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Comparison Results (United States vs China)



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



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COUNTRIES
United States
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PwrIndx: 0.0718*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 1 of 139
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0854*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 3 of 139
MANPOWER
Total Population
332,639,102
Total Population
1,394,015,977
Manpower Available
146,361,205
Manpower Available
752,768,628
Fit-for-Service
121,479,800
Fit-for-Service
617,270,275
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
4,251,793
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
19,752,649
Active Personnel
1,400,000
Active Personnel
2,185,000
Reserve Personnel
845,500
Reserve Personnel
510,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$740,500,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$178,200,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$17,910,000,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$1,598,000,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$123,300,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$3,236,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$19,500,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$25,400,000,000,000
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
13,233
Total Aircraft
3,260
Combat Aircraft
1,956
Combat Aircraft
1,200
Dedicated Attack
761
Dedicated Attack
371
Transports
945
Transports
264
Trainers
2,765
Trainers
405
Special-Mission
749
Special-Mission
115
Helicopters
5,436
Helicopters
902
Attack Helos
904
Attack Helos
327
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
6,100
Combat Tanks
3,205
Armored Vehicles
40,000
Armored Vehicles
35,000
Self-Propelled Artillery
1,500
Self-Propelled Artillery
1,970
Field Artillery
1,340
Field Artillery
1,234
Rocket Projectors
1,365
Rocket Projectors
2,250
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
490
Fleet Strength
777
Aircraft Carriers
11
Aircraft Carriers
2
Submarines
68
Submarines
79
Destroyers
92
Destroyers
50
Frigates
0
Frigates
46
Corvettes
21
Corvettes
72
Coastal Patrol
13
Coastal Patrol
123
Mine Warfare
8
Mine Warfare
36
LOGISTICS
Airports
13,513
Airports
507
Merchant Marine
3,673
Merchant Marine
5,594
Ports & Terminals
35
Ports & Terminals
22
Labor Force
146,128,000
Labor Force
774,710,000
Roadway Coverage
6,586,610 km
Roadway Coverage
3,860,800 km
Railway Coverage
224,792 km
Railway Coverage
86,000 km
RESOURCES
Oil Production
11,000,000 bbl
Oil Production
3,775,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
20,000,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
13,500,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
35,000,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
25,630,000,000 bbl
GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area
9,826,675 km
Square Land Area
9,596,961 km
Border Coverage
12,048 km
Border Coverage
22,457 km
Waterway Coverage
41,009 km
Waterway Coverage
110,000 km
Coastline Coverage
19,924 km
Coastline Coverage
14,500 km


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