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Top 10 Most Powerful Armies in the World

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We all live in a specific country which is covered by the protected walls of men with weapons. A country who has the greater number of soldiers or weapons does not mean that it has a powerful army. There are many different factors that must be taken in order to determine which country has the most powerful army in the world. They are examined on the basis of manpower, land system, air power, naval power, resources, finance and geography covered. Nuclear power was excluded from the survey. The results were refined further with bonuses like low oil consumption and the final result is the Top 10 Most Powerful Armies in the World.

10. Brazil

Brazil armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.6912
  • Tanks : 470
  • Total Army Personnel : 371,200
  • Total Aircraft : 822
  • Logistical Vehicles : 7500
  • Total Land Weapon : 8250
  • Total Budget : $31 billion

The Brazilian Army has been active since 1822 during the independence of Brazil from Portugal. They are engaged in many wars including World War I and II and the cold war. Presently the commander in chief of Brazilian Army is Dilma Rousseff.

9. Italy

Italy armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.6838
  • Tanks : 720
  • Total Army Personnel : 293,200
  • Total Aircraft : 770
  • Logistical Vehicles : 9600
  • Total Land Weapon : 10500
  • Total Budget : $32 billion

The Italian Army was established in 27th march 1861. The headquarter of the Army General staff is located in Rome. They are engaged in many wars including World War I and World War II.

8. South Korea

South Korean armyPhoto credit: flickr

  • Power index : 0.6547
  • Tanks : 2450
  • Total Army Personnel : 653,000
  • Total Aircraft : 870
  • Logistical Vehicles : 8600
  • Total Land Weapon : 13300
  • Total Budget : $28 billion

The Republic of Korea Army is responsible for ground based warfare. The army was organized into 3 armies, the first army (FROKA), second operational command and third army (TROKA).

7. Germany

Germany armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.6491
  • Tanks : 405
  • Total Army Personnel : 148,500
  • Total Aircraft : 925
  • Logistical Vehicles : 11500
  • Total Land Weapon : 10500
  • Total Budget : $43 billion

The German Army founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West Germany. Till 1919 Deutsches Heer was the official name of the German Army. Since then numerous times its name was changed and finally it was renamed to Heer.

6. France

France armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.6163
  • Tanks : 571
  • Total Army Personnel : 362,485
  • Total Aircraft : 544
  • Logistical Vehicles : 13700
  • Total Land Weapon : 10600
  • Total Budget : $58 billion

The French Army is one of the oldest armies established in the 15th century. The current chief of the French army is General Bertand Ract Madoux. It is the largest component of the French Armed Force and placed under the responsibility of the French Government.

5. United Kingdom

united kingdom armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.5185
  • Tanks : 227
  • Total Army Personnel : 224,500
  • Total Aircraft : 1412
  • Logistical Vehicles : 16000
  • Total Land Weapon : 11500
  • Total Budget : $57 billion

The British army is the land warfare branch of British Armed Force of the UK. It is a part of the Ministry of Defense and established in 1707. The British army is one of the biggest dictators in the world and they ruled many countries. They played a very important role in World War I and World War II.

4. India

Indian armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.4346
  • Tanks : 3555
  • Total Army Personnel : 1,325,000
  • Total Aircraft : 1970
  • Logistical Vehicles : 70000
  • Total Land Weapon : 75000
  • Total Budget : $44 billion

The Indian Armed Force is the military force of the Republic of India. The President of India is the supreme commander of India. This force has been engaged in many military operations such as Indo-Pakistan war in 1947, 1965, 1971 and Kargil war.

3. China

chinese armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.3351
  • Tanks : 7950
  • Total Army Personnel : 2,285,000
  • Total Aircraft : 5050
  • Logistical Vehicles : 55000
  • Total Land Weapon : 48000
  • Total Budget : $129 billion

The People’s Liberation army (military of China) was founded on 1st august 1927. The PLA has the second highest budget in the world. The officer ranks are further divided into army, navy and air force.

2. Russia

Russian armyPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.2618
  • Tanks : 2867
  • Total Army Personnel : 1,400,000
  • Total Aircraft : 4450
  • Logistical Vehicles : 12000
  • Total Land Weapon : 91000
  • Total Budget : $64 billion

The armed force of the Russian Federation is the military service of Russia. The military is divided into ground force, navy and air force. Russia is planning is to increase the budget 53% up to 2014.

United states of America

United States army - Most Powerful Armies in the WorldPhoto credit: wikimedia

  • Power index : 0.2475
  • Tanks : 8325
  • Total Army Personnel : 1,477,896
  • Total Aircraft : 15293
  • Logistical Vehicles : 267,240
  • Total Land Weapon : 56,000
  • Total Budget : $690 billion

The army of the United States of America is the most powerful on Earth filled with the latest technology. It was established on 14 June 1775. The primary mission of the army is ‘ to fight and win nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operation and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.

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