List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel

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This is a list of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel. It includes any government-sponsored soldiers used to further the domestic and foreign policies of their respective government. The term "country" is used in its most common use, in the sense of state which exercises sovereignty or has limited recognition.

Guide to the list

  • The list consists of columns that can be sorted by clicking on the appropriate title:
  • The names of the states, accompanied by their respective national flags.
  • The number of military personnel on active duty that are currently serving full-time in their military capacity.
  • The number of military personnel in the reserve forces that are not normally kept under arms, whose role is to be available to mobilize when necessary.
  • The number of personnel in paramilitary forces: armed units that are not considered part of a nation's formal military forces.
  • The total number of active, reserve, and paramilitary personnel.
  • The ratio per thousand inhabitants of total military (active, reserve, and paramilitary).
  • The ratio per thousand inhabitants of active military only.

As military forces around the world are constantly changing in size, no definitive list can ever be compiled.

List

Country Active military Reserve military Paramilitary Total Per 1000 capita
(total)
Per 1000 capita
(active)
 Caphiria 12,904,200 11,273,140 3,000,000 27,177,340 35 16.6
Cartadania 1,634,883 5,180,387 867,724 7,682,994 21 4.5
Diamavya 7,797,153 6,261,098 87,354 14,145,605 38.2 21.1
Fhainnaeran 859,124 5,117,866 36,881 6,013,871 28 4
Orenstia 971,729 3,838,743 71,110 4,881,582 15.7 3.1
Takatta Loa 280,300 9,835 709,865 1,000,000 10.4 2.9
Urcea 12,181,375 7,096,474 0 19,277,849 13.6 8.6
Yonderre 265,042 342,423 0 607,465 6.2 2.7
Pelaxia 862,440 431,220 200,000 1,493,660 6.9 4
Alstin 1,354,747 815,250 0 2,169,997 24 15
Eshel 265,000 4,340,000 39,000 4,644,000 57 3.3