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Manpower Fit for Military Service (2021)



MILITARY | PERSONNEL

Ranking the total available population fit for military service by country, from highest to lowest.



Victory in war ultimately comes down to available manpower that is Fit for Military Service, a crucial factor in the GFP ranking as it represents the portion of a given population that is (theoretically) available to assist in a war effort. This assumes able-bodied persons suitable for the fighting and material production involved in waging a long-running campaign. Manpower Fit-for-Military-Service is used by the GFP final ranking to further refine a nation's overall military strength. Those nations with inherently large overall populations will, rather appropriately, be capable of offering more personnel that are fit for military service.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
China
CHN
617,270,275
2
India
IND
492,378,423
3
United States
USA
121,479,800
4
Indonesia
INO
108,599,623
5
Brazil
BRA
85,300,366
6
Pakistan
PAK
75,923,166
7
Bangladesh
BAN
63,759,134
8
Mexico
MEX
48,976,889
9
Russia
RUS
46,527,400
10
Japan
JPN
43,714,252
11
Nigeria
NGA
43,148,106
12
Vietnam
VTN
42,094,752
13
Iran
IRN
39,947,927
14
Philippines
PHI
38,497,155
15
Egypt
EGY
35,860,457
16
Turkey
TUR
35,174,859
17
Ethiopia
ETH
32,174,473
18
Germany
GER
29,498,756
19
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
27,684,232
20
Thailand
THA
27,618,551
21
United Kingdom
UKD
24,200,091
22
France
FRA
23,584,019
23
Italy
ITA
22,745,769
24
Myanmar
MYA
21,594,771
25
South Korea
SKO
21,252,395
26
Colombia
COL
19,000,742
27
Spain
SPA
18,635,884
28
Algeria
ALG
17,532,934
29
Argentina
ARG
17,009,190
30
Saudi Arabia
SAR
16,348,601
31
Ukraine
UKR
15,680,184
32
Sudan
SUD
15,454,480
33
Poland
POL
15,381,838
34
Morocco
MOR
14,509,155
35
South Africa
SAF
14,025,562
36
Uzbekistan
UZB
13,350,972
37
Iraq
IRQ
13,224,477
38
Canada
CAN
13,128,850
39
Kenya
KEN
12,873,469
40
Malaysia
MLY
12,737,578
41
Peru
PER
12,408,548
42
Venezuela
VEN
11,744,287
43
Nepal
NEP
11,442,708
44
Syria
SYR
10,676,906
45
North Korea
NKO
10,200,971
46
Romania
ROM
9,083,554
47
Sri Lanka
SRL
8,899,321
48
Australia
AUS
8,770,648
49
Uganda
UGA
8,676,545
50
Ghana
GHA
8,452,925
51
Yemen
YEM
8,403,495
52
Afghanistan
AFG
8,145,920
53
Chile
CHI
7,332,906
54
Madagascar
MAD
7,272,658
55
Ivory Coast
IVC
7,211,037
56
Mozambique
MOZ
7,018,900
57
Kazakhstan
KAZ
6,529,447
58
Netherlands
NET
6,298,705
59
Ecuador
ECU
6,220,991
60
Guatemala
GUA
5,907,592
61
Tanzania
TAN
5,796,732
62
Cambodia
CMB
5,687,467
63
Cameroon
CAM
5,565,645
64
Burkina Faso
BKF
5,473,460
65
Tunisia
TUN
5,040,106
66
United Arab Emirates
UAE
4,926,097
67
Cuba
CUB
4,777,515
68
Niger
NGR
4,577,245
69
Czechia
CZC
4,074,441
70
Greece
GRE
4,038,104
71
Portugal
POR
3,970,651
72
Dominican Republic
DOM
3,912,191
73
Bolivia
BOL
3,892,386
74
Mali
MAL
3,818,778
75
Belgium
BEL
3,796,340
76
Hungary
HUN
3,766,062
77
Azerbaijan
AZR
3,750,635
78
Belarus
BLR
3,717,239
79
Austria
AST
3,588,077
80
Zambia
ZAM
3,476,611
81
Sweden
SWE
3,428,037
82
Chad
CHD
3,402,475
83
South Sudan
SSU
3,379,598
84
Angola
ANG
3,252,234
85
Tajikistan
TAJ
3,224,691
86
Zimbabwe
ZIM
3,150,732
87
Libya
LBY
3,081,447
88
Honduras
HON
3,047,662
89
Israel
ISR
3,024,271
90
Switzerland
SWI
2,999,385
91
Jordan
JOR
2,884,784
92
Paraguay
PAR
2,873,078
93
Serbia
SER
2,714,409
94
Singapore
SIN
2,704,307
95
Bulgaria
BUL
2,685,043
96
Nicaragua
NIC
2,583,733
97
El Salvador
ESL
2,457,634
98
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
2,403,257
99
Laos
LAO
2,359,335
100
Slovakia
SLK
2,303,007
101
Turkmenistan
TKM
2,159,946
102
Denmark
DEN
2,091,858
103
Ireland
IRE
1,976,414
104
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
1,973,793
105
Finland
FIN
1,896,038
106
Lebanon
LEB
1,813,176
107
Georgia
GEO
1,813,039
108
Norway
NOR
1,793,320
109
Liberia
LIB
1,785,800
110
New Zealand
NWZ
1,694,364
111
Moldova
MOL
1,675,519
112
Somalia
SOM
1,622,483
113
Croatia
CRO
1,595,129
114
Eritrea
ERI
1,549,144
115
Oman
OMA
1,542,197
116
Mongolia
MON
1,498,793
117
Armenia
ARM
1,387,392
118
Lithuania
LIT
1,384,852
119
Kuwait
KUW
1,383,092
120
Central African Republic
CAR
1,331,767
121
Uruguay
URU
1,308,971
122
Albania
ALB
1,280,562
123
Republic of the Congo
ROC
1,175,062
124
Mauritania
MAU
1,093,495
125
Taiwan
TAI
1,064,340
126
Panama
PAN
1,051,402
127
Sierra Leone
SIE
874,491
128
Slovenia
SLV
827,614
129
North Macedonia
MAC
780,711
130
Kosovo
KOS
727,348
131
Bahrain
BAH
692,796
132
Latvia
LAT
677,244
133
Botswana
BOT
583,943
134
Gabon
GAB
483,215
135
Qatar
QTR
470,503
136
Estonia
EST
469,580
137
Namibia
NAM
376,100
138
Bhutan
BUT
107,960
139
Montenegro
MTN
86,356
140
Suriname
SUR
79,122

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