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Country: China (CN) Poland (PL)
Capital: Beijing Warsaw
Population: 1 444 390 177 38 268 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 312 679 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 252 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,7% 2,1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 185 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 515 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 10 500 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 1 009
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 2 573
Total artillery: 9 726 729
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 477
Rocket artillery: 1 770 180

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 242 416
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 30
Multirole aircraf: 629 48
Attack aircraft: 270 32
Helicopters: 1 170 182
UCAV (combat drone): 60 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 46
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 54 2
Corvettes: 42 1
Submarines: 76 3

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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.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.