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Comparison of France and Germany Military Strengths (2021)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of France and Germany for the year 2021.



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COUNTRIES
France
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PwrIndx: 0.1681*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 7 of 140
Germany
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PwrIndx: 0.2519*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 15 of 140
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 21)
67,848,156
(Diff: -12,311,506)
Total Population (Rnk 19)
80,159,662
(Diff: 12,311,506)
Available Manpower (Rnk 23)
29,853,189
(Diff: -7,020,256)
Available Manpower (Rnk 18)
36,873,445
(Diff: 7,020,256)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 22)
23,584,019
(Diff: -5,914,737)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 18)
29,498,756
(Diff: 5,914,737)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 28)
778,273
(Diff: -18,193)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 26)
796,466
(Diff: 18,193)
Active Personnel (Rnk 21)
270,000
(Diff: 85,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 28)
185,000
(Diff: -85,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 43)
35,000
(Diff: 5,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 44)
30,000
(Diff: -5,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 19)
145,000
(Diff: 145,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -145,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 9)
$47,700,000,000
(Diff: $-9,730,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 4)
$57,430,000,000
(Diff: $9,730,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 3)
$5,360,000,000,000
(Diff: $34,000,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 4)
$5,326,000,000,000
(Diff: $-34,000,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 14)
$156,400,000,000
(Diff: $-43,700,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 12)
$200,100,000,000
(Diff: $43,700,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 10)
$2,904,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,396,500,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 5)
$4,300,500,000,000
(Diff: $1,396,500,000,000)
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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 8)
1,057
(Diff: 356)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 16)
701
(Diff: -356)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 10)
269
(Diff: 132)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 19)
137
(Diff: -132)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -75)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 11)
75
(Diff: 75)
Transports (Rnk 6)
118
(Diff: 46)
Transports (Rnk 10)
72
(Diff: -46)
Trainers (Rnk 16)
169
(Diff: 137)
Trainers (Rnk 52)
32
(Diff: -137)
Special-Mission (Rnk 6)
46
(Diff: 6)
Special-Mission (Rnk 7)
40
(Diff: -6)
Helicopters (Rnk 8)
432
(Diff: 94)
Helicopters (Rnk 10)
338
(Diff: -94)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 8)
69
(Diff: 13)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 10)
56
(Diff: -13)
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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 37)
406
(Diff: 162)
Tank Strength (Rnk 54)
244
(Diff: -162)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 16)
6,420
(Diff: 1,160)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 20)
5,260
(Diff: -1,160)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 32)
109
(Diff: -8)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 31)
117
(Diff: 8)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 90)
12
(Diff: 12)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -12)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 62)
13
(Diff: -25)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 46)
38
(Diff: 25)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 17)
180
(Diff: 100)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 30)
80
(Diff: -100)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 3)
1
(Diff: 1)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -1)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 3)
3
(Diff: 3)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -3)
Submarines (Rnk 11)
10
(Diff: 4)
Submarines (Rnk 14)
6
(Diff: -4)
Destroyers (Rnk 6)
11
(Diff: 11)
Destroyers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -11)
Frigates (Rnk 7)
11
(Diff: 1)
Frigates (Rnk 8)
10
(Diff: -1)
Corvettes (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -5)
Corvettes (Rnk 12)
5
(Diff: 5)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 42)
15
(Diff: 15)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -15)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 6)
17
(Diff: 5)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 8)
12
(Diff: -5)
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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 14)
464
(Diff: -75)
Airports (Rnk 11)
539
(Diff: 75)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 30)
552
(Diff: -57)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 28)
609
(Diff: 57)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 5)
17
(Diff: 4)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 8)
13
(Diff: -4)
Labor Force (Rnk 19)
27,742,000
(Diff: -16,843,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 14)
44,585,000
(Diff: 16,843,000)
Roadways (Rnk 8)
951,200km
(Diff: 306,720km)
Roadways (Rnk 11)
644,480km
(Diff: -306,720km)
Roadways (Rnk 9)
29,640km
(Diff: -12,341km)
Roadways (Rnk 6)
41,981km
(Diff: 12,341km)
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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 54)
16,000bbl
(Diff: -24,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 46)
40,000bbl
(Diff: 24,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 11)
1,600,000bbl
(Diff: -900,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 8)
2,500,000bbl
(Diff: 900,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 68)
65,970,000bbl
(Diff: -63,630,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 58)
129,600,000bbl
(Diff: 63,630,000bbl)
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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 42)
643,801km
(Diff: 286,779km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 61)
357,022km
(Diff: -286,779km)
Shared Border (Rnk 52)
4,072km
(Diff: 378km)
Shared Border (Rnk 54)
3,694km
(Diff: -378km)
Coastline (Rnk 23)
4,853km
(Diff: 2,464km)
Coastline (Rnk 44)
2,389km
(Diff: -2,464km)
Waterways (Rnk 18)
8,501km
(Diff: 1,034km)
Waterways (Rnk 21)
7,467km
(Diff: -1,034km)


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