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Active Military Manpower (2022)



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Ranking the total available active military manpower by country, from highest to lowest.



Each participant in the Global Firepower ranking retains some form of active service personnel. Active Military Manpower tracks all those personnel considered under 'active service status', these being 'ready-to-fight' elements available to a nation at any given moment.

Data presented on this list is through 2022. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
China
CHN
2,000,000
2
India
IND
1,450,000
3
United States
USA
1,390,000
4
North Korea
NKO
1,200,000
5
Russia
RUS
850,000
6
Pakistan
PAK
640,000
7
Iran
IRN
575,000
8
South Korea
SKO
555,000
9
Vietnam
VTN
470,000
10
Egypt
EGY
450,000
11
Turkey
TUR
425,000
12
Indonesia
INO
400,000
13
Myanmar
MYA
400,000
14
Brazil
BRA
360,000
15
Thailand
THA
350,000
16
Colombia
COL
295,000
17
Mexico
MEX
250,000
18
Sri Lanka
SRL
250,000
19
Japan
JPN
240,000
20
Saudi Arabia
SAR
225,000
21
France
FRA
205,000
22
Iraq
IRQ
200,000
23
Ukraine
UKR
200,000
24
Morocco
MOR
200,000
25
United Kingdom
UKD
194,000
26
Germany
GER
184,000
27
South Sudan
SSU
175,000
28
Eritrea
ERI
175,000
29
Israel
ISR
173,000
30
Taiwan
TAI
170,000
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31
Italy
ITA
170,000
32
Bangladesh
BNG
165,000
33
Ethiopia
ETH
150,000
34
Venezuela
VEN
137,500
35
Nigeria
NGA
135,000
36
Algeria
ALG
130,000
37
Greece
GRE
130,000
38
Philippines
PHI
130,000
39
Poland
POL
120,000
40
Spain
SPA
120,000
41
Malaysia
MLY
115,000
42
Angola
ANG
107,000
43
Syria
SYR
100,000
44
Sudan
SUD
100,000
45
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
100,000
46
Cambodia
CMB
100,000
47
Peru
PER
95,000
48
Nepal
NEP
95,000
49
Jordan
JOR
90,000
50
Argentina
ARG
83,000
51
Chile
CHI
80,000
52
Lebanon
LEB
80,000
53
South Africa
SAF
72,000
54
Canada
CAN
70,000
55
Romania
ROM
67,000
56
United Arab Emirates
UAE
65,000
57
Azerbaijan
AZR
65,000
58
Singapore
SIN
60,000
59
Dominican Republic
DOM
60,000
60
Australia
AUS
59,000
61
Uzbekistan
UZB
55,000
62
Bolivia
BOL
50,000
63
Cuba
CUB
50,000
64
Uganda
UGA
47,000
65
Yemen
YEM
45,000
66
Belarus
BLR
45,000
67
Kazakhstan
KAZ
45,000
68
Armenia
ARM
45,000
69
Ecuador
ECU
40,000
70
Oman
OMA
40,000
71
Cameroon
CAM
40,000
72
Tunisia
TUN
36,000
73
Netherlands
NTH
35,000
74
Portugal
POR
30,500
75
Libya
LBY
30,000
76
Turkmenistan
TKM
30,000
77
Zimbabwe
ZIM
30,000
78
Bulgaria
BUL
30,000
79
Chad
CHD
30,000
80
Belgium
BEL
26,000
81
Tanzania
TAN
26,000
82
Czechia
CZC
26,000
83
Ivory Coast
IVC
25,000
84
Georgia
GEO
25,000
85
Serbia
SER
25,000
86
Laos
LAO
25,000
87
Switzerland
SWI
24,000
88
Kenya
KEN
24,000
89
Finland
FIN
23,000
90
Norway
NOR
23,000
91
Austria
AST
23,000
92
Hungary
HUN
23,000
93
Uruguay
URU
22,000
94
Guatemala
GUA
21,500
95
El Salvador
ESL
21,000
96
Mali
MAL
18,000
97
Somalia
SOM
17,500
98
Kuwait
KUW
17,000
99
Zambia
ZAM
16,500
100
Denmark
DEN
16,000
101
Sweden
SWE
16,000
102
Lithuania
LIT
16,000
103
Honduras
HON
16,000
104
Mauritania
MAU
16,000
105
Croatia
CRO
15,000
106
Qatar
QTR
14,000
107
Paraguay
PAR
14,000
108
Ghana
GHA
14,000
109
Madagascar
MAD
13,000
110
Slovakia
SLK
13,000
111
Namibia
NAM
12,500
112
Nicaragua
NIC
12,000
113
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
12,000
114
Republic of the Congo
ROC
12,000
115
Burkina Faso
BKF
12,000
116
Mozambique
MOZ
11,000
117
Bahrain
BAH
10,000
118
Niger
NGR
10,000
119
Central African Republic
CAR
10,000
120
New Zealand
NWZ
9,600
121
Tajikistan
TAJ
9,500
122
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
9,000
123
Mongolia
MON
9,000
124
Botswana
BOT
9,000
125
Sierra Leone
SIE
9,000
126
Ireland
IRE
8,700
127
Albania
ALB
8,000
128
Bhutan
BUT
8,000
129
North Macedonia
MAC
7,500
130
Slovenia
SLV
7,000
131
Latvia
LAT
6,500
132
Estonia
EST
6,500
133
Gabon
GAB
6,500
134
Moldova
MOL
6,000
135
Kosovo
KOS
3,500
136
Liberia
LIB
2,000
137
Montenegro
MTN
2,000
138
Suriname
SUR
1,800
139
Luxembourg
LUX
900
140
Afghanistan
AFG
0
141
Panama
PAN
0
142
Iceland
ICE
0

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