Which country has the toughest armed forces?

These are the 15 strongest armies in the world

No other country spends as much money on its military as they do. And to consolidate their position, with three exceptions (USA, China, Turkey) they also increased their defense budgets between 2009 and 2018. That fits in with a world that is generally upgrading rather than disarming.

The renowned Stockholm peace research institute Sipri has again listed the 15 countries that spend the most on their military this year. Remarkable: With Russia, a superpower falls significantly behind in the ranking. An overview.

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These are the 15 strongest armies in the world - a great power surprisingly falls behind

These are the 15 strongest armies in the world - a great power is surprisingly falling behind

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  • 15. Turkey

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  • 14. Canada

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  • 13. Australia

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  • 12. Brazil

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  • 11. Italy

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  • 10. South Korea

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  • 9. Japan

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  • 8. Germany

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  • 7. Great Britain

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  • 6. Russia

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  • 5. France

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  • 4. India

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  • 3. Saudi Arabia

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  • 2. China

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  • 1. USA

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