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Italy vs Taiwan

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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 301,338 km2 (land boundries: 1,836.4 km and costline 7,600 km). The capital of Italy is Rome. The number of inhabitants is 60,317,116.

Italy is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Italian Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced, jointly-produced, and imported weapons systems, mostly from Europe and the United State. The Italian defense industry is capable of producing equipment across all the military domains with particular strengths in naval vessels and aircraft

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Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 28.9 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 2.3%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 165,500 290,000
Reserve personnel: 18,300 2,800,000
Available for military: 13,865,688 5,883,828

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 200 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 1,714
Total artillery: 197 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 68 440
Rocket artillery: 21 126

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: 712 814
Fighter aircraft: 92 129
Multirole aircraft: 66 189
Attack aircraft: 45 0
Helicopters: 423 237
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

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: 200 96
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 4
Frigates: 15 22
Corvettes: 0 1
Submarines: 8 4

Total naval

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

Italy

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

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

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.