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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 > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Battle-related deaths (number of people). 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.
  • 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
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million: Battle-related deaths (number of people). 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Conventional arms > Exports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ 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).
  • Weapon holdings per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Conventional arms > Exports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ 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.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females 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.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 available for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population 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 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.)
  • Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 > Reaching military age annually > 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.
  • 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 > 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
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
STAT United States Venezuela HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 3,318
Ranked 1st. 44 times more than Venezuela
76
Ranked 24th.
Armed forces personnel 1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 24 times more than Venezuela
56,000
Ranked 63th.
Army > Main battle tanks 8,725
Ranked 1st. 45 times more than Venezuela
194
Ranked 33th.
Battle-related deaths > Number of people 233
Ranked 18th. 61% more than Venezuela
145
Ranked 23th.
Budget 682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 171 times more than Venezuela
4 US$ BN
Ranked 21st.
Global Peace Index 2.13
Ranked 4th.
2.37
Ranked 35th. 11% more than United States

Military service age and obligation 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 18-30 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; 30-month conscript service obligation; Navy requires 6th-grade education for enlisted personnel; all citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service
Navy > Aircraft carriers 10
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 38th.
Navy > Corvette warships 2
Ranked 8th.
0.0
Ranked 40th.
Navy > Nuclear submarines 71
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 23th.
Navy > Submarines 2
Ranked 8th. The same as Venezuela
2
Ranked 19th.
Paramilitary personnel 11,035
Ranked 1st.
400,000
Ranked 4th. 36 times more than United States
Personnel > Per capita 5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th. 69% more than Venezuela
3.08 per 1,000 people
Ranked 104th.

Service age and obligation 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) 18-30 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; 30-month conscript service obligation - all citizens 18-50 years old are obligated to register for military service
War deaths 0.0
Ranked 73th.
0.0
Ranked 135th.

Military expenditures 4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Venezuela
0.7% of GDP
Ranked 62nd.
Military branches United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana, FANB): Bolivarian Army (Ejercito Bolivariano, EB), Bolivarian Navy (Armada Bolivariana, AB; includes Naval Infantry, Coast Guard, Naval Aviation), Bolivarian Military Aviation (Aviacion Militar Bolivariana, AMB; includes Air National Guard), Bolivarian National Guard (Guardia Nacional Bolivaria, GNB)
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Venezuela
2%
Ranked 46th.

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 1.54 million
Ranked 4th. 13 times more than Venezuela
115,000
Ranked 46th.

Personnel 1.55 million
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Venezuela
82,000
Ranked 61st.

Navy > Frigates 26
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Venezuela
6
Ranked 12th.
Navy > Destroyers 62
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 26th.
Navy > Cruisers 22
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 22nd.
Branches 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 National Armed Forces (Fuerza Armada Nacionale, FAN): Ground Forces or Army (Fuerzas Terrestres or Ejercito), Naval Forces (Fuerzas Navales or Armada; includes Marines, Coast Guard), Air Force (Fuerzas Aereas or Aviacion), Armed Forces of Cooperation or National Guard (Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperacion or Guardia Nacional)
Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million 0.818
Ranked 27th.
7.01
Ranked 29th. 9 times more than United States
Military expenditure > Current LCU 661.05 billion
Ranked 13th. 74 times more than Venezuela
8.98 billion
Ranked 66th.

Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 8 times more than Venezuela
277,210
Ranked 41st.

Weapon holdings 38.54 million
Ranked 1st. 45 times more than Venezuela
855,000
Ranked 70th.
Armed forces personnel per 1000 4.84
Ranked 57th. 2 times more than Venezuela
2.29
Ranked 105th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 2.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Venezuela
275,323
Ranked 41st.

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Expenditure > Current LCU 507089000000 3351000000000
Personnel per 1000 5.23
Ranked 70th. 71% more than Venezuela
3.07
Ranked 105th.

Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date 1 Jul 1968 (L, M, W) 1 Jul 1968 (W)
Conscription No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a>. <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists (NISBCO).
Armed forces growth -37%
Ranked 107th.
14%
Ranked 55th.
Imports > USD 904 million
Ranked 7th. 23% more than Venezuela
733 million
Ranked 8th.

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 387 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 19th. 55 times more than Venezuela
7 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 71st.

Expenditures 4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Venezuela
1.2% of GDP
Ranked 59th.
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Venezuela
1.2% of GDP
Ranked 53th.
Conventional arms > Exports $5.45 billion
Ranked 2nd. 5453 times more than Venezuela
$1,000,000.00
Ranked 37th.
Weapon holdings per 1000 135.24
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than Venezuela
34.38
Ranked 86th.
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 None None
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ 7.1 billion constant 1990 US$
Ranked 1st. 7101 times more than Venezuela
1,000,000 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 41st.
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 54.61 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Venezuela
4.91 million
Ranked 27th.
Exports > USD 6.16 billion
Ranked 1st. 6159 times more than Venezuela
1,000,000
Ranked 35th.

