While an all-out battle may be the only way to truly determine which country has the strongest military, hopefully, we’ll never have to find out. Battle aside, how does someone determine who has the most powerful military in the world? Is it the number of soldiers in a country’s militia? Or the types of technology a country has built to defend itself? Or perhaps their military spending budget? Considering the aforementioned factors, resources like Global Fire Power, The Credit Suisse Report, and Nation Master, have allowed us to rank worldwide military powers with a good level of certainty.
Read on to see which countries made the list of the most powerful in the world, leading up to the strongest. A few of them will definitely surprise you. See which small island country has more than 1.6 million soldiers in reserve.