Which nation has the thickest soldiers?

Thickest squaddies?

  • USA

    Votes: 66 48.2%
  • Canada

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Germany

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • France

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Holland

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • British

    Votes: 25 18.2%
  • Israel

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Ireland

    Votes: 5 3.6%
  • Australia

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • New Zealand

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Indonesia

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • China

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • Russia

    Votes: 9 6.6%
  • Norway

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 8.0%

  • Total voters
    137
#4
Going purely on some of the illiterate fuckers that have been on Arrse in the past, it has to be England, placing particular emphasis upon the Wigan area.
 
#9
The IQ test is a blunt instrument for measuring human potential. I bet you have met squaddies who could barely count to twenty with their shoes and socks off but were natural soldiers. You have also met some soldiers who were brilliant at school but utter disasters with regard to soldier skills. In some quarters, the yanks have a reputation for being trigger happy half wits but it would be hard to win wars without them these days.
 
#12
Can you please add Italy to the list?

Actually, Italian Squaddies in the Western Desert during WW2 were very bright. They would surrender rather than fight to the last man, last round.
 
#13
Can you please add Italy to the list?

Actually, Italian Squaddies in the Western Desert during WW2 were very bright. They would surrender rather than fight to the last man, last round.
I didn't realise Italy had an Army:).

Maybe they will fit into the "other" category.

Mind you, does surrendering and going digging spuds for a couple of years, rather than fighting to the death for a corrupt maniac like Mussolini, sound indicative of a low IQ to you?
 
#14
We do. I once owned what was officially our Stupidest Soldier. He got pissed in Salisbury on a hot summer night and running out of cash and realising that the Avon flowed past Larkhill, leapt in the river outside the Bishop's Mill in the sure hope that he'd have a refreshing bob back home.

IIRC the police fished him out somewhere near the cathedral as he was swept quite the other way and on his way to the sea.
 
#15
Can you please add Italy to the list?

Actually, Italian Squaddies in the Western Desert during WW2 were very bright. They would surrender rather than fight to the last man, last round.

Having served in Italy, I'd say that they are the most corrupt and lacking in initiative military that I've ever seen.

I can see why, as a Scouser, you defend them.
 
#16
I would say the US. Having served alongside them and now as a civvie working with them I am astounded they actually have a functioning military.
 
#17
I would say the US. Having served alongside them and now as a civvie working with them I am astounded they actually have a functioning military.
The reason why they invented smart bombs was because they have so many dumb soldiers.

If it's been sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.
 

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#18
I didn't realise Italy had an Army:).

Maybe they will fit into the "other" category.

Mind you, does surrendering and going digging spuds for a couple of years, rather than fighting to the death for a corrupt maniac like Mussolini, sound indicative of a low IQ to you?
And doing something really worthwhile, like helping to build the causeways in Orkney.
 
#19
I have been reading about National Average IQ on Wikipedia and have found it quite interesting as the research indicates that this factor is linked strongly to a nation's economic success.

National IQ estimates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Therefore, I thought I would get your views as to which country produces the thickest squaddies.

Views/anecdotes welcome.
Wikishite said:
National IQs marked with an asterisk (*) denote countries for which no IQ data were available. Lynn and Vanhanen estimated national IQs for such countries on the basis of the mean IQs of neighboring countries.
Two Russia entries and two Hong Kong entries, 185 estimated results - Must have been a really thorough study!
 

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