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Military > Active Ground Forces > Active Personnel > 2008: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Strength of active personnel in ground forces of European Union member states in 2008. Figures do not include personnel in navy and air force.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 European Union 1.54 million 2008
2 Germany 235,000 2008
3 Italy 187,000 2008
4 Greece 177,600 2008
5 Spain 143,780 2008
6 Romania 90,000 2008
7 Czech Republic 57,050 2008
8 Belgium 45,800 2008
9 Portugal 44,900 2008
10 Bulgaria 39,000 2008
11 Finland 36,700 2008
12 Austria 34,600 2008
13 Sweden 33,900 2008
14 Hungary 33,400 2008
15 Slovakia 26,200 2008
16 Denmark 22,880 2008
17 Cyprus 13,000 2008
18 Ireland 10,500 2008
19 Slovenia 9,000 2008
20 Estonia 5,700 2008

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Military > Active Ground Forces > Active Personnel > 2008: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Active Ground Forces > Active Personnel > 2008

  • All of the bottom 19 countries by active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 are European Union.
  • All of the bottom 19 countries by active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 are European.
  • Germany ranked first for active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 amongst Eurozone in 2008.
  • 17 of the top 19 countries by active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 are Christian.
  • 15 of the bottom 19 countries by active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 are High income OECD.
  • Italy ranked second for active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 amongst NATO countries in 2008.
  • 9 of the bottom 10 countries by active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 are Cold countries'.
  • 4 of the top 5 countries by active ground forces > active personnel > 2008 are Heavily indebted.
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