Largest Armies in the World 1816 – 2019

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The size of a state’s military personnel in each year for the period 1816 to 2019. Military personnel are defined as troops under the command of the national government and held ready for combat as of January 1 of the referent year. Troops in the reserves, colonial troops, irregular forces such as civil defense units, frontier guards,
gendarmerie, carabineri, cossacks and other quasi-military units were not included.

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Data source: NMC (CINC)


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