Top 10 Countries Largest and Most Strongest Armies in 2014
Military forces can be named as nation’s power, it is impossible to survive a state without a strong and powerful army, to secure economy and public from any external attack and threat, forces must be skilled, resourceful and modernized, however this is nuclear age but number always matters that how much army should be needed to be independent. In the past, the military has been asked to provide support during strikes, disease outbreaks such as foot and mouth, disasters such as floods and also search and rescue operations. After world wars, each country know how to protect itself, largest and strongest armies are signal to enemies to stay far.
Following are the top ten best Armies in 2014
World highest populated country ‘People’s Republic of China’ has also the most biggest and advanced military known as People’s Liberation Army, having active personnel of 2,285,000 and reserved 950,000. With $132 billion expenditure on military, it is the largest armed force in the world, spends 1.4 % of GDP on military development to enhance its capabilities, making it more sturdy, successful and unreachable.
2. United State Of America
The United States Armed Forces are the Federal military forces of the United States, the second largest and strongest with latest weapons, As of 2013, the United States spends about $554.2 billion for military forces, approximately $88.5 billion to fund Overseas Contingency Operations, United States used 39 percent of the world’s military expenditures, with most of paid participants it is the most powerful army in the world.
Highly populated country has military with strength of over 1.3 million active personnel; it is world’s 3rd largest military force and the largest standing volunteer army in the world, has also 2.1 million reserve military personnel that are almost twice of the active personnel used 2.5% of GDP on military development, and imports most of arms from Russia, Israel.
In 1992 after termination of Soviet Union all the material of military and troops placed under Russian control known as The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Russia spent $72 billion on arms in 2011; increased in the last year, with active manpower of 766,000 having reserved 2,035,000 Russia is also the biggest supplier of arms after china and USA, spending approximately US$69.3 billion on military will increase these numbers in the coming years.
5. North Korea
The number of armed forces represents nearly 40% of the population, highly equipped and well established, 4,836,567 males, and 5,230,137 female personnel, formed in 1939. Army had no comparison either in numbers of troops or equipment, also one of the largest military in world. The KPA’s annual budget is approximately US$6 billion, about 45% of whole. Weapons used are formely local production, however, also supplies from China.
6. South Korea
Armed forces of South Korea also known as the ROK Armed Forces, developed in 1948, after the division of Korea, Armed Forces of ‘50 million populated country’ is one of the largest standing armed forces in the world having active personnel of 3,539,000. The ROK military forces are responsible for maintaining the sovereignty and to secure the republic, but often used for humanitarian and disaster-relief efforts nationwide.
The Pakistan Armed Forces are the military forces of Pakistan 37,945,440 males, age 16–49 (2010 est.),
37,381,549 females in it . They are the seventh largest in the world in terms of active troops, established in 1947 after independence, took part in two major wars with the rival India in 1965 and 1971, Pakistan armed forces have courage to fight also well armed through military relation with USA and China. Recently military of China and Pakistan have training sessions in co organized academies. 48% of total budget goes to Pakistan army in following year.
Forces total about 545,000 active personnel named as Iranian military, developed in 1925 by new king Reza Shah Pahlavi after Russian war. After the revolution in Iran, deteriorating relations with the United States resulted in international sanctions led by the USA, including an arms embargo being imposed on Iran, starts working to produce their own weapons, later ordering from Soviet Union. Iran allocate 6.3 billion for military in 2014.
Military of the ‘Republic of Turkey’ known as Turkish military, they consist of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, having 662,719 in which 52,194 are civilians, remained neutral at first stages of World War II. famous military turkey shoots are Charge of the Light Brigade, Battle of the Crater , Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, Highway of Death.
Israeli military forces including ‘1,499,998 males and 1,392,319 females’, highly equipped commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew. The Israel military Forces differ from most armed forces in the world in many ways. Differences include the mandatory conscription of women and its structure, which emphasizes close relations between the army, navy, and air force. Soldiers awarded Medal of Valor, the Medal of Courage, and the Medal of Distinguished Service for extraordinary bravery and courage.