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This is a list of countries sorted alphabetically by name, showing the number of their military troops, including reserve forces that can aid a depleted active military and/or paramilitary. These numbers are approximations; military forces around the world are constantly changing in size.

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Flag State Active Reserve Paramilitary Total Total per 1000 capita Active per 1000 capita
Afghanistan Afghanistan[1] 240,000 0 0 240,000 8.5 8.5
Albania Albania[2] 10,000 5,000 0 15,000 4.7 3.2
Algeria Algeria[3] 127,500 150,000 60,000 337,500 9.7 3.7
Angola Angola[4] 100,000 100,000 5.4 5.4
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda[5] 170 75 0 245 2.8 1.9
Argentina Argentina[6] 71,800 0 47,240 119,040 3 1.8
Armenia Armenia[7] 53,600 0 0 53,600 16.6 16.6
Australia Australia[8] 57,500 25,000 0 82,500 3.7 2.6
Austria Austria[9] 34,600 72,000 106,600 12.8 4.1
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[10][11] 95,000 300,000 17,000 412,000 45.8 10.6
The Bahamas Bahamas[12] 860 0 0 860 2.5 2.5
Bahrain Bahrain[13] 11,200 0 10,160 21,360 27 14.2
Bangladesh Bangladesh[14] 252,000 470,000 63,250 785,250 4.8 1.6
Barbados Barbados[15] 610 430 0 1,040 4.1 2.4
Belarus Belarus[16] 79,800 289,500 110,000 479,300 49.6 8.3
Belgium Belgium[17] 39,260 100,500 0 139,760 13 3.7
Belize Belize[18] 1,050 700 0 1,750 5.4 3.3
Benin Benin[19] 4,550 0 3,000 7,550 0.8 0.5
Bolivia Bolivia[20] 56,500 0 37,100 93,600 9.5 5.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[21] 9,200 5,000 1,000 15,200 4 2.4
Botswana Botswana[22] 9,000 0 1,500 10,500 5.4 4.6
Brazil Brazil[23][24] 371,000 1,600,000 434,122 2,405,122 12.5 1.9
Brunei Brunei[25] 7,000 0 3,750 10,750 26.9 17.5
Bulgaria Bulgaria[26] 39,000 303,000 34,000 376,000 49.5 5.1
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[27] 6,000 45,000 1,800 52,800 3.4 0.4
Burundi Burundi[28] 40,000 0 5,500 45,500 5.5 4.8
Cambodia Cambodia[29][30] 124,300 130,000 67,000 321,300 24 9.3
Cameroon Cameroon[31] 23,100 0 9,000 32,100 1.6 1.2
Canada Canada[32][33] 66,949 35,056 9,350 111,355 3.3 2
Cape Verde Cape Verde[34] 1,200 0 0 1,200 2.4 2.4
Central African Republic Central African Republic[35] 1,400 0 1,000 2,400 0.5 0.3
Chad Chad[36] 30,350 0 4,500 34,850 3.1 2.7
Chile Chile[37] 80,500 50,000 36,800 167,300 9.9 4.8
China China[38] A 2,255,000 1,200,000 4,100,000 7,555,000 5.6 1.7
Colombia Colombia[39] 285,554 0 152,519 438,073 9.7 6.3
Croatia Croatia[40][41] 20,000 12,000 10,000 42,000 9.5 4.5
Cuba Cuba[42] 46,000 39,000 1,146,500 1,231,500 109.9 4.1
Cyprus Cyprus[43] 10,000 60,000 750 70,750 88.3 12.5
Czech Republic Czech Republic[44] 57,050 0 5,600 62,650 6 5.4
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire[45] 17,050 0 7,000 24,050 1.1 0.8
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[46] 83,800 0 1,400 85,200 1.3 1.3
Denmark Denmark[47] 22,880 64,900 61,500 149,280 27.1 4.1
Djibouti Djibouti[48] 9,850 0 1,400 11,250 13 11.4
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[49] 24,500 0 15,000 39,500 3.9 2.4
Ecuador Ecuador[50] 59,500 100,000 18,000 177,500 12.7 4.2
Egypt Egypt[51][52] 450,000 254,000 405,000 1,109,000 14.4 5.8
El Salvador El Salvador[53] 16,800 9,900 12,000 38,700 6.3 2.7
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea[54][55] 1,320 0 2,000 3,320 4.9 2
Eritrea Eritrea[56][57][58] 202,000 250,000 0 452,000 89.1 39.8
Estonia Estonia[59][60] 6,600 220,000 20,000 246,600 184 4.9
Ethiopia Ethiopia[61][62] 182,500 0 0 182,500 2.3 2.3
Fiji Fiji[63] 3,500 6,000 0 9,500 11.2 4.1
Finland Finland[64] 31,850 485,000 3,100 519,950 97.4 6
France France[65][66][67] A 259,050 419,000 101,400 779,450 12 4
