Is China as powerful as the former Soviet Union or weaker? info
Does China's current military strength match the former Soviet Union? In 1989, the USSR had 4,178,000 troops, 60,000 tanks, 6800 combat aircrafts, 620 warships, 8500 surface to air missiles, 2400 intercontinental missiles, and 35,000 nukes. The USSR's technology at the time was equal to the US.