To protect the sovereignty of a state, a fully functioning and well-equipped military is imperative. In past times, militaries served as the measure of superiority in most cultures as the basis for a lot of wars all through history. In modern times, Military forces have become increasingly important as facilitators of their government’s foreign policy, taking part in peacekeeping operations, military exercises and humanitarian relief missions.
In a recent study presented by Global Firepower, the most powerful militaries in the world have been listed, taking into consideration “each nation’s potential war-making capability across land, sea and air fought with conventional weapons,” according to their website. The ranking is according to available values on resources, finances, geography and 55 other factors.
A subset of the list ranking African countries in the same fashion has also been made available. As the number of conflicts around the world keeps increasing, these African countries are in a good position to contribute to world peace and also to effectively protect the sovereignty of their countries.