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Manpower - active personnel

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Interactive map of active military personnel in each country. Supported countries only.

The number of military personnel on active duty that are currently serving full-time in their military capacity.

Military service is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft. A nation with a fully volunteer military does not normally require mandatory military service from its citizens, unless it is faced with a recruitment crisis during a time of war.
China 2 285 000
1

India 1 325 450
2

USA 1 301 300
3

North Korea 1 190 000
4

Russia 771 000
5

Pakistan 715 000
6

Turkey 685 862
7

South Korea 630 000
8

Iran 550 000
9

Egypt 500 000
10

Indonesia 395 500
11

Brazil 318 480
12

Ukraine 280 000
13

Japan 247 150
14

Saudi Arabia 230 000
15

Syria 220 000
16

France 215 019
17

Spain 204 692
18

Germany 178 595
19

Israel 176 500
20

Italy 175 900
21

United Kingdom 156 940
22

Greece 143 000
23

Switzerland 140 000
24

Philippines 125 000
25

Poland 120 000
26

Malaysia 110 000
27

United Arab Emirates 100 000
28

Romania 84 000
29

Armenia 72 943
30

Singapore 72 500
31

Canada 68 250
32

Azerbaijan 66 940
33

Netherlands 59 346
34

Australia 58 061
35

Austria 55 000
36

Sweden 42 000
37

Finland 33 386
38

Hungary 29 700
39

Norway 25 000
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