posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 06:32 PM
you people are severely underestimating Japans military power along with Germany, Japan right now is probably at least the 8th strongest power, along
with Germany at 6th-8th strongest power. Japan is limited to 7% on military spending, however that 7% for the second most powerful economy in the
world has grown to become larger than many countries whole budgets combined, the same thing for germany. plus although japan doesn't have any
resources, they are very desciplined and if required would get the resources they need at any cost, just like in WWII. as for germany, they're the
same as japan, except with more resources more political and media coverage, and are able to get so creative and intellegent and can create some great
technology if actually hassled, just like what happened in WWII, Germany was the most advanced power all throughout the war except the soviet union
definitly had better numbers.
anyhow i don't think Germany and japan should be underestimated. also russia has the largest Armed forces(tanks, tools, other machinery, artillery,
etc.) in the world, all thorughout the cold war, NATO ha dtrouble finding a way to stop Soviet tanks from swarming europe, and many of those Soviet
tanks went to the hands of the russian successors, along with the largest ammount of nuclear warheads and tonnage in the world, even the US doesn't
have enough to match russia. however russia has a sloppy corrupt economy and many of it's military is hardly maintained, so it's not active, however
in a time of war i'm telling you, russia has the resources, the nationalism and patriotism, and the manpower to defend itself and defeat any natin in
a defensive war, and maybe even a offensive war if the population is helpful, or a stalin-like man would rise to power.
as for France and the UK, it is hard to tell who is better, but i think i would put France first, as it is the command post of NATO and by being that,
it gained a large ammount of troops and so from the US and aid from the US, and right now if there was to bea soviet attack France would probably be
the one to be relied on to defend continental europe, of course along with the US. however since WWII, France has taken a peaceful approach to things
and that slows it's military down. as for the UK, it has a very good arsenal, along with a good economy, and traditional culture, military prowess,
as for india and china, i think china is better, it has the fastest growing economy, a rather stalin-style communism which allows it to draw troops
against the will of the people and the people are themselves very patriotic and nationalistic. China also has i believe strong leadership, and it's
military is rather more advanced than many other nations, and it's obviously up to par technologically speaking if it goes against any of it's
neighbourse in Asia including russia. however it's lack of technological prowess and advancement when compared to the west, narrows it's potential,
but it's very large Armed forces and infantry paints an impressive and powerful image. China's nuclear weapons are a good adition, although not a
large stockpile, but good enough, and like russia, china's immense size can always win a defensive war in it's present condition, but also like
russia not always an offensive one.
as for India it's economy is fastly growing, it's armed forces, like china, is one of the largest in the world, however as many said, it's
shortaege of resources, especailly OIL, can make it very culnerable. nevertheless, India has most of the good things and the bad things that china
has, except a nationalistic population, and of course it's not a communist governement, anyhow technologically it's also not so good, not as good as
china at least, but it's better than her neighbours except of course for china and russia.
here my list:
2.russia(inactive, but there)
3.China(has a lotta troops)
9-10. Iran/Vietnam/Turkey(take another pick