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Military > Armed forces growth: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 RwandaRwanda 1,246% 2000
2 BurundiBurundi 669% 2000
3 Sri LankaSri Lanka 432% 2000
4 CambodiaCambodia 300% 2000
5 BahrainBahrain 293% 2000
6 LebanonLebanon 266% 2000
7 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 222% 2000
8 DjiboutiDjibouti 180% 2000
9 MaltaMalta 162% 2000
10 UgandaUganda 150% 2000
11 ChadChad 147% 2000
12 NigerNiger 141% 2000
13 ColombiaColombia 130% 2000
14 BotswanaBotswana 125% 2000
15 AngolaAngola 117% 2000
16 QatarQatar 105% 2000
17 NepalNepal 100% 2000
18 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 100% 2000
19 BhutanBhutan 100% 2000
20 GabonGabon 96% 2000
21 TogoTogo 94% 2000
22 SudanSudan 85% 2000
23 MauritaniaMauritania 85% 2000
24 BurmaBurma 85% 2000
25 BelizeBelize 83% 2000
26 The BahamasThe Bahamas 80% 2000
27 CameroonCameroon 79% 2000
28 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 70% 2000
29 EthiopiaEthiopia 62% 2000
30 KenyaKenya 62% 2000
31 The GambiaThe Gambia 60% 2000
32 United Arab EmiratesUAE 51% 2000
33 MaliMali 51% 2000
34 BangladeshBangladesh 50% 2000
35 MexicoMexico 49% 2000
36 OmanOman 49% 2000
37 JordanJordan 48% 2000
38 ParaguayParaguay 40% 2000
39 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 38% 2000
40 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 38% 2000
41 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 35% 2000
42 EcuadorEcuador 35% 2000
43 AlbaniaAlbania 34% 2000
44 MoroccoMorocco 33% 2000
45 JamaicaJamaica 33% 2000
46 ZambiaZambia 33% 2000
47 FijiFiji 30% 2000
48 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 29% 2000
49 ThailandThailand 28% 2000
50 KuwaitKuwait 28% 2000
51 PakistanPakistan 27% 2000
52 IsraelIsrael 21% 2000
53 BoliviaBolivia 18% 2000
54 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 15% 2000
55 South KoreaSouth Korea 14% 2000
56 LuxembourgLuxembourg 14% 2000
57 VenezuelaVenezuela 14% 2000
58 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 10% 2000
59 SingaporeSingapore 10% 2000
60 RomaniaRomania 9% 2000
61 IndonesiaIndonesia 7% 2000
62 BeninBenin 7% 2000
63 LibyaLibya 4% 2000
64 BrazilBrazil 4% 2000
65 YemenYemen 3% 2000
66 IndiaIndia 3% 2000
67 EgyptEgypt 1% 2000
68 MadagascarMadagascar 0.0 2000
69 SurinameSuriname 0.0 2000
70 LesothoLesotho 0.0 2000
71 CyprusCyprus 0.0 2000
72 TunisiaTunisia 0.0 2000
73 GuatemalaGuatemala -1% 2000
74 GuineaGuinea -2% 2000
75 ZimbabweZimbabwe -2% 2000
76 TurkeyTurkey -3% 2000
77 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone -3% 2000
78 JapanJapan -3% 2000
79 MalawiMalawi -6% 2000
80 SenegalSenegal -7% 2000
81 PhilippinesPhilippines -8% 2000
82 PeruPeru -10% 2000
83 FinlandFinland -13% 2000
84 MalaysiaMalaysia -13% 2000
85 ChileChile -14% 2000
86 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau -15% 2000
87 IrelandIreland -16% 2000
88 IranIran -16% 2000
89 NigeriaNigeria -19% 2000
90 SwedenSweden -20% 2000
91 SyriaSyria -21% 2000
92 GreeceGreece -21% 2000
93 DenmarkDenmark -26% 2000
94 New ZealandNew Zealand -26% 2000
95 AustriaAustria -26% 2000
96 UruguayUruguay -26% 2000
97 AlgeriaAlgeria -27% 2000
98 NorwayNorway -28% 2000
99 AustraliaAustralia -28% 2000
100 ChinaChina -28% 2000
101 CanadaCanada -29% 2000
102 PolandPoland -32% 2000
103 ArgentinaArgentina -34% 2000
104 ItalyItaly -35% 2000
105 United KingdomUnited Kingdom -36% 2000
106 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire -36% 2000
107 FranceFrance -37% 2000
108 United StatesUnited States -37% 2000
109 PortugalPortugal -39% 2000
110 BarbadosBarbados -40% 2000
111 South AfricaSouth Africa -40% 2000
112 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea -41% 2000
113 LaosLaos -46% 2000
114 BulgariaBulgaria -46% 2000
115 HondurasHonduras -50% 2000
116 NetherlandsNetherlands -51% 2000
117 VietnamVietnam -53% 2000
118 GhanaGhana -54% 2000
119 GermanyGermany -54% 2000
120 BelgiumBelgium -57% 2000
121 HungaryHungary -59% 2000
122 El SalvadorEl Salvador -60% 2000
123 MozambiqueMozambique -61% 2000
124 CubaCuba -64% 2000
125 SpainSpain -67% 2000
126 RussiaRussia -71% 2000
127 Czech RepublicCzech Republic -72% 2000
128 MongoliaMongolia -72% 2000
129 NicaraguaNicaragua -75% 2000
130 GuyanaGuyana -76% 2000
131 SeychellesSeychelles -83% 2000
132 Cape VerdeCape Verde -86% 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Military > Armed forces growth", calculated on the basis of data on armed forces from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Armed-forces-growth

Military > Armed forces growth: Countries Compared Map

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I was looking at a number of statistics on education, and then ran into this one on Armed Forces Growth (sort of by accident). I understand your definition, but am confused by what the negative numbers would mean. For example, what does Cape Verde's -86 mean? I see that someone asked a similar question in 2006; any answers?

Posted on 25 Mar 2011

Ansar Ahmed

Ansar Ahmed

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