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  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Army > Attack helicopters: Number of attack helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities).
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Nuclear submarines: Number of nuclear submarines.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • 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.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • 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 branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: 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.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Navy > Destroyers: Number of destroyers.
  • Navy > Cruisers: Number of cruisers.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Navy > Amphibious warfare ships: Number of amphibious warfare ships.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • 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.
  • Gulf War Coalition Forces: Number of troops who served on active duty in the Gulf War theater of operations between August 2, 1990, and June 13, 1991.
  • NATO > NATO reserves provided: Reserve personnel.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Personnel per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date: Signed.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Armed forces growth: 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.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Defence spending > Percent of GDP: Defense expenditure as percentage of GDP. Figures are for the year 2010.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Forces in Europe > Artillery: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2005
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Conventional arms > Exports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed.
  • Weapon holdings per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Forces in Europe > Battle Tanks: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2006
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Gulf War Coalition Forces per million: Number of troops who served on active duty in the Gulf War theater of operations between August 2, 1990, and June 13, 1991. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Forces in Europe > Aircraft: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2004
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: 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. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Forces in Europe > Helicopters: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2007
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Military age: The minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
  • Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Forces in Europe > Helicopters per million: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2007. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Forces in Europe > ACVs: Conventional armed forces in Europe (ACVs = Armoured Combat Vehicles).
  • 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.
  • Forces in Europe > Artillery per million: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2005. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Employment in arms > Production per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength: Number of coalition forces in Iraq. Earliest confirmed date of troop strength is Georgia, as of September 10, 2005. Latest confirmed date of troop strength is Denmark, as of March 23, 2006. NOTE: There are no reliable estimates on number of other coalition forces in Iraq, by country. An additional 1,850 troops are from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Ukraine. Fiji is participating as part of the UN mission in Iraq. U.S. troop strength includes active and reserve and are as of March 2006.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Commitment to Development Index (security): The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks the world’s richest countries on their commitment to policies that benefit the poorer nations. The security component of the CDI considers military actions that affect developing countries, favoring three aspects of the security-development nexus: 1. Financial and personnel contributions to peacekeeping operations and forcible humanitarian interventions. 2. Deployment of naval fleets to platrol sea lanes. 3. Collaboration with international security regimes that promote non-proliferation, disarmament and international rule of law. Finally, the CDI penalizes some exports of arms to nations, especially ones that are undemocratic and spend heavily on the military.
  • Forces in Europe > Battle Tanks per million: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2006. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: 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. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: 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.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength per million: Number of coalition forces in Iraq. Earliest confirmed date of troop strength is Georgia, as of September 10, 2005. Latest confirmed date of troop strength is Denmark, as of March 23, 2006. NOTE: There are no reliable estimates on number of other coalition forces in Iraq, by country. An additional 1,850 troops are from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Ukraine. Fiji is participating as part of the UN mission in Iraq. U.S. troop strength includes active and reserve and are as of March 2006. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Forces in Europe > ACVs per million: Conventional armed forces in Europe (ACVs = Armoured Combat Vehicles). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: 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.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Iraq Coalition casualties per million: Number of military fatalities in Iraq since March 20th, 2003. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Defence minister: Name of defence minister.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: 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. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Forces in Europe > Aircraft per million: Conventional armed forces in Europe. SIPRI Yearbooks 1991-2003. Conventional arms control. Last update: July 2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: 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. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: 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. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Conscription status: Whether countries prescribe mandatory military services as of 1997.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Iraq Coalition casualties: Number of military fatalities in Iraq since March 20th, 2003.
STAT Poland United States HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 112
Ranked 15th.
3,318
Ranked 1st. 30 times more than Poland
Armed forces personnel 217,000
Ranked 22nd.
1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Poland
Army > Attack helicopters 61
Ranked 6th.
6,417
Ranked 1st. 105 times more than Poland
Army > Main battle tanks 990
Ranked 12th.
8,725
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Poland
Budget 12 US$ BN
Ranked 8th.
682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 57 times more than Poland
Global Peace Index 1.53
Ranked 14th.
2.13
Ranked 4th. 39% more than Poland

Military service age and obligation 18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0
Ranked 13th.
10
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Corvette warships 6
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than United States
2
Ranked 8th.
Navy > Nuclear submarines 0.0
Ranked 6th.
71
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Submarines 5
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
2
Ranked 8th.
Paramilitary personnel 28,000
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
11,035
Ranked 1st.
Personnel > Per capita 4.25 per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd.
5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th. 23% more than Poland

Service age and obligation 17 years of age for male compulsory military service after January 1st of the year of 18th birthday; 17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscript service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; by 2008, plans call for at least 60% of military personnel to be volunteers; only soldiers who have completed their conscript service are allowed to volunteer for professional service; as of April 2004, women are only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines)
War deaths 0.0
Ranked 33th.
0.0
Ranked 73th.

