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10 Countries with the Largest Armed Forces

Even with diplomacy being the backbone the international scenario nowadays, countries find the need to spend a sizeable percentage of their annual budget on the military, and for good reason. It’s called preparing for the worst. A look back at history reveals that disputes have seldom been settled on paper. With tensions peaking and ebbing unpredictably on several fronts and terrorist factions emerging within countries all over the world, the military is always in need of more able individuals. And though numbers may not win a war, they certainly matter.


Following is a list of the ten countries that currently have the largest military forces in the world. [Stats via Wikipedia]


Chinese Armed Forces

United States of America


Indian Armed Forces

North Korea

North Korean Armed Forces


Russian Armed Forces

South Korea

South Korean Armed Forces


Pakistani Armed Forces


Iranian Armed Forces


Turkish Armed Forces


Vietnamese Armed Forces

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