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Military power of France and South Korea

Country: France South Korea
Capital: Paris Seoul
Population: 67 013 000 51 446 201
Area: 640 679 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 3 290
Total artillery: 448 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 330 1 890
Rocket artillery: 13 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 38 151
Multirole aircraf: 150 265
Attack aircraft: 89 0
Helicopters: 512 786

Navy

Total naval: 109 151
Aircraftcarriers: 4 1
Destroyers: 10 12
Frigates: 11 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 10 15

Military service

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.