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Germany is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 357,168 km2 (land boundries: 3,694 km and costline 2,389 km). The capital of Germany is Berlin. The number of inhabitants is 83,166,711.

Germany joined NATO in May 1955. The German Army has incorporated a joint Franco-German mechanized infantry brigade since 1989, a Dutch airmobile infantry brigade, and a Dutch mechanized infantry brigade. the German Federal Armed Forces inventory is mostly comprised of weapons systems produced domestically or jointly with other European countries and from the United States. Germany's defense industry is capable of manufacturing the full spectrum of military weapons systems, and is one of the world's leading arms exporters.

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China is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 9,596,961 km2 (land boundries: 22,457 km and costline 14,500 km). The capital of China is Beijing. The number of inhabitants is 1,444,390,177.

The People's Liberation Army is the military arm of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, which oversees the PLA through its Central Military Commission. The PLA is outfitted primarily with a wide mix of older and modern domestically-produced systems heavily influenced by technology derived from other countries. Russia is the main supplier military equipment outside the domestic industry.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 78 billion $ 408 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1.7%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 183,638 2,035,000
Reserve personnel: 34,600 2,000,000
Available for military: 18,529,299 385,821,101

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 5,750
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,874 14,130
Total artillery: 401 7,094
Self-propelled artillery: 121 2,720
Rocket artillery: 38 3,140

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 662 4,630
Fighter aircraft: 141 1,049
Multirole aircraft: 90 1,130
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 347 1,355
UCAV (combat drone): 0 151

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 65 742
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 12 54
Corvettes: 5 73
Submarines: 6 74

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Germany

Germany participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

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.

Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

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.