Top Ten Most Militarily Powerful Countries

The Top Ten Most Militarily Powerful Countries

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.

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

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

War is not about how many bullets you can fire or how much armor you can field, it is about destroying the enemy or eliminating his will to fight (Sun Tzu). Our most potent weapon is our three dimensional command and control abilities. Yes, we have the most formidable tanks in the world, but more important is the way they, and every other piece on the battlefield functions together. We have more planes, but most importantly is their speed, duration and stealth functions. If you don't see the other plane until its missile is almost on top of you, the rest doesn't matter. When we discuss naval power, all of the previous statements are multiplied by a factor of 3 to 4 for all the same reasons. Finally, and most importantly, is the American soldier. He is not only the best trained, best equipped and well directed soldier in the world, we have more combat veterans than any nation on Earth. I may not agree with the wars we've recently fought, but the end result is the finest soldier in the ...more

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.

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

Gabriel Franklin

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Germany's military was good in world war 2 and they wanted to conker the world than

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.

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.

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.

France is the 6th strongest country

8 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.

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.

9 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

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.

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.

Every Korean male go to military around their 20s about 1 year and a half, so lots of people are trained.

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!

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

Everyone gangstain South Korea, until the North Koreans invade

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11 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.

Iran is on 2nd powerful military in the world

It is a powerful state that even the us is scared to pick on

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

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.

12 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.

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 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

13 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, more.

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!

Thank you cannadians for your moral support it was great to have somebody always complementing us

I voted for Turkey but my mom is canadian so I voted and I will talk about Canada. Canada is a big country so they have a big chance of defending they're country and canadians have skill so they have a big chance of wining a lot of wars

14 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

That was in the past though, we are ranking them now not back in time. - MRMAX1MUM

Hey I love Vietnam.

Why 21? Vietnamese had defeated powerful empires of Mongols, French, and Japanese. Also Vietnam defeated the US and huge dynasties of China

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!

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

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!

16 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.


Egypt Air Force:

Receives 75% of military spending.

Really really overpowered!

Army/Marine Corps:

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.

17 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.

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

Should be at top ten. Turkish military power is stronger than Pakistan and Israel.

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

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!

19 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

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

20 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.

We should be at least at top20

It's a powerful country

21 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.

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

22 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.

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 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.

23 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

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

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

24 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Than be a kid and don't mind adult business

I love Spain, my second favorite country

Spain is awesome ps I am a kid

25 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

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

26 Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

It has spent 1.6billion dollars on military

Has some of the toughest trained troops out there, well equiped too ridiculous there this low...

27 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Hey, They got enough money to by weapons, and have many military allies!

Because it's a cool country and I live here

28 Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

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

29 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.

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..

30 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

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

31 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

This country suffered, but resisted to become taken over every time. As it reached to today, it's still standing strong.

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

32 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall more.

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

I kno Nigeria army as well train army, number one in Africa that is what they are.

33 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

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

34 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

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.

35 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

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

36 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

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 is quite good!

Serbia in a good way is a very powerful country

37 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.

Croatia invented the tie

38 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

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

39 Netherlands

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

40 South India

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

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

IT was beautiful and calm but now it is turmoil, I'm actually in Damascus syria and to be honest I kinda like it!

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.

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

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.

42 Somalia

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.

The bravest not the most technical

43 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

Romania only lost 1 war


Nice place

44 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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


45 Tanzania Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania or simply U.R.T, is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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

46 Lithuania

9999 tanks, 10000 planes, 3 mil. soldiers, 10001 nuclear bombs. Could destroy Russia in 2 days. - onestep

47 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

Seriously Bhutan would have to no.102

The dragon same like china

Bhutan also powerful country

48 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

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...

49 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

It's not the best military but the country is safe

It is a peaceful country now a days

Spain is better

There people are so annoying

50 Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

Kenya has among the best teams of elite forces in Africa and a dominant force over its immediate neighbors in the region

Yes we are the best

One of the best in Africa

Has the best army in the world, we also have the only army that cleared the alshaabab Islamists from Somali land after the United States, UK and Other allied nations were beaten,

We also have the best military training with a super elite squad in Africa developed and trained in Kenya.

Kenya also has the biggest growing economy in Eastern and Saharan Africa.

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