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In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

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In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

Hiroshima nuclear explosion

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, raised two mushroom clouds in August 1945, the beginning of the nuclear weapons era. Nuclear weapons, which almost destroyed all mankind, and the birth of nuclear bombs changed the shape and pattern of the entire war.

On the one hand, nuclear-armed states can guarantee destructive power among themselves, so that powerful countries dare not go to war easily. Nuclear weapons, on the other hand, put the entire human race at risk of survival.

So, nuclear weapons aside, only considering conventional military strength, population, economy, energy reserves and other factors, which of the world's top ten military forces are the most powerful?

Today, we'll put together a list of the world's top 10 military powers, excluding nuclear weapons.

10th place in Brazil

As the "BRICS countries", Brazil has the largest land area in South America. Brazil ranks tenth in the world's military rankings, which is closely related to Brazil's military and economic strength in recent years.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

First of all, Brazil has a huge advantage: Brazil is not only the largest territorial power in South America, but also the most populous country in the world, with a population of more than 200 million, bringing Brazil a large source of military resources and tax revenue.

Secondly, Brazil has abundant agricultural and mining resources, with 5.2 million tons of proven niobium ore resources in the mainland, with an output of more than 90%, ranking first in the world. The mainland has proven iron ore resources of 33.3 billion tons, ranking fifth in the world and second in the world. In addition, Brazil ranks fifteenth in the world, behind Venezuela in South America.

However, Brazil's industrial production chain is still in the middle and lower reaches of the world, while the number of air forces is small, only 42. Brazil has shortcomings in industrial structure and air power, which seriously restrict the exertion of its overall strength.

Pakistan, ninth

Pakistan is a good friend of Chinese people, ranking 9th in the global military rankings. Pakistan's advantage lies in its large population base, with a population of 225 million, of which 80 million are young.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

Pakistan's economic development capacity is slightly weaker, with a GDP of only $2,782 in 2020. But Pakistan has a big advantage, that is, it borders China, there is a lot of cooperation with China in the military and economic fields, Pakistan and China jointly developed the thunder dragon.

It is precisely because of this that Pakistan's air power is so powerful, with 357 fighters, ranking seventh in the world, although the attack power is not as good as other powers, but it is enough to protect itself.

Eighth place in the UK

How sad it is that Britain, as a former empire, was almost overtaken by other colonial powers in the early twenty-first century. Britain's loss of "blood" in the colonial independence movement of the 20th century, coupled with its own extremely scarce resources, has become the main factor in the rapid decline of Britain today.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

Britain ranks among the top 20 in the world in terms of armoured forces, naval assets and aircraft, and 55th in the world in terms of tanks. The UK's defence budget ranks fourth in the world at $68 billion. From this, we can see that the British will adopt a "lean soldier" approach in the coming days, reducing the equipment of the army, and at the same time trying to improve their equipment.

But where this elite force will take LinkedIn country is still some time away: while Britain's military power is far inferior to that of the sunset, its deep history as a NATO member cannot be underestimated.

7th place in France

France and 21st-century Britain are brothers and sisters, both of their nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but also in the rise of the colonial era.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

However, compared with Britain, France still has a certain advantage, such as France, in addition to Russia, has the largest army in Europe, especially armored forces. With 6558 armored vehicles, France ranks fifteenth in the world. France is also seeking its military independence, having broken away from NATO during the Charles de Gaulle era and started all over again. But every president of France has seen French forces as a force to "protect Europe."

However, due to the economic crisis of recent years, France has had to cut defense spending: France now has 40.9 billion defense spending, ranking 11th in the world, leaving France facing constantly updated military equipment.

Sixth place in South Korea

From South Korea to the second place in the global military rankings, it is either Asian or crosses two continents, so the name "monster room" in Asia is not unreasonable.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

South Korea's total population is 52 million, which is nothing for a country with hundreds of millions of people. However, South Korea's military spending system is one of the best in the world, all adult men must receive military training, and South Korea's neighbor is North Korea.

South Korea now has 55,000 troops, and South Korea has no advantage in military power or nuclear weapons compared to North Korea. However, because of South Korea's own economic strength and relations with Western countries such as the United States, South Korea is better than other countries in developing conventional weapons technology. South Korea has 2,624 armored vehicles and 13,000 armored vehicles, and the South Korean army ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of armored vehicles.

