This list of Top Ten Armies (Military Powers) in the world is subjective at best. Unless you looked at specific aspects and judged based on that criterion alone, the list cannot be definitive. One can look at a nation’s defense budget or the size of their enlisted members, or combine the two. Another area for consideration is the amount of armor a nation has inventoried including tanks, helicopters, aircraft, and ships. This top ten took in a little of all of that, but it is still one perspective looking at the Armies around the world. Input and educational pieces on other armies not listed here, or any additional information that may have been omitted, are welcomed.
Before listing the top ten, one country fell just short of making the list, but certainly deserves to be mentioned – North Korea. They not only have one of the largest Special Forces in the world – 120,000 members – they have a very large inventory of armor.