While an all-out battle may be the only way to truly determine which country has the strongest military, hopefully, we’ll never have to find out. Battle aside, how does someone determine who has the most powerful military in the world? Is it the number of soldiers in a country’s militia? Or the types of technology a country has built to defend itself? Or perhaps their military spending budget? Considering the aforementioned factors, resources like Global Fire Power, The Credit Suisse Report, and Nation Master, have allowed us to rank worldwide military powers with a good level of certainty.
Read on to see which countries made the list of the most powerful in the world, leading up to the strongest. A few of them will definitely surprise you. See which small island country has more than 1.6 million soldiers in reserve.
For a country with just 30 million people, the military at Peru is rather sizeable with 100,000 active personnel and 268,000 reservists waiting to serve at a moments notice.
Peru features an active air force that includes combat fighter jets, along with attack helicopters, attack aircraft, and air support. The country’s ground support offers 300 combat tanks, armored fighting vehicles, and support from towed and self-propelled artillery along with rocket projectors. The country also offers a small naval source comprised of frigates, patrol craft, corvettes, and six submarines. The military’s budget is just north of $820 million per year.