Top 10 Largest Military Armies in Numbers

The following are 10 countries which have the largest military personnel. The rank is not done by strength. If strength determined this ranking, USA would be first followed by Russia and then by the China. Here are the top 10 largest military armies in numbers.

 

1. China:

Active Military Personnel: 2,285,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 800,000 [2011]

 

2. United States:

Active military Personnel: 1,477,896 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 1,458,500 [2011]

 

3. India:

Active Military Personnel: 1,325,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 1,747,000 [2011]

 

4. Russia:

Active Military Personnel: 1,200,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 754,000 [2011]

 

5. North Korea:

Active Military Personnel: 1,106,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 8,200,000 [2011]

 

6. South Korea:

Active Military Personnel: 653,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 3,200,000 [2011]

 

7. Pakistan:

Active Military Personnel: 617,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 515,500 [2011]

 

8. Turkey

Active Military Personnel: 612,900 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 429,000 [2011]

 

9. Iran:

Active Military Personnel: 545,000 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 650,000 [2011]

 

10. France:

Active Military Personnel: 362,485 [2011]

Active Military Reserve: 419,000 [2011]

 

“Strength in Numbers.” 2011 World Military Strength Ranking. Global Fire Power. Web. 13 July 2011. <http://www.globalfirepower.com/>.

 

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  • sk

    The marching soldiers pictured for South Korea are actually North Korean troops.

  • asdasd

    And Turkish soldiers in the 8th picture are actually US soldiers.

  • ASSBUM

    I had no idea Turkey controlled the 25th Infantry!! I coulda swore that was an American unit!!!