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World’s Armies

Find out more about the military forces of the world. The armed forces of a country are its government-sponsored defense, fighting forces, and organisations. The armed forces of a country exists to further the foreign and domestic policies of their governing body, and to defend that body and the nation it represents from external aggressors. In some countries paramilitary forces are included in a nation’s armed forces.

Armies have long been used as a display of power for a country. They serve as both offensive and defensive roles in most countries around the world.

The Best Army in the World

The Best Army in the World can be judged on various factors such as manpower, army expenditure or technological advances. These are the many factors that should be included in concluding the highest rated armies in the world.

The U.S. Army may have a smaller force than China, however technologically, they are more advanced. Whereas is the conditions of the The Best Army in the World was based on manpower than China would lead the way with over 2 million active service personnel. Additionally smaller military forces such as the British Army may have more experience in warfare, having been in Northern Ireland and Iraq.


If the playing field was level in terms of man power and technology the situation changes again, with the emphasis being on the skill of the Individual soldier and the strategy of the army. The British Army have particular special forces advantages, having regiments like the SAS, Royal Marines and Parachute regiment with a reputation for stringent discipline and intensive training. The Royal Marines have the longest basic training course of any normal infantry soldiers in the world at 33 weeks. The U.S. Military is not far behind with Delta Force or the Navy SEALs but the size of their special forces makes it harder to train all of the soldiers to the same level that other nations may do.

The Gurkhas should probably receive and honourable mention – they fight as part of the British Military but hail from nepal, so in a way they could be seen as an unofficial Nepalese army – in which case they would be the best trained and most skilled of any Army in the world, although lacking technology and manpower, they have proved themselves time and again in conflict.

The British Military and U.S. Military have always historically been extremely powerful, although Britain has a richer history. Since the official creation of both the British Military, no foreign power has ever managed to invade Britain. The same can be said for the US; once the British left they have had no need to actually defend their country itself. Compare these two to places that may have faced similar threats militarily, like Russia, France and Germany and their long standing dominance is very impressive.

The Top ten “best” Armies at this time in terms of expenditure and man power, training and Equipment.

1. United States
2. China
3. United Kingdom
4. France
5. Russia
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Italy
9. India
10.Saudi Arabia