The World’s Most Powerful Armies

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11. Israel

The Israeli Defense Forces, of IDF for short, is comprised of around 180,000 active military personnel. The country spends around 57.7 billion dollars in military defense finance which is around 5.2 percent of their GDP. Facing intense and violent assaults from the nation of Palestine, Israel has been forced to step up their defense or face expulsion from the region.

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This, coupled with their intense arms and hand to hand training combat (focusing on the deadly and effective art of Krav Maga) and the alliance of both the United States, Germany and France makes them a extremely potent military force in the world.

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