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China & US Military Comparison

Submitted by on February 1, 2011 No Comment

The below is a great comparison…..  Regardless of your opinion, it is always good to have some facts (though I know some of these are guesstimates).  And, I know, this doesn’t take into account cyberwarfare capabilities or soft power efforts…..

Map of United States of America
United States of America
Map ofChina
China
CURRENT GFP RANK
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Total Population 303,824,640 1,330,044,544
Military Manpower Available 144,354,117 729,323,673
Fit for Military Service 118,600,541 609,273,077
Reaching Military Age Yearly 4,266,128 20,470,412
Active Military Personnel 1,385,122 2,255,000
Active Military Reserves 1,458,500 800,000
Active Paramilitary 453,000 3,969,000
Total Air-Based Weapons 18,169 1,900
Total Land-Based Weapons 29,920 31,300
Total Naval Units 1,559 760
Towed Artillery Systems 5,178 14,000
Merchant Marine Strength 422 1,822
Major Ports and Terminals 10 8
Aircraft Carriers 11 1
Destroyers 50 21
Frigates 92 42
Submarines 75 68
Patrol Coastal Craft 100 368
Mine Warfare Craft 28 39
Amphibious Operations Craft 38 121
Defense Budget / Expenditure $515,400,000,000 $59,000,000,000
Foreign Reserves $70,570,000,000 $1,534,000,000,000
Purchasing Power $13,780,000,000,000 $7,099,000,000,000
Oil Production 7,460,000 bbl 3,725,000 bbl
Oil Consumption 20,800,000 bbl 6,930,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves 21,760,000,000 bbl 12,800,000,000 bbl
Total Labor Force 153,100,000 800,700,000
Roadway Coverage 6,465,799 km 1,930,544 km
Railway Coverage 226,612 km 75,438 km
Waterway Coverage 41,009 km 124,000 km
Coastline Coverage 19,924 km 14,500 km
Major Serviceable Airports 14,947 467
Square Land Area 9,826,630 km 9,596,960 km

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