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Military power of Taiwan and United Kingdom

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Country: Taiwan United Kingdom
Capital: Taipei London
Population: 23 519 518 65 110 000
Area: 36 193 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 290 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 2 800 000 75 110
Available for military: 5 883 828 14 856 917

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Land Forces

Tanks: 1 280 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 4 673
Total artillery: 1 785 532
Self-propelled artillery: 510 117
Rocket artillery: 115 50

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 787 888
Fighter aircraft: 125 141
Multirole aircraf: 190 91
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 250 386

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Navy

Total naval: 67 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 4 6
Frigates: 20 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 11

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Military service

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.