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Top 10 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

United States # 1

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United States, most powerful militaries – photo courtesy of Photo Bucket

Though it isn’t surprising that The United States lands on the top of this list, it is still surprising just how much more the U.S. puts into their incredibly powerful military than any other nation in the world. Spending nearly $700 billion annually, the U.S. military budget is more than 5 times that of any other other military in the world. That budget gives the U.S. a huge labor force, massive air force and much much more.

 

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  • http://www.UKOK.fr.gd/ I’ve Voted YES for Scotland

    If the USA really wanted to lead the world it would be peaceful, instead of a militaristic monster.

    • http://www.celebjihad.com/ Sayyid Ali Shaheed

      Yes, this is funny that the Great Satan thinks it is so powerful, but they run like homoqueers at the sight of our mighty Jihadists.

      • http://www.UKOK.fr.gd/ I’ve Voted YES for Scotland

        Islam is a peaceful religion and it’s the USA that’s public enemy number one. The usa is a fascist rebellion against the Royal Navy from 1773 that needs to be put down. Native America is rising. The USA battleships need to be seized in the name of Her Majesty The Queen and converted into peaceful passenger ships sailing the globe so pilgrims from every port can reach Mecca and there shall be NOUSA because it is the will of Almighty God that the satanists shall fall.

        • http://www.celebjihad.com/ Sayyid Ali Shaheed

          Brother YES

          You surely speak wisdom regarding those filthy americunts. The next time you are in Yemen, I will invite you to my palace to eat a dinner of goat stew and to have your way with one of my many wives.

          • joe foley

            aaah goat stew is my favourite brother now lets to talk about the wife.. have you got a skinny one but with a big bum?

          • Crocanadian

            With some pig shiskabobs!!You people are sick!!

          • Syn Hope

            Sayyid, show me one Muslim country where we can conduct fair elections? Muslim leaders are cheating us. That is the reality. When was the last time you opened the Quran. Read it. Allah has given us the examples of bani-israel. How Allah let lose the Romans, Persians upon the Muslims of those days. And Allah is not even criticising them. Allah is condemning Muslims of that time. In the same way, we are are war with Allah and His Messanger. Unless we declare ceasefire, Allah will continue to send non-Muslims upon us. We are declined not because of America. We are declined because of our own doings. At least in the west, we are treated like humans. I have been to Saudi Arabia recently. We are treated like animals there.

        • Syn Hope

          Nobody is talking about Islam here. We are talking about Muslims. I am Muslim. We are the most corrupt people on the planet. We cannot even conduct fair elections. You are in Britain because you dont like Muslim societies. I am in the west, because west respected me. Saudis think I am worst than donkey. Muslim countries spent 75% of its budget on military. Wake up man. Nobody is talking about Islam, but Muslims.

          • http://www.UKOK.fr.gd/ GREAT Britain UK=OK!

            My experience is that Muslims are the best and most honest people. I love my Muslim neighbours. I’m in the UK and everything will be OK! Vote LABOUR #JC4PM #WorldPeace

      • http://www.rancheschile.com/ Grammar Nazi

        It was the US that provided you the weapons you use. You people are so backward you couldn’t manufacture a weapon if your lives depended upon it.

        • http://www.celebjihad.com/ Sayyid Ali Shaheed

          Grab-ass Nazi

          Shut up, mofo. Allah (swt) is the one who has blessed us with the destructive power of the holy AK47.

          Allahu Akbar

          • Cirno

            nope

            Mikhail Kalashnikov was it faggot

        • Abdullah The Sheik of Tikrit

          gay fag nazi

          My fist has an appointment with your face….to knock out your eyeballs and then stomp them in front of your blind ass.

      • Rexford L

        Sayyid, if the United States wanted to.. there would be NO more Islamic nations LEFT on this planet, and they would be VAPORIZED within 30 minutes.. THATS POWER!!

      • Syn Hope

        Sayyid, I am a Muslim too. American is a huge economy. But what about Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt? Pakistan is a bankrupt country and yet consumes 75% of the budget. Saudis spent 1 trillion dollars on arms import in just last decade alone. Egypt is the same story. I am not supporting American military. They are destroying themselves. But my problem is we Muslims tend to finger point others while we are outspending far more than any non-Muslim country in the world. Our economies are finished. We cannot even conduct fair elections. This is the reality sir.

