American vs Russian Military (Which One Is Stronger?)

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Overview

When comparing military power, we should take a few factors into account. Of considerable importance is the population of both countries ready to battle.

The US has a population of roughly 146,171,015, with 1,395,350 fits for military service and over 4 million who reach military age every year.

Country: Russia (RU)/ USA (US)
Capital: Moscow/ Washington
Population: 146,171,015/ 331,449,281
Area: 57,510,000 square miles/ 3,531,905 square miles

Defence Budget (US dollars) – Russia: $61.7 Billion/ US: $738 Billion
Active Personnel – Russia: 900,000 People/ US: 1,395,350 People
Reserve Personnel – Russia: 2,000,000 People/ US: 843,450 People
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launchers – Russia: 339/ US: 400

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    1. Well…kind of. If you’re going to take into account the threat of nuclear annihilation, you should also take into account the unwillingness of nuclear-armed nations to employ their arsenal because they know where the path will eventually end. Consider the ongoing example of Ukraine.

      While Ukraine has no known nuclear or chemical arsenal of its own, both powers in the shadows (re: Russia and the United States) certainly do. And yet neither side has even hinted at using them to hasten the situation to their favor. The primary reason why the use of nuclear weapons sends a chill down the spine is not that world governments have them, but that someone unhinged and/or with no official responsibility for a large populace may somehow gain access to them. This is why all nations who have these weapons have in place numerous safeguards.

      At the same time, yes. You’ve correctly pinpointed that, given an overwhelmingly superior military advantage in the field by one side, the other side can simply say “the hell with it” and release a few warheads. But let us draw out this scenario to what I believe is the most logical path. Let us suppose that the war in Ukraine degenerates into an all-out ground war, engulfing all of eastern Europe and eventually involving American troops. The war quickly turns against Russia, and Mr Putin flies into a mad rage, ordering a precision strike upon key US and NATO military positions.

      What would inevitably follow would be a swift and utter condemnation of Russia’s action, followed by an equally swift precision strike against Russian military positions. It is at that point where governments have a last chance to take pause. In the best case, Russia military and other leaders would seize Putin and his most rabid followers, remove them from power, and sue for peace. In the worst case…well, you know the worst case. Game over.

  1. No one wins when war is used as a tool to rule over the population, only death over the one’s left to rule.

  2. Wake up! China and Russia use strategy intelligence. Russia right now weaken US resources. Later China and others countries going to split US forces make us weak.

  3. When your own president is using the Russians to help with the voting who do you think would have the strongest military The US military .have to make up for the mess that people do.It puts the military in a Hell hold when you don’t know who side The president is on.

  4. When your former president is using the Russians to help with the voting who do you think would have the strongest military The US military .have to make up for the mess that people do.It puts the military in a Hell hold when you don’t know who side The former president is on.

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