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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: 0.0858*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 3 of 138
United States
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PwrIndx: 0.0721*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 1 of 138
MANPOWER
Total Population
1,394,015,977
Total Population
332,639,102
Manpower Available
752,768,628
Manpower Available
146,361,205
Fit-for-Service
617,270,275
Fit-for-Service
121,479,800
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
19,752,649
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
4,251,793
Active Personnel
2,185,000
Active Personnel
1,400,000
Reserve Personnel
510,000
Reserve Personnel
845,500
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$178,200,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$740,500,000,000
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)
$25,400,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$19,500,000,000,000
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
3,260
Total Aircraft
13,233
Combat Aircraft
1,200
Combat Aircraft
1,956
Dedicated Attack
371
Dedicated Attack
761
Transports
264
Transports
945
Trainers
405
Trainers
2,765
Special-Mission
115
Special-Mission
749
Helicopters
902
Helicopters
5,436
Attack Helos
327
Attack Helos
904
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
3,205
Combat Tanks
6,100
Armored Vehicles
35,000
Armored Vehicles
40,000
Self-Propelled Artillery
1,970
Self-Propelled Artillery
1,500
Field Artillery
1,234
Field Artillery
1,340
Rocket Projectors
2,250
Rocket Projectors
1,365
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
777
Fleet Strength
490
Aircraft Carriers
2
Aircraft Carriers
11
Submarines
79
Submarines
68
Destroyers
50
Destroyers
92
Frigates
46
Frigates
0
Corvettes
72
Corvettes
21
Coastal Patrol
123
Coastal Patrol
13
Mine Warfare
36
Mine Warfare
8
LOGISTICS
Airports
507
Airports
13,513
Merchant Marine
5,594
Merchant Marine
3,673
Ports & Terminals
22
Ports & Terminals
35
Labor Force
774,710,000
Labor Force
146,128,000
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
3,775,000 bbl
Oil Production
11,000,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
13,500,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
20,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
25,630,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
35,000,000,000 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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