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Military > Armed forces growth: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Rwanda 1,246% 2000
2 Burundi 669% 2000
3 Sri Lanka 432% 2000
4 Cambodia 300% 2000
5 Bahrain 293% 2000
6 Lebanon 266% 2000
7 Saudi Arabia 222% 2000
8 Djibouti 180% 2000
9 Malta 162% 2000
10 Uganda 150% 2000
11 Chad 147% 2000
12 Niger 141% 2000
13 Colombia 130% 2000
14 Botswana 125% 2000
15 Angola 117% 2000
16 Qatar 105% 2000
=17 Bhutan 100% 2000
=17 Antigua and Barbuda 100% 2000
=17 Nepal 100% 2000
20 Gabon 96% 2000
21 Togo 94% 2000
=22 Burma 85% 2000
=22 Mauritania 85% 2000
=22 Sudan 85% 2000
25 Belize 83% 2000
26 The Bahamas 80% 2000
27 Cameroon 79% 2000
28 Burkina Faso 70% 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 62.35% 2000
=29 Kenya 62% 2000
=29 Ethiopia 62% 2000
31 The Gambia 60% 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 55.46% 2000
=32 Mali 51% 2000
=32 United Arab Emirates 51% 2000
34 Bangladesh 50% 2000
=35 Oman 49% 2000
=35 Mexico 49% 2000
37 Jordan 48% 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 47.9% 2000
South Asia average (profile) 45% 2000
38 Paraguay 40% 2000
=39 Switzerland 38% 2000
=39 Papua New Guinea 38% 2000
=41 Ecuador 35% 2000
=41 Central African Republic 35% 2000
43 Albania 34% 2000
=44 Zambia 33% 2000
=44 Jamaica 33% 2000
=44 Morocco 33% 2000
47 Fiji 30% 2000
48 Trinidad and Tobago 29% 2000
=49 Kuwait 28% 2000
=49 Thailand 28% 2000
51 Pakistan 27% 2000
52 Israel 21% 2000
53 Bolivia 18% 2000
54 Democratic Republic of the Congo 15% 2000
=55 Venezuela 14% 2000
=55 Luxembourg 14% 2000
=55 South Korea 14% 2000
=58 Singapore 10% 2000
=58 Dominican Republic 10% 2000
60 Romania 9% 2000
=61 Benin 7% 2000
=61 Indonesia 7% 2000
=63 Brazil 4% 2000
=63 Libya 4% 2000
=65 India 3% 2000
=65 Yemen 3% 2000
67 Egypt 1% 2000
=68 Tunisia 0.0 2000
=68 Cyprus 0.0 2000
=68 Lesotho 0.0 2000
=68 Suriname 0.0 2000
=68 Madagascar 0.0 2000
73 Guatemala -1% 2000
=74 Zimbabwe -2% 2000
=74 Guinea -2% 2000
=76 Japan -3% 2000
=76 Sierra Leone -3% 2000
=76 Turkey -3% 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) -4.143% 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) -4.833% 2000
79 Malawi -6% 2000
80 Senegal -7% 2000
81 Philippines -8% 2000
82 Peru -10% 2000
=83 Malaysia -13% 2000
=83 Finland -13% 2000
85 Chile -14% 2000
86 Guinea-Bissau -15% 2000
=87 Iran -16% 2000
=87 Ireland -16% 2000
89 Nigeria -19% 2000
90 Sweden -20% 2000
=91 Greece -21% 2000
=91 Syria -21% 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) -25.185% 2000
=93 Uruguay -26% 2000
=93 Austria -26% 2000
=93 New Zealand -26% 2000
=93 Denmark -26% 2000
97 Algeria -27% 2000
=98 China -28% 2000
=98 Australia -28% 2000
=98 Norway -28% 2000
101 Canada -29% 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) -31.818% 2000
102 Poland -32% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) -33% 2000
103 Argentina -34% 2000
104 Italy -35% 2000
=105 Cote d'Ivoire -36% 2000
=105 United Kingdom -36% 2000
=107 United States -37% 2000
=107 France -37% 2000
109 Portugal -39% 2000
=110 South Africa -40% 2000
=110 Barbados -40% 2000
112 Equatorial Guinea -41% 2000
=113 Bulgaria -46% 2000
=113 Laos -46% 2000
115 Honduras -50% 2000
116 Netherlands -51% 2000
117 Vietnam -53% 2000
=118 Germany -54% 2000
=118 Ghana -54% 2000
120 Belgium -57% 2000
121 Hungary -59% 2000
122 El Salvador -60% 2000
123 Mozambique -61% 2000
124 Cuba -64% 2000
125 Spain -67% 2000
126 Russia -71% 2000
=127 Mongolia -72% 2000
=127 Czech Republic -72% 2000
129 Nicaragua -75% 2000
130 Guyana -76% 2000
131 Seychelles -83% 2000
132 Cape Verde -86% 2000

Citation

Military > Armed forces growth: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

Interesting observations about Military > Armed forces growth

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I was looking at a number of statistics on education, and then ran into this one on Armed Forces Growth (sort of by accident). I understand your definition, but am confused by what the negative numbers would mean. For example, what does Cape Verde's -86 mean? I see that someone asked a similar question in 2006; any answers?

Posted on 25 Mar 2011

Ansar Ahmed

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