Top 10 Military Powers in the World

According to one source, there has been peace on our earth for only 300 years out of thousands. Conflicts on some scale have been going on, for almost, forever, whether it is on religious basis, ethnic issues or resources. Simply put, were there is man, there is bound to be war. Although wars have been avoided pretty effectively in the modern world, a country still cannot do without a military force. Today we take a look at the 10 most potent military powers in the world.

Now for the details…

No 10. Turkey

Annual Defense Budget $30,936,000,000
Military Personnel 514,000
Population reaching military age annually 1,298,979
Fighter Jets 1,530
Navy Ships 180
Purchasing power $853,900,000,000

No 9. Japan

Annual Defense Budget $44,300,000,000
Military Personnel 378,000
Population reaching military age annually 1,212,321
Fighter Jets 2,700
Navy Ships 150
Purchasing power $4,272,000,000,000



No 8. Brazil

Annual Defense Budget $24,000,000,000
Military Personnel 287,000
Population reaching military age annually 3,275,154
Fighter Jets 1,650
Navy Ships 90
Purchasing power $1,849,000,000,000

No 7. Germany

Annual Defense Budget $46,000,000,000
Military Personnel 250,000
Population reaching military age annually 863,773
Fighter Jets 1,100
Navy Ships 130
Purchasing power $2,807,000,000,000



No 6. France

Annual Defense Budget $62,000,000,000
Military Personnel 225,000
Population reaching military age annually 783,788
Fighter Jets 1,900
Navy Ships 135
Purchasing power $2,075,000,000,000

No 5. UK

Annual Defense Budget $53,000,000,000
Military Personnel 195,000
Population reaching military age annually 784,520
Fighter Jets 2,670
Navy Ships 140
Purchasing power $2,130,000,000,000



No 4. India

Annual Defense Budget $33,000,000,000
Military Personnel 1,325,000
Population reaching military age annually 22,229,373
Fighter Jets 1,250
Navy Ships 145
Purchasing power $2,966,000,000,000

No 3. Russia

Annual Defense Budget $43,000,000,000
Military Personnel 1,245,000
Population reaching military age annually 1,602,673
Fighter Jets 6,500
Navy Ships 525
Purchasing power $2,097,000,000,000

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No 2. China

Annual Defense Budget $59,000,000,000
Military Personnel 2,255,000
Population reaching military age annually 20,470,412
Fighter Jets 2,400
Navy Ships 760
Purchasing power $7,099,000,000,000

No 1. USA

Annual Defense Budget $515,000,000,000
Military Personnel 1,385,000
Population reaching military age annually 4,266,128
Fighter Jets 22,700
Navy Ships 1,600
Purchasing power $13,780,000,000,000

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