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Subject: World Military Strength Power Rankings
K2    9/26/2005 11:41:13 AM Pakistan ranked 5th best military in the world
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K2    RE:World Military Strength Power Rankings   9/26/2005 12:09:51 PM
I am surprised!
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Shah Rukh    RE:World Military Strength Power Rankings   9/26/2005 2:53:34 PM
LoL.....Same Here!!! Pakistan is really on the march now eh??
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K2    RE:Correction   9/26/2005 10:00:46 PM
Pakistan ranked 6th best military in the world…not 5th
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HoundOfHello    RE:World Military Strength Power Rankings   9/27/2005 6:54:42 PM
LOL you're "reputable" think tank is being ripped apart on the Armed Forces of the World Board. Go and watch the fun. -HoH
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HoundOfHello    RE:World Military Strength Power Rankings   9/27/2005 8:12:32 PM
"i know, i posted it there"-Renegade ---Aww come on dude! Is that all you have to say? At least go and defend your post, seeing as you were sure enough of its "accuracy" to post it in no less than 2 places outside of this board. You should have quit while you were ahead---there's no way we would have caught that many fallacies on the India board. -HoH
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Bastich    Dont make up facts   5/20/2009 3:06:23 PM
Is the most verifieable source of millitary rankings. Pakistan is at #20.  Tiny North Korea is ranked higher than Pakistan.
The Top 5 are USA, Russia, China, India and Germany.
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Raja       2/11/2010 6:50:18 PM
I am not surprised Pakistan is rank so high. Pakistan military is a well trained, capable, brave and experince fighting military force. 
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Liberal    Not really   6/7/2010 7:24:25 PM
Pakistan is definately not number 5, and India is not number 3 - yet, it probably will be in about 20 years but now their equipment is mostly out of date compared to first world countries.
Military strenght depends on the type of conflict. In current times of hi-tech arms, military spending pretty much tells the rank. Here the actual military rank is adjusted from that with population, arms quality, and overall economic capability, here's one way of listing top 50:
Rank in mil spending Military budget 2008 % 0f GDP
1 United States  1 548,531,000,000  4.0% Rank 2 by 2050-60?
2 China  2 63,643,000,000  2.0% Rank 1 by 2050-60?
3 Russia  6 38,238,000,000  3.5% Going towards rank 6-9 by 2020? potentially back to 4 by 2040??
4 United Kingdom  3 57,392,000,000  2.4% 6?
5 France  4 52,565,000,000  2.3% 7?
6 Germany  7 37,237,000,000  1.3% 5?
7 Japan  5 42,751,000,000  0.9% 3-9 until 2030, slowly lower after that
8 India  10 24,716,000,000  2.5% Going towards rank 3 by 2030?
9 South Korea  11 23,773,000,000  2.6%
10 Italy  9 32,103,000,000  1.8%
11 Saudi Arabia  8 33,136,000,000  9.3% Going towards rank 20 by 2050?
12 Canada  12 15,940,000,000  1.2%
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Liberal    Globalfirepower is rubbish   6/7/2010 7:34:19 PM
Their list is ridiculous, trying to make ranking by counting manpower and artillery and failing in that aswell.
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