Top Ten Most Militarily Powerful CountriesShoob
The Top Ten
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.
Of course the United States has the strongest military don't listen to Russian or to India. The us has a top notch military.
Right off, after my twenty-one years of being alive here, having had a brother in the air force for three years, I am indeed a American who knows what he's talking about. The United States of America was founded in the past, like many other countries of today, due to one idea: Freedom. During this day and age, I do believe that the leaders/ways of the USA have somewhat struggled, tripped along with forgotten what exactly that word means. Nowadays, even in the USA's past, America has become a bit questionable. Is it truly a liberator like formerly thought... or is it more of a bully as thought now? I, personally, do not blame my fellow citizens here in the US for our failing image towards the rest of the world. And, truly, what country is perfect in image? Honestly, be you Russian, American, Chinese, Indian or whatnot, we're all human and we can't be that different. When it comes down to it, our leaders are responsible for our image and, hmf, when did that suddenly not matter? When did ...more
You can't ignore that 700 billion dollar military budget that makes others look so tiny. Our modern military is not one the be overlooked. The USA has a lot of global influence and is present all around the globe. It has many allies and is one force to be reckoned with. As an American, I personally hope we don't start any conflicts!
Funny how your history can start in the late 1940s and America is responsible for every event in the world! This nation had what size of a military in 1940?
As for the top comment for the USA concerning logistics, absolutely correct! Always said the great genius of the American military and it's greatest contribution to winning both world wars can be laid at the feet of our supply system! Without it, Germany wins! Even more amazing is the global reach it had and still was able to supply it's so called allies at the same time! Sure the commie Russians died in the multiple millions and bore the greatest personal hardships but they would have had a much worse time of it without the huge contribution our nation made. Not saying they were not important but saying all gad a part! The reverse can be said about Japan! Without the Russian attacks in Asia, I think history has shown the Japanese would have continued the fight even with our few nukes! The prospect of facing absolute ...more
The fact that India never attacks anyone and it has successfully defended all its enemies takes India to the top
So, we're just going to forget about the British Raj and their occupation of India... - JustAnAccount
US has the tech but is too scared to actually use it and they have unnecessary, meaningless, pointless and completely wasteful wars. They think they are the liberators but they aren't.
India on the other hand is in the UN's list of militaries to help out at crisis. America is selling us the military tech too so it is pointless arguing. - Robobrain
US are not scared to use their technology. Not at all. In fact they use it even too much
Its Like The Country Says
"who We Are Is Not Important"
"What We Are Is Important"
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
Napoleon and Hitler each tried to hurt Russia, and the Russians were outnumbered both times, but Russia always won. Part of the Russian anthem is:"Our loyalty to the Fatherland gives us strength. ". All Russians are brothers, they will do anything to protect each other and Mother Russia.
Alexander the Great tried to invade India, but he failed. Just so you now, Alex was way stronger than Napoleon, although Russia has good army too and I will admit that. - yoloeee
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.
Rider99 is correct SAS would obliterate Spetsnaz but Russia is still a pretty powerful country. But, in the future India would be the most powerful country since its stats are on the rise and it will have a bigger economy than the USA in 2050. - MRMAX1MUM
Russia is huge country with huge natural and other resources. Country has huge sacrifice (people and wealth) and contributed largely to liberate the Europe from Nazi force. Todays world must remember those with gratitude and honor.
Now world leaders are moving away from this harmony and peace. We must get back to establish peace and cooperation among the countries.
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.
They are more advance in technologies
They are vy strict and focus a lot on military power. That's is what makes a powerful country or military!
China is way better than India and Russia combined!
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.
The United Kingdom is still Technically the strongest country in the world. It is the biggest investor in each of the top five economically performing countries in the world (even more so than China), thus making it the second richest country in the world behind the US, is home to the world's financial trading center (London) of which it trades trillions in sterling world wide every day on the London Stock Exchange, and has the best regarded political relations world wide. The UK is also home to BAE Systems; The most advanced global company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of defense, security, and aerospace (Air, Sea, and Land) world wide.
The UK may not match other militaries in terms of size, but it can't anyway. Britain cannot support a military the same size as Russias or Chinas. What Britain can do is build the most technologically advanced fleet or warships in the world (Type 45 destroyer and Astute-Class submarine) and do what Britain has always done best, do what it can with what it has got, that's what has always given Britain the advantage.
