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Military > Manpower > Military age: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan 22 years of age
Albania 19 years of age
Algeria 19 years of age
Angola 18 years of age
Argentina 20 years of age
Armenia 18 years of age
Australia 17 years of age
Austria 19 years of age
Azerbaijan 18 years of age
Bahrain 15 years of age
Belarus 18 years of age
Belgium 19 years of age
Belize 18 years of age
Benin 18 years of age
Bhutan 18 years of age
Bolivia 19 years of age
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 years of age
Botswana 18 years of age
Brazil 18 years of age
Brunei 18 years of age
Bulgaria 19 years of age
Burma 18 years of age
Burundi 16 years of age
Cambodia 18 years of age
Cameroon 18 years of age
Canada 16 years of age
Chad 20 years of age
Chile 19 years of age
China 18 years of age
Colombia 18 years of age
Congo, Republic of the 20 years of age
Costa Rica 18 years of age
Cote d'Ivoire 18 years of age
Croatia 19 years of age
Cuba 17 years of age
Cyprus 18 years of age
Czech Republic 18 years of age
Denmark 18 years of age
Dominican Republic 18 years of age
Ecuador 20 years of age
Egypt 20 years of age
El Salvador 18 years of age
Estonia 18 years of age
Ethiopia 18 years of age
Fiji 18 years of age
Finland 18 years of age
France 18 years of age
Gabon 20 years of age
Georgia 18 years of age
Germany 18 years of age
Ghana 18 years of age
Greece 21 years of age
Guatemala 18 years of age
Haiti 18 years of age
Honduras 18 years of age
Hong Kong 18 years of age
Hungary 18 years of age
India 17 years of age
Indonesia 18 years of age
Iran 21 years of age
Iraq 18 years of age
Ireland 17 years of age
Israel 18 years of age
Italy 18 years of age
Jamaica 18 years of age
Japan 18 years of age
Jordan 18 years of age
Kazakhstan 18 years of age
Kuwait 18 years of age
Kyrgyzstan 18 years of age
Laos 18 years of age
Latvia 18 years of age
Libya 17 years of age
Lithuania 18 years of age
Luxembourg 19 years of age
Madagascar 20 years of age
Malaysia 21 years of age
Mexico 18 years of age
Moldova 18 years of age
Mongolia 18 years of age
Morocco 18 years of age
Nepal 17 years of age
Netherlands 20 years of age
Netherlands Antilles 20 years of age
New Zealand 20 years of age
Nicaragua 18 years of age
Niger 18 years of age
Nigeria 18 years of age
North Korea 18 years of age
Norway 20 years of age
Oman 14 years of age
Pakistan 17 years of age
Paraguay 17 years of age
Peru 17 years of age
Philippines 20 years of age
Poland 19 years of age
Portugal 20 years of age
Qatar 18 years of age
Reunion 18 years of age
Romania 20 years of age
Russia 18 years of age
Saudi Arabia 17 years of age
Senegal 18 years of age
Serbia and Montenegro 19 years of age
Slovakia 18 years of age
Slovenia 19 years of age
South Africa 18 years of age
South Korea 18 years of age
Spain 20 years of age
Sri Lanka 18 years of age
Sudan 18 years of age
Sweden 19 years of age
Switzerland 20 years of age
Syria 19 years of age
Taiwan 19 years of age
Tajikistan 18 years of age
Thailand 18 years of age
Tunisia 20 years of age
Turkey 20 years of age
Turkmenistan 18 years of age
Ukraine 18 years of age
United Arab Emirates 18 years of age
United States 18 years of age
Uzbekistan 18 years of age
Venezuela 18 years of age
Vietnam 17 years of age
Yemen 14 years of age

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Manpower > Military age. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Manpower/Military-age

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I see that several of these nations use 14 year old and I assume and hope it is boys but even at that they must not think too much of their male population to go that young. I am in favor of drafting only males IF anyone has to be because I do think women are too valuable to be risked in wars. Like it or not, males are more dispensable and since wars are mostly about males killing males, we need to leave women and children out of it.

Posted on 16 Apr 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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