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Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 207,595 km2 (land boundries: 3,599 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Belarus is Minsk. The number of inhabitants is 9,349,645.

Belarus has close security ties with Russia. In 2022, Belarus allowed Russian military forces to stage on its territory during its invasion of Ukraine. Russia is the principal supplier of arms to Belarus, and Belarusian troops reportedly train on Russian equipment. The inventory of the Belarus Armed Forces is comprised mostly of Russian andSoviet-origin equipment, and since 2010 Russia is the leading provider of arms. Belarus's defense industry manufactures some equipment (mostly modernized Soviet designs).

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A hypothetical military alliance between China and Russia. The two countries share a land border and they signed the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation in 2001. A twenty-year strategic treaty extended or another 5 years after its expiration in February 2022. China is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion people, on the other hand Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,098,246 square kilometres.

Currently, China focuses on domestic weapon designs and manufacturing, while still importing certain military products from Russia, such as jet engines. In September 2018, Russia hosted the militaries of China and Mongolia as a part of the Vostok 2018 military exercise. Russia and China flew joint bomber patrols over the Pacific. China refused to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Following the implementation of international sanctions during the war, China provided economic relief to Russia.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 0.8 billion $ 358.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 62,000 3,035,000
Reserve personnel: 344,750 4,000,000
Available for military: 2,500,000 420,586,837

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 652 18,017
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,871 38,302
Total artillery: 1,041 25,360
Self-propelled artillery: 440 9,163
Rocket artillery: 371 7,471

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 199 9,048
Fighter aircraft: 34 1,389
Multirole aircraft: 4 1,512
Attack aircraft: 67 809
Helicopters: 68 3,020
UCAV (combat drone): 0 251

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 0 1,395
Aircraftcarriers: 0 5
Destroyers: 0 52
Frigates: 0 65
Corvettes: 0 153
Submarines: 0 140

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Belarus

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Military service

Belarus

18-27 years of age for compulsory military or alternative service; conscript service obligation is 12-18 months, depending on academic qualifications, and 24-36 months for alternative service, depending on academic qualifications; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.

China and Russia

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