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Military > Armed forces personnel: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total armed forces (2000).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 China 2.81 million 2000
2 Russia 1.52 million 2000
3 United States 1.37 million 2000
4 India 1.3 million 2000
5 South Korea 683,000 2000
6 Pakistan 612,000 2000
7 Turkey 610,000 2000
South Asia average (profile) 514,500 2000
8 Iran 513,000 2000
9 Vietnam 484,000 2000
10 Egypt 448,000 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 401,666.67 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 382,200 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 377,142.86 2000
11 Ethiopia 352,000 2000
12 Burma 344,000 2000
13 Syria 316,000 2000
14 Ukraine 304,000 2000
15 Thailand 301,000 2000
16 Indonesia 297,000 2000
17 France 294,000 2000
18 Brazil 288,000 2000
19 Italy 251,000 2000
20 Japan 237,000 2000
21 Germany 221,000 2000
22 Poland 217,000 2000
23 United Kingdom 212,000 2000
24 Romania 207,000 2000
25 Saudi Arabia 202,000 2000
26 Eritrea 200,000 2000
27 Morocco 198,000 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 197,916.67 2000
28 Mexico 193,000 2000
29 Israel 172,000 2000
30 Spain 166,000 2000
31 Greece 159,000 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 158,714.29 2000
32 Colombia 152,000 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 149,870.97 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 145,000 2000
33 Cambodia 140,000 2000
34 Bangladesh 137,000 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 124,700 2000
35 Algeria 124,000 2000
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 115,243.9 2000
Former British colonies average (profile) 115,234.04 2000
=36 Peru 115,000 2000
=36 Sri Lanka 115,000 2000
Muslim countries average (profile) 109,500 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 109,259.26 2000
38 Angola 108,000 2000
39 Philippines 106,000 2000
=40 Sudan 104,000 2000
=40 Jordan 104,000 2000
42 Malaysia 96,000 2000
43 Chile 87,000 2000
European Union average (profile) 83,892.86 2000
44 Belarus 83,000 2000
45 Bulgaria 80,000 2000
Catholic countries average (profile) 78,117.65 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 76,777.78 2000
=46 Libya 76,000 2000
=46 Nigeria 76,000 2000
48 Azerbaijan 72,000 2000
49 Argentina 71,000 2000
50 Rwanda 70,000 2000
51 Yemen 66,000 2000
52 United Arab Emirates 65,000 2000
=53 Lebanon 64,000 2000
=53 Kazakhstan 64,000 2000
55 South Africa 63,000 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 62,000 2000
56 Croatia 61,000 2000
57 Singapore 60,000 2000
=58 Canada 59,000 2000
=58 Uzbekistan 59,000 2000
=60 Ecuador 58,000 2000
=60 Czech Republic 58,000 2000
=60 Cuba 58,000 2000
63 Venezuela 56,000 2000
64 Albania 54,000 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 53,450 2000
65 Sweden 53,000 2000
66 Netherlands 52,000 2000
67 Australia 51,000 2000
=68 Nepal 50,000 2000
=68 Uganda 50,000 2000
70 Portugal 45,000 2000
=71 Hungary 44,000 2000
=71 Oman 44,000 2000
73 Armenia 41,000 2000
=74 Zimbabwe 40,000 2000
=74 Austria 40,000 2000
=74 Burundi 40,000 2000
=77 Slovakia 39,000 2000
=77 Belgium 39,000 2000
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 38,272.73 2000
79 Tunisia 35,000 2000
=80 Finland 32,000 2000
=80 Bolivia 32,000 2000
82 Guatemala 31,000 2000
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 30,954.55 2000
83 Chad 30,000 2000
84 Laos 29,000 2000
85 Switzerland 28,000 2000
=86 Norway 27,000 2000
=86 Georgia 27,000 2000
=88 Dominican Republic 24,000 2000
=88 Uruguay 24,000 2000
=90 Denmark 22,000 2000
=90 Kenya 22,000 2000
=90 Zambia 22,000 2000
93 Madagascar 21,000 2000
94 Paraguay 20,000 2000
95 El Salvador 17,000 2000
=96 Mauritania 16,000 2000
=96 Nicaragua 16,000 2000
98 Kuwait 15,000 2000
99 Turkmenistan 14,000 2000
=100 Cameroon 13,000 2000
=100 Lithuania 13,000 2000
=102 Ireland 12,000 2000
=102 Qatar 12,000 2000
104 Bahrain 11,000 2000
=105 Guinea 10,000 2000
=105 Cyprus 10,000 2000
=105 Democratic Republic of the Congo 10,000 2000
=108 Senegal 9,000 2000
=108 Botswana 9,000 2000
=108 Slovenia 9,000 2000
=108 New Zealand 9,000 2000
=108 Mongolia 9,000 2000
=108 Kyrgyzstan 9,000 2000
=108 Namibia 9,000 2000
=115 Cote d'Ivoire 8,000 2000
=115 Djibouti 8,000 2000
=115 Honduras 8,000 2000
=118 Burkina Faso 7,000 2000
=118 Ghana 7,000 2000
=118 Togo 7,000 2000
=118 Mali 7,000 2000
=118 Guinea-Bissau 7,000 2000
=123 Tajikistan 6,000 2000
=123 Mozambique 6,000 2000
=123 Bhutan 6,000 2000
=126 Malawi 5,000 2000
=126 Estonia 5,000 2000
=126 Gabon 5,000 2000
=126 Benin 5,000 2000
=126 Latvia 5,000 2000
=126 Niger 5,000 2000
=132 Fiji 4,000 2000
=132 Papua New Guinea 4,000 2000
=134 Central African Republic 3,000 2000
=134 Sierra Leone 3,000 2000
=134 Trinidad and Tobago 3,000 2000
=134 Jamaica 3,000 2000
=138 Suriname 2,000 2000
=138 Lesotho 2,000 2000
=138 Malta 2,000 2000
=138 Guyana 2,000 2000
=142 Barbados 1,000 2000
=142 Luxembourg 1,000 2000
=142 Belize 1,000 2000
=142 The Gambia 1,000 2000
=142 Cape Verde 1,000 2000
=142 The Bahamas 1,000 2000
=142 Equatorial Guinea 1,000 2000
=149 Swaziland 0.0 2000
=149 Dominica 0.0 2000
=149 Vanuatu 0.0 2000
=149 Mauritius 0.0 2000
=149 Panama 0.0 2000
=149 Costa Rica 0.0 2000
=149 Maldives 0.0 2000
=149 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2000
=149 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2000
=149 Solomon Islands 0.0 2000
=149 Saint Lucia 0.0 2000
=149 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2000
=149 Haiti 0.0 2000
=149 Grenada 0.0 2000
=149 Seychelles 0.0 2000
=149 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2000
=149 Iceland 0.0 2000
=149 Comoros 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Armed forces personnel. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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-personnel

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COUNTRIES COVERED
% of total labor force 162
Total 165

Interesting observations about Military > Armed forces personnel

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North Korea is now around 3rd - not even on this list. What is the timeline for this information?

Posted on 18 May 2010

Nancy

Nancy

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The numbers for Sri Lanka is not correct.The total number including Civil Defense[full time force] Forces, number is approximately 250000.

Posted on 06 Sep 2009

Lakshma Illangakoon

Lakshma Illangakoon

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