A top five list of the world’s largest armies (compiling navy, footsoldiers, and aircraft).
The World’s Largest Armies
Russia’s army is the 5th largest in the world, with roughly 360,000 foot-soldiers, 142,000 battleships, and and air force of 195,000 jets. We all know just how powerful Russia can be when mobilized, they’ve showed us over and over again in WWI and WWII. Total Military Units: 1,027,000.
4) North Korea
What? North Korea has a stronger military than Russia??? Well, no, not exactly. The way these are ranked is by size and number (by total military units). North Korea happens to have 950,000 foot soldiers, which is a lot more than Russia and so they get a higher number of units. North Korea’s navy has 46,000 battleships and their air force consists of 110,000 jets, Russia has triple the Korean Navy and double the Korean air force. Total Military Units: 1,106,000.
Yes, all those technological brains do make a tough military. India has 1,100,000 foot soldiers, a navy of 55,000 battleships, and an air force of 125,000 jets. Total Military Units: 1,288,000. India is fast becoming the world’s most populated country, and their military may soon grow more powerful.
The US military, famous for setting and breaking their own rules all the time, and famous for “saving” the middle-east for “nothing in return”. The american military consists of only 593,327 foot soldiers. But has a navy of 341,588 battleships and an airforce of 336,081 jets. Total Military Units: 1,498,157. American recently spent 2.5 trillion dollars in Afghanistan and Iraq. That money could have gone into research on how to prevent something like oh don’t know, an economic crisis??? America easily has the largest navy and airforce in the world, but their footsoldiers can get swarmed should they try to mess with say…
China, with the largest population in the world, is a fearsome military force. They have 1,600,000 foot soldiers, the most in the world by far. The Chinese navy consists of 255,000 ships, again a massive force. The Chinese air force also consists of 250,000 jets. The difference between these jets and the american ones? Chinese jets are much more devastating, and their drones shatter american ones. Total Military Units: 2,105,000.
All in all, i think its obvious that America has spent the most on military might here. Strangely though, China doesn’t seem all too worried about the USA, while the USA seems very concerned about China’s future. China probably knows something that we don’t.
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