The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World


The made an evaluation and came up with the list of the most powerful militaries in the world. They based their assessment on more than 50 factors including military budget, available manpower, and of course, resources and respective arsenals each country holds.

The United States came out on top, boasting the highest budget of more than $600 billion. You may also want to check out North Korea which holds 78 submarines. North Korea’s submarine lead is due to the fact that the country, in terms of pure numbers, has more submarines than any country in the world.

But these submarines are almost entirely unusable. A third of North Korea’s subs are noisy diesel-powered Romeos, which have been obsolete since 1961. These submarines have a weapons range of only four miles, whereas a modern U.S. submarine has a weapons range of 150 miles. By and large, this fleet is unsophisticated but durable, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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