Gabon Gabon[68][69] 4,700 0 1,500 6,200 4.2 3.2
The Gambia Gambia[70] 800 0 0 800 0.5 0.5
Georgia (country) Georgia[71] 17,500 250,000 11,700 279,200 63.7 4
Germany Germany[72][73][74] 284,500 358,650 40,000 683,150 8.3 3.5
Ghana Ghana[75] 7,000 0 0 7,000 0.3 0.3
Greece Greece[76] 177,600 291,000 4,000 472,600 42 15.8
Guatemala Guatemala[77] 31,400 35,000 19,000 85,400 6.1 2.2
Guinea Guinea[78] 9,700 0 9,600 19,300 1.9 1
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau[79] 9,250 0 2,000 11,250 7 5.7
Guyana Guyana[80] 1,600 1,500 0 3,100 4.1 2.1
Honduras Honduras[81] 8,300 60,000 6,000 74,300 10 1.1
Hungary Hungary[82][83] 33,400 90,300 12,000 135,700 13.5 3.3
Iceland Iceland[84][85][86] 0 200 250 450 1.4 0
India India[87]A 1,325,000 1,155,000 1,293,300 3,773,300 3.2 1.1
Indonesia Indonesia[88][89] 400,000 400,000 207,000 1,007,000 4.4 1.7
Iran Iran[90][91] 550,000 125,000 11,000,000 11,675,000 157.4 7.4
Iraq Iraq[92]C 273,618 0 315,436 589,054 19.2 8.9
Republic of Ireland Ireland[93] 10,460 14,800 0 25,260 5.7 2.4
Israel Israel[94]B 176,500 445,000 7,650 629,150 84.7 23.8
Italy Italy[95][96] 230,350 65,200 238,800 534,350 8.9 3.8
Jamaica Jamaica[97] 2,830 953 0 3,783 1.4 1
Japan Japan[98][99] 239,900 44,400 12,250 296,550 2.3 1.9
Jordan Jordan[100][101] 100,700 35,000 10,000 145,700 23.1 15.9
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[102] 65,800 237,000 34,500 337,300 21.7 4.2
Kenya Kenya[103] 24,120 0 5,000 29,120 0.7 0.6
North Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea[104][105] 702,000 7,300,000 400,000 8,402,000 349.3 29.2
South Korea Republic of Korea[104] 655,000 3,040,000 39,500 3,734,500 74.6 13.1
Kosovo Kosovo 2,500 800 0 3,300 1.6 1.2
Kuwait Kuwait[106][107][108] 15,500 24,000 6,600 46,100 15.4 5.2
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan[109] 12,500 57,000 5,000 74,500 13.6 2.3
Laos Laos[110] 29,100 0 100,000 129,100 20.4 4.6
Latvia Latvia[111] 5,500 14,050 3,200 22,750 10.1 2.4
Lebanon Lebanon[112][113] 72,100 0 13,000 85,100 20.1 17.1
Lesotho Lesotho[114] 2,000 0 0 2,000 1 1
Liberia Liberia[115] 13,000 0 0 13,000 3.7 3.7
Libya Libya[116][117] 76,000 40,000 3,000 119,000 18.5 11.8
Lithuania Lithuania[118] 13,510 309,200 14,390 337,100 100.6 4
Luxembourg Luxembourg[119] 900 0 612 1,512 3.1 1.8
Madagascar Madagascar[120][121] 13,500 0 8,100 21,600 1.1 0.7
Malawi Malawi[122][123] 5,300 0 1,500 6,800 0.4 0.3
Malaysia Malaysia[124][125] 110,000 41,600 20,100 171,700 6.3 4
Mali Mali[126] 7,350 0 4,800 12,150 0.9 0.6
Malta Malta[127] 2,140 0 0 2,140 5.2 5.2
Mauritania Mauritania[128][129] 15,750 4,500 20,250 6.2 4.8
Mexico Mexico[130] 259,770 300,000 25,000 584,770 5.4 2.4
Moldova Moldova[131] 7,200 66,000 4,300 77,500 21.7 2
Mongolia Mongolia[132] 9,100 137,000 7,200 153,300 57.4 3.4
Montenegro Montenegro[citation needed] 6,500 0 0 6,500 10.4 10.4
Morocco Morocco[133][134] 196,300 150,000 50,000 396,300 12.6 6.2
Mozambique Mozambique[135] 10,000 0 0 10,000 0.4 0.4
Myanmar Myanmar[136][137] 428,250 0 72,000 500,250 10 8.6
Namibia Namibia[138] 9,000 0 6,000 15,000 6.9 4.1
Nepal Nepal[139] 63,000 0 15,000 78,000 2.7 2.1
Netherlands Netherlands[140][141] 53,130 32,200 3,300 88,630 5.4 3.2
New Zealand New Zealand[142] 9,732 2,242 0 11,974 2.8 2.3
Nicaragua Nicaragua[143] 14,000 0 0 14,000 2.4 2.4
Niger Niger[144] 5,300 0 5,400 10,700 0.7 0.3
Nigeria Nigeria[145] 78,500 0 82,000 160,500 1 0.5
Norway Norway[146] 27,600 219,000 29,400 276,000 57.2 5.7
Oman Oman[147][148] 41,700 0 10,800 52,500 18.5 14.7
Pakistan Pakistan[149] A 650,000 528,000 302,000 1,480,000 8.7 3.8
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea[150] 3,100 0 0 3,100 0.5 0.5
Paraguay Paraguay[151] 18,600 164,500 14,800 197,900 31.2 2.9
