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 2185000
India 1455550
USA 1385727
North Korea 1280000
Russia 1154000
Pakistan 653000
Iraq 650000
Iran 610000
South Korea 555000
Saudi Arabia 505000
Vietnam 482000
Egypt 438500
Indonesia 400000
Turkey 355200
Brazil 334500
Venezuela 330000
Taiwan 290000
France 270000
Ukraine 255000
Japan 247150
United Kingdom 196140
Germany 183907
Israel 169500
Syria 169000
Italy 165500
Poland 140000
Switzerland 140000
Philippines 140000
Spain 133282
Azerbaijan 126000
Malaysia 110000
Greece 107600
Jordan 100500
United Arab Emirates 100000
Singapore 72500
Canada 67492
Qatar 66550
Romania 64500
Belarus 62000
Australia 59095
Armenia 51580
Netherlands 35400
Sweden 30000
Hungary 27800
Norway 25000
Austria 25000
Finland 21500

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