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Armed forces personnel, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 19 countries was 139105 people. The highest value was in Brazil: 762000 people and the lowest value was in Haiti: 1000 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
Brazil 762000 1 1985 - 2020
Colombia 428000 2 1985 - 2020
Venezuela 343000 3 1985 - 2020
Mexico 341000 4 1985 - 2020
Peru 158000 5 1985 - 2020
Chile 114000 6 1985 - 2020
Argentina 103000 7 1985 - 2020
Bolivia 71000 8 1985 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 71000 9 1985 - 2020
Guatemala 43000 10 1985 - 2020
Ecuador 42000 11 1985 - 2020
El Salvador 42000 12 1985 - 2020
Paraguay 29000 13 1985 - 2020
Panama 28000 14 1985 - 2020
Honduras 23000 15 1985 - 2020
Uruguay 22000 16 1985 - 2020
Nicaragua 12000 17 1985 - 2020
Costa Rica 10000 18 1985 - 2020
Haiti 1000 19 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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