9. South Korea
No one can deny South Korea to have one of the most powerful militaries in the world as it has long been in the state of undeclared war with its North Korean neighbor. Consequently, South Korea must keep its forces on standby in the occurrence of an assault. As per a latest report, around $33 billion is spent annually on its army needs. Its army has about 1490 planes and helicopters, 2350 tanks and 14 submarines. Thanks to its most important supporter, the United States of America. South Korea has very modern and deadly weapons making it one of the super power countries in the world. It allows the state to wage war at a distance, with the slight contact with the enemy.