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Active Military Manpower (2021)



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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 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
China
CHN
2,185,000
2
India
IND
1,445,000
3
United States
USA
1,400,000
4
North Korea
NKO
1,300,000
5
Russia
RUS
1,014,000
6
Pakistan
PAK
654,000
7
South Korea
SKO
600,000
8
Iran
IRN
525,000
9
Vietnam
VTN
482,500
10
Saudi Arabia
SAR
480,000
11
Egypt
EGY
450,000
12
Myanmar
MYA
405,000
13
Indonesia
INO
400,000
14
Thailand
THA
361,000
15
Turkey
TUR
355,000
16
Venezuela
VEN
345,000
17
Brazil
BRA
334,500
18
Morocco
MOR
310,000
19
Colombia
COL
300,000
20
Mexico
MEX
275,000
21
France
FRA
270,000
22
Ukraine
UKR
255,000
23
Japan
JPN
250,000
24
Sri Lanka
SRL
245,000
25
Bangladesh
BAN
204,000
26
Greece
GRE
200,000
27
South Sudan
SSU
200,000
28
Eritrea
ERI
200,000
29
United Kingdom
UKD
195,000
30
Germany
GER
185,000
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31
Afghanistan
AFG
175,000
32
Italy
ITA
175,000
33
Israel
ISR
170,000
34
Iraq
IRQ
165,000
35
Taiwan
TAI
165,000
36
Ethiopia
ETH
162,000
37
Syria
SYR
142,000
38
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
135,000
39
Kazakhstan
KAZ
135,000
40
Algeria
ALG
130,000
41
Philippines
PHI
125,000
42
Spain
SPA
125,000
43
Azerbaijan
AZR
125,000
44
Cambodia
CMB
125,000
45
Poland
POL
120,000
46
Nigeria
NGA
120,000
47
Malaysia
MLY
110,000
48
Angola
ANG
110,000
49
Sudan
SUD
105,000
50
Jordan
JOR
100,000
51
Nepal
NEP
95,000
52
Peru
PER
90,000
53
Argentina
ARG
84,000
54
Chile
CHI
80,000
55
Lebanon
LEB
75,000
56
Singapore
SIN
72,500
57
Canada
CAN
72,000
58
Romania
ROM
70,000
59
South Africa
SAF
66,500
60
United Arab Emirates
UAE
65,000
61
Australia
AUS
60,000
62
Dominican Republic
DOM
55,000
63
Uzbekistan
UZB
50,000
64
Cuba
CUB
50,000
65
Belarus
BLR
45,500
66
Uganda
UGA
45,000
67
Armenia
ARM
45,000
68
Yemen
YEM
43,500
69
Oman
OMA
42,500
70
Ecuador
ECU
40,000
71
Tunisia
TUN
36,000
72
Netherlands
NET
35,500
73
Bolivia
BOL
35,000
74
Portugal
POR
30,500
75
Chad
CHD
30,500
76
Libya
LBY
30,000
77
Belgium
BEL
30,000
78
Sweden
SWE
30,000
79
Serbia
SER
30,000
80
Tanzania
TAN
30,000
81
Zimbabwe
ZIM
30,000
82
Laos
LAO
30,000
83
Bulgaria
BUL
30,000
84
Ivory Coast
IVC
25,500
85
Uruguay
URU
25,000
86
Hungary
HUN
25,000
87
Czechia
CZC
25,000
88
El Salvador
ESL
25,000
89
Norway
NOR
24,000
90
Kenya
KEN
24,000
91
Austria
AST
22,500
92
Turkmenistan
TKM
22,000
93
Finland
FIN
21,500
94
Switzerland
SWI
21,000
95
Guatemala
GUA
20,000
96
Georgia
GEO
20,000
97
Somalia
SOM
20,000
98
Lithuania
LIT
18,500
99
Denmark
DEN
16,000
100
Slovakia
SLK
16,000
101
Mauritania
MAU
16,000
102
Kuwait
KUW
15,500
103
Ghana
GHA
15,500
104
Croatia
CRO
15,500
105
Zambia
ZAM
15,100
106
Honduras
HON
15,000
107
Cameroon
CAM
14,500
108
Madagascar
MAD
13,500
109
Qatar
QTR
12,000
110
Nicaragua
NIC
12,000
111
Mozambique
MOZ
11,200
112
Burkina Faso
BKF
11,200
113
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
11,000
114
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
10,500
115
Paraguay
PAR
10,500
116
Albania
ALB
10,000
117
Panama
PAN
10,000
118
Mongolia
MON
10,000
119
Mali
MAL
10,000
120
Republic of the Congo
ROC
10,000
121
Namibia
NAM
10,000
122
New Zealand
NWZ
9,000
123
Ireland
IRE
9,000
124
Tajikistan
TAJ
9,000
125
Botswana
BOT
9,000
126
Sierra Leone
SIE
8,500
127
Bahrain
BAH
8,200
128
North Macedonia
MAC
8,000
129
Slovenia
SLV
7,500
130
Central African Republic
CAR
7,200
131
Bhutan
BUT
7,000
132
Estonia
EST
6,500
133
Niger
NGR
5,500
134
Latvia
LAT
5,300
135
Moldova
MOL
5,200
136
Gabon
GAB
5,000
137
Kosovo
KOS
5,000
138
Liberia
LIB
2,200
139
Montenegro
MTN
2,000
140
Suriname
SUR
2,000

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