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10 most powerful armies

List what you think are the top ten most powerful armies in the world.


1.U.S.A.
2.UK
3.China
4.Germany
5.Russia
6.Canada
7.Israel
8.Australia
9.France
10.India

these are based on info that i know im not sure about India though.

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Is that in any particular order. Cause i certaintly wouldn't rate the UK as being more powerful as China or Russia.
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Is that in any particular order. Cause i certaintly wouldn't rate the UK as being more powerful as China or Russia.
We make good tea though.

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We make good tea though.

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And our grub is better than everyone elses.
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If grub is the yardstick... I'd say the Mexicans got ya beat, hands down.

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And our grub is better than everyone elses.
What? Can you offer anything that isnt fried or in pudding shape?
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What? Can you offer anything that isnt fried or in pudding shape?
Ye, oven chips
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I think you UK gents seriously underestimate yourselves. Sure, you couldn't invade Russia or China, but you'd get further than they would if they tried to invade you.

Meeting on "neutral ground" in our hypothetical fantasy land, I firmly believe the high morale, outstanding training, centuries of tradition, recent combat experience, and excellent equipment your guys have would carry the day. The era when just bringing more guys won a battle are largely gone, FASCAM rounds and mobile artillery have finished them. Coordination, communication, intelligence, and rapid adaptability are all much more important that sheer size, and you guys have those in spades.

JMHO, but if it were the whole world against us and one other country, yours would be the country I pick. Why you would be insane enough to fight the entire world with us is a different discussion, but hey.
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Most powerful army seems a little ambigious. I was a little surprised, as it appears other's were, at the U.K. being number two. It seems to be that if you were to put China and Britian in a toe to toe conventional fight China would win, no diss on the Brits. Big question does this list take into account nukes?
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Why you would be insane enough to fight the entire world with us
I like to think that although the US is but the big goofy rebellious bastard child among them... it is that we are still somehow family. Even in all our differences, our heritage is that of siblings, with Britain as mother. Even when we fought her... we did not deny her as such.

All joking aside... there is iron in the words with which you've accurately described the UK & it lends itself greatly to the iron in their will when they are inspired to action in the world. It makes them somehow greater than the sum of their parts - a force multiplier, if you will.

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firmly believe the high morale,( agreed) outstanding training,( agreed) centuries of tradition,(ageed) recent combat experience,(ageed) and excellent equipment ( think your confuseing us with soemone else on that one) your guys have would carry the day.


JMHO, but if it were the whole world against us and one other country, yours would be the country I pick. Why you would be insane enough to fight the entire world with us is a different discussion, but hey.

Well, firstly we love a good scrap. And secondly, wev'e taken on just about the whole world at one time or another anyway, even owned most of it. We are always ready to bring real culture to the heathens
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Most powerful army seems a little ambigious. I was a little surprised, as it appears other's were, at the U.K. being number two. It seems to be that if you were to put China and Britian in a toe to toe conventional fight China would win, no diss on the Brits. Big question does this list take into account nukes?

No it dosent include nukes and Bish i that is the order i place the countries i do think that britian has a all around better army than china or russia.
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so which countries have the top ten armies in terms of conventional land warfare?

uhmm...

1. the u.s.
2. great britain
3. israel
4. china
5. germany
6. russia
7. france
8. australia
9. india
10. japan (they got those gigantic robots that volt in crewed by cute and offbeat teenagers, the one girl wearing a miniskirt or a skin tight bodysuit.)

but canada should be there somewhere...
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No it dosent include nukes and Bish i that is the order i place the countries i do think that britian has a all around better army than china or russia.
So then is this a quality statement about the top ten. Britain has a higher quality military but does that mean it could beat China. There is a point at which quality overruns quantity.
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