In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World

In this gallery, Newsweek looks at the most powerful military forces in the world, starting with the 50th strongest and working up to number one. Getty Images
50. Philippines. Defense Budget: $3,000,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 498,250. Total Aircraft Strength: 149. Tanks: 45. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 778. Total Naval Assets: 119. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.8367.Reuters
49. Belarus. Defense Budget: $725,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 401,250. Total Aircraft Strength: 193. Tanks: 515. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 2,321. Total Naval Assets: 0. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.8109.AFP
48. Uzbekistan. Defense Budget: $70,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 76,500. Total Aircraft Strength: 175. Tanks: 420. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 715. Total Naval Assets: 0. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.8044.Reuters
47. Chile. Defense Budget: $5,483,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 137,850. Total Aircraft Strength: 243. Tanks: 300. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 2,346. Total Naval Assets: 69. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 4. Power Index: 0.7985.AFP
46. South Africa. Defense Budget: $4,610,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 94,050. Total Aircraft Strength: 231. Tanks: 195. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 2,265. Total Naval Assets: 30. Aircraft Carriers: 3. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.7864.AFP
45. Venezuela. Defense Budget: $4,000,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 123,000. Total Aircraft Strength: 280. Tanks: 696. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 700. Total Naval Assets: 50. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 2. Power Index: 0.7641.AFP
44. Syria. Defense Budget: $1,872,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 304,000. Total Aircraft Strength: 461. Tanks: 4,640. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 4,510. Total Naval Assets: 56. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.7603.AFP
43. Nigeria. Defense Budget: $2,330,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 181,000. Total Aircraft Strength: 110. Tanks: 148. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 1,420. Total Naval Assets: 75. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.7511.AFP
42. Romania. Defense Budget: $2,190,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 177,750. Total Aircraft Strength: 134. Tanks: 827. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 1,456. Total Naval Assets: 48. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.7473.AFP
41. Ethiopia. Defense Budget: $340,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 162,000. Total Aircraft Strength: 80. Tanks: 800. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 800. Total Naval Assets: 0. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 0. Power Index: 0.7443.Reuters
40. Colombia. Defense Budget: $12,145,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 511,550. Total Aircraft Strength: 457. Tanks: 0. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 1,345. Total Naval Assets: 234. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 11. Power Index: 0.7281.Reuters
39. Peru. Defense Budget: $2,560,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 369,330. Total Aircraft Strength: 267. Tanks: 85. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 890. Total Naval Assets: 60. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 6. Power Index: 0.7163.Reuters
38. The Netherlands. Defense Budget: 9,840,000,000. Total Military Personnel: 53,205. Total Aircraft Strength: 164. Tanks: 0. Armored Fighting Vehicles: 979. Total Naval Assets: 56. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Submarines: 4. Power Index: 0.7119.AFP