10 most powerful militaries in the world


When it comes to military prowess, there are countries which have a say. Which is why America, Russia and Israel always determine which direction the world takes in terms of peace and stability. Based on military superiority, the following are countries with the most powerful militaries in the world.


The United States of America tops the list of the countries with the best militaries in the world.

The country spends at least $700 billion annually in training it’s military personell.In addition, there are over 1.5 million military personally, over 15,000 aircrafts and at least 1000 naval ships

The country has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and at least 10 aircraft carriers.

America has proved to be strong for several countries over the past one century. It’s evident from the Second World War, the war against Iraq, Pakistan and many other countries.

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Coming second is Russia, whose military strength is slightly lower than that of USA.According to latest figures; Russia spends at least $84 billion on military annually. The country has 767,000 military personnel, 16,000 tanks,3,500 aircraft and 60 sub marines.

Russia has the world’s largest tank fleet, the second largest aircraft fleet behind the US, and the third largest submarine fleet behind the US and China


China is ranked third in terms of military prowess, behind USA and Russia.

The country has invested heavily in military over the past one decade, and currently boasts of

China has the second largest tank fleet behind Russia and the second largest submarine fleet behind the US

The country prides of 2.5 million frontline personell, over 9,000 tanks and a total of 68 submarines.

The Chinese government spends a total of $ 216 billion on military annually.


Coming fourth is Japan, which is known for its superior technology as well as a large fleet of submarine.

Japan also has the fourth largest attack helicopter fleet behind China, Russia, and the US.

Figures show that the country spends at least $ 41 billion annually on military. In addition, there are over 250,000 frontline personell, 680 tanks, 16 submarines and 1,600 aircrafts.


India follows Japan closely and is currently ranked 5th .Figures show that the country has over 1.3 million active frontline personnel, 6,500 tankers, 1906 aircrafts and 15 submarines.

The country also has access to nuclear weapons.


Coming sixth is France, which is one of the most powerful European nations. The country has a total of 203,000 frontline active personnel, 423 tanks, 1,300 aircraft and 10 submarines.

South Korea

South Korea beats German, North Korea and a host of other nations to emerge 7th most powerful nation in terms of military strength.

The country spends at least $64 billion annually to train its military as well as buy equipment.

Currently, it boasts of 2,382 tanks, over 620,000 active frontline personnel, 1,420 aircraft and 13 submarines.


Italy is ranked 8th in terms of military strength, and it has a total of 320,000 military personell,586 tanks,760 aircraft and 6 submarine.

The country spends at least $35 billion on military.

United Kingdom

Coming at position 9 is the Great Britain, which boasts of 147,000 active frontline military,410 tanks,936 aircraft and 10 submarine.


Closing the list of top 10 most powerful military on earth is Turkey. This country has a total of 10 submarines,1,000 aircraft and a total of 3,700 tanks.

The country boasts of 411,000 frontline military personnel.