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Military power of France and Taiwan

Country: France Taiwan
Capital: Paris Taipei
Population: 67 013 000 23 519 518
Area: 640 679 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
More: France military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 215 019 290 000
Reserve personnel: 27 680 2 800 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 2 050
Total artillery: 448 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 330 510
Rocket artillery: 13 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 787
Fighter aircraft: 35 125
Multirole aircraf: 150 190
Attack aircraft: 84 0
Helicopters: 480 250

Navy

Total naval: 110 67
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 11 4
Frigates: 11 20
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 10 4

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.