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Top 10 Largest Military In The World From 1900 To 2020

All countries are focusing on improve their military strength. Here you can see the top ten largest military in the world from 1900 to 2020. We all well aware of the importance of having strong military.

It’s true that comparing head to head is almost impossible because all countries are improving their powers day by day. We can just show you the power or strength according to number of soldiers in each country.

As we already said that we can’t define the perfect answer but we can at least predict with help of this statistics. We are gonna see the largest military from 1900 then you might be surprise of how statistics changes.

Holding number one position is tough and need to spend lots of money for it. As we know the history, all the nations were trying to acquire other nations. It was the rule of the pride of all countries to fight and won the nation. So, all countries were already preparing for upcoming wars.

So have a look on this statistic that will blow your mind and you will also enjoy it.

1900

Russia holding the first place.

  1. Russia: 1,142,000
  2. China: 1,000,000
  3. Germany: 624,895
  4. France: 620,279
  5. United Kingdom: 488,361
  6. Austria-Hungary: 308,045
  7. Turkey: 273,080
  8. Italy: 262,000
  9. Japan: 182,961
  10. Ethiopia: 150,000

1910

Russia keep his first position.

  1. Russia: 1,42,000
  2. China: 1,000,000
  3. Germany: 668,400
  4. France: 643,443
  5. United Kingdom: 379,000
  6. Austria-Hungary: 316,553
  7. Turkey: 314,665
  8. Japan: 275,220
  9. Italy: 251,220
  10. Ethiopia: 150,000

1915

All countries drastically increase the military expect China. Only China’s military fall down direct to rank 9. China was holding the second position but in 1915 it fell down to nineth.

France, UK, Germany, etc increased the military base.

  1. Russia: 5,234,900
  2. France: 4,730,000
  3. United Kingdom: 4,107,830
  4. Germany: 3,635,190
  5. Austria-Hungary: 3,612,190
  6. Italy: 2,980,450
  7. Turkey: 755,686
  8. Japan: 627,800
  9. China: 497,460
  10. Ethiopia: 250,000

1920

China came up again but did not  overtake France and held 3rd position. Russia got chill with keeping first position all the way.

  1. Russia: 2,992,130
  2. France: 1,491,990
  3. China: 1,439,600
  4. Poland: 936,460
  5. Italy: 884,750
  6. United Kingdom: 624,430
  7. United States: 375,000
  8. Japan: 306,000
  9. Romania: 253,540
  10. Spain: 235,530

1925

China shocked all the countries with still increasing number of military. Other countries had a tough time and only China was in action.

  1. China: 1,700,000
  2. Russia: 562,000
  3. France: 475,196
  4. United Kingdom: 341,755
  5. Japan: 306,000
  6. Italy: 302,970
  7. Poland: 272,290
  8. United States: 252,440
  9. Yugoslavia: 152,000
  10. Spain: 152,500

1930

  1. China: 1,700,000
  2. Russia: 562,000
  3. France: 411,000
  4. Italy: 332,640
  5. United Kingdom: 318,140
  6. Japan: 293,060
  7. Poland: 263,100
  8. United States: 255,980
  9. Romania: 191,980
  10. Turkey: 148,600

1940

Germany and Russia overtook the China but China had no chill.

  1. Germany: 2,798,740
  2. Russia: 2,002,680
  3. China: 1,536,560
  4. France: 972,640
  5. Japan: 957,000
  6. Italy: 674,320
  7. Spain: 538,200
  8. United Kingdom: 449,480
  9. United States: 344,990
  10. Poland: 275,000

1950

World War 2 has been stopped and Russia is the country who held the crown of military strength. India and US comes in action.

  1. Russia: 4,287,770
  2. China: 3,975,025
  3. United States: 1,462,700
  4. United Kingdom: 690,410
  5. Turkey: 683,730
  6. France: 594,870
  7. Indonesia: 593,00
  8. Spain: 493,120
  9. India: 340,825
  10. Poland: 326,720

1960

Now, war concepts had been changed and all countries focusing on economy.

  1. Russia: 3,600,000
  2. China: 3,211,734
  3. United States: 2,324,840
  4. France: 996,730
  5. South Korea: 650,000
  6. Taiwan: 612,860
  7. United Kingdom: 558,390
  8. India: 535,000
  9. Turkey: 456,410
  10. Spain: 394,110

1970

US ranked 2nd position and Russia still the largest military in the world.

  1. Russia: 4,222,370
  2. United States: 3,372,730
  3. China: 2,834,470
  4. India: 1,518,951
  5. Republic Of Vietnam: 916,160
  6. South Korea: 625,594
  7. France: 570,000
  8. Taiwan: 547,610
  9. Turkey: 543,880
  10. German Federal Republic: 490,590

1980

China overtook Russia; US and the India became 3rd and 4th largest military in the world.

  1. China: 4,652,096
  2. Russia: 3,900,000
  3. United States: 2,051,060
  4. India: 1,104,000
  5. Vietnam: 902,090
  6. Turkey: 717,500
  7. North Korea: 701,420
  8. South Korea: 600,120
  9. France: 575,000
  10. Italy: 500,100

1990

Economy was more important than military power.

  1. China: 3,503,230
  2. Russia: 3,402,420
  3. United States: 2,180,480
  4. Iraq: 1,386,840
  5. India: 1,260,000
  6. North Korea: 1,196,700
  7. Vietnam: 1,057,610
  8. Turkey: 769,089
  9. South Korea: 649,970
  10. France: 554,030

2000

China had largest military the US and India.

  1. China: 2,803,510
  2. United States: 1,366,020
  3. India: 1,302,480
  4. Russia: 1,003,650
  5. South Korea: 683,000
  6. Pakistan: 612,100
  7. Turkey: 608,760
  8. Iran: 513,000
  9. Vietnam: 484,000
  10. Egypt: 447,930

2010

North Korea suddenly came on 4th position and it was incredible improvement. North Korea wasn’t even in top 10 position.

  1. China: 2,211,810
  2. United States: 1,550,720
  3. India: 1,292,797
  4. North Korea: 1,106,000
  5. Russia: 1,027,000
  6. South Korea: 687,000
  7. Pakistan: 617,000
  8. Iraq: 577,260
  9. Iran: 523,000
  10. Turkey: 511,000

2020

There is no match with China military and India holding second largest military.

  1. China: 21,83,100
  2. India: 1,444,200
  3. United States: 1,400,500
  4. North Korea: 1,280,200
  5. Russia: 1,013,600
  6. Pakistan: 654,300
  7. South Korea: 580,400
  8. Iran: 523,500
  9. Vietnam: 482,700
  10. Saudi Arabia: 478,300

We hope you enjoyed this article, all the statistics above are referred from reputed information websites. It’s not exact figure but not inaccurate. You can use this figures to predict strengths of militaries.

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