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Armed forces - Armed forces personnel

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China is the top country by armed forces personnel in the world. As of 2015, armed forces personnel in China was 2.84 million number that accounts for 10.45 % of the world's armed forces personnel. The top 5 countries (others are India, Russian Federation, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the United States of America) account for 36.24 % of it. The world's total armed forces personnel was estimated at 27.2 million number in 2015.

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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.