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  Field Listing - Military manpower - military age


Country
Military manpower - military age (years of age)
Afghanistan 22 years of age (2004 est.)
Albania 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Algeria 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Angola 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Argentina 18 years of age (2004)
Armenia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Australia 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Austria 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Azerbaijan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Bahrain 15 years of age (2004 est.)
Belarus 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Belgium 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Belize 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Benin 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Bhutan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Bolivia 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Botswana 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Brazil 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Brunei 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Bulgaria 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Burma 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Burundi 16 years of age (2004 est.)
Cambodia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Cameroon 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Canada 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Chad 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Chile 19 years of age (2004 est.)
China 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Colombia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Costa Rica 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Croatia 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Cuba 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Cyprus 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Czech Republic 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Denmark 18 years of age; note - conscripts serve an initial training period that varies from four to 12 months according to specialization; following their conscript service, reservists are assigned to mobilization units (2004 est.)
Dominican Republic 18 years of age (2004 est.)
East Timor 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Ecuador 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Egypt 20 years of age (2004 est.)
El Salvador 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Estonia 18 years of age (Estonia has committed to retaining conscription up to 2010) (2004 est.)
Ethiopia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Fiji 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Finland 18 years of age (2004 est.)
France 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Gabon 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Georgia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Germany 18 years of age (conscripts serve a nine-month tour of compulsory military service) (2004 est.)
Ghana 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Greece 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Guatemala 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Haiti 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Honduras 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Hong Kong 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Hungary 18 years of age (2004 est.)
India 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Indonesia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Iran 21 years of age (2004 est.)
Iraq 18 years of age; note - US-led coalition is planning to create a new Iraqi military force of men aged 18 to 40 to defend Iraqi territory from external threats (2004 est.)
Ireland 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Israel 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Italy 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Jamaica 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Japan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Jordan 17 years of age (conscription at age 18 was suspended in 1999, although all males under age 37 are required to register; recruits are accepted from age 17) (2004 est.)
Kazakhstan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Korea, North 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Korea, South 18 years of age (24-28 months mandatory service required, depending on the military baranch involved) (2004 est.)
Kuwait 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Laos 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Latvia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Lebanon 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Libya 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Lithuania 16 years of age (2004 est.)
Luxembourg 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Macedonia 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Madagascar 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Malaysia 21 years of age (2004 est.)
Mali 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Mexico 18 years of age (no conscription; all-volunteer force)
note: starting in 2000, females were allowed to volunteer for military service (2004 est.)
Moldova 18 years of age (12 months of national service required) (2004 est.)
Mongolia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Morocco 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Nepal 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Netherlands 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Netherlands Antilles 20 years of age (2004 est.)
New Zealand 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Nicaragua 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Niger 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Nigeria 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Norway 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Oman 14 years of age (2004 est.)
Pakistan 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Paraguay 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Peru 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Philippines 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Poland 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Portugal 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Qatar 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Reunion 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Romania 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Russia 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Saudi Arabia 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Senegal 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Serbia and Montenegro 19 years of age (nine months compulsory service) (2004)
Slovakia 18 years of age (conscripts serve nine months of basic military service; term of service will be reduced to six months effective 2004) (2004 est.)
Slovenia 19 years of age (2004 est.)
South Africa 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Spain 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Sri Lanka 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Sudan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Sweden 19 years of age; conscripts serve seven to 15 months depending on their role; after completing their initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until the age of 47 (2004 est.)
Switzerland 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Syria 19 years of age (2004 est.)
Taiwan 19 years of age; 22-month active service obligation (2004 est.)
Tajikistan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Thailand 20 years of age; males are registered at 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Tunisia 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Turkey 20 years of age (2004 est.)
Turkmenistan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Ukraine 18 years of age (2004 est.)
United Arab Emirates 18 years of age (2004 est.)
United Kingdom 16 years of age (2004 est.)
United States 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Uzbekistan 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Venezuela 18 years of age (2004 est.)
Vietnam 17 years of age (2004 est.)
Yemen 14 years of age (2004 est.)

This page was last updated on 30 November, 2004


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