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
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
There's a reason we're the world superpower.V 430 Comments
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"
That is fake for realV 1000 Comments
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 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.
PUTINV 89 Comments
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.
China should be no.3, Russia no.2, India no.4V 149 Comments
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
They are memes.V 110 Comments
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.
If Germany would want to, they can expand their Military drasticallyV 31 Comments
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 most victorious country in historyV 32 Comments
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
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.
I can't believe why Israel isn't number oneV 85 Comments
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.
How com Japan so high ranked? They should not have MILITARY at all!
They are just same as German Nazi.
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
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!
GO!V 21 Comments
Islamic Republic of Pakistan - very good military training and professionalism, the largest Muslim military power in the world with over 600,000 active troops and the 6th/7th largest in the world, very large and powerful army and air force decent navy, a very experienced army with it's wars with neighbouring India, the only Muslim nuclear power, strong alliances with Turkey and the rest of Middle East and the Muslim world especially with the Arab states, China, France and some NATO/EU/Europe, and US, largest contributor to UN peacekeeping missions with over 10,000 soldiers, second largest Muslim country and one of the largest in the world in population with 180 million people, etc.
Pakistan army is the best army in the world and have best missile system in the world. Army is professional strong and having up to date weapons and equipped with nuclear weapon.
Pakistani army is the most powerful army of the world with restricted resources and unbalance political scenario. The corps are well trained and professional
Only number 11? This is a joke.V 456 Comments
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.
I am against this. North Korea has old equipment like WWII guns and vehicles. Sure they have more soldiers then the US, but they have no food to feed their soldiers because they take their food to Kim Jong-Un as I guess for a tax. - ZeRater
Who ever voted for this is just dumb - AlienkillerV 14 Comments
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
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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!
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
Even a Canadian won against an American in a tug of warV 38 Comments
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
They are that bitchV 51 Comments
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.
I love thatV 21 Comments
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
Should be tenthV 20 Comments
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
Vietnam clearly deserves to be recognized for its victoriesV 22 Comments
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!
The bestV 14 Comments
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..
Remember the spartans and alexander the great
And Greece had extreme hackers. That are the key in attacking invaders. To communicate to the database to screw up the communication.
It's not about the numbers and the Hellenic Republic is a grand example of this.V 18 Comments
The Egyptian Army is the strongest Arab Army.
Egypt is the strongest Air Force in the Middle East along with Israel.
Ranked the 13th as per GFP
Strong air forceV 11 Comments
The entire country is protected by its citizen soldiers... Every inch of it...
Even though we don't have most, we have the kindest and best
Singapore is so strong for a little country
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.V 5 Comments
Saudi government's goal is to spread peace in the region not to fight and kill innocent peopel
Saudi Arabia will replace Egypt as the Arab military power and replace Iran as the power of the Middle East just watch
$audi Arabia spends 50billion dollars more then Iran on military and has 583,000 tanks as well as good airforces of course when it comes to military Iran is better then Saudi but what about in economy this list should think of doing that
I love saudi..V 7 Comments
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
Nigeria is the strongest coutry in Africa base on there millitary and ground fightV 6 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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
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.
How can Sweden be this low ranked it should was the 4th place
Don't tell Sweden What to do, or we kick your butt
Biggest weaponmaker in the worldV 4 Comments
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
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 have been fighting United States for year. They were responsible for 9/11 which made the world terrified of.
Land of lionsV 8 Comments
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 countryV 1 Comment
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
Aadvik agreesV 9 Comments
Than be a kid and don't mind adult business
Spain is awesome ps I am a kid
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
Has some of the toughest trained troops out there, well equiped too ridiculous there this low...
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...
MY PENPALS DAD IS A GENARAL THERE THEY TREAT THEM NICELYV 3 Comments
Vatican City doesn't have a army but it religious powerful
Very dominant army, good sharp pikes in use!
In a country comprised of 832 old people...Why am I not surprised. - JustAnAccount
VATICAN STRONK!V 3 Comments
Hey, They got enough money to by weapons, and have many military allies!
Because it's a cool country and I live here
It's not the best military but the country is safe
It is a peaceful country now a days
There people are so annoying
Do you want to know something? Did you know that Portugal acturally capurted Brazil and a part of Malaysia. You don't see its ture portential because its quited on wars. This country is really powerfulV 1 Comment
I am the most powerful country in the world am also one of the most smallest country in the world in terms of peace I rank first I have two kinds of military jinns and mankind then be careful
Gambia's entire military is composed of 2 witch doctors who chant magic spells. This is enough to destroy every military on Earth several times over, obviously
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
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 in a good way is a very powerful country
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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
Hezbollah is powerful more than the lebanese army - Bearskater13V 2 Comments
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 fromV 1 Comment
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
Croatia invented the tie
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.
Is of stronk but can't into get Ogaden back - CerealGuyV 4 Comments
Seriously Bhutan would have to no.102
The dragon same like china
Bhutan also powerful country
Romania only lost 1 war
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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