What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

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To have the most powerful military, you have to have a lot of money and manpower. So what countries have most powerful militaries?

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China flexes muscles with World War II military extravaganza
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/02/asia/china-world-war-ii-military-parade/
“With swarms of fighter jets and helicopters flying overhead, some 12,000 troops marched through the center of Beijing as China marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with its biggest ever display of military might.”

The U.S. spends more on defense than the next seven countries combined
http://pgpf.org/Chart-Archive/0053_defense-comparison
“We currently spend more on defense than the next 7 countries combined. Defense spending accounts for almost 20 percent of all federal spending – nearly as much as Social Security, or the combined spending for Medicare and Medicaid.”

Armed forces personnel, total
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.TOTL.P1?order=wbapi_data_value_2013+wbapi_data_value+wbapi_data_value-last&sort=desc
“Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.”

Nuclear arsenals
http://www.icanw.org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/
“Nine countries together possess more than 15,000 nuclear weapons.”

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