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Vital Facts

Vital Facts on Military

Country

Facts

Afghanistan

Least peaceful nation according to Global Peace Index

Bangladesh

Largest contributor to UN Peacekeeper Force

China

Largest army by number of active troops, 2.25 million troops

Egypt

Most heavily mined country

Gambia

Least militarized society

Israel

Most militarized society

North Korea

Most active troops per population, 46 per 1000 people

North Korea

Most diesel submarines in operation, 62

North Korea

Smallest nuclear arsenal, <10 nuclear weapons

North Korea

Largest military budget as % of GDP, 22.9%

North Korea

Largest reserve force

Russia

Most corvettes in operation

Russia

Largest tank army

Russia

Largest nuclear arsenal

United Arab Emirates

Highest military expenditure per capita

United Kingdom

The Royal Air Force is the oldest independent air force in the world.

United Kingdom

The first carrier landing of a jet aircraft.

Performed by a De Havilland Vampire in 1945.

United Kingdom

The first carrier take-off of a jet aircraft.

Performed by a De Havilland Vampire in 1945.

United States

Most aircraft carriers in operation, 11

United States

Largest military budget, $518,100,000,000

United States

Most nuclear submarines in operation

United States

Largest air force

United States

Most cruisers in operation

United States

Most destroyers in operation

Vietnam

Largest paramilitary