Sparing the opinions, here is the math on the five of the world’s peacekeeping nations, in no particular order:
Respectively they are, Canada, USA, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
>>> def troops(x): return int(round(x * 0.65, 0)) >>> pops = [36,323,67,83,66] >>> staff = [41, 57, 820, 739, 659] >>> props=[int(x*1e6/x) for x in zip(map(lambda x:troops(x),staff),pops)] >>> props [1333333, 8729729, 125703, 172916, 154205] >>>
pops is country populations.
staff is the number of personnel the UN consider on-the-ground.
troops() operates under the assumption that about 35 per-cent of ground personnel are management so affords 65 per-cent to security.
props is the proportions of population to engagements. Canada has one placement per 1.3 million population. USA has one per 8.7 million population, the others are between 5 and 8 per million population.