morning, thoughts, v5

Army Marching Styles

It would be facetious for me to call this a museum.

Donald Trump dropped the “Mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan on April 14, 2017.  The next day, April 15, 2017, North Korea made a show of force in an incredible parade of thousands, weapons a long way from akimbo. I was struck by the soldiers marching.

On February 9, 2017, the World Atlas tells us that these are the largest armies in the world.

Largest Armies In The World

Rank Country Active Military
1 China 2,333,000
2 United States 1,492,200
3 India 1,325,000
4 North Korea 1,190,000
5 Russia 845,000
6 Pakistan 643,800
7 South Korea 630,000
8 Iran 523,000
9 Turkey 510,600
10 Vietnam 482,000
11 Colombia 466,713
12 Egypt 438,500
13 Myanmar 406,000
14 Indonesia 395,500
15 Thailand 360,850
16 Brazil 318,480
17 Taiwan 290,000
18 Iraq 271,500
19 Mexico 270,250
20 Ukraine 250,000
21 Japan 247,150
22 Sudan 244,300
23 Saudi Arabia 233,500
24 France 222,200
25 South Sudan 210,000
26 Eritrea 201,750
27 Morocco 195,800
28 Germany 186,450
29 Afghanistan 185,800

I’ve gathered footage of marching, discovering the term “hell march” which apparently means these enormous parades of military might and discipline. Often accompanied by heavy metal. I’ll keep adding to the list as I find footage. (The countries listed in bold above have footage below.)

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