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Country: Israel (IL) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Taipei
Population: 8 238 300 23 519 518
Area: 20 770 km2 36 193 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 176 500 290 000
Reserve personnel: 445 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 5 883 828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 1 280
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 2 050
Total artillery: 1 522 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 614 510
Rocket artillery: 48 115

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 772 787
Fighter aircraft: 52 125
Multirole aircraf: 352 190
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 177 250

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 20
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 4

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.