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Posted: 2/19/2006 8:00:22 PM EDT
Or how many could be fielded if the world went on a war footing due to an invasion from ?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:01:45 PM EDT
All of them.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:02:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
All of them.



Really!!! What would the number be or a good guess any way.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:03:41 PM EDT
A lil over six billion people.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:04:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burkey:
A lil over six billion people.



Minus the French...
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:05:20 PM EDT

You mean number of armies, or number of men under arms?

Technically, I'd assume that most countires (except little tropical islands, and miniature European "states") have some sort of army they can field. So the number is probably around 120-150 or something?


Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:07:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
You mean number of armies, or number of men under arms?

Technically, I'd assume that most countires (except little tropical islands, and miniature European "states") have some sort of army they can field. So the number is probably around 120-150 or something?





I guess I mean the number of armies.

I forget the number but there is # = 1 Army/Corp. Kind of like so many men in a polatoon, Company , Division, ect.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:07:41 PM EDT
I'm honestly not up on things enough to give a valid answer, hence my reply.

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:09:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I'm honestly not up on things enough to give a valid answer, hence my reply.




Well evry thread needs at least one smart assed answer. And yours was it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:13:57 PM EDT
Yours is an undefined question.


Even within the USA DOD "Armies" have no standard manpower allocation. Roughly One army means two (or more Corps). A Corps equals three (or more divisions, or less if Task Forces are involved). A Division varies greatly in manpower. For example a heavy armored division will have fewer personnel than an infantry division - even though both will have tanks.


Now get into foreign militaries, where a division frequently has fewer people than a US Division...


oh heck - you get my meaning... "Armies" is a really lousy measure of how many folks on this planet would be available to fight off aliens :-)
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:15:08 PM EDT
Uh, one army per country.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:19:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Uh, one army per country.



That's what I thought, but I guess in WW2, countires like the U.S. and Germany (and I assume russia and others) used "army" as a very large unit designation.

I seem to recall that the Germans lost an "army" in Stalingrad, didn't they?


But I don't believe there is a fixed size for what an army in that sense of the word means, bblake00

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:19:48 PM EDT
I guess each General got to command his "Army"
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:23:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Uh, one army per country.



That's what I thought, but I guess in WW2, countires like the U.S. and Germany (and I assume russia and others) used "army" as a very large unit designation.




Army Groups even. The Germans deployed three Army Groups (North, Center, South) for the invasion of the Soviet Union.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:23:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Uh, one army per country.



That's what I thought, but I guess in WW2, countires like the U.S. and Germany (and I assume russia and others) used "army" as a very large unit designation.

I seem to recall that the Germans lost an "army" in Stalingrad, didn't they?


But I don't believe there is a fixed size for what an army in that sense of the word means, bblake00




I'm basiing my question on the WWII setup. I should have stated that in the original question. But yes there were several "armies" in theater under US comand at the time of WWII but then I also thing it was a regional thing as well. For each theater of war there where so many armies under so and so's command.
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