20 Largest Armies In The World

Almost every country in the world has an army that protects it against both external as well as internal forces. When comparing militaries the size of the standing army does not judge the strength of the military alone. Their military histories, budgets, and current operations also have to be taken into account. Still, we share this list of the top 20 countries with the largest active military forces.

20. Ukraine

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Ukraine

Active Military: 250,000

19. Mexico

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Mexico

Active Military: 270,250

18. Iraq

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Iraq

Active Military: 271,500

17. Taiwan

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Taiwan

Active Military: 290,000

16. Brazil

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Brazil

Active Military: 318,480

15. Thailand

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Thailand

Active Military: 360,850

14. Indonesia

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Indonesia

Active Military: 395,500

13. Myanmar

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Myanmar

Active Military: 406,000

12. Egypt

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Egypt

Active Military: 438,500

11. Colombia

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Colombia

Active Military: 466,713

10. Vietnam

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Vietnam

Active Military: 482,000

9. Turkey

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Turkey

Active Military: 510,600

8. Iran

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Iran

Active Military: 523,000

7. South Korea

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South Korea

Active Military: 630,000

6. Pakistan

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Pakistan

Active Military: 643,800

5. Russia

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Russia

Active Military: 845,000

4. North Korea

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North Korea

Active Military: 1,190,000

3. India

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India

Active Military: 1,325,000

2. United States

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United States

Active Military: 1,492,200

1. China

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China

Active Military: 2,333,000

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