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Military > Personnel: Group totals

DEFINITION: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
Emerging markets 13.59 million 2005
Cold countries 10.27 million 2003
Former British colonies 8.75 million 2005
Muslim countries 6.75 million 2005
Religious countries 6.52 million 2005
Heavily indebted countries 6 million 2003
Non-religious countries 5.86 million 2005
Europe 5.51 million 2005
High income OECD countries 5.34 million 2005
South and Central Asia 4.83 million 2005
South Asia 4.25 million 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa 3.6 million 2005
NATO countries 3.27 million 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) 3.19 million 2005
Eastern Europe 2.67 million 2005
European Union 2.63 million 2005
Former Soviet republics 2.36 million 2005
Former French colonies 2.17 million 2005
OPEC countries 1.87 million 2005
Eurozone 1.81 million 2005
failed states 1.79 million 2005
Former Spanish colonies 1.54 million 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa 1.54 million 2005