The G20 represents more than 60% of the world’s population, 75% of global trade, and 80% of world GDP. G20 members consist of South Africa, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Russia, France, China, Turkey and the European Union.
Then, who are the G20 countries with the largest military strength?
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1. United States
The United States military, which is in first position, is claimed to have 1,400,000 active personnel and 860,000 reserve personnel. In total, the United States has 2,260,000 military personnel.
In addition, the United States land force has 6,289 tanks, 39,353 armored vehicles, 1,456 mobile artillery units, 2,740 crane artillery units, and 1,366 rocket launchers.
The Russian military ranks second as the strongest military in the world. The strength index owned by the Russian military is 0.0501, while the perfect index is 0.0000. The second rank obtained by the Russian military is determined by several factors, namely the weapons it has, the strength of the ground, sea and air forces, military budget and also military fuel.
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China, which is in third place, shows that its military strength is getting stronger. China makes indirect spending on the military by investing in state-owned and private defense companies to acquire new technologies in the military world.
According to Global Fire Power, India has a military force that occupies the fourth position out of 139 other countries. In the Asian region, if sorted, India gets the second position as the strongest military in Asia. The Indian military has approximately 1,445,000 military personnel. They are also involved in the protracted territorial conflict in Pakistan’s Kashmir region.
The Japanese military is ranked fifth as the most powerful military in the world. The Japanese military has a strength index of 0.1195. Despite being in fifth position, Japan does not have as many army personnel as the United States, Russia and India. The personnel owned by Japan numbered only 250,000 people with 55,000 reserve personnel and 14,000 paramilitary personnel.
MG/ Nurul Faiza Ridha Vadellah