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Country vs country: Morocco and South Africa compared: Military

Definitions

  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
STAT Morocco South Africa HISTORY
Armed forces personnel 198,000
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than South Africa
63,000
Ranked 55th.

Conscription <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists (FWCC). No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a>.

Expenditures > Dollar figure $2.31 billion
Ranked 28th.
$3.17 billion
Ranked 11th. 38% more than Morocco

Expenditures > Percent of GDP 5%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than South Africa
1.7%
Ranked 52nd.

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 300,327
Ranked 38th.
482,122
Ranked 23th. 61% more than Morocco

Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 300,327
Ranked 38th.
482,122
Ranked 23th. 61% more than Morocco

Military branches Royal Armed Forces (Forces Armees Royales, FAR): Royal Moroccan Army (includes Air Defense), Royal Moroccan Navy (includes Coast Guard, Marines), Royal Moroccan Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawyiya al Malakiya Marakishiya; Force Aerienne Royale Marocaine) South African National Defense Force (SANDF): South African Army, South African Navy (SAN), South African Air Force (SAAF), South African Military Health Services

Military expenditures 4.8% of GDP
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than South Africa
1.7% of GDP
Ranked 12th.

Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 5% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than South Africa
1.7% of GDP
Ranked 35th.

Military service age and obligation 20 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; service obligation - 18 months 18 years of age for voluntary military service; women are eligible to serve in noncombat roles; 2-year service obligation

Personnel > Per capita 8.33 per 1,000 people
Ranked 39th. 7 times more than South Africa
1.19 per 1,000 people
Ranked 141st.

Service age and obligation 18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation - 18 months 18 years of age for voluntary military service

Weapon holdings 2.19 million
Ranked 37th.
2.67 million
Ranked 31st. 22% more than Morocco

SOURCES: IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; World Development Indicators database; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

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