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Military power of China and Italy

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Country: China Italy
Capital: Beijing Rome
Population: 1 373 541 278 60 795 612
Area: 9 596 961 km2 301 338 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,27%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 175 900
Reserve personnel: 510 000 41 867
Available for military: 385 821 101 13 865 688

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Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 200×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 7 361
Total artillery: 9 726 407
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 164
Rocket artillery: 1 770 21

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 961
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 80
Multirole aircraf: 567 93
Attack aircraft: 300 71
Helicopters: 1 627 487

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Navy

Total naval: 749 148
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 32 4
Frigates: 51 14
Corvettes: 32 5
Submarines: 73 8

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Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.