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% of pop in military (White Giant) (White Giant)

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Billy Penn (White Giant)

Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 03:25 pm Click here to edit this post
I'm new and trying to understand how things work. Any comments will be appreciated.

My situation:
The Keystone State
Pop: 3,864,503
Military force: 180,285 (all defense)
Percent of pop in army: 4.7

What I looked at:
The top 20 non-peaceful countries in the rankings.
Countries labled 'Very Aggresive' in top 300.
The % of workers employed in military to total pop.

What I found:
Of the top 20, most employ around 2%. 1 maybe 2 employ around 5%. 1 employs around 10%.
Most 'VA' employ between 5 and 10%.
Of a 'VA' where I could see stats aprox half was Off/Str.
C3's default is around 4 to 5%,at 4M pop, all def.

I realize that:
A country, whose army is larger than my entire workforce, could step on me whenever they wanted to.
As my country's pop increases I will become attractive to an expansionist warlord.

My question is. How long should my military grow in same proportion as my pop?

Thanks,
WP

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