Total available manpower proves critical in a drawn out conflict. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, a nation showcasing an inherently large population (as in China or India) has the theoretical benefit of committing more bodies to the fighting.
Available Military Manpower 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.
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