1 8. Turkey
Budget Allotted: $18.2 billion
Total Active Troops: 410,500
Total Tanks in Service: 3,778
Total Aircraft in Service: 1,020
Total Submarines in Service: 13
Major Battles Fought
Turkey is an active member of the UN and did participate in the Korean War between China and Korea. They fought two major battles with Cyprus in 1964 and 19 74 and got a victory where they occupied 36.2% of Cyprus. It is still participating in ongoing wars in Afghanistan against the Taliban and ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The half European, half Asian country having the second largest army in NATO after the US is one of the best-trained militaries in the world. Turkey has a treasure of more than 200 F-16 aircraft, the second biggest number after the US. In spite of having a large number and a well-trained military, the military is not backed up and supported by the government and its people. At the beginning of 2016, when military attempted to coup up the country, they were defeated by the common citizens who came on roads and restored the elected government.