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  • Total Available Reserve Military Components by Country


    Active reserve military components further reinforce active frontline units.

    War time resources dictate the need for an active reserve force though not all nations are capable of carrying active reserve formations. As with active frontline personnel, these numbers tend to favor those nations composed of a large base population, large defense budget and (often times) currently active operations.


    The data presented below is through 2016.


    1
    5,040,000  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    2
    4,500,000  
    North Korea
    NKO
    3
    2,900,000  
    South Korea
    SKO
    4
    2,485,000  
    Russia
    RUS
    5
    2,300,000  
    China
    CHN
    6
    2,280,000  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    7
    2,143,000  
    India
    IND
    8
    1,800,000  
    Iran
    IRN
    9
    1,800,000  
    Brazil
    BRA
    10
    1,675,000  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    11
    1,100,000  
    United States
    USA
    12
    1,000,000  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    13
    950,000  
    Singapore
    SIN
    14
    800,000  
    Egypt
    EGP
    15
    630,000  
    Israel
    ISR
    16
    570,000  
    Syria
    SYR
    17
    528,500  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    18
    515,000  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    19
    515,000  
    Poland
    POL
    20
    438,000  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    21
    430,000  
    Philippines
    PHI
    22
    400,000  
    Indonesia
    INO
    23
    400,000  
    Algeria
    ALG
    24
    378,000  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    25
    357,000  
    Finland
    FIN
    26
    302,500  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    27
    300,000  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    28
    296,500  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    29
    290,000  
    Belarus
    BLR
    30
    280,700  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    31
    280,000  
    Greece
    GRE
    32
    272,000  
    Peru
    PER
    33
    245,000  
    Thailand
    THA
    34
    211,000  
    Portugal
    POR
    35
    210,000  
    Armenia
    ARM
    36
    200,000  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    37
    195,770  
    France
    FRA
    38
    185,630  
    Turkey
    TUR
    39
    182,000  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    40
    170,000  
    Serbia
    SER
    41
    165,000  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    42
    150,000  
    Morocco
    MOR
    43
    145,000  
    Germany
    GER
    44
    140,000  
    Georgia
    GEO
    45
    137,000  
    Mongolia
    MON
    46
    118,500  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    47
    112,500  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    48
    102,700  
    Croatia
    CRO
    49
    102,500  
    Sudan
    SUD
    50
    100,000  
    Laos
    LAO
    51
    98,200  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    52
    82,000  
    Chile
    CHI
    53
    81,000  
    Libya
    LIB
    54
    80,000  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    55
    80,000  
    Romania
    ROM
    56
    77,000  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    57
    76,500  
    Mexico
    MEX
    58
    71,200  
    Yemen
    YEM
    59
    65,000  
    Jordan
    JOR
    60
    63,000  
    Denmark
    DEN
    61
    62,000  
    Nepal
    NEP
    62
    62,000  
    Colombia
    COL
    63
    60,000  
    Honduras
    HON
    64
    60,000  
    Estonia
    EST
    65
    57,900  
    Japan
    JPN
    66
    52,000  
    Hungary
    HUN
    67
    51,000  
    Canada
    CAN
    68
    45,250  
    Norway
    NOR
    69
    44,240  
    Australia
    AUS
    70
    42,000  
    Italy
    ITA
    71
    37,100  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    72
    35,000  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    73
    32,200  
    Netherlands
    NET
    74
    32,000  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    75
    31,240  
    Argentina
    ARG
    76
    31,000  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    77
    30,000  
    Angola
    ANG
    78
    27,000  
    Austria
    AST
    79
    26,000  
    Sweden
    SWE
    80
    25,000  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    81
    24,000  
    Somalia
    SOM
    82
    21,800  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    83
    20,000  
    Albania
    ALB
    84
    20,000  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    85
    20,000  
    Oman
    OMA
    86
    17,100  
    South Africa
    SAF
    87
    16,200  
    Spain
    SPA
    88
    15,480  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    89
    12,000  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    90
    11,000  
    Latvia
    LAT
    91
    11,000  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    92
    10,000  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    93
    10,000  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    94
    9,900  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    95
    8,300  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    96
    8,100  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    97
    7,000  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    98
    6,500  
    Belgium
    BEL
    99
    5,000  
    Kenya
    KEN
    100
    4,500  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    101
    4,260  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    102
    2,400  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    103
    2,000  
    Uganda
    UGA
    104
    1,500  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    105
    1,000  
    Uruguay
    URU
    106
    0  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    107
    0  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    108
    0  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    109
    0  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    110
    0  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    111
    0  
    Cuba
    CUB
    112
    0  
    Gabon
    GAB
    113
    0  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    114
    0  
    Botswana
    BOT
    115
    0  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    116
    0  
    Suriname
    SUR
    117
    0  
    Namibia
    NAM
    118
    0  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    119
    0  
    Mali
    MAL
    120
    0  
    Niger
    NGR
    121
    0  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    122
    0  
    Panama
    PAN
    123
    0  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    124
    0  
    Ghana
    GHA
    125
    0  
    Qatar
    QTR
    126
    0  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    127
    0  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    128
    0  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    129
    0  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    130
    0  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    131
    0  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    132
    0  
    Chad
    CHD