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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/21/2016

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 126)
3 (of 126)
Total Population:
323,995,528
1,373,541,278
Manpower Available:
145,215,000
750,000,000
Fit-for-Service:
120,025,000
619,000,000
Reaching Military Age Annually:
4,220,000
19,550,000
Active Military Personnel:
1,400,000
2,335,000
Active Military Reserves:
1,100,000
2,300,000
Aircraft (All Types):
13,762
2,955
Helicopters:
6,065
912
Attack Helicopters:
947
206
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
2,785
1,385
Fighter Aircraft:
2,296
1,271
Trainer Aircraft:
2,831
352
Transport Aircraft:
5,739
782
Serviceable Airports:
13,513
507
Tank Strength:
5,884
6,457
AFV Strength:
41,062
4,788
SPG Strength:
1,934
1,710
Towed Artillery:
1,299
6,246
MLRS Strength:
1,331
1,770
Merchant Marine Strength:
393
2,030
Major Ports / Terminals:
24
15
Fleet Strength:
415
714
Aircraft Carriers:
19
1
Submarines:
70
68
Frigates:
8
51
Destroyers:
63
35
Corvettes:
0
35
Mine Warfare Craft:
11
31
Patrol Craft:
13
220
External Debt (USD):
$17,910,000,000,000
$983,500,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$587,800,000,000
$161,700,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$117,600,000,000
$3,092,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$18,560,000,000,000
$21,270,000,000,000
Labor Force:
158,600,000
805,900,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
8,653,000 bbl
4,189,000 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
19,000,000 bbl
10,120,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
36,520,000,000 bbl
25,000,000,000 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):
12,048 km
22,457 km
Square Land Area (km):
9,826,675 km
9,596,961 km

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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