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Country: China (CN) Germany (DE)
Capital: Beijing Berlin
Population: 1,444,390,177 83,166,711
Area: 9,596,961 km2 357,168 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 252 billion $ 57 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.7% 1.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2,185,000 183,907
Reserve personnel: 8,000,000 30,050
Available for military: 385,821,101 18,529,299

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 5,750 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 14,130 3,874
Total artillery: 7,094 401
Self-propelled artillery: 2,720 121
Rocket artillery: 3,140 38

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4,630 662
Fighter aircraft: 1,049 141
Multirole aircraf: 1,130 90
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 1,355 347
UCAV (combat drone): 151 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 742 65
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 54 12
Corvettes: 73 5
Submarines: 74 6

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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.

Germany

Germany participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Military service

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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.