South Korea: Armed forces

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 South Korea

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 613000
 Reference 2019
 Measure people
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies

For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1985 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 672125 people with a minimum of 598000 people in 1985 and a maximum of 750000 people in 1991. The latest value from 2019 is 613000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 166 countries is 164054 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
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