Vietnam persevered in a state of constant military conflict for generations. As a result, its economy suffered but its military has seen exponential growth each year. Though the personnel is under-equipped, Viet ground troops are among the most experienced in the world. Plus, they have more manpower than any other country of comparable size.
- Active Personnel: 3,450,00
- Defense Budget: $3,365,000,000
- Armed land vehicles: 7,220
- Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 1,100
- Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 289
Due to being surrounded by unstable neighbors, Thailand must always maintain a sizable active fighting force. Over the past decade, the nation’s navy underwent a huge technological overhaul. In addition to that, Thailand’s aerial fleet is among the largest in the region.
- Active Personnel: 550,00
- Defense Budget: $5,390,000,000
- Armed land vehicles: 3,950
- Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 13
- Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 551
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;)