Top 25 World’s Largest Armies

8. Germany

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.


  1. roher March 7, 2016
    • Dmitriy Feldman March 7, 2016

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