Worst Militaries In the World

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The Top Ten

1 Somalia

We don't even use armies any more the americans and chinese just show off there nukes

It's hilarious how people say the U.S. when we won Vietnam, nearly all battles fought in Vietnam were WON. A peace treaty was signed, because (to be honest we WERE going broke at the time) but North Vietnam also new they could not win with us in South Vietnam. They waited for us to leave, we left, and then AFTER we left they took over South Vietnam. I honestly have no idea why Uk and the US are on here. It always look like people just want to hate on the strongest nations, they always need to find the smallest little flaw.

Needs foreign help can't stop the Somali pirates nor the terrorists groups such as al Qaeda the Taliban al Shabababad.

Very bad government can not even stop afew teroristts. fails all the time. weakest army begs for help all the time. it is hallairous what the Somalians say.

2 United States of America

Every single person who wrote a comment that says the US. Military sucks needs to do a little research. I will go ahead and address the comment that someone made about WWII. We weren't the ones that needed help to defeat the Nazis, we helped many other countries defeat the Nazis, and without the US, would have been burned to the ground under the Nazis Iron Fist. You also have to know that at the time, the Nazis had the best military in the world for the time being. If we hadn't joined into WWII in the European Theater, Europe would have been completely lost to the Nazis. I'm not saying we could have single handed lay beaten the Nazis because we couldn't, but in terms of all of the allies in Europe, we had the best military. Also, keep in mind that on top of fighting the Nazis, we were fighting at the exact same time, the Japanese. We were the only country fighting Japan at all in WWII. So I guess I will recap this segment, we were fighting two of the best militarists in the world, one ...more

You guys don't realize that the United States have the best military in the world you guys are just haters I even live in the United States myself yeah if you don't know people say we lost the Vietnam war but I don't know if we lost that war or not if we did then that would mean we lost 2 wars if we didn't only one war lost bye the way if you live in a country that were not allied with we're not dumb we have the fourth smartest country and we're not even collapsed but I do know that we had to have help in world war 2 or we would have been defeated in my opinion I think you guys from all over the world that probably don't understand understand our country language but it's probably converted into your language but you guys always want to under estimate the best militaries in the world such as Russia

The U.S. can win a war with any country, though the military is extremely overrated. We have a carrier fleet larger than every navy combined first off and second more aircraft than any other nation. The only 2 countries that would be a problem are Russia because of its large tank force and nuclear weapons arsenal and China with its large army and population fit for service.

This got voted up because of the dudes explaining why the us doesn't have a bad military wheeze

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3 Congo

The salvation army can destroy them.

Any recent African Army could be Number 1 I think. How many civil wars does this country average a century?

Somalia is #2 and Congo is #1

How is the U.S worse than congo

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4 Chad

So bad. they do not no how to battle properly. they are so unorginized

5 Malawi
6 Tanzania 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.
7 Sierria Leone

Sierria Leone is terrible man there military is a piece of crap, I'm suprised they are not number 1.

This is meesed up. Canada, great birtain and usa hve a really good milltary

8 Liberia

Pretty much no functioning military. And how is the US at #2? That's just dumb. Also, Pakistan is good. They lost some skirmishes with India, but India has way more troops than Pakistan.

9 Pakistan

Pakistan has lost many wars, but Pakistan has a good military. It ranks 13th. I HATE Pakistan, Pakistan has lost 50% of the wars they fought but they always faced of stronger armies, they never had an equal match. I repeat I HATE, HATE, HATE Pakistan, its just that facts are facts, Pakistan actually does have a strong military.

Lost all 4 four wars against India including the historic battle of 1971 which led to the division of their nation in 2 parts as Pakistan and Bangladesh. They even lost Siachen to India in 1984. So scared that whenever India goes for a war they start threatening for nuclear launch without even considering nuclear capability of India.

More terrorists dan soldiers...