  • http://www.celebjihad.com/ Sayyid Ali Shaheed

    What a load of garbage. The Yemeni military should be number one, followed by Iraq as a close second.

  • Robert Blair

    America actually isn’t the most powerful military power in the world hah, hence not showing their complete stats of active persons in all branches, china could squash America like a bug

    • Rexford L

      Robert, the ONLY thing China has over the United States is the size of their standing army. In EVERY other comparison China comes in WAY down the list..

  • larryx

    T.G. that number one is USA, I would hate to think what life could be like with out Uncle Sam.

    • joe foley

      ha ha ha ha ha trouble is and you want to get bigger than all the rest you have to keep on making new enemies to justify getting bigger . Hey lets invade a few countries, lets stick a few missile bases in the Ruskies back garden lets have another cold war! Hello we could even have a medium sized hot war just short of nukes a million dead just to show everyone we mean business.. Dont monkey with USA

    • http://www.rancheschile.com/ Grammar Nazi

      I dream of what life would be like without Uncle Sam! I pay 60% of my salary to the skinny weasel. If he dropped dead tomorrow the American people would not miss him.

  • deepak

    This is fake ranking..

    Real List Be like

    1-CHINA(1600000 Active Force, 20000000 Reserve force, Nukes, ICBMs, and evrthing a Coutry can have)
    2-INDIA/Russian(both having 1200000 active and 10000000 Reserve with Nukes and ICBMS)
    3-USA

    4-NATO(Single European countries are like insects. They cant be in LIST as Single Entity)
    5-Brazil/South Korea

    • Rexford L

      China might have a huge standing army, but moving an army like that around the world would be a little bit harder than you’d think.. moving an army will take ships, and Chinese shipping would be on the bottom of the sea if it came down to a war with the west..

      • deepak

        it is when China will move army to west, but I think it will never happen…it is west who wants China down so they will have to move their Army their…and I don’t think they will dare so after their nightmare in Vietnam. west can never cross Indian Ocean as it has to cross Giant Indian Navy with Nuclear Weapons

    • Ben Dover

      Deepak, that was a nice try. But remember your top 2 choices have never been tried in combat. On paper they look good. But when the feces hits the fan, how well will they perform ???

      • deepak

        I don’t think so…China is continuous fighting with Terrorist in East China, Russia in Kremia and Chechnya, India with Pakistan and Afghanistan….All armies are battle Ready….and i go through NATO performance in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan…I don’t think they know how to win a war..not able to win in Vietnam and Afghanistan shows they lack war skills…

    • SiMoebus

      Looking at what was included for China, USA and Russia would both return back to the top in that order. The reason is that for Nukes and ICBM both nations have more. Then both nations naval force would need to be considered.

      • deepak

        but it is Population and Area size matters when it is a Nuclear war..more population your chance of surviving is more…USA has 180 Million and China has 1.5 Billion. If USA kills 3 Times more peoples in CHINA still CHINA will survive but there will be no one in USA, it will be a dead Nation. I support no one but just facts i got from Internet.

        • SiMoebus

          USA has the worlds largest nuclear arsenal.

          • deepak

            its ur assumption..

          • SiMoebus

            It is a fact. However, in the anti-America crowd the opposite is a wish.

          • deepak

            day dreaming is bad for health..

          • SiMoebus

            No really that bad, but a problem with the Anti-America crowd.

  • Krishnamoorthy Ch

    It is India that manufactured their own Aircraft carrier and not China as mentioned. The are two Aircraft carriers in service and two more under construction. And the budget for Indian Military was not any less , close to $ 50 Billion in 2013. Not that these figures make me any proud so much money on weapons could be spent elsewhere, but with aggressive neighbors, it is probably a necessity.

