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Military > Personnel: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 3.75 million 2005
2 India 3.05 million 2005
3 United States 1.55 million 2005
4 Russia 1.45 million 2005
5 North Korea 1.29 million 2005
South Asia average (profile) 1.06 million 2005
6 Pakistan 921,000 2005
7 Egypt 799,000 2005
8 South Korea 693,000 2005
9 Brazil 673,000 2005
10 Turkey 617,000 2005
11 Iran 585,000 2005
12 Indonesia 582,000 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 543,440 2005
13 Vietnam 495,000 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 488,383.33 2005
14 Burma 483,000 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 456,428.57 2005
15 Italy 445,000 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 438,818.18 2005
16 Thailand 421,000 2005
17 Syria 416,000 2005
18 France 359,000 2005
19 Colombia 336,000 2005
20 Algeria 319,000 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 310,571.43 2005
21 Germany 285,000 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 277,589.19 2003
22 Ukraine 273,000 2005
23 Japan 272,000 2005
24 Bangladesh 252,000 2005
25 Morocco 251,000 2005
26 Iraq 227,000 2005
27 Spain 220,000 2005
28 United Kingdom 217,000 2005
29 Saudi Arabia 216,000 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 208,391.43 2005
30 Mexico 204,000 2005
31 Eritrea 202,000 2005
32 Sri Lanka 200,000 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 199,944.44 2005
33 Cambodia 191,000 2005
=34 Ethiopia 183,000 2005
=34 Belarus 183,000 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 177,937.07 2005
36 Romania 177,000 2005
37 Israel 176,000 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 171,337.14 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 170,000 2005
38 Greece 168,000 2005
39 Singapore 167,000 2005
40 Poland 162,000 2005
41 Nigeria 161,000 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 157,533.33 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 157,059.3 2005
42 Peru 157,000 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 156,794.12 2005
43 Philippines 147,000 2005
44 Yemen 138,000 2005
failed states average (profile) 137,846.15 2005
Europe average (profile) 137,734.05 2005
45 Malaysia 135,000 2005
46 Nepal 131,000 2005
47 Laos 129,000 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 125,577.38 2005
48 Sudan 123,000 2005
49 Angola 118,000 2005
50 Chile 116,000 2005
51 Jordan 111,000 2005
52 Serbia and Montenegro 110,000 2004
53 Switzerland 109,000 2005
54 Argentina 102,000 2005
55 Kazakhstan 101,000 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 100,403.44 2005
European Union average (profile) 93,923.64 2005
56 Portugal 93,000 2005
57 Uzbekistan 91,000 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 90,416.67 2005
=58 Lebanon 85,000 2005
=58 Bulgaria 85,000 2005
=60 Venezuela 82,000 2005
=60 Azerbaijan 82,000 2005
=60 Burundi 82,000 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 80,957.37 2005
=63 Libya 76,000 2005
=63 Cuba 76,000 2005
65 Canada 71,000 2005
66 Bolivia 70,000 2005
67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 65,000 2005
68 Netherlands 60,000 2005
69 South Africa 56,000 2005
=70 Australia 53,000 2005
=70 Rwanda 53,000 2005
=72 Zimbabwe 51,000 2005
=72 United Arab Emirates 51,000 2005
74 Somalia 50,000 2000
75 Armenia 49,000 2005
76 Guatemala 48,000 2005
77 Ecuador 47,270 2005
=78 Norway 47,000 2005
=78 Uganda 47,000 2005
=78 Tunisia 47,000 2005
81 Oman 46,000 2005
82 Hungary 44,000 2005
=83 Dominican Republic 40,000 2005
=83 Austria 40,000 2005
85 Belgium 37,000 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 35,703.49 2005
86 Chad 35,000 2005
=87 Finland 31,000 2005
=87 Croatia 31,000 2005
=89 Lithuania 29,000 2005
=89 Kenya 29,000 2005
91 Sweden 28,600 2005
=92 Tanzania 28,000 2005
=92 Czech Republic 28,000 2005
94 Afghanistan 27,000 2005
95 Turkmenistan 26,000 2005
96 Paraguay 25,000 2005
97 Uruguay 24,920 2005
=98 Cameroon 23,000 2005
=98 Georgia 23,000 2005
=98 Kuwait 23,000 2005
101 Albania 22,500 2005
102 Madagascar 22,000 2005
=103 Bahrain 21,000 2005
=103 Denmark 21,000 2005
=103 Mauritania 21,000 2005
=106 Slovakia 20,000 2005
=106 Honduras 20,000 2005
=108 Senegal 19,000 2005
=108 Cote d'Ivoire 19,000 2005
110 Kyrgyzstan 18,000 2005
111 Costa Rica 17,000 2003
=112 El Salvador 16,000 2005
=112 Mongolia 16,000 2005
=112 Zambia 16,000 2005
=115 Liberia 15,000 2005
=115 Namibia 15,000 2005
117 Nicaragua 14,000 2005
=118 Tajikistan 13,000 2005
=118 Guinea 13,000 2005
=118 Sierra Leone 13,000 2005
=118 Djibouti 13,000 2005
=122 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12,000 2005
=122 Congo, Republic of the 12,000 2005
=122 Panama 12,000 2005
=122 Qatar 12,000 2005
=122 Slovenia 12,000 2005
=122 Mali 12,000 2005
128 Burkina Faso 11,250 2005
=129 Botswana 11,000 2005
=129 Mozambique 11,000 2005
=129 Brunei 11,000 2005
132 Cyprus 10,750 2005
=133 Ireland 10,000 2005
=133 Moldova 10,000 2005
=133 Niger 10,000 2005
136 Togo 9,750 2005
=137 New Zealand 9,000 2005
=137 Guinea-Bissau 9,000 2005
=139 Estonia 8,000 2005
=139 Benin 8,000 2005
=141 Malawi 7,000 2005
=141 Ghana 7,000 2005
=141 Gabon 7,000 2005
144 Bhutan 6,000 2000
145 Haiti 5,300 2003
=146 Maldives 5,000 2000
=146 Latvia 5,000 2005
148 Fiji 4,000 2005
=149 Swaziland 3,000 1999
=149 Central African Republic 3,000 2005
=149 Papua New Guinea 3,000 2005
=149 Trinidad and Tobago 3,000 2005
=149 Jamaica 3,000 2005
=149 Guyana 3,000 2005
=155 Mauritius 2,000 2005
=155 Suriname 2,000 2005
=155 Lesotho 2,000 2005
=155 Malta 2,000 2005
159 Luxembourg 1,512 2005
=160 East Timor 1,000 2004
=160 Belize 1,000 2005
=160 Sao Tome and Principe 1,000 1999
=160 Cape Verde 1,000 2005
=160 Equatorial Guinea 1,000 2005
165 The Bahamas 860 2005
166 The Gambia 800 2005
167 Barbados 610 2005
168 Seychelles 450 2005
169 Antigua and Barbuda 170 2005
170 Iceland 100 2003

