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Country: China (CN) Israel (IL)
Capital: Beijing Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 1,444,390,177 9,353,610
Area: 9,596,961 km2 20,770 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 252 billion $ 21.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.7% 5.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2,185,000 169,500
Reserve personnel: 8,000,000 465,000
Available for military: 385,821,101 1,797,960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 5,750 1,650
Armoured fighting vehicles: 14,130 6,135
Total artillery: 7,094 1,000
Self-propelled artillery: 2,720 650
Rocket artillery: 3,140 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4,630 618
Fighter aircraft: 1,049 41
Multirole aircraf: 1,130 230
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 1,355 128
UCAV (combat drone): 151 15

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Navy

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Total naval: 742 74
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 54 0
Corvettes: 73 7
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.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).