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Country: China (CN) Venezuela (VE)
Capital: Beijing Caracas
Population: 1,444,390,177 28,887,118
Area: 9,596,961 km2 916,445 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 252 billion $ 0.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.7% 0.35%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2,185,000 330,000
Reserve personnel: 8,000,000 8,000
Available for military: 385,821,101 8,000,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 5,750 312
Armoured fighting vehicles: 14,130 1,152
Total artillery: 7,094 200
Self-propelled artillery: 2,720 60
Rocket artillery: 3,140 36

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4,630 456
Fighter aircraft: 1,049 0
Multirole aircraf: 1,130 42
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 1,355 102
UCAV (combat drone): 151 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 742 37
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 54 3
Corvettes: 73 4
Submarines: 74 2

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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.

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela

All citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service, though mandatory recruitment is forbidden; the minimum service obligation is 12 months.