Countries by active military personnel

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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.

Percentages

Number of people active personel in each country

Table of countries by active military personel

Flag Country Number
China 2300000
India 2140000
USA 1281900
North Korea 1190000
Russia 771000
Turkey 685862
Pakistan 653800
South Korea 625000
Iran 550000
Vietnam 482000
Egypt 438500
Indonesia 395500
Venezuela 323000
Brazil 318480
Taiwan 290000
Japan 247150
Saudi Arabia 230000
France 203000
Ukraine 200000
Germany 178334
Italy 177000
Israel 176500
United Kingdom 156940
Syria 150000
Greece 143000
Switzerland 140000
Philippines 125000
Spain 123000
Poland 120000
Jordan 110700
Malaysia 110000
United Arab Emirates 100000
Singapore 72500
Romania 70000
Canada 68250
Azerbaijan 66940
Netherlands 59346
Australia 58061
Armenia 45000
Finland 33386
Hungary 31000
Sweden 30000
Norway 25000
Austria 22400
Qatar 11800

Chart showing active personel by country