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Country: China (CN) Netherlands (NL)
Capital: Beijing Amsterdam
Population: 1 373 541 278 17 000 059
Area: 9 596 961 km2 41 543 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 228 billion $ 10,75 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 300 000 59 346
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 32 200
Available for military: 385 821 101 7 728 129

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 18
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 1 039
Total artillery: 9 726 57
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 57
Rocket artillery: 1 770 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 182 182
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 0
Multirole aircraf: 629 63
Attack aircraft: 270 0
Helicopters: 1 170 94

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 56
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 36 4
Frigates: 54 2
Corvettes: 42 0
Submarines: 76 4

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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.

Netherlands

Netherlands 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.

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.