The strength of an army is a determining factor of one’s country’s freedom and peace. Excluding the nuclear capability of a nation, this top 10 list will help you see which among all the countries possess the power and strength in pure numbers. The intent is to avoid debates of all kind to spark. The list is merely a comparison of military strength of all countries worldwide. Each country in the list illustrates individual countries’ potential through the air, at sea, or on land. The financial and logistical aspects are important considerations when engaging in total war and the following such as: personnel, land army, air power, resources, logistical, financial, geographic and naval power.
With a population of almost 7.5 million, 187,000 are already serving in the military. 565,000 are on the reserve list. Its total land weapons reached 12,552, 1,964 total aircraft and 64 total navy ships. They are prepared to battle anytime with 12 billion-dollar defense budget.
Japan has one of the strongest armies in the world. Its population is more than 126 million, 239,430 of which are soldiers rendering service already. It also has almost 60,000 active reserves. It is powerful with numbers like 5,220 total land weapons, 1,953 total aircraft, and 110 total navy ships. Japanese military are supported with a defense budget of more than 70 billion dollars. This is to make sure that they could always protect the interests of their country and people.
France has a population of more than 65 million. They are being protected by total active duty soldiers of 362,485. With 419,000 total reserves, 10,621 total land weapons, 1,757 total aircraft, 289 total naval ships, and almost 50 billion dollars of defense budget, France will never be easy to defeat.
7. South Korea
South Korea is inhabited by almost 50 million people. 653, 000 are active members of their military force. What will make it far stronger is the number of its reserves which is 3.2 million. Its power is also dependent on 13,361 total land weapons, 1,568 total aircraft, and 170 total naval ships. Their defense budget amounts 26.55 billion dollars.
Turkey’s population is almost 80 million. Adding together the numbers of those in active duty and reserves in military, they have manpower of over a million. 69,744 total their land weapons. They have considerable size of aircraft with total of 1,940. They can also protect their seas with 265 total naval ships. The government supports them with 25 billion-dollar defense budget in return for a peaceful country.
5. United Kingdom
United Kingdom has nearly 63 million individuals living in it. 224,500 of its total population is currently part of its military force. There are also 187,130 reserves waiting to be called in active duty. Its defense statistics are 11,630 total land weapons, 1,663 total aircraft, and 99 total naval ships. With almost 74 billion defense budget, United Kingdom is equipped in totality to protect and defend the whole nation’s freedom.
There 1.19 billion total population in India. Due to a very huge size of population, India has a massive number of 1.325 million active soldiers already in posts, and 1.747 million reserves. They are also competitive in terms of figures of land weapons, 2,462, total aircraft, and 175 total naval ships. With more than 36 billion dollars defense budget, they were able to keep stability in terms of internal and external peace.
China has always the largest population in the world. They have a total of 1.33 billion populations. Some 2,285,000 are active military, and 800,000 are active reserves. Part of their strength lies in 47,575 total land weapons, 5,176 total aircraft, and 972 total naval ships. So far they are financed with the highest defense budget amounting to 100 billion dollars. These figures positioned them to one of the highest spot in the list of strongest armies in the world.
Russia is peopled with over 138 million individuals. Their strength in personnel is composed of 1.2 million active military, and 754,000 active reserves. Russia is the second in this list because it has the highest figures in total land weapons (91,715) and total aircraft (2,749). It also has 233 naval ships, ready to protect the seas. They are funded generously with 56 billion dollars defense budget.
1. United States
United States has the strongest army in the world. With over 313 million populations, nearly 1.5 million respectively are numbered for active military and active reserves. It has 56,269 total land weapons, 18,234 total aircraft, and 2,384 total naval ships. U.S. military has 692 billion dollars defense budget. Aside from being an ally to many of the countries all over the world, Unites States’ top priority is to protect itself powerfully so that it can also protect other nations that need their help.