List of countries by number of troops
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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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 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.
FootnotesEdit
 ^A Declared nuclear weapon state
 ^B Neither confirms nor denies possession of nuclear weapons, see Nuclear weapons and Israel
 ^C Iraq under Saddam Hussein had up to 400,000 active troops
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NotesEdit
 Cordesman, Anthony H.; Kleiber, Martin (20060726). "The Asian Conventional Military Balance in 2006" (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/060626_asia_balance_powers.pdf.
 Cordesman, Anthony H. (20020123). "Western Military Balance and Defense Efforts" (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/westmb012302%5B1%5D.pdf.
 Cordesman, Anthony H. (20050325). "The Middle East Military Balance: Definition, Regional Developments and Trends" (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/050323_memilbaldefine%5B1%5D.pdf.
 Smith, Larry J. (editor) (20060725). "Condensed World Paramilitary Forces 2006" (PDF). Orders of Battle (ORBAT). http://orbat.com/site/gd/cwpf_2006/cwpf_display%20version.pdf.
Further readingEdit
 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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