Monday, November 29, 2010

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.



No 10: Turkey



Annual Defense Budget$30,936,000,000
Military Personnel514,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually1,298,979
Fighter Jets1,530
Navy Ships180
Purchasing Power$853,900,000,000

No 9: Japan

Annual Defense Budget$44,300,000,000
Military Personnel378,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually1,212,321
Fighter Jets2,700
Navy Ships150
Purchasing Power$4,272,000,000,000

No 8: Brazil

Annual Defense Budget$24,000,000,000
Military Personnel287,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually3,275,154
Fighter Jets1,650
Navy Ships90
Purchasing Power$1,849,000,000,000

No 7. Germany



Annual Defense Budget$46,000,000,000
Military Personnel250,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually863,773
Fighter Jets1,100
Navy Ships130
Purchasing Power$2,807,000,000,000

No 6: France

Annual Defense Budget$62,000,000,000
Military Personnel225,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually783,788
Fighter Jets1,900
Navy Ships135
Purchasing Power$2,075,000,000,000

No 5: British

Annual Defense Budget$53,000,000,000
Military Personnel195,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually784,520
Fighter Jets2,670
Navy Ships140
Purchasing Power$2,130,000,000,000

No 4: India

Annual Defense Budget$33,000,000,000
Military Personnel1,325,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually22,229,373
Fighter Jets1,250
Navy Ships145
Purchasing Power$2,966,000,000,000

No 3: Russia



Annual Defense Budget$43,000,000,000
Military Personnel1,245,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually1,602,673
Fighter Jets6,500
Navy Ships525
Purchasing Power$2,097,000,000,000

No 2: China

Annual Defense Budget$59,000,000,000
Military Personnel2,255,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually20,470,412
Fighter Jets2,400
Navy Ships760
Purchasing Power$7,099,000,000,000

No 1: United States



Annual Defense Budget$515,000,000,000
Military Personnel1,385,000
Population Reaching Military Age Annually4,266,128
Fighter Jets22,700
Navy Ships1,600
Purchasing Power$13,780,000,000,000

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