  • Thiago Chahin

    This is my list :
    1. US
    2. Russia
    3. China
    4. UK
    5. France
    6. Turkey (would be 4th if nukes were not considered)
    7. Israel
    8. Germany
    9. Japan
    10. South Korea
    11. India
    12. Pakistan
    13. Saudi Arabia
    14. Italy
    15. Australia
    16th Brazil

    • James Mark

      France should be on Tier 1. France is the wealthiest and most economic nation in Europe. They also stood against entire religioustard Europe during their dark ages. Are you forgetting the war of coalitions and the wars that happened before that? UK has been put into its place 1000 times by French. It is not even UK anymore. It’s DK (Divided Kingdom). Pakistan doesn’t even comes close in top 20.

      • Thiago Chahin

        What France did in the Middle Ages does not matter now.
        If they wanna rank up, they would either show strenght or increase their military equipment higher than UK.
        Tier 1 is only meant for Superpower.
        Pakistan has NUKES and is able to sustain long wars as demonstrated. If nukes were not to be considered, Turkey would have the 4th place.
        17th would be Iran, 18th would be North Korea.

        • James Mark

          So, you are some Paki muslim terrorist gutter rat who’s posting his country in top 20 military. Pakistan’s nukes are a joke and even a country like Iran has better nukes than your Islamic terrorist nation. Quit it, t8rrorist muslim gutter rat. Just to let you know, France a lot more modern military equipment than UK. UK has no first hand success with their invasions of other countries. France straight went ahead and destroyed many militaristically strong nations like Egypt, Vietnam, Indies, .etc

          • Thiago Chahin

            When a person has no arguments, he starts personal attacks. Calling me a Pakistani, if I were, and I am not, is not an offense. You have to be more creative than that…and you will be after you leave kindergarten.
            Cheers!

          • James Mark

            So, does being born in a foreign country makes you a less Paki or what? Lol. Loser. Grow up. You Pakistanis/Indians are undesirable. You’re just using a different pseudonym for your online activities. It still wont change the fact that you are a oversea grown stinky vile Paki. No analyst or even a sane educated person would put Pakistan on a developing countries list or even a military power list.

          • James Mark

            So you think that just having an English name on a computer screen will make me or the people here believe that you are not some nasty person with paki roots? Dude, no sane analyst or even a political expert would compare Pakistan behind India or vice versa or even put Pakistan in top list of anything except terrorism, poverty, population, or other negative stuff.

          • James Mark

            Oh. The Pakistani is ashamed of his disgusting Islamic roots.

      • Rexford L

        Germany is more powerful than France, what France has though is a nuclear armed Navy.

        • Thiago Chahin

          Exactly. Without considering nukes, Germany would come on top of France and perhaps even UK.

        • James Mark

          Sure. If that was real, then you Germans wouldn’t have bow down to Muslim immigrant scums and their heinous demands. We french know what to do, but do you other European scums know anything else? Bitch please. France went against entire Europe more than 300 times in an armed and ideological wars. France won all the times. Germany. My ass. If Napoleon the first was alive today, he’d be kicking your nazi asses with just 400 men. We French wont bow down to anyone, not even USA.

      • Spitfire

        “France is the wealthiest and most economic nation in Europe. They also
        stood against entire religioustard Europe during their dark ages. ”

        So sayeth James Mark. I inquire what planet do you come from James? The French have been invaded so many times by the Brits throughout history and what is more, what about the inglorious surrender in 1940?. Cowards they be the, Froggies!

        • James Mark

          France lost a lot less compared to Britain. France lost ww2, because the nazi Germans launched a surprise attack from Belgium and southern Italy. French didn’t had any time to prepare for it. Don’t alter historical facts, paki Muslim terrorist thug.

        • James Mark

          Franks totally destroyed UK. You’re just a jealous White evil Anglo colonist.

    • Ben Dover

      Excellent list. You are a well informed person

    • deepak

      How u give USA a Tier 1 as they are not able to win in Vietnam, Iraq and they are killed in Afghanistan…these are very small countries with small forces…if you consider Giants like Russia, China and INDIA…in 2 days there will be no USA on the planet…USA peoples are DUMB and dont know how to fight.

      • SiMoebus

        Russia did worse in Afghanistan that the US did, and the Taliban was one of the groups that rose to oppose Russia. It still leaves then in Tier 1 with USA though.

        • deepak

          means a army who cant fight with a group of farmers with simple weapons should be in Tier 1…am I understanding it right??

