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.
Active Military Personnel data through 2011.
Sources: US Library of Congress; CIA.gov/CIA World Factbook; EIA.gov; wikipedia.com; energy.eu; SIPRI.org. Some values estimated based on factors available when official sources are lacking.
POWERS BY REGION:
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