It took Germany 25 years to restore its status as Europe’s largest economy. Since most Germans born after WWII are anti-war, the nation’s defense budget was kept to a minimum for decades. That all changed when Russia became a thread to Europe. 100 years after the first world war, Germany’s army is once again the best-funded military of the region. Due to a lack of manpower, they focus on developing an unmatched fleet of unmanned air crafts
- Active Personnel: 307,000
- Defense Budget: $36,680,000,000
- Armed land vehicles: 6,350
- Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 44
- Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 676
Out of 307,000, only half are currently serving – the rest are active reserve troops. So Germany makes up for a lack of quantity by equipping each soldier with over $20k worth of military equipment. It goes without saying that their special forces are equipped better then anyone else in the world.