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Agriculture

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Background

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TOP STATS: Overview, National tree, Independence day date and 21 more

Conflict

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Cost of living

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Crime

No explanation needed for this section. Murders. Guns. Jails. Crimes. Judges. We have all of that and more out here. Actually we go deeper than your routine crime beat sections. How many adults were prosecuted? What percentage were convicted? How many were women? What is the death penalty rate in different countries? How safe do the citizens perceive they are? Do they trust the police? Will they report a crime? You'll find surprising answers here.

TOP STATS: Violent crime > Murder rate, Violent crime > Murder rate per million people, Rape rate and 183 more

Culture

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Disasters

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Economy

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TOP STATS: GDP, GDP per capita, Population below poverty line and 3717 more

Education

Any and every statistic which can be collected about schooling and the whole education sector can be found here. What is the duration of education in different countries? Is the percentage of enrollment different for sexes? How long do students spend learning their mother tongues? What is the mathematical aptitude of the average 8 year old? How many university degrees are awarded to females? What is the percentage of students who find school boring? We've tabulated them all for you.

TOP STATS: Children out of school, primary, Compulsary education duration, Pupil-teacher ratio, primary and 908 more

Energy

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TOP STATS: Electricity > Consumption, Commercial energy use, Electric power consumption > KWh per capita and 2387 more

Environment

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Geography

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Government

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Health

Statistics about the health of a country's citizens are present in this category. You can find stats related to birth weights, rates on smoking, HIV incidence, incidence of cancer, circulatory and other diseases, stats on infant and maternal mortality, life expectancy, suicide rates, teenage pergnancy and other health related topics. We also have some details on health expenditure and health care funding out here.

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Industry

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Labor

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Language

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Lifestyle

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Media

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Military

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People

Facts relating to the actual life of people are found here. So we have birth and death rates, marriage and divorce rates, single parents, one-person households and teenage pregnancies, size of households and elderly institutions, ethnicity and chinese population - just about every stat you always wanted to know! What is the average age of women when they first get married? How happy are they when compared to their mothers? What is the gender development index in different countries? What will the population be in 2020? Don't miss this category even if you didn't come searching for it specifically.

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Religion

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Sports

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Terrorism

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Transport

Here you can find the numbers on the different modes of transportation. How many cars does a country have? Airports? What is the lenght of its highways? What proportion is paved? What about runways, heliports and ports? Lets not leave out waterways or the merchant navy. We have them all here.

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Travel

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Weather

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COUNTRIES COVERED
% of total labor force 168

Interesting observations about Military > Personnel

  • India ranked first for personnel amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • United States ranked first for personnel amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Pakistan ranked first for personnel amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • China ranked first for personnel globally in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for personnel amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Italy ranked first for personnel amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Brazil ranked first for personnel amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Iceland has ranked last for personnel since 1995.
  • Turkey ranked first for personnel amongst NATO countries in 2005.
  • Ethiopia ranked first for personnel amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
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