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Worlds Biggest Navies

Guess the Worlds Largest Navies based on the amount of Personnel that Country's Navy Possesses.
Largest Navies by Personnel Size not Fleet Size
Carriers include Super Carriers as Well as Helicopter Carriers
Total amount of Troops equals Active + Reserve
Updated for 2018
Quiz by CrazyWombat
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First submittedMarch 10, 2013
Last updatedAugust 15, 2018
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Rank
Country
# of Total Personnel
# of Ships
Carriers/Aircraft #
1.
United States
425,000
480
20/ 3,700
2.
China
255,000
492
1/ 792
3.
Russia
148,000
332
1/ 480
4.
Thailand
90,000
270
1/ 70
5.
South Korea
82,000
170
1/ 70
6.
India
78,000
201
1/ 212
7.
Brazil
75,000
100
1/ 81
8.
Indonesia
74,000
152
0/ 55
9.
Mexico
68,000
140
0/ 155
10.
North Korea
60,000
1,031
0/ N/A
11.
Saudi Arabia
60,000
320
0/ 60
12.
Japan
51,000
154
4/ 336
13.
Vietnam
50,000
113
0/ 30
14.
Turkey
49,000
182
0/ 51
15.
France
45,000
180
4/ 210
16.
Taiwan
45,000
117
0/ 38
17.
UK
44,000
74
2/ 174
18.
Italy
40,000
184
3/ 70
19.
Philippines
39,000
83
0/ 30
20.
Colombia
36,000
66
0/ 35
21.
Egypt
33,000
84
0/ 250
22.
Greece
31,000
100
0/ 26
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level 40
Mar 11, 2013
Good quiz Wombat. Surprising the UK didn't get onto the list.
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level 33
Mar 11, 2013
Yeah I was to they only have about 36,000 troops in there navy although it is more technologically advanced then most of these others and could probably crush them it is not very big.
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level 73
Mar 11, 2013
I was surprised as well. I kept trying different variations of the UK to see if perhaps you accepted England, versus Great Britain, versus UK, versus United Kingdom. Ultimately i gave up assuming the UK's navy isn't as awesome as it is in my head from my history books.
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level 33
Feb 14, 2014
yeah when I made this quiz I was dumbfounded not to find them in there cause going through school we always learned how the U.K and France were sea based world powers forever. Both navies do however make the list fairly high if it were to be about total navy tonnage. I guess with all this new technology less and less people are required to operate these large vessels for the navy.
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level 68
Jan 31, 2015
11/15 are Asian... not too surprising I guess.
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level 29
Jan 27, 2019
how did thailand and south korea get a larger anavy than india? unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!