Incredibly advanced, great military discipline. Probably the best navy in the world, at least second. - Shoob
The weird thing is that anyone with a great military can get it out of the war until the RAF comes in - Unnamed Google User Remade
Germany has the strongest military in europe
Germany has the third largest economy in the world, they have created some of the greatest weapons in history and of the modern world, like the StG44, which was copied by the Russians to make the AK47, and is the basis by which all assault rifles are created. Check the facts Germany almost always had the latest and greatest weapons of the time, After WW1 Germany was a third world country with only 100,000 soldiers, with in 18 years Germany was a global superpower with the largest military in the world, Germany has the potential to become modern superpower... And they have tanks that can run on cooking oil and biodiesel
They have a great moral and they are important for the NATO.
The German military invented a few things such as submachine guns, submarines, machine pistols, assault rifles, bolt action rifles, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, rocket powered aircraft which is jets, rifling, anti tank missile, anti tank rifle, and anti tank grenades whenever people think of Germany they think of the Nazis and they think all Germans are Nazis yeah that's not true people are just stupid ignorant and I'm an American not German at all but I'm rational and I know they're not all Nazis and I know they're not bad people and I know they have a strong military and they are very advanced.
Incredibly underrated they have a great navy and air force. - Shoob
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.
France has 300 nuclear weapons and the French Foreign Legion, arguably the most elite force on earth. They are also one of the few nations with an aircraft carrier.
This must be a joke please tell me this is - freddy1
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
They only have the lowest crime rate in world because they still deny their war crimes. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Is this a joke? I think Japan is better than Germany because Japan has more powerful navy and air power and technologies
It very powerful country.
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.
Israel is the 4th powerful country in the world many people don't know that.
They have to be because no one likes them. Their only friend is the USA - overhang
This is the nicest place I've been to as a solo female traveller
I would say that they may not have had as much experience with full scale wars as the U.S. (because they only fight wars they have to) but they have pulled off far greater victories than any other army in modern history. And their special forces have more experience than any other army today.
Israel may not have the largest army. However, the quality of personnel their military has is of the highest caliber. Their officers and commandos are the most effective in the world. In addition, they train the United State's police officers and military personnel.
THIS COUNTRY EATS DOGS THEY ARE TRULY EVIL!
North korea is better
- supreme leader - sissy
Everyone gangstain South Korea, until the North Koreans invade
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!
Iran is on 2nd powerful military in the world
It is a powerful state that even the us is scared to pick on
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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
Un less your brain traveled to mars north korea is tiny and can easily kill all these countries but the usa
Solidarity with the great and powerful anti imperialist country Democratic People's Republic of Korea
My country is best...love you all from your beloved supreme leader - sissy
North Korea's army is extremely outdated and every tank, missile, plane, and AFV is weak. It's quality over quantity. Their soldiers are malnourished, depressed, and treated awfully. They have the numbers, but not the statistics. - TooDumbtoDie
Thank you cannadians for your moral support it was great to have somebody always complementing us
This is stupid
Us Canadians train the Americans in their combat skill
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!
Defeated America, China, Japan and France. - DarkBoi-X
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
That was in the past though, we are ranking them now not back in time. - MRMAX1MUM
Their farmers are also very good
- US army - sissy
Hey I love Vietnam.
Italy ranks #8 based on military expenditure.
Italy is the 5th most important player in the NATO, the 5th contributor, the 2th by number of soldiers engaged in missions abroad.
Well positioned to hit the Middle East
India is a superpower of the smell!
Well with over 1 million military personnel available at any moment this is a large army not the largest but if you have a million soldiers against a nation with 2 million what if they are not all brave and loyal fighters numbers do not always make a difference. Well planned tactics always overall numbers this has been proven in many historic battles. However like only a few nations army service is compulsory in Turkey so once you hit 17/ 18 and not studying your in. if you study then you have to go back and do the service so imagine what numbers could be each year go by. Turkish economy us self sustained. They don't like too much help from other nations. With all the Middle East problems why nobody done anything to Turkey even though Turkey supplied aid in all the wars around it ( no military support). Turkey is placed in the best location for a Middle East war and all western and European nations will and have required Turkish and Cypriot resources to assist with there campaigns. ...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 is actually the 6th most powerful country in the world, the listing on other websites says so
Turkey has best everything
Egypt Air Force:
Receives 75% of military spending.
Really really overpowered!
Receives the 25% left over.
Can still be pretty decent.
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.
The Egyptian Army is the strongest Arab Army.
England is part of the UK. It should not even be listed at all. LOL This is a joke! - viettrekkie20
They were the best until america became a thing
All powerful and all quiet, very English...
England does not have the dare to destroy India!
Has incredible beliefs in God who's their amazing weapon.
Philippines encountered much stronger country but we are still in stand...
It has the bravest military even though it has small army. And Philippines join the Allies in Korean war. And it's the most bravest country to join. With only 20, 000 soldiers. And it beated North Koreans and its soldiers has 100, 000 and Philippines has 45 casualties and the North Koreans has 30, 000 How. Strong is that?