Peru Peru[152] 110,000 188,000 77,000 375,000 12.9 3.8
Philippines Philippines[153] 113,500 131,000 158,500 403,000 4.4 1.2
Poland Poland[154] 100,272 240,000 21,300 361,572 9.5 2.6
Portugal Portugal[155][156] 44,900 210,930 25,600 281,430 26.5 4.2
Qatar Qatar[157][158] 12,400 0 0 12,400 8.8 8.8
Taiwan Republic of China (Taiwan)[38] 290,000 1,653,500 22,000 1,965,500 85.4 12.6
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[159] 12,850 60,000 7,600 80,450 39.3 6.3
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo[160] 10,000 0 2,000 12,000 3.3 2.7
Romania Romania[161][162] 90,000 104,000 79,900 273,900 12.7 4.2
Russia Russia[163][164][165] A 1,037,000 2,400,000 359,100 3,796,100 26.7 7.3
Rwanda Rwanda[166] 61,000 0 10,000 71,000 7.1 6.1
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[167][168][169] 275,000 20,000 15,000 310,000 12.1 10.7
Senegal Senegal[170] 9,400 0 5,800 15,200 1.2 0.7
Serbia Serbia 47,000 400,000 20,000 467,000 63.7 6.4
Seychelles Seychelles[171] 450 0 250 700 8.3 5.4
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[172] 13,000 0 0 13,000 2.3 2.3
Singapore Singapore[173] 72,500 312,500 96,300 481,300 99.5 15
Slovakia Slovakia[174][174][175] 26,200 20,000 4,700 50,900 9.4 4.8
Slovenia Slovenia[176][177] 9,000 20,000 4,500 33,500 16.4 4.4
South Africa South Africa[178] 55,750 17,700 73,450 1.5 1.1
Spain Spain[179][180] 177,950 328,500 72,600 579,050 12.6 3.9
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka[181] 266,700 10,800 96,600 374,100 18.5 13.2
Sudan Sudan[182][183] 104,500 0 95,000 199,500 4.7 2.5
Suriname Suriname[184] 1,840 0 0 1,840 3.5 3.5
Sweden Sweden[185] 33,900 262,000 38,650 334,550 36 3.7
Switzerland Switzerland[186] 3,500 320,400 280,000 603,900 78.2 0.5
Syria Syria[187][188] 296,000 132,500 108,000 536,500 24.5 13.5
Tajikistan Tajikistan[189] 6,000 0 1,200 7,200 1 0.9
Tanzania Tanzania[190] 27,000 80,000 1,400 108,400 2.5 0.6
Thailand Thailand[191][192] 306,600 200,000 113,700 620,300 9.8 4.8
East Timor Timor-Leste[193] 1,500 1,500 0 3,000 2.6 1.3
Togo Togo[194] 9,450 0 750 10,200 1.5 1.4
Tonga Tonga[195] 450 0 0 450 4.3 4.3
Transnistria Transnistria[196] 4,500 15,000 2,000 21,500 40 8.4
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago[197] 2,700 0 0 2,700 2 2
Tunisia Tunisia[198][199] 35,000 0 12,000 47,000 4.6 3.4
Turkey Turkey[200][201][202] 540,000 352,000 183,000 1,075,000 15 7.6
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan[203] 26,000 0 0 26,000 5.1 5.1
Uganda Uganda[204] 60,000 0 1,800 61,800 1.9 1.8
Ukraine Ukraine[205] 148,000 1,000,000 112,500 1,260,500 27.3 3.2
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[206][207] 50,500 0 0 50,500 11 11
United Kingdom United KingdomA 240,200 195,300 0 435,500 7 3.9
United States United States[208][209][210] A 1,473,900 1,458,500 453,000 3,385,400 10.9 4.8
Uruguay Uruguay[211] 24,000 500 920 25,420 7.6 7.1
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan[212] 40,000 0 17,000 57,000 2.1 1.5
Venezuela Venezuela[213][214] 83,300 50,000 24,000 157,300 5.5 2.9
Vietnam Vietnam[215][216] 484,000 5,000,000 508,000 5,992,000 68 5.5
Yemen Yemen[217][218] 65,000 40,000 70,000 175,000 7.4 2.8
Zambia Zambia[219] 21,600 0 1,400 23,000 1.8 1.7
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[220] 32,000 0 21,800 53,800 4.3 2.6

NotesEdit

  • Approximate Figures
  • Source of active duty information: Center for Strategic and International Studies 2006 and Jaffa Center of Strategic Studies
  • Source of population information: List of countries by population

Bhutan currently maintains an imperial guard of about 1,000 men.

There are currently 24 countries that do not maintain a military.

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