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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 26.9 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 2.3%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 334,500 290,000
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 2,800,000
Available for military: 53,350,703 5,883,828

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,696 1,714
Total artillery: 760 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 136 440
Rocket artillery: 78 126

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: 473 814
Fighter aircraft: 45 129
Multirole aircraft: 3 189
Attack aircraft: 77 0
Helicopters: 182 237
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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: 216 96
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 6 22
Corvettes: 2 1
Submarines: 7 4

Total naval

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

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

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.