Check out my blog on the TOP 7 NATIONS WITH THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY POWER IN THE WORLD
A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by government of that country. It typically consists of branches such as. Air, navy, army. The task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state, and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state.
Germany is also known as one of the most powerful military power in the world.
Germanyofficially the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY is a sovereign state in Central-Western Europe.
German military strength falls short of its economic strength on the world stage. Recently, Germany has started considering offering military support to eastern European NATO members. It has also considered a more active international role militarily. Germany spends $45 billion on its military annually, making it one of the most powerful military power in the world.
France is only about the size of Texas, and its area is 6.5 percent that of the United States. France’s military budget is about 8 percent that of the United States. However, France spends more on defense than many countries that are much larger.
For example, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, (SIPRI) France spends 71% more on defense than Brazil. France also spends more than India which borders numerous potentially problematic neighbors including China and Pakistan.
According to sources, France spent total 53.1 billion in 2014, which places the france in the sixth position of the most powerful military power in the world.France spends more on defense, however than South Korea (36.7 billion), which has North Korea as a neighbour.
Of course, France is a relatively small country and borders only friendly Western European countries. However, in terms of military spending as a percentage of GDP, France spends nearly as much as China:
France also has the third-largest nuclear arsenal on earth.
5. UNITED KINGDOM
The U.K. is planning on reducing the size of its armed forces by 20% between 2010 and 2018, with smaller cuts to the Royal Navy and RAF. The defense budget stands at $54 billion.
Despite scaling back, the U.K. counts on being able to project its power around the world. The Royal Navy is planning on putting the HMS Queen Elizabeth, an aircraft carrier that has a flight deck measuring at 4.5 acres, into service in 2020. The Queen Elizabeth is planned to carry 40 F-35B joint strike fighters around the world.
India’s defense spending is expected to rise as it pursues a modernization drive. Currently, it is estimated that India only spends $46 billion on its budget, and it is slated to become the fourth highest spender by 2020. It is already the world’s largest importer of military goods.
India has ballistic missiles with a range capable of hitting all of Pakistan or most of China. Indian military strategy has been dominated by its long-simmering conflict with Pakistan, although there have also been minor wars between China and India in the past.
China has embarked upon a relentless policy of massive military spending, with a 12.2% increase in spending over the past year. China’s defense budget stands at $126 billion but could unofficially be higher, prompting concern across Asia as China attempts to project its power to settle border disputes with Japan and the Philippines.
Currently,the size of Chinese army is increasing day ,by day, its 2,285,000 with active personnel with an additional 2,3,00,000 in the reserves.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation places the second position in the list of the most powerful military power in the world.
It was establish after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On 7 May 1992, Boris Yeltsin signed a presidential decree establishing the Russian Ministry of Defence and placing all Soviet Armed Forces troops on the territory of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic under Russian control.The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is the President of Russia. The Russian Armed Forces were formed in 1992.
Russia’s military expenditures to be considerably higher In the early 2000s, defence spending increased by at least a minimum of one-third year-on-year, leading to overall defence expenditure almost quadrupling over the past six years, and according to Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, this rate is to be sustained through 2010. Official government military spending for 2005 was US $32.4 billion, though various sources, have estimated Russia’s military expenditures to be considerably higher than the reported amount
The Russian government’s published 2014 military budget is about 2.49 trillion rubles (approximately US$69.3 billion), the third largest in the world behind the US and China.
The Russian government’s published 2014 military budget is about 2.49 trillion rubles (approximately US$69.3 billion), the third largest in the world behind the US and China. The official budget is set to rise to 3.03 trillion rubles (approximately US$83.7 billion) in 2015, and 3.36 trillion rubles (approximately US$93.9 billion) in 2016.
1. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The United States is the most powerful military power in the world. It has the largest economy in the world, thanks in large part to its massive entertainment and media industry. The economy in California alone produces about $2.5 trillion.
Currently being led by a dude named Donald Trump, the US remains a powerhouse in the international community. But respect for the US government takes a hit every time Trump sends out a Tweet.
The US has the most powerful military in the world. It has the most modernized and sophisticated military weapon systems and possesses a huge number of nuclear warheads.
The U.S. defense budget is $612 billion. Despite sequestration and other spending cuts, the United States spends more money on defense than the next ten highest spending countries combined.