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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/18/2014

Military power comparison results for United States of America vs. China.

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RESULTS
Country:
United States of America
China
GFP Rank:
1 (of 106)
3 (of 106)
Total Population:
316,668,567
1,349,585,838
Manpower Available:
145,212,012
749,610,775
Fit-for-Service:
120,022,084
618,588,627
Reaching Military Age Annually:
4,217,412
19,538,534
Active Military Personnel:
1,430,000
2,285,000
Active Military Reserves:
850,880
2,300,000
Aircraft (All Types):
13,683
2,788
Helicopters:
6,012
856
Attack Helicopters:
914
122
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
2,601
885
Fighter Aircraft:
2,271
1,170
Trainer Aircraft:
2,745
380
Transport Aircraft:
5,222
762
Serviceable Airports:
13,513
507
Tank Strength:
8,325
9,150
AFV Strength:
25,782
4,788
SPG Strength:
1,934
1,710
Towed Artillery:
1,791
6,246
MLRS Strength:
1,330
1,770
Merchant Marine Strength:
393
2,030
Major Ports / Terminals:
24
15
Fleet Strength:
473
520
Aircraft Carriers:
10
1
Submarines:
72
69
Frigates:
15
45
Destroyers:
62
24
Corvettes:
0
9
Mine Warfare Craft:
13
119
Patrol Craft:
13
353
External Debt (USD):
$15,930,000,000,000
$728,900,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$612,500,000,000
$126,000,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$150,200,000,000
$3,341,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$15,940,000,000,000
$12,260,000,000,000
Labor Force:
155,000,000
798,500,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
8,500,000 bbl
4,075,000 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
19,000,000 bbl
9,500,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
20,680,000,000 bbl
25,580,000,000 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
6,586,610 km
3,860,800 km
Railway Coverage (km):
224,792 km
86,000 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
41,009 km
110,000 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
19,924 km
14,500 km
Shared Borders (km):
12,034 km
22,117 km
Square Land Area (km):
9,826,675 km
9,596,961 km

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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