The following are a bunch of little-known facts, which you might find rather interesting.
- The United States’ spends more on its Defence Budget in 7 minutes than Antigua and Barbuda spends in one year
- China’s army has 1 million more troops than the United States’ Army, but the United States spends 20 times more on their army
- Springfield 1903 United States’ rifle had features derived from the German Mauser. Ironically, the United States continued paying royalties to German while fighting them during World War I.
- The USSR suffered more military losses during World War II than all other the other fighting nations combined
- More people died in 4 hours of fighting during World War II than died in the September 11th 2001 attacks
- More United States soldiers died during the Civil War than World War I
- The Battle of Stalingrad during World War II had almost twice the casualties of the second highest casualty battle, Somme River I during World War I
- There were more than 3 times as many military fatalities in the Korean War than the Vietnam War, despite the fact that the Vietnam War was 5 times longer
- During the 1st Gulf War there were only 148 US Army casualties
- Over 8 million Chinese people died during World War II due to famine and internal purges
- The peak strength of the German Army during World War II exceeded the peak strength of both France and the UK combined
- Three German World War II planes, Messerschmitt ME 163, Messerschmitt 262 and Heinkel He 162A, had maximum speeds quicker than most modern passenger airliners
- The world’s 5 smallest armed forces combined make consist of less than 3000 troops
- Approximately 4% of the whole of North Korea’s population are enlisted soldiers
- During World War II, the German Luftwaffe produced more than 90,000 aircraft