Which Nation has the weakest military in the world?

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Dayton3, May 4, 2010.

  1. By this I'm referring to the weakest military of a nation that has actual armed forces.

    Not those which have little more than palace guards, internal security personnel or border guards.

    And not those nation that are either "failed states" (Somalia) or are currently under effective military control of another nation (Iraq, Afghanistan)
  2. Iceland.

    If that fails, then Monaco.
  3. Alamo

    Alamo Moderator

    Antigua and Barbuda, their army only has 248 men. And it is an army, not just a paramilitary force.
  4. Can I amend my thread and say that the nation must have a regular military with a minimum of 5,000 uniform personnel?
  5. someguy16

    someguy16 I must crush them soon.

    Probably one of the Stans or someone in Africa.
  6. legionare

    legionare Book of Lorgar

    The micronation of sealand!!!!!!
  7. someguy16

    someguy16 I must crush them soon.

    Isle of man? Something in the Caribbean sea?
  8. And prince's personal guard consist of
    (Of course they trained with military of France.)

    Yup, it's an actual military. (and professional to the boot.)

    NAVY SEALS Enforcer of the Sentai

    I think there is one West African country that still has the stone age level infantry.:D
  10. Nonite

    Nonite Perä-Amilaari

    Weakest? How would one know how strong a military is, if it hasn't seen combat in, well, ever? And by the addendum I assume you mean least effective and not the one with the least personnel.
  11. Reaper_93

    Reaper_93 SB's Fav. Dungeon Master

    Is the isle of man even its own nation? I didn't think it was.

    EDIT - Wikipedia shows that I was not far from the mark, as it is a dependency of the United Kingdom and, technically speaking, ruled by its royal family.
  12. Cmdr RayCav

    Cmdr RayCav dramattentionwhorepervert

    They can claim it's "a real army" all they want but unless it's specifically trained and equipped to fight a foreign force it's a glorified internal security force.

    The weakest large army would almost without a doubt be North Korea's. It's not even a question of how antiquated or obsolete their equipment is anymore, but how are they going to get the parts to fix them. In a real shooting war, and with ROB-like intervention preventing the targeting of population centers, the first thing the majority of their troops may very do once they get across the border is break rank, drop their weapons and surrender, if for no other reason so that they can stay the hell out of North Korea.
  13. 100thlurker

    100thlurker Outlander Magistrate and Enemy of the Lie

    You don't know very much about the Norks do you?
  14. The weakest army is the Afghan National Army, since it will cease to exist without foreign backers, and most of its troops refuse to even fight while those backers are around.

    This is how fanatically they will fight:

  15. Cmdr RayCav

    Cmdr RayCav dramattentionwhorepervert

    We don't know how the North Koreans would react beyond propaganda and the actions of men who were probably hand-picked for precisely that kind of response, but even a lot of North Koreans themselves realize what kind of hellhole they live in. I imagine there would at least be some immediate defectors. Hell, we get them all the time even in peacetime.
  16. Break rank to loot, maybe, break rank to surrender in mass after they fought their way across one of the most heaviest defended fortification lines on the planet? Not buying it.

    And there are a great number of armed forces on this planet I wouldn't bet on when facing North Korea. They are weak only in comparison to their neighbors.

    Hell, from what I read about them, the German army might have trouble beating them on its own...
  17. Your very own link states that the regular crew of the submarine were killed by their own payload of spies all in one go, for no reason that would be reasonable other than the fear they would defect.

    Claiming that specialised infiltrators are representative of the regular North Korean army is stupid. Claiming that specialised infiltrators who killed the regulars with them out of a fear of defection are representative of the regular North Korean army, requires an endless tirade of abuse that would get the thread closed, the server burnt, the building levelled and the ground salted.
  18. Cmdr RayCav

    Cmdr RayCav dramattentionwhorepervert

    Sweet let's do it then.
  19. Ha, i was just about to post that also.
  20. Vatican, they have how many guardsmen?
  21. Cmdr RayCav

    Cmdr RayCav dramattentionwhorepervert

    Doesn't count, it's just a security force.
  22. Besides, there are 134 of them, they're well trained, and reasonably heavily armed with light infantry weapons. So they probably beat out the aforementioned 100ish man militaries of island states.
  23. Aya

    Aya Fezzes are cool

    France, they have the only army with soldiers who have sun tans on their armpits and where white flags are standard issue. :D

    I'm joking people, geesh. I know they're one of the most powerful in Europe. :p
  24. someguy16

    someguy16 I must crush them soon.

    Heh. I've been waiting all thread to grow the balls to poke fun at the Europeans, but I guess you did first. :p:(

    I mean seriously. This thread BEGS for people to get in a "No, you suck more!" discussion.
  25. Daniel2112

    Daniel2112 Last Kitten of Krypton

    Well, since Canada doesn't actually have a military, I guess they're inadmissable. :D