Corruption

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10 Botswana Botswana

The Contenders

11 Great Britain

They could have easily beaten the 13 colonies. The colonies only won out of extreme luck. The colonies only took on a portion of the British army, not the entire thing. They also had help from France and Spain. If the entire British Empire was sent to the colonies, the colonies would have been annihilated. Same if France and Spain didn't help them

Look, I admit our army is starting to fall behind but it's no way near the worst. We, France, some time after Russia were the ones who held the navies back. Ok then the USA jumped in. If those countries didn't put a fight the USA would have lost as well.

If you idiots didn't know the British were the only country (besides the mighty U.S.) that was able to hold back and defeat the Nazis in air and ground warfare

Honestly, Britain's military isn't the worst, but it also isn't the best. History has shown their military might (In medieval times) and naval powers (Back when we used sails and stationary cannons and lined up ships like bowling pins). Although they have lost an entire continent of colonies to farmers with pitchforks and the will to slay tyranny and oppression. Britain was also a big help during WW1, effectively bringing Germany to a stalemate. (Even with a coalition of armies 3x - bigger than the Germans) Until American Bomber squadrons laid waste to Germany's industrial strength and Americans broke the stalemate by crushing German beach defenses in Normandy, and supplying British forces with food, ammunition, and medical supplies. And again in WW2 when allied forces surrendered France instantaneously and Germany advanced all the way into Africa and the Middle East,- Until of course America Launched a counter offensive decimating German forces in every theatere of WW2 and again ...more

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12 Fiji Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Fiji IS Super Dependent on Russia To Supply Them Weapons And Has A Horrible arsenal of anti-tank weaponry.

Although if nuclear warfare breaks out ill be there

... They don't have military. Peaceful country :v - MChkflaguard_Yt

Fiji has some good apples nom nom nom nom

13 Philippines

It is not true that they drink their own blood it is just that our government is corrupt and that they now have to focus on infantry advancements. But if you look at the past planes tanks armoury troops artillery ships and guns were a lot stronger that now. So all in all we have a good millitary for a third world country compare to Somalia and Iraq

Don't Be Judgemental Guys! You have know idea how high the morale of the Philippine military is. Have you even heard of at least one report that they retreated, no. So I personally think we are strong. Sure we may have outdated equipment, but at least our will to fight is strong and that we are willing to die for our country!

By the way some countries like US Russia etc are giving support to the military

People who said that Philippines are strong are kinda wrong because:
-they don't have a single nuclear weapon
-corrupted gov
-always asking the Americans for help

but I'm also a pinoy so yeah. lol

also phillippines can be strong in the future because the Americans are helping them to be a stronger country to fight against terroists and their enemy China

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14 Swaziland

They all have aids

15 North Korea

North Korea spends so much money on nukes that the solders need to eat DIRT to survive!

Guys North Korea is gonna make a stupid move and they will be destroyed within a week

They have enough munitions to combat the USA for 2 months

No will to fight if they fought Salvation Army could fight them and win they are better equiped with their little bells

16 Italy

This is for Italy in the 1940s. Their military maneuvering was laughable. Even if they had been mobilizing for several years, they couldn't even invade Greece, a country that wasn't prepared for war and didn't have noticeable allied support. Mussolini was a laughing stock.

Italy has a great milltary

Lol PASTAA! ~~~
Who here gets that reference?

17 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

He'll no we have the states and Britten and our army isn't bad it's not AS strong as the rest

I hate britain

The salvation army can kick their asses.

A peaceful country. :) Their army is just for defense in a full on war. So they don't count. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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18 Serbia

Terrible armed forces. They lost to Kosovo and Albania even though they had help from Yugoslavia, which was also defeated. - uklin

Once had the 4th army in the world (yugoslay army) and lost to many nations including Bosnia which was unarmed nation

Sore losers. - 32537690968969

19 Ukraine

Russia takes it over and they don't fight back

They are trying to fight back but do you know how strong Russia is? - RawIsgore

Ukraine don't stand a chance against Russia.

