7. South Korea
South Korea has been pressured into developing such a large army by aggressive neighbors. Except North Korea, they feel threatened by China and India, who are on the lookout for a solution to their over-population problem.
- Active Personnel: 3,515,000
- Defense Budget: $33,200,000,000
- Armed land vehicles: 12,700
- Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 214
- Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 1,451
The size of French military has been steadily growing, not unlike the nations defense budget. Their Special Ops troops have taken the initiative in the fight against ISIS in Afghanistan and Libya.
- Active Personnel: 405,000
- Defense Budget: $35,000,000,000
- Armed land vehicles: 69,700
- Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 44
- Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 1,282
The absence of the United States and Russia, makes this list impossible to take seriously.
Actually, Russia’s in third place and the U.S. of A. tops the list.
I’m guessing you didn’t see all the slides;)