POWERFUL MILITARIES IN THE WORLD
Added on: 4th Dec 2016
Officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,
North Korea is known for its oppressive government
and its antagonistic relationship with a good portion of
the world. It currently holds 4,200 tanks, 944 aircraft and
a naval force of 967. In spite of these numbers, North
Korea’s weaponry is considered to be aged and obsolete
with limited capabilities. For example, out of the 70
submarines it currently has, 20 are rusty Romeo-class
submarines with 1950’s technology.
The Royal Saudi Armed Forces consists of the Saudi Arabian
Army, the Royal Saudi Air Force, the Royal Saudi Navy, the
Royal Saudi Air Defence, the Saudi Arabian National Guard
(SANG) and paramilitary forces, together totalling over
230,000 active-duty members. It’s one of the richest
militaries in the world and is in charge of protecting
the country’s vast wealth.
The unstoppable rise of China has forced Australia, as
well as most countries in the Asia-Pacific region, into a
continuous upgrade and modernization of their military
force, which, despite its small size, is considered one of
the best and most effective in the world.
Despite being one of the most peaceful and friendliest countries
throughout its history, Canada’s military is among the most
powerful in the world. Currently, Canada has an extensive
arsenal of military weapons including 181 tanks, 426 Aircraft
and a total naval strength of 63.
The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran total about
545,000 active personnel and is without a doubt one of the
most powerful and dominant forces in the Mid-East.
The military is the foundation of unity and peace in Thai society.
Thailand has an impressive number of active personnel
and tanks in the world. A more fascinating fact is that
Thailand has an aircraft carrier but does not have an aircraft
fleet (Since their AV-8S Matadors were withdrawn from
service in 2006).
Under the constant threat of the gigantic Chinese army that has
plans to invade and occupy the country, Taiwan has
focused its military development in terms of defence
operations. That’s why, for such a small island, Taiwan has
more helicopters (307) than most countries, and its number
of tanks (2,005) and aircrafts (815 total) is quite impressive
in relation to its size.
The unrest and tension in Ukraine has forced the Polish
government to spend outrageous amounts of money lately
and as a result the country’s military and warfare equipment
has improved dramatically within only a few years.
The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) is the country’s defence force
and is regarded as one of the most prestigious and sacred
things in the local culture, especially after the brave (and
victorious, in most historians’ eyes) resistance it exhibited
fighting against superpowers such as France and the US
in the twentieth century. It’s an integral part of the country’s
culture and is considered one of the most powerful in Asia.