Military expenditures 1.9% of GDP
Ranked 16th.
4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Poland
Military branches Polish Armed Forces: Land Forces, Navy, Air and Air Defense Aviation Forces, Special Forces United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.71%
Ranked 86th.
4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Poland
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 143,000
Ranked 40th.
1.54 million
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than Poland

Personnel 162,000
Ranked 40th.
1.55 million
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Poland

Navy > Frigates 2
Ranked 25th.
26
Ranked 3rd. 13 times more than Poland
Navy > Destroyers 0.0
Ranked 11th.
62
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Cruisers 0.0
Ranked 6th.
22
Ranked 1st.
Branches Polish Armed Forces: Land Forces (includes Navy (Marynarka Wojenna, MW)), Polish Air Force (Sily Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, SPRP) US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard; note - Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy
Navy > Amphibious warfare ships 5
Ranked 4th.
30
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Poland
Military expenditure > Current LCU 27.17 billion
Ranked 48th.
661.05 billion
Ranked 13th. 24 times more than Poland

Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 221,889
Ranked 50th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Poland

Gulf War Coalition Forces 200
Ranked 25th.
697,000
Ranked 1st. 3485 times more than Poland
NATO > NATO reserves provided 515,000
Ranked 2nd.
1.46 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Poland
Weapon holdings 4.07 million
Ranked 23th.
38.54 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Poland
Armed forces personnel per 1000 5.64
Ranked 47th. 17% more than United States
4.84
Ranked 57th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 257,605
Ranked 46th.
2.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Poland

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Expenditure > Current LCU 17538000000 507089000000
Personnel per 1000 4.24
Ranked 82nd.
5.23
Ranked 70th. 23% more than Poland

Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date 1 Jul 1968 (L, M, W) 1 Jul 1968 (L, M, W)
Conscription <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists (WRI). No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a>.
Armed forces growth -32%
Ranked 102nd.
-37%
Ranked 107th. 16% more than Poland
Imports > USD 611 million
Ranked 11th.
904 million
Ranked 7th. 48% more than Poland

Defence spending > Percent of GDP 1.66%
Ranked 6th.
4.3%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Poland
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 96 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 39th.
387 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 19th. 4 times more than Poland

NATO > Current members > Date 12 March 1999 April 4 1949
Forces in Europe > Artillery 1,132
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than United States
312
Ranked 19th.
Expenditures 1.71% of GDP
Ranked 44th.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Poland
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.9% of GDP
Ranked 3rd.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Poland
Conventional arms > Exports $86.00 million
Ranked 15th.
$5.45 billion
Ranked 2nd. 63 times more than Poland
Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths 1
Ranked 17th.
7
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than Poland
Weapon holdings per 1000 106.49
Ranked 49th.
135.24
Ranked 43th. 27% more than Poland
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 7766361 None
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ 124 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 14th.
7.1 billion constant 1990 US$
Ranked 1st. 57 times more than Poland

Forces in Europe > Battle Tanks 947
Ranked 11th. 38% more than United States
684
Ranked 13th.
Employment in arms > Production 55,000
Ranked 11th.
2.32 million
Ranked 2nd. 42 times more than Poland
Exports > USD 96 million
Ranked 17th.
6.16 billion
Ranked 1st. 64 times more than Poland

Gulf War Coalition Forces per million 5.23
Ranked 28th.
2,755.15
Ranked 5th. 527 times more than Poland
Conventional arms > Exports per capita $2.26
Ranked 21st.
$21.84
Ranked 9th. 10 times more than Poland
ISAF troops in Afghanistan > 2010-12-14 2,519
Ranked 6th.
90,000
Ranked 1st. 36 times more than Poland
Forces in Europe > Aircraft 195
Ranked 12th.
235
Ranked 9th. 21% more than Poland
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 5.76
Ranked 196th.
6.89
Ranked 163th. 20% more than Poland

Forces in Europe > Helicopters 111
Ranked 7th.
115
Ranked 6th. 4% more than Poland
Conventional arms imports $256.00 million
Ranked 25th.
$533.00 million
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Poland
Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people 0.0262
Ranked 18th. 7% more than United States
0.0243
Ranked 19th.
Manpower > Availability > Males 9.74 million
Ranked 31st.
72.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Poland

Manpower > Military age 19 years of age 18 years of age
Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP 0.186 per $1,000
Ranked 18th.
0.464 per $1,000
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than Poland
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 24 SEP 1996
Forces in Europe > Helicopters per million 2.91
Ranked 10th. 8 times more than United States
0.382
Ranked 22nd.
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 275,446
Ranked 32nd.
2.14 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Poland
Forces in Europe > ACVs 1,388
Ranked 13th.
1,397
Ranked 12th. 1% more than Poland
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 221,889
Ranked 50th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Poland
Forces in Europe > Artillery per million 29.66
Ranked 17th. 28 times more than United States
1.06
Ranked 25th.
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 9298593 None
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 2.52 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 45th. 92% more than United States
1.31 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 56th.

Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 3,249.01 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 16th.
23,956.65 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than Poland

Employment in arms > Production per 1000 1.44
Ranked 18th.
8.14
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Poland
Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength 1,400
Ranked 5th.
133,000
Ranked 1st. 95 times more than Poland
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 7.94 million
Ranked 30th.
59.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Poland

Manpower > Availability > Females 9.51 million
Ranked 30th.
71.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Poland

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 10.36 million
Ranked 30th.
73.6 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Poland

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 2.52 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 45th. 93% more than United States
1.31 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 57th.

Conventional arms imports per capita $6.72
Ranked 33th. 3 times more than United States
$2.14
Ranked 51st.
Commitment to Development Index (security) 3.8
Ranked 19th.
4.6
Ranked 16th. 21% more than Poland
Forces in Europe > Battle Tanks per million 24.83
Ranked 16th. 11 times more than United States
2.29
Ranked 24th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 5.53
Ranked 196th.
6.65
Ranked 159th. 20% more than Poland
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 211,172
Ranked 51st.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Poland
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 7.95 million
Ranked 29th.
59.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Poland

ISAF troops in Afghanistan > 2009-12-09 1,955
Ranked 6th.
45,780
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Poland
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 271.32
Ranked 44th. 9% more than United States
249.05
Ranked 85th.

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000 7.23
Ranked 105th. 2% more than United States
7.12
Ranked 107th.
Iraq coalition forces > Troop strength per million 36.71
Ranked 9th.
445.74
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Poland
Forces in Europe > ACVs per million 36.33
Ranked 19th. 8 times more than United States
4.82
Ranked 25th.
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.553 per $1,000
Ranked 34th. 12 times more than United States
0.045 per $1,000
Ranked 81st.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 208.2
Ranked 55th. 7% more than United States
195.38
Ranked 85th.

Military expenditure > % of GDP 2.02%
Ranked 41st.
4.64%
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Poland

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 211,172
Ranked 51st.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Poland
Expenditure > % of GDP 1.79%
Ranked 47th.
4.08%
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than Poland

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 245,832
Ranked 47th.
2.08 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Poland

Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.397%
Ranked 25th. 43 times more than United States
0.00927%
Ranked 75th.
Iraq Coalition casualties per million 0.445
Ranked 8th.
8.56
Ranked 1st. 19 times more than Poland
Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 0.81%
Ranked 85th.
0.97%
Ranked 71st. 20% more than Poland

Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP 0.133%
Ranked 11th. 41% more than United States
0.0948%
Ranked 14th.
Defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak Chuck Hagel
Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 249.56
Ranked 65th. 6% more than United States
235.58
Ranked 92nd.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 5.53
Ranked 194th.
6.65
Ranked 158th. 20% more than Poland
Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 255.51
Ranked 76th. 7% more than United States
239.12
Ranked 119th.

Forces in Europe > Aircraft per million 5.11
Ranked 19th. 6 times more than United States
0.803
Ranked 24th.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 211172 2055685
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 221889 2161727
Personnel > % of total labor force 0.93%
Ranked 85th.
0.99%
Ranked 83th. 6% more than Poland

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 5.78
Ranked 195th.
6.83
Ranked 165th. 18% more than Poland
Conscription status No("Poland's defence minister, Bogdan Klich, said the country will move towards a professional army and that from January, only volunteers will join the armed forces.", {{Cite web No(The United States abandoned the draft in 1973 under President Richard Nixon, ended the Selective Service registration requirement in 1975 under President Gerald Ford, and then re-instated the Selective Service registration requirement in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter. Today the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Service_System">U.S. Selective Service System</a> remains as a contingency, should a military draft be re-introduced. For more information see the website.) Registration remains required.
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 3.25 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 16th.
24.03 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than Poland

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 6.45
Ranked 160th.
6.84
Ranked 151st. 6% more than Poland

Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 208.51
Ranked 57th. 7% more than United States
194.63
Ranked 73th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 6.76
Ranked 159th.
7.19
Ranked 148th. 6% more than Poland

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 6.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 182nd.
6.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 168th. 7% more than Poland

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.27 per capita
Ranked 57th. 8% more than United States
0.251 per capita
Ranked 103th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 6.69 per 1,000 people
Ranked 179th.
7.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 165th. 8% more than Poland

Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 4.93%
Ranked 37th.
19.26%
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Poland

Iraq Coalition casualties 17
Ranked 5th.
2,484
Ranked 1st. 146 times more than Poland

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