POWER

Let’s do a little comparison of military strength by nation. These are taken (mainly) from the current CIA Fact Book.

Manpower fit for military service

1 China 318,265,016 – 2 India 249,531,562
3 United States 60,620,143 – 4 Indonesia 54,264,299
5 Brazil 38,993,989 – 6 Pakistan 37,945,440
7 Bangladesh 30,486,086 – 8 Mexico 23,239,866
9 Japan 22,390,431 – 10 Nigeria 20,839,976
11 Russia 20,431,035

The rest are hardly worth mentioning, but a few of these unworthies are (rounded off):

13 Iran 20,000,000; 17 Germany 15,000,000; 20 France 12,000,000
34 Ukraine 7,000,000; 35 Canada 7,000,000; 46 Syria 5,000,000
65 Cuba 2,500,000; 90 Israel 1,500,000; 210 Liechtenstein 6,500
[Statistics for 257 regions]

Military expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product

1 Oman 11.4%; 2 Qatar 10%; 3 Saudi Arabia 10%; 4 Iraq 8.6%
5 Jordan 8.6%; 6 Israel 7.3%………10 Syria 5.9%
21 China 4.3%; 23 USA 4.06%; 24 Russia 3.9%; 29 Cuba 3.8%
41 Pakistan 3%; 52 United Kingdom 2.7%; 61 India 2.5%
62 Iran 2.5%; ………98 Germany 1.5% 121 Canada 1.1%
146 Japan 0.8%
[Statistics for 257 regions]

Total military expenditures
1 Entire world $750 billion; 2. USA $267 billion; 3 Japan $43 billion
4 France $40 billion; 5 United Kingdom $37 billion…..10 China $13 billion
13 Israel $8.7 billion; 21 Iran $5.8 billion; 22 N. Korea $5 billion
53 Syria $800 million……….151 Iceland and apx 100 others ZERO.

Countries with known nuclear weapons

Russia 16,000; USA 10,300; China 410; France 350; United Kingdom 200
Israel 100; India 90; Pakistan 85

Percent of nuclear share of electricity generation

1. France 76%; 16 USA 20%; 17 Canada 14.8%
18th and last Pakistan 1.91%

Under risk of terrorist attack

1 Columbia; 2 Israel; 3 Pakistan; 4 USA; 5 Philippines; 6 Afghanistan
7 Indonesia; 8 Iraq; 9 India tied for 10th United Kingdom and Sri Lanka
Least likely: Iceland, Andorra, Belarus, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, North Korea

Airports with paved runways

1 USA 5100; 2 the entire European Union 2000
3 Brazil 725; 4 Russia 600; Canada 500; 6 China 440
19 Iran 133; 38 Cuba 65; 61 Israel 30; 189 West Bank 2
[Statistics for 259 regions including Antarctica and Atlantic Ocean]

GDP per capita
1 Liechtenstein $141,000; 2 Qatar 103,000; 3 Luxembourg $84,700
11 USA $48,100…….21 Canada $40,000….33 United Kingdom 36,000
70 Russia $16,700……97 Iran $12,200…..117 China $8,400
145 Syria $5,100
[From position 200 down to 262 under $2000]

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