[Marxism] troop numbers in Iraq

Steve Gabosch bebop101 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 6 02:40:31 MDT 2004


Thank you to Walter for the URL to the MSNBC news site, which had a table
detailing which countries (36 altogether) have provided military support to
the occupation of Iraq.  The grand total is about 150,000 troops (my
calculation), of which the US comprises 120,000, or about 80%.  The
overwhelming military dominance of the US is clear from these numbers.  On
the other hand, 35 countries have over 27,000 troops, and another 4,000 are
on the way, headed up by South Korea's intention to send 3,000.  Of these
27,000-plus non-US troops, over 18,000 are from imperialist countries (my
calculation).  Assuming my math and my interpretation of which countries are
imperialist are close enough, one can say that the US has about 80%, the
other imperialist countries (I count 10) have about 12%, and the rest of the
countries contribute about 8% to the occupation of Iraq.  Below is the table
from the MSNBC site which I modified in the hope it will be readable.

- Steve Gabosch



downloaded April 06, 
2004
from:  http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4522638/ 

BY THE 
NUMBERS 

Troops in 
Iraq 

Which countries have provided military 
support
Sources: Reuters news 
reports/GlobalSecurity.org. 


1          United 
States       120,000
2          Britain                                    11,000 

3          Italy                                      3,000 

4          Poland                                   2,400 

5          Ukraine                                  2,000 

6          Spain                                     1,300 

7          Netherlands                           1,100 

8          Australia                                 1,000 

9          South 
Korea                           675        plus     3000           on the way
10        Denmark                                 496 

11        Bulgaria                                  470 

12        Thailand                                 443        plus     30 
            on the way
13        Romania                                 400 

14        Honduras                               370 

15        El 
Salvador                            360
16        Dominican 
Rep.                       300
17        Hungary                                 300 

18        Japan                                    250        plus     750 
            on the way
19        Nicaragua                              230 

20        Singapore                              200 

21        Mongolia                                 180 

22        Azerbaijan                             150 

23        Norway                                  150 

24        Portugal                                 130 

25        Latvia                                    120 

26        Lithuania                                105 

27        Philippines                             95         plus     175 
           on the way
28        Czech 
Rep.                            92
29        Albania                                   70 

30        Georgia                                  70 

31        Slovakia                                 69         plus     120 
            on the way
32        New 
Zealand                          60
33        Estonia                                  55 

34        Macedonia                             28 

35        Kazakhstan                            25 

36        Moldova                                 25 


totals                                  US             all 
other                 on the way
                                           120,000      27,718 
      4075











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