Special Report

Regions of the World Where Military Power Is Most Concentrated

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4. North America
> Countries in region: 3
> Most Powerful Nation United States (1,832,000 personnel, 13,247 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Canada (94,500 personnel, 380 aircraft)

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3. The Middle East / Western Asia
> Countries in region: 17
> Most Powerful Nation Egypt (1,230,000 personnel, 1,062 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Turkey (775,000 personnel, 1,057 aircraft)

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2. Eastern Europe
> Countries in region: 11
> Most Powerful Nation Russia (1,350,000 personnel, 4,173 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Ukraine (500,000 personnel, 318 aircraft)

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1. East Asia
> Countries in region: 6
> Most Powerful Nation China (3,134,000 personnel, 3,285 aircraft)
> Second-most powerful Nation Japan (309,000 personnel, 1,449 aircraft)

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