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Country: China USA
Capital: Beijing Washington
Population: 1 376 049 000 324 527 000
Area: 9 596 961 9 857 306
Possession of nuclear weapons: YES YES
Warheads: 260 7 200
Full description: China full description and equipment USA full description and equipment
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Military expenditures

Country: China USA
Military budget: 141 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,5% 3,8%
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Manpower

Country: China USA
Active personnel: 2 285 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 510 000 811 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 73 270 043
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Land Forces

Country: China USA
Tanks: 9 150 8 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 46 000
Total artillery: 9 726 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 950
Rocket artillery: 1 770 1 197
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Air Forces

Country: China USA
Total aircraft: 3 358 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 1 215 388
Multirole aircraf: 535 2 062
Attack aircraft: 300 470
Helicopters: 3 358 5 000

Navy

Country: China USA
Total naval: 736 436
Aircraftcarriers: 1 20
Destroyers: 25 85
Frigates: 49 0
Corvettes: 23 0
Submarines: 69 70
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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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.
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