Conventional arms > Exports per capita $21.84
Ranked 9th. 431 times more than Venezuela
$0.05
Ranked 37th.
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 67.74 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Venezuela
6.24 million
Ranked 29th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 6.89
Ranked 163th.
9.25
Ranked 106th. 34% more than United States

Conventional arms imports $533.00 million
Ranked 8th. 44 times more than Venezuela
$12.00 million
Ranked 70th.
Manpower > Availability > Males 72.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than Venezuela
6.65 million
Ranked 44th.

Manpower > Military age 18 years of age 18 years of age
Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP 0.464 per $1,000
Ranked 15th. 66 times more than Venezuela
0.007 per $1,000
Ranked 37th.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 03 OCT 1996
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 2.14 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Venezuela
252,396
Ranked 34th.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 8 times more than Venezuela
277,210
Ranked 41st.
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 None None
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 23,956.65 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 5th. 626 times more than Venezuela
38.27 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 40th.
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 1.31 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 56th. 5 times more than Venezuela
0.262 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 71st.

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 54.7 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Venezuela
5.15 million
Ranked 23th.
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 181.29
Ranked 50th. 2% more than Venezuela
177.46
Ranked 58th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 59.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than Venezuela
5.28 million
Ranked 42nd.

Manpower > Availability > Females 71.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than Venezuela
6.8 million
Ranked 40th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 73.6 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than Venezuela
6.77 million
Ranked 41st.

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 1.31 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 57th. 5 times more than Venezuela
0.263 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 71st.

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 per 1000 6.76
Ranked 70th.
8.58
Ranked 58th. 27% more than United States
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 224.89
Ranked 74th.
225.49
Ranked 73th. About the same as United States
Conventional arms imports per capita $2.14
Ranked 51st. 4 times more than Venezuela
$0.61
Ranked 74th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 6.65
Ranked 159th.
9.41
Ranked 101st. 42% more than United States
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 8 times more than Venezuela
273,353
Ranked 42nd.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 59.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Venezuela
5.77 million
Ranked 35th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 249.05
Ranked 85th.
253.23
Ranked 71st. 2% more than United States

Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 67.07 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Venezuela
6.14 million
Ranked 25th.
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 2.04 million
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Venezuela
237,300
Ranked 26th.
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000 7.12
Ranked 107th.
9.13
Ranked 75th. 28% more than United States
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.045 per $1,000
Ranked 81st.
0.083 per $1,000
Ranked 73th. 84% more than United States
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 194.63
Ranked 73th.
205.15
Ranked 63th. 5% more than United States

Conscription status 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. Yes({{Cite web
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 24.03 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 5th. 631 times more than Venezuela
0.0381 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 40th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 6.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 168th.
10.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 85th. 52% more than United States

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.251 per capita
Ranked 103th.
0.264 per capita
Ranked 65th. 5% more than United States

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 7.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 165th.
10.42 per 1,000 people
Ranked 94th. 45% more than United States

Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 19.26%
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Venezuela
4.4%
Ranked 44th.

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 181.58
Ranked 48th.
186.28
Ranked 41st. 3% more than United States
Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.00927%
Ranked 75th.
0.0255%
Ranked 72nd. 3 times more than United States
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 222.65
Ranked 51st. About the same as Venezuela
221.93
Ranked 52nd.
Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 235.58
Ranked 92nd.
241.86
Ranked 76th. 3% more than United States

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 6.83
Ranked 165th.
9.74
Ranked 91st. 43% more than United States
Military expenditure > % of GDP 4.64%
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than Venezuela
1.28%
Ranked 77th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 6.65
Ranked 158th.
9.41
Ranked 100th. 42% more than United States
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 6.84
Ranked 151st.
9.75
Ranked 95th. 43% more than United States

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 7.19
Ranked 148th.
9.79
Ranked 103th. 36% more than United States

Expenditure > % of GDP 4.08%
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Venezuela
1.14%
Ranked 80th.

Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP 0.0948%
Ranked 14th. 45 times more than Venezuela
0.00213%
Ranked 37th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 195.38
Ranked 85th. 4% more than Venezuela
187.8
Ranked 108th.

Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 239.12
Ranked 119th. 1% more than Venezuela
236.38
Ranked 130th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 2055685 273353
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 2161727 277210
Personnel > % of total labor force 0.99%
Ranked 83th. 55% more than Venezuela
0.64%
Ranked 106th.

Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 0.97%
Ranked 71st. 8% more than Venezuela
0.9%
Ranked 77th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 2.08 million
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Venezuela
274,106
Ranked 40th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 8 times more than Venezuela
273,353
Ranked 42nd.

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