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Country: Brazil (BR) USA (US)
Capital: Brasília Washington
Population: 204 451 000 324 527 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 9 857 306 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 610 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 3,1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 318 480 1 281 900
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 811 000
Available for military: 53 350 703 73 270 043

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 6 393
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 41 760
Total artillery: 956 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 212 950
Rocket artillery: 198 1 197

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 749 12 304
Fighter aircraft: 47 457
Multirole aircraf: 0 2 192
Attack aircraft: 78 587
Helicopters: 249 4 889

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Navy

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Total naval: 108 437
Aircraftcarriers: 1 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 8 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 71

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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

USA

The first country to develop and to military use nuclear warheads in the world. Everything started from the Manhattan project, a research that had one particular goal in focus – to develop and produce the first nuclear weapon. Americans were the first to wield such powerful weapon. Everything started in 1941, which is date of the beginning of Manhattan project. Since the end of the Second World War, United States became the leading country when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads and it lasted approximately to 1980s. We should also bear in mind that United States are also the only nation that ever used nuclear weapon in military conflict.

In 1960, the amount of warheads stored by Americans exceeded 30,000. However, it is worth to note that throughout the entire period of the so-called Cold War, USA managed to build approximately 70,000 nuclear warheads, what is more than all other countries with access to nuclear weapons combined. From the first test that happened in 1945 to this day, the USA conducted 1054 tests of atomic bombs. Still, as a result of introduced restrictions on the amount of warheads one state can possess, the current number has dropped to 6500 warheads. Noteworthy is also the fact that out of this number, United States deployed only 1600.

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.