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Armed forces personnel, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 4 countries was 19500 people. The highest value was in Australia: 60000 people and the lowest value was in Fiji: 4000 people. The indicator is available from 1985 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: people; Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies
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Countries Armed forces, 2020 Global rank Available data
Australia 60000 1 1985 - 2020
New Zealand 10000 2 1985 - 2020
Fiji 4000 3 1985 - 2020
Papua N.G. 4000 4 1985 - 2020



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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