Humanity is its more than thousand years of history and ten years have not lived in the world, in different parts of the earth are continuous won.
The only accurate way to find out which country has the strongest army in the world – to make war on the whole world.
I hope our readers don’t so much want to know the real situation, to consider this method seriously.
How then to assess the military power of different countries? To answer this question was created by the global firepower index, which includes more than 50 factors, among which of primary importance are the amount of equipment, manpower, the size of the defense budget and the like.
It should be noted that these figures reflect only the number and not saying anything about the quality of arms and military training – so the position of some countries on this list may come as a surprise. We present 10 of the strongest countries of the world – let’s see which of the neighbors on the planet should start to fear?
Budget: $18.2 billion
Human resources: 41.6 million
The Turkish army is one of the largest in the Eastern Mediterranean. Despite the lack of aircraft carriers, only five countries from the list of Credit Suisse have more subs than Turkey. In addition, the country has an impressive tank Park, and a large number of aircraft and assault helicopters. Turkey is also a member of the program F-35.
Budget: $60.5 billion
Human resources: 29.2 million
Although the UK is planning to reduce the size of its armed forces in the period from 2010 to 2018, it can still count on the status of one of the strongest powers in the world. In 2020 the Royal Navy is planning to Commission HMS Queen Elizabeth – aircraft carrier with flight deck area of nearly 2 hectares.
Budget: $34 billion
Human resources: 3.2 million
The military might of the Italian army is considered to be rather high mainly because of the ownership of two operating carriers. Coupled with a large number of submarines and attack helicopters this dramatically increases the rating of Italy on the world stage.
4. South Korea
Budget: $62.3 billion
Human resources: 25.6 million
North Korea and its aggression has not left his neighbor other choice but to constantly increase their combat power. Given the current realities of South Korea delivers into operation more submarines, helicopters and personnel. In addition, the country has lots of tanks and the sixth largest in the world military fleet.
Budget: $43 billion
Human resources: 28.8 million
The French military are not so numerous, but almost all are first-class professionals. The country has almost a new aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” and is constantly involved in military operations across Africa, supporting local government, and fighting extremism.
Budget: $50 billion
Human resources: 615 million
India is one of the largest military powers on the planet. The number of troops it is second only to the US and China, tanks and aircraft in India, only less than the United States, China and Russia. India also has access to nuclear weapons.
Human resources: 53,6 million
In absolute terms, the Japanese army is relatively small. In the ranking of pick up great technical equipment. Japan has four of the aircraft carrier, although these ships is manned helicopter fleet. Because of territorial disputes with Korea, the country intends to increase spending on defense.
Budget: $216 billion
Human resources: 749 million
The strength of the Chinese army is growing rapidly, both in quantitative and qualitative ratio of the past few decades. China has the largest number of troops in the world, second after the Russian tank fleet and again the second largest after the United States submarine fleet. China also invests many resources that allows them to achieve remarkable success in the military modernization program, including ballistic missiles and aircraft of the fifth generation.
Budget: $84.5 billion
Human resources: 69.1 million
The Russian armed forces stand firmly on the second place in the ranking of the strongest countries in the world – and with this nobody can argue. Russia has the world’s first tank Park, the second largest fleet of aircraft and the third largest submarine fleet. Military spending of the Kremlin was increased by almost a third since 2008 and is expected to grow 44% in the next three years. Russia has also demonstrated its ability to deploy forces abroad, sending their troops to Syria.
Budget: $601 billion
Human resources: 145 million
Aviation: 13, 892
Despite the constant reduction in costs, the US spends more money 601 billion dollars! – on defense than the previous nine countries combined. The biggest military advantage of America is its fleet with 10 carriers. In a USA today as the largest fleet, advanced technology, a large number of well-trained soldiers – and that’s not counting the world’s largest nuclear Arsenal.
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