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Military power of Brazil & China

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Country: Brazil (BR) China (CN)
Capital: Brasília Beijing
Population: 204 451 000 1 373 541 278
Area: 8 515 767 km2 9 596 961 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 228 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 1,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 318 480 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 8 000 000
Available for military: 53 350 703 385 821 101

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 7 760
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 6 000
Total artillery: 956 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 212 1 710
Rocket artillery: 198 1 770

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 749 4 182
Fighter aircraft: 47 1 150
Multirole aircraf: 0 629
Attack aircraft: 78 270
Helicopters: 249 1 170

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Navy

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Total naval: 108 780
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 36
Frigates: 8 54
Corvettes: 3 42
Submarines: 5 76

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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

China

The last of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT, which at this moment possesses approximately 280 nuclear warheads in total. Nevertheless, the number of deployed bombs is unknown. The first test that occurred to be successful occurred in 1964. The main goal of Chinese was to build a deterrent against two major nuclear powers, namely The United States as well as The Soviet Union. The nation decided to choose dried lake for the nuclear site, Lop Nur. Although China developed and tested its first atomic device only in 1964, they managed to test their first hydrogen bomb only 32 months later. As a result, they can boast with the shortest period between developing fission and fusion technology.

China managed to conduct 45 tests of nuclear weapons. Still, the data regarding the stockpile of accumulated warheads is uncertain. The same thing concerns the number of deployed warheads. It is all due to the limited information that the country provides. We should also bear in mind that they are the only country out of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT that does not give a positive security assurance.

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

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.