Armed forces are one of the main indicators of every modern state. This is a guarantee of independence and public safety. International negotiations and diplomacy are one option for resolving conflicts, but often this does not work effectively. Countries are trying to allocate huge budgets in order to cover army expenses. Note the top 10 countries in terms of armament. What are the most powerful states in terms of quantity and quality of army?
The Federal Republic of Germany has always stood out among others. The economy of modern Germany is very strong. This is the main state of the European Union, which also does not forget about the development of its own army. The government was able to develop effective aviation, the navy, and ground forces. The number is about 190 thousand people.
In the ranking constantly competes with the French. Great Britain is a world empire. The size of the army exceeds 190 thousand people. The annual budget is more than 54 billion US dollars. England has always been famous for military potential. The state simply has an unrealistic military-industrial complex, which allows the development of new models of tanks, small arms, ships and aircraft. The government exports a lot of weapons, earning huge capital from it.
In 2020, France still slightly surpassed Britain in military potential. The French have fought a lot since ancient times, they have rich experience. The number exceeds 220 thousand people. The country is famous for its advanced military-industrial complex, aviation and ground forces. The government annually puts more than 44 billion US dollars in the budget for the army. The French army does not need anything. Each soldier is provided to the maximum and can even count on future employment.
This state is actively competing with any powerful representative of our ranking of the world’s strongest armies. In fact, the army is absent on the island. Security forces are engaged in “self-defense”, but the number exceeds 248 thousand people. In the Pacific, this is the 4th largest military group, therefore it is very dangerous and aggressive. The main rivals of Japan 2: China and North Korea. Moreover, a peace treaty has not yet been concluded between Japan and Russia, which does not allow countries to cooperate on weapons issues.
It has the most powerful potential among all the existing Muslim armies. The armed forces of Turkey at a very high level. The number is more than half a million people with a budget of $ 18 billion, which is extremely small for full security. The country has a lot of military equipment: more than 1000 aircraft and almost 3,500 tanks. The Navy in Turkey in the Black Sea has submarines and surface ships (it completely controls the sea course). The military-industrial complex of Turkey is developing very actively, interacting with both NATO countries and Russia.
State with a huge population. In the past few years, India has begun to grow rapidly from an economic point of view, although a huge number of people are still below the poverty line. The armed forces of Turkey number more than 1.3 million people. This is just a huge army compared to the potential of many European countries. The annual budget exceeds $ 50 billion for the maintenance of the military.
The armed forces number more than 630 thousand people. South Korea is second only to the DPRK (North Korea) and China in military power. For more than 60 years, South Korea has continued the war with North. Seoul and Pyongyang only last year began to coexist more or less peacefully, but the level of preparedness in the country is always very high. The army numbers more than 1.2 million people. The annual budget is $ 34 billion. The USA constantly supports South Korea, therefore, politically and economically, the state always replayes the DPRK.
Full name – People’s Liberation Army of China. This is the most numerical army in the whole world! The Chinese government contains more than 2.5 million people involved in the troops. The annual budget is 127 billion dollars! China is second only to the United States in financing. The military is highly regarded in the state, and often they have the most complex functions. In China, almost 10,000 tanks and 3,000 aircraft are in service. The number of submarines reaches 70. The military potential is huge! The military-industrial complex is only expanding annually. In the Asian region, the state reserves the leader for many years in a row.
The Russian army is famous all over the world. By the number of troops, Russia is second only to a few countries: India, China, the USA and North Korea. The number is almost 800 thousand people. The annual budget is $ 77 billion. Every year the budget is only growing. Russia has the most powerful potential regarding ground forces. Moreover, the navy and the air force also continue to develop actively and have good experience in warfare.
A clear leader in the ranking of the most powerful armies in the world. In terms of US numbers, it is inferior exclusively to China. Today, there are almost 1.4 million people in the US Army. The main feature of the US armed forces is the space budget. The government annually allocates more than $ 600 billion to maintain the army. It’s just a lot of money (in second place is China, with 126 billion a year). The difference between financing armies with the leading countries of the world is huge, so America remains the leader in this area.
We marked the top 10 countries in terms of armament. Each has its own potential, each has its own situation. There are many weapons in the modern world, but we hope that they will be used as rarely as possible.