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Military power of France & Romania

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France vs Romania

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Country: France (FR) Romania (RO)
Capital: Paris Bucharest
Population: 67,413,000 19,317,984
Area: 640,679 km2 238,391 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 52.7 billion $ 5.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 2.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 270,000 64,500
Reserve personnel: 35,000 53,000
Available for military: 14,563,662 5,601,234

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 406 748
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,463 1,574
Total artillery: 134 1,069
Self-propelled artillery: 109 47
Rocket artillery: 13 189

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,253 163
Fighter aircraft: 56 46
Multirole aircraf: 146 0
Attack aircraft: 86 0
Helicopters: 540 66
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 111 61
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 11 3
Corvettes: 0 7
Submarines: 10 1

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Nuclear weapons

France

France managed to research and develop its own nuclear weapon in 1960. The test, known as, Gerboise Bleue, was the result of mostly French research. One of the main figures that played crucial role in the entire process of developing the bomb was General Pierre Marie Gallois. He was concerned that the Suez Crisis, which started in 1956, would show the world how insignificant France became, since out of all Great Powers in the world, they were the only one without possessing its own nuclear arsenal. The tests were conducted on the terrains of Sahara Desert.

At this moment France owns 300 nuclear warheads, out of which almost all are deployed. What is more, compared to Great Britain, they made more tests, approximately 210. Noteworthy is the fact that the development of the first nuclear bomb in France as well as its tests were a bit controversial. It was due to the fact that France allowed Israeli observers to attend the tests, providing them with almost unrestricted access to all the data. It was quite important, since Israel, together with United Kingdom and France, were trying to invade Egypt.

Romania

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

Romania

18 years of age for male and female voluntary service; conscription ended 2006; all military inductees (including women) contract for an initial 5-year term of service, with subsequent successive 3-year terms until age 36.