Very powerful in Asian countries
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.
We should be at least at top20
It's a powerful country
I'm Singaporean and during National Day the military showed of their weapons to the Malaysians
The entire country is protected by its citizen soldiers... Every inch of it...
Singapore is a pretty safe country thanks to our military.
Even though we don't have most, we have the kindest and best
LOL Bangladesh is a very powerful country? LOL What a joke! It cannot even feed its own people! How can it have a powerful military when its people are starving to death? It is like North Korea! LOL - viettrekkie20
Bangladesh is a very powerful country despite its small area. Its navy is very powerful indeed and its army is always well equipped. That's how it even won its liberation. More importantly it also fought for its mother tongue.
Bangladesh army is number 1 in peacekeeping un missions. So, we deserve a more powerful country.
Bangladesh is very small country but it has a powerful military. They can face any kinds of war or enemy. During Bangladesh India border war was a an important example, where around 23 Indian security force had been died by BDR.
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
Land of lions
They have been fighting United States for year. They were responsible for 9/11 which made the world terrified of.
Afghanistan spend his all life in war but in 14 last years that is growing up so in my idea Afghanistan is the best
I love Spain, my second favorite country
Than be a kid and don't mind adult business
Spain is awesome ps I am a kid
I belive Indonesian army are not afraid, besides Indonesian army is one strong piece of armed forces.
I LOVE Bangladesh BECAUSE powerful OF US
Indonesia is the best
Indonesia is not part of the Eastern and western blocks, Indonesian is peace states
It has spent 1.6billion dollars on military
Has some of the toughest trained troops out there, well equiped too ridiculous there this low...
Hey, They got enough money to by weapons, and have many military allies!
Because it's a cool country and I live here
Taiwan hasn't been attacked by China yet. Why its strong military and its U.S backing.
Taiwan is strong. U.S.A ships a lot of weapons to them.
Taiwan has a very strong military.
Taiwan gets tons of U.S. weapons
It is the best an powerful country we killed brithist with knife and they used gun
Most powerful... Most brave military
It has soldier race"Gurka".
Our country our pride..
Tough and Strong Army!
Top secret force and military in Asia
You can't beat disappearing aircraft. That only speaks to the advanced stealth capabilities of the Malaysian Air Force.
So powerful that they've conquered their own people's money
We have powerful soilders
Nigerias army are good considering that corruption eats in to every fabric of the nations polity
I'm being honest Nigerian army is the best army in Africa
The best army in Africa
Poland concurred the ottomans the ottomans lost so badly to poland and poland defeated the soviets
We can fight back when we want and win. We Defeated the soviets in the Polish-Soviet War.
Poland is 18th most powerful country in the world. Suck on that. This shouldn't be for voting. And if you don't believe me, go to global irepower. - TopTenGuyer
Sweden has a military that is expertly trained, and is one of the worlds leading weapon manufacturers and creators. While the army is very small (CA 40 000) right now, it is expanding due to new actions from the Swedish army. So while I would not say top ten, at least top 25 or something like that.
We swedes may not have a large army or population to back it up. But what we do have is a great strategy mind Sweden have been through more wars than I can remember, even though they havn't been that in over 100 years now (latest active war was 1809 when the union with Norway was formed)
Don't tell Sweden What to do, or we kick your butt
How can Sweden be this low ranked it should was the 4th place
The strongest in the region, and as it said Never Colonised!
Wrong, Ethiopia used to be colonised by Italy - Triiozz
No, that's no true Ethiopia was never colonised they had a war and Ethiopia won Ethiopia is the only country in Africa to never be colonised by any country therefore it has one of the most powerful armies. Also I think that this country should be higher on the list. - Ninja12
Never be colnised by any external force
Ethiopia was never colonized and it has never lost a war and it's allies are russia,china,cuba,and South Yemen.
Top military force so dangerous.
The Best Force it the world which practically irradiated the Terrorism... up to date
Sri Lankan power boys I like
Best army force in the world
Australia is NOT lazy on purpose. They're AWESOME!
Australia may be underrated but it is powerful. It has high quite high tech weapons and vehicles. I personally believe it has pretty well trained personnel (Even though that is what everybody says) and has the minerals and wealth to whip up powerful weapons in no time. (One of the largest exporters or gold, uranium, coal and iron)
Even though Indonesia has a huge population compared to Australia, it doesn't Mean Australia wouldn't stand a chance, it's not all about better weapons or more troops, it's also about tactics, Australia stays below the radar of most countries and has ended up with only one major attack. If the world went to war, they would stand a chance because firstly they are quite remote, secondly they have good allies in helpful places and thirdly Australia doesn't just run into battle if something doesn't look right.