          • SiMoebus

            Understanding that farmers with gun, bombs, and using various different tactics can fight off superior forces. Trying to pretend it otherwise is not understanding.

          • deepak

            from Your illogical answers it looks like u r from USA..Hahahah..

          • SiMoebus

            And that is coming from a person who believe that “farmers” have never become soldiers in the entire history. Maybe, opening a history book or newspaper to understand would be more advantageous than spreading fallacies.

          • deepak

            i live in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan are our Neighbors..USA has totally destabilized the region..and what they are doing is drone attacks..they dont have the courage to go inside the Afghanistan…India suffered terrorist attacks becoz of this war. USA soldiers dont have courage to go inside and end this war..what kind of soldiers they are….we also want USA should end this war they started..but they are not capable of doing this…u r just writing and i am seeing from my eyes what they are doing…I cant consider them as a Tier 1 Army…India fought two time with Pakistan and Pakistan surrendered in 5 days both the times…and USA is not able to win with Afghanistan in 10 years…which dont have a army at all..

          • SiMoebus

            The problems in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh have existed long before India became fragmented into those 3 states. Afghanistan’s problems are older than when Russia attempted to invade that country.

            Not accepting the position of the USA does not change the fact that they are a one tier.

            P.S. Historical not once and none were for 5 days.

          • Delhi Voter

            Ok, then u tell why we consider USA as Tier 1..any good reason..atleast one..

          • SiMoebus

            The worlds largest nuclear arsenal and the highest amount spend on defense. Sorry, that was two.

          • Delhi Voter

            what is the proof of Nukes, I think Its Russia and China…and about spending..if u spend 1 Million and Show 5 Billion in Books surely it will be the biggest budget..(one cruise missile cost 2 Million in USA and it cost only 75000 in Russia and India, how this kind of difference can exist..Brahmos is the World Best Cruise Missile..better than others)

          • SiMoebus

            When it comes to considering the US you seem to just refuse that the nation actually exists. Then you seem to work backwards from their.

          • Delhi Voter

            and about problems..it all started when USA and Russia started fighting…and disintegration was due to British Colonization (They are curse and Evil of the Planet)….

          • SiMoebus

            Right! What other facts are going to be made up, I will wait.

      • Gianni

        “USA peoples are DUMB and dont know how to fight” – you don’t know much about history (or English).

    • Haevum

      You are not a brazillan, you are a licker and sucker balls of Yankees, that you are.

    • Syn Hope

      Have you forgotten India somewhere?

      • Thiago Chahin

        Didn’t you see India in 11th position?

  • Spitfire

    What a load of rubbish especially from those misguided Jihadists who still remain in the dark ages. Bless them they know no better! America has certainly not got the most powerful military in the world and they had better wake up to that. China outranks them in all 3 Forces Air, Land and sea.

  • Ben Dover

    To Sayyid & I voted yes for homosexuality
    & the rest of you swine copulating adultering morons: Without a
    strong USA you would be still throwing sticks & stones at your
    enemies. Without a strong USA, you would still be living in a tent in
    the middle of the fucking desert, raping little children & eating
    dog shit for breakfast. Without a strong USA, your Arab neighbors would
    be making you all their bitches tonight.

    So, instead of cursing America, you should be thanking your false God for the USA &
    afterwards, bow down and kiss the ass of an American Soldier, who
    probably fought for your right(s) to spew out the kind of garbage that
    you spew out on a daily basis.

    So, take your “religion of peace” bullshit somewhere else. But in the meantime go & fuck your face.

  • deepak

    If USA is so powerful why it got defeated in Vietnam, Iraq and facing defeat in Afghanistan. Not able to establish Peace in Syria, Libya…I shows us one thing that power don’t Rule now days…future is of Love and Understanding.

  • firoz khan

    America invented Osama against Russia, saddam against Iran, Al ansar al
    sharia jihadis against Libya, al nusra against Syria and Isis against
    Iraq.

    so overall America is axis of evil.

  • https://plus.google.com/+?????????????????????????????? ????????? ????????

    sodomits not warriors, fk US !

  • Pat-BRD

    mit 100% Sicherheit könnte Deutschland auf Nummer 1 stehen, würde unsere Regierung endlich die Marionettenfäden durchtrennen!