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Top 10 Largest Armed Forces in the World

/ January 1, 2015

God made our wonderful world, and we made countries. Each and every country has a right to be free. It is the responsibility of the heads of state to protect the freedom of their country. In an endeavor to maintain their sovereignty and territorial integrity, countries have armed forces.

Here is a brief overview of the 10 largest armed forces in the world.

1) The People’s Liberation Army (China) – 2,285,000

With strength of 2,285,000, the People’s Liberation Army is the largest army in the world. It is the military arm of the People’s Republic of China. In China, military service is compulsory for all men above 18 years of age.

Soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army

2) United States Armed Forces (U.S.) – 1,458,219

The United States Armed Forces consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. The country draws its military power from a pool of paid volunteers. It is the second in the list with 1,458,219 personnel.