In addition, South Korea has also vigorously developed its own air force in recent years and tried to buy F-35 fighters from the United States, and South Korea still has room for improvement in its future military strength.

5th place in Japan

Japan was a loser in World War II, and it has legally lost its right to continue possessing military power. However, after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, the United States tried to turn Japan into an "unsinkable aircraft carrier" in the Pacific Ocean, so in 1951, it unilaterally signed the San Francisco Peace Treaty, which lifted Japan's military constraints.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

Japan was supported by the United States during the Cold War, and its military power grew rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region. Although the Japanese forces can still only defend themselves under the banner of the "Self-Defense Forces", because several Japanese prime ministers such as Shinzo Abe have passed constitutional amendments, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces now have the power to send and participate in peacekeeping abroad, which has attracted the attention of Asian countries.

Japan's military strength is also constantly growing, the Japanese army is not large, only 240,000 people, but their armored vehicles are comparable to those of Britain and France, and Japan has a total of more than 6,000 tanks and armored vehicles.

However, the power of the Japanese Navy and Air Force should not be underestimated, according to the data, the Japanese Navy has 155 warships and 6 large destroyers equipped with "Aegis". Japan, as a defeated country, is no longer qualified to develop aircraft carriers, but Japan has an aircraft carrier, and if war breaks out, Japan also has the ability to modify and use it. As for the Air Force, the "Spirit" fighters developed by Japan are now four and a half fighters.

At present, although Japan's military power is growing rapidly, its own expansion is generally resisted by the international community. We hope that they will learn from whether Japan will move towards peace or perish again in the future.

Fourth place in India

India, jokingly called "Third Brother" on the Chinese Internet, ranks fourth in the world military rankings, and the name of "Third Brother" is not so loud, but it far exceeds many people's expectations.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

According to official data, India has a population of 1.3 billion, of which young adults account for most of India's population, and India's population is still growing, so India is the most combative country in the world.

India's existing army totals 1.45 million, with 4,616 tanks and more than 12,000 armored vehicles, which shows the strength of the army. In addition, India's indigenous aircraft carrier has just entered service, showing India's ambition to strengthen its naval power in the future.

However, at present, India lacks a complete industrial system, and achieving complete local manufacturing is a weakness at present. If India can solve this problem, India's development prospects are bright. However, before the emergence of India, there was another country that could not be surpassed, which was the main reason why India's "three brothers" ranked fourth.

Third place in China

With a population of 1.4 billion, China is currently the world's most populous country and has a large military force. However, after entering the twenty-first century, China began a path of strengthening the army, and after several rounds of reduction, China now has more than 2 million troops, however, the strength of the navy and navy has changed greatly.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

So far, China has 5,250 tanks, 35,000 armored vehicles, more than 1,200 fighter jets and 777 naval warships. However, as the world's second largest economy, China has the largest industrial output and an independent industrial system, which shows that China still has a lot of room for development in the military field. If they are given enough time, sooner or later China will become the hegemon of the world.

Russia is in second place

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union was a military power in the world second only to the United States. As the saying goes, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia was already the most powerful country in the world.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

The Soviet Union has left Russia with a very rich military legacy, with more than 42,000 tanks and armored vehicles, making it the world's largest armored force. The Russian Navy has more than 600 warships and 772 fighters, ranking among the best in the world.

However, Russia's economic power seems to contradict its military power, and Russia's exclusion from the Western economic system after the Ukrainian financial crisis has worsened Russia's economic situation. Coupled with Russia's annual reduction of military spending, some of Russia's equipment has become aging and obsolete, which has a great impact on Russia's overall military strength.

The first person in the United States

The United States is undoubtedly the most powerful military force in the world today, and it is also the only remaining superpower in the world today. The United States is the best in the world in terms of the number of tanks, armored vehicles, warships, and fighters.

In addition to nuclear weapons, the world's top ten military powers: Brazil tenth, Britain eighth, who is second?

Even more astonishing is that U.S. military spending has always been the largest in the world, with $770 billion a year, more than the top five combined.

But if a large number of troops are spent on maintaining peace, it is a kind of happiness, a kind of progress. But if used in war, their armies become unstable.

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