with other countries. Cause they will protect us. If no country is with us, we would be so weak. I think Russia, UK, China, 'Merica, India, Japan, South and North Korea can Stomp is like really hard.

The entire country is protected by its citizen soldiers... Every inch of it...

Singapore is a pretty safe country thanks to our military.

23 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Constitutes the only country in the whole world where every one of us is willing to fight to the last drop of his blood!

Winston Churchill has said the Greeks don't fight like heroes, but the heroes fight like Greeks!

Remember at world war II the 'small' Greece has said 'ΌΧΙ' against Nazi's forces!

Maybe we don't have the most high tech weapons but for sure we have excess courage, boldness, skill, mind and willpower!

All of the western civilization including science, medicine, philosophy, society, democracy e.t.c has its base on Greek ideals, so if this isn't power then what is?

Hellas was the first country to defeat an Axis power in WWII when it chased IL Duce and his stunned Italian army out of Hellas in October, 1941. They ran away so fast and far, that officers in the Hellenic vanguard reported seeing The Alps in the distance! Then, of course, the Big Bald Baby went crying to Hitler to come and bale them out!

Greece is one of the toughest country.. Brain (smartness) soul and the passion of our history makes Greece at top 10 for sure. Also navy and air force are so well trained..

Greece navy and Air force are the most powerful and well trained in the hole Europe! Despite the financial crisis greek militery forces are becoming better and better! And don't forget about the greek soul which is world knowed

24 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bangladesh is a very powerful country despite its small area. Its navy is very powerful indeed and its army is always well equipped. That's how it even won its liberation. More importantly it also fought for its mother tongue.

Bangladesh is going to one of most powerful countries. It has a vast amount of adult people which rate is the most in the world. In upcoming future this country will rise with economy and powerful foreign relationships...

Everybody takes Bangladesh commando lightly. But the axiom is Bangladesh commando is highly trained though they have not very well equipped. If they were well equipped they can compete any commando forces.

Bangladesh is very small country but it has a powerful military. They can face any kinds of war or enemy. During Bangladesh India border war was a an important example, where around 23 Indian security force had been died by BDR.

25 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

Our nick name is the graveyard of empires Greece, England, Russia, and so much more we have deserted and if we weren't at war we will be as powerful as Iran and more powerful then Pakistan. I can't wait for the war to be over and I know when it is over we will be a powerful counter

Well. I think Afghanistan will be at top next year. I am proud of Afghanistan
I hope Afghanistan will be the richest country in the world.

They have been fighting United States for year. They were responsible for 9/11 which made the world terrified of.

They don't have any weapons but they are the most bravest people. They don't have money but they have dignity.

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