Really Russia takes Crimea instead of fighting Ukraine watches what is happening - FrankP

You relize United States will back up Ukraine probably sparking world war three

20 Indian

Indian military comes top 10 in the world.. It shouldn't be on this list

Indian armies was much powerful army then Pakistan but still they were not able to beat Pakistani army

Worst army in the world.

Terrorists! Terrorists! RAW!

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21 Czech Republic

I live here and the military here is terrible.Oudated cold war equipment and only 20 000 men? And 100 reserves? To defend 10 mill people?

22 Russia 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. ...read more.

Russian never fight Pakistan, That was Afghanistan. But then again, Afghanistan has defeated many superpowers in history, it's like the Vietnam of the Middle East

It has lost every war since world war one. Spetsnaz has killed more spetsnaz soldiers than actual enemies.

Embarrassing army. Lost to Georgia back in 2008, and while it took over Crimea (while Ukraine was on its last legs), it, and it's separatists, are struggling.

Worst army lost to Pakistan ARMY

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23 Afghanistan

Canada could kick their butts

24 Malaysia

I don't know why, but many of Malaysian soldiers are fat.

25 Albania
26 Germany

Multiple failed attempts to take over the world

Old German army is best during ww2 Germans

27 Spain
28 Turkey

Love turks fro m Pakistan

29 Indonesia
30 Palestine

Palestine isn't even a country and the only military group operating in the region is the IDF and terrorist groups like hamad

Now,first of all the country is still a country,if you think this beautiful country is a badass,you're talking about Israel,Palestine is were Christianity started

31 Israel 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. ...read more.

They are very god at shooting unarmed men, women and children - that is their limit.

Terror army simply

Everything is paid my USA

32 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.

Because their troops are just weak and they are fighting with every body in the world but they are losing

Funny how weak they are

Lost every war they fought, untrained, unable to overcome enemies even when odds are in their favour (iraqui-iranian war is a perfect example)

33 Bangladesh
34 South Sudan South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.

Some might disagree

35 France

The French military is a joke. Look online for French military. Years of humiliation and loss (even in victory) have shown the French cannot do anything without the UK or the US.

Look at France during WWII. Not the best soldiers, but the bravest.

The best history of war, but still some American bitch haters

36 Bosnia and Herzegovina

This country should not be on this list
They always fought against more powerful opponents and eother won or did better than anyone would

37 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more.

The can't tell appart their guns from the bullets

Lesotho kicked their ass. Only more useless than them is the national football team Bafana Bafana. They sent troops to the Central African Republic who were slaughtered and the survivors ran away helter skelter.

I am a South African living in Johannesburg. Most of our army personelle are obese,have no knowledge of technology, have a very low I.Q. Still use believe in muthi to make them smart. I am embarrassed!

38 Uzbekistan
39 El Salvador
40 Sweden
41 Singapore

Army of unwilling, forced and abused conscripts at the ages of 18 to 20, Mostly unfit and makes about 98% of their current army. Singapore has never gone into combat.

42 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

They would probably be a pretty powerful military if their's consisted of more then 200 people but it doesn't so I guess not.

Dose not have a millitary

43 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
44 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the Eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region.

Your comment is a bit racist, but the facts are correct

Dominican Republic is a poor country with a poor military. There's like only poverty in black countries. For example Nigeria, South Africa, Jamiaca. I know there is some poorness in China. But still All the black countires.

45 Estonia

Boeing 737 is the only plane in the country

46 New Zealand

No Air Force and no hope.

This is such a lie cause I'm a New Zealander

47 Saudi Arabia

I agree and this comes from a Pakistani

48 Kuwait

I agree and this comes from a Pakistani

49 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

I eant to conquer mongalia then Russia ciberia

50 China 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, ...read more.

I agree even I am a Chinese filipino American because they are so desperate that they are stealing resources from countries like Japan Philippines and disregards that the country that they are asking to leave are American ships and planes.

I agree this comes front China

China can destroy usa easily

Always hated china

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