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  • Total Available Active Military Manpower by Country


    Active available personnel form the spearhead of any military endeavor.

    Active military personnel are those "ready-to-fight" elements. This listing is for the purposes of detailing the total active military manpower available to any one country today - these forces naturally becoming the initial elements that would be committed to combat.


    The data presented below is through 2016.


    1
    2,335,000  
    China
    CHN
    2
    1,400,000  
    United States
    USA
    3
    1,325,000  
    India
    IND
    4
    766,055  
    Russia
    RUS
    5
    700,000  
    North Korea
    NKO
    6
    625,000  
    South Korea
    SKO
    7
    620,000  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    8
    545,000  
    Iran
    IRN
    9
    520,000  
    Algeria
    ALG
    10
    476,000  
    Indonesia
    INO
    11
    470,000  
    Egypt
    EGP
    12
    445,000  
    Colombia
    COL
    13
    415,000  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    14
    410,500  
    Turkey
    TUR
    15
    406,000  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    16
    400,000  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    17
    330,000  
    Brazil
    BRA
    18
    320,000  
    Italy
    ITA
    19
    310,000  
    Thailand
    THA
    20
    300,000  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    21
    272,000  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    22
    270,000  
    Mexico
    MEX
    23
    250,000  
    Japan
    JPN
    24
    235,000  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    25
    220,000  
    Philippines
    PHI
    26
    210,000  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    27
    205,000  
    France
    FRA
    28
    200,000  
    Morocco
    MOR
    29
    200,000  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    30
    185,500  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    31
    180,000  
    Germany
    GER
    32
    180,000  
    Greece
    GRE
    33
    180,000  
    Syria
    SYR
    34
    162,000  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    35
    160,000  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    36
    160,000  
    Israel
    ISR
    37
    155,000  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    38
    150,000  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    39
    140,000  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    40
    132,000  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    41
    130,000  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    42
    125,000  
    Spain
    SPA
    43
    125,000  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    44
    120,660  
    Peru
    PER
    45
    120,000  
    Poland
    POL
    46
    115,000  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    47
    110,700  
    Jordan
    JOR
    48
    110,000  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    49
    110,000  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    50
    110,000  
    Sudan
    SUD
    51
    95,000  
    Nepal
    NEP
    52
    95,000  
    Canada
    CAN
    53
    90,000  
    Cuba
    CUB
    54
    90,000  
    Angola
    ANG
    55
    89,000  
    South Africa
    SAF
    56
    75,000  
    Romania
    ROM
    57
    75,000  
    Argentina
    ARG
    58
    72,000  
    Oman
    OMA
    59
    72,000  
    Singapore
    SIN
    60
    70,000  
    Armenia
    ARM
    61
    70,000  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    62
    67,000  
    Yemen
    YEM
    63
    65,000  
    Belarus
    BLR
    64
    65,000  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    65
    65,000  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    66
    60,550  
    Chile
    CHI
    67
    60,000  
    Australia
    AUS
    68
    55,500  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    69
    52,000  
    Serbia
    SER
    70
    50,000  
    Albania
    ALB
    71
    50,000  
    Netherlands
    NET
    72
    45,800  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    73
    45,000  
    Uganda
    UGA
    74
    40,500  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    75
    40,000  
    Georgia
    GEO
    76
    40,000  
    Portugal
    POR
    77
    40,000  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    78
    36,500  
    Finland
    FIN
    79
    35,000  
    Belgium
    BEL
    80
    35,000  
    Libya
    LIB
    81
    35,000  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    82
    30,500  
    Chad
    CHD
    83
    30,000  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    84
    30,000  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    85
    30,000  
    Austria
    AST
    86
    30,000  
    Laos
    LAO
    87
    26,500  
    Norway
    NOR
    88
    25,000  
    Denmark
    DEN
    89
    25,000  
    Uruguay
    URU
    90
    24,150  
    Kenya
    KEN
    91
    22,000  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    92
    21,500  
    Croatia
    CRO
    93
    21,100  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    94
    20,000  
    Hungary
    HUN
    95
    16,500  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    96
    15,870  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    97
    15,500  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    98
    15,500  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    99
    15,500  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    100
    15,100  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    101
    15,000  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    102
    15,000  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    103
    15,000  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    104
    15,000  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    105
    14,000  
    Sweden
    SWE
    106
    14,000  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    107
    13,500  
    Ghana
    GHA
    108
    13,500  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    109
    13,500  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    110
    13,000  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    111
    13,000  
    Latvia
    LAT
    112
    12,000  
    Panama
    PAN
    113
    12,000  
    Honduras
    HON
    114
    12,000  
    Somalia
    SOM
    115
    12,000  
    Qatar
    QTR
    116
    11,200  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    117
    10,850  
    Mongolia
    MON
    118
    10,700  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    119
    10,000  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    120
    9,500  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    121
    9,500  
    Namibia
    NAM
    122
    9,000  
    Botswana
    BOT
    123
    9,000  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    124
    8,055  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    125
    7,500  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    126
    7,500  
    Mali
    MAL
    127
    6,000  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    128
    5,500  
    Niger
    NGR
    129
    5,000  
    Gabon
    GAB
    130
    4,500  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    131
    3,500  
    Estonia
    EST
    132
    2,500  
    Suriname
    SUR