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Comparison Results (China vs United States)



Military comparison results showcasing China and United States in side-by-side format.



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COUNTRIES
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0691*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 3 of 138
United States
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PwrIndx: 0.0606*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 1 of 138
MANPOWER
Total Population
1,384,688,986
Total Population
329,256,465
Manpower Available
752,855,402
Manpower Available
144,872,845
Fit-for-Service
621,105,706
Fit-for-Service
119,664,970
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
19,614,518
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
4,188,274
Active Personnel
2,183,000
Active Personnel
1,400,000
Reserve Personnel
510,000
Reserve Personnel
860,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$237,000,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$750,000,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$1,598,000,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$17,910,000,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$3,236,000,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$123,300,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$24,810,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$19,850,000,000,000
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
3,210
Total Aircraft
13,264
Combat Aircraft
1,232
Combat Aircraft
2,085
Dedicated Attack
371
Dedicated Attack
715
Transports
224
Transports
945
Trainers
314
Trainers
2,643
Special-Mission
111
Special-Mission
742
Helicopters
911
Helicopters
5,768
Attack Helos
281
Attack Helos
967
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
3,500
Combat Tanks
6,289
Armored Vehicles
33,000
Armored Vehicles
39,253
Self-Propelled Artillery
3,800
Self-Propelled Artillery
1,465
Field Artillery
3,600
Field Artillery
2,740
Rocket Projectors
2,650
Rocket Projectors
1,366
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
777
Fleet Strength
490
Aircraft Carriers
2
Aircraft Carriers
20
Submarines
74
Submarines
66
Destroyers
36
Destroyers
91
Frigates
52
Frigates
0
Corvettes
50
Corvettes
19
Coastal Patrol
220
Coastal Patrol
13
Mine Warfare
29
Mine Warfare
11
LOGISTICS
Airports
507
Airports
13,513
Merchant Marine
4,610
Merchant Marine
3,692
Ports & Terminals
22
Ports & Terminals
35
Labor Force
806,700,000
Labor Force
160,400,000
Roadway Coverage
3,860,800 km
Roadway Coverage
6,586,610 km
Railway Coverage
86,000 km
Railway Coverage
224,792 km
RESOURCES
Oil Production
3,838,000 bbl
Oil Production
9,352,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
13,500,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
20,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
25,620,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
36,520,000,000 bbl
GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area
9,596,961 km
Square Land Area
9,826,675 km
Border Coverage
22,457 km
Border Coverage
12,048 km
Waterway Coverage
110,000 km
Waterway Coverage
41,009 km
Coastline Coverage
14,500 km
Coastline Coverage
19,924 km


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