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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- 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
There are currently 24 countries that do not maintain a military.
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- Cordesman, Anthony H. (2002-01-23). "Western Military Balance and Defense Efforts" (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/westmb012302%5B1%5D.pdf.
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- A. H. Cordesman, A. A. Burke, The Balance of Western Conventional Forces: A Comparative Summary of Military Expenditures; Manpower; Land, Air, Naval Forces; and National Force Trends, CSIS, January 2001, retrieved 14 November 2008.
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