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.
Serbia is quite good!
One of the most experienced and strongest soldiers on the planet, if they had more money, they could take on everything in east Europe.
Serbia has a very weak militarily
Serbia Stronk - rankist
Croatia invented the tie
Ok, this really must be a joke, right? LOL How in the world can it be more powerful than Syria, which OCCUPIES some of its land? Explain that! LOL - viettrekkie20
The Lebanese Resistance Movement is the most powerful guerrilla group in the world today. They are responsible for the liberation of South Lebanon in 2000, and for successfully defending Lebanon in 2006 claiming a victory against the IDF (one of the most well equipped military forces). The Lebanese Army have some really tough guys enrolled but the equipment is somewhat outdated. All in all, Lebanon given it's size and history, possesses really well trained soldiers.
I challenge all nation we have the strongest army and the undefeated people I am talking about Hizbollah
I agree hezbollah is the strongest in Middle East
The Netherlands is one of the richest countries and has very advanced weapons so I think they deserve at least to be 15th
I'm living in this country
This my good day
India doesn't have a clue how to fight. If they did they would of been the richest country in the world but it is a slave country were the get paid 10 cent an hour of making clothes for USA and Canada like Joes,soccer balls etc. Maybe in a city it good but out of the city you are a slave.
Time starts now this will review, world will turn back to see all
South India...? I thought there was only one India
Yh honestly there is only one india where did this come from
IT was beautiful and calm but now it is turmoil, I'm actually in Damascus syria and to be honest I kinda like it!
Putting Syria as weaker than Lebanon is a total joke, considering that Syria OCCUPIES some land from Lebanon. How can a weaker nation occupy land from a more powerful country? Explain that. LOL - viettrekkie20
They might not be the most powerful in the world but they sure do deserve a say in the Middle East. This nation suffered 4 years of war with global funding and pressure to get it to buckle but it most certainly did not. This army is a derivative of the great Ummayad empire and that alone means a lot. President Bashar Al Assad had guided his army around thousands of terrorist militants and groups and is bit by bit, reducing their numbers. It is important to note that these terrorists are not of Syrian nationality but are from overseas nations and have come to shed the blood of the Syrian people. All hail the Syrian army and may it long remain powerful.
You don't get in A GLOBAL war for three years against some of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world without having the most badass army in the world, lead by President Dr. Bashar AL-Assad who could be a war criminal or a war hero but one thing is for sure that he is a war genius.
Love it there
Somalia is the best but something happen to us but we will build or army some day and we come back to the field.
I don't really know what to say
Somalia used to be the most powerful country in Africa from 1970-1990 and know Somalia is has the best bravest peoole in Africa and as matter of fact they are on the process they will dominate in Africa.
Romania only lost 1 war
I LOVE IT THERE
Thailand is more of a peaceful country than a fighting country not like USA and others. Thailand is more peaceful style country and has never fight other countries in the world yet. In World War ll, Japan invades Thailand and Thailand got bombed to smithereens. Thailand's soldiers and army is very weak at that point. So Thailand is more of a peaceful country than a powerful military country. But Thailand still follow American's lead and Thank you to American people and other countries for visiting Thailand. If you have been to Thailand, you can see streets full with shops and people buying thing and driving alone peacefully and again, Thank you American and other countries we will follow your lead and tried our best to follow your examples and we will use them wisely. Thank you Americans and other countries
I live in bangkok and I play bb gun with some army men and they were good there is 1 guy where I just poked my head out and he shot me in the face where my mask was
The land of transvestites
Tanzania has the Best Army characterized with Peace keeping in other Nations. We served the World unpeacxefull countries like Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Congo DRC and Liberia.
Tanzania is also known for its Intelligent workforce since its Independence and has had helping other Nations to gain their Independence since then.
These among others are South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, and Liberia
Tanzanian soldiers are brave strong experienced and always ready to bring peace where there is wars and suffering I think the strength of an army or millitary is not measured by the number of jet fighters or tanks in Tanzania we believe humanity bring about understanding not wars
9999 tanks, 10000 planes, 3 mil. soldiers, 10001 nuclear bombs. Could destroy Russia in 2 days. - onestep
The dragon same like china
Seriously Bhutan would have to no.102
Bhutan also powerful country
Best place to go as a solo female traveller except for jordan which is amazing
I feel that Dubai is a strong country because of the Arab rulers. It can be shown by uniformity and smooth functioning of the country.
United Arab Emirates more powerful than Bangladesh
I have been there and what I feel that it is heaven...
Spain is better
It's not the best military but the country is safe
It is a peaceful country now a days
There people are so annoying