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Old 08-05-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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Which countries in Africa do you think have the strongest armies? What would be your Top 5?
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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UK
Spain
South Africa
Morocco
Egypt
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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UK
Spain
South Africa
Morocco
Egypt
Africa I said...
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Africa I said...
Spain has territory on the mainland of Africa. The UK has several islands off the coast. I forgot one of the islands in the Comoros is a part of France so I would put it at number 2.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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Strongest army in Africa? Probably either France or Spain. The Spanish have a pretty big garrison (brigade sized) in Ceuta and Melilla. France also has several thousand troops in Africa as well as additional forces on the islands of Reunion and Mayotte.

As for pure African armies, I would have to guess South Africa and Egypt. Most African armies unfortunately don't seem to place much emphasis on training and professionalism.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Strongest army in Africa? Probably either France or Spain. The Spanish have a pretty big garrison (brigade sized) in Ceuta and Melilla. France also has several thousand troops in Africa as well as additional forces on the islands of Reunion and Mayotte.

As for pure African armies, I would have to guess South Africa and Egypt. Most African armies unfortunately don't seem to place much emphasis on training and professionalism.
What about the Algerian and Ethiopian army? I've seen many lists putting South Africa 4th
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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The peoples army. If all the citizens put their lives ahead of their personal issues. Otherwise they are modernized and westernized. Of course look at us; using tecnology.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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Excluding the US, UK, Spain, and whoever else might be there from outside Africa...

South Africa - Despite their troubles, they're still probably the best conventional force in terms of training, equipment and doctrine on the continent.
Egypt - Large numbers, decent equipment, high morale, decent training and tactics at least from the last of what I've heard of them.
Rwanda - yes I typed that correctly Rwanda, this tiny nation's well trained and well led military force is able to strike fear into the hearts of its neighbors who are several times its size. For example; its performance during the Congo Wars.

As for the other two spots...perhaps Algeria, Ethiopia, or Kenya; they all have decent Armies from what I hear.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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Egypt by far is the superpower on the African Continent, With almost 500,000 frontline personal in the military, almost 5000 tanks, and 1100 Military aircraft. Much of there military uses frontline American made Abrams main battle tanks (Over 1000) and American Fighter Aircraft.

South Africa is #4 on the Continent. By comparison with 88,500 frontline personal in the military, 191 tanks, and only 213 total Aircraft it is not that close to #1.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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Egypt by far is the superpower on the African Continent, With almost 500,000 frontline personal in the military, almost 5000 tanks, and 1100 Military aircraft. Much of there military uses frontline American made Abrams main battle tanks (Over 1000) and American Fighter Aircraft.

South Africa is #4 on the Continent. By comparison with 88,500 frontline personal in the military, 191 tanks, and only 213 total Aircraft it is not that close to #1.
For sure but Ethiopia doesn't seem to bothered by them. Ethiopia is going ahead with plans to dam the Nile which will lead to tense relations with Egypt and potentially war.
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