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Military power of Poland & South Korea

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Poland vs South Korea

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Country: Poland (PL) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Warsaw Seoul
Population: 38,268,000 51,709,098
Area: 312,679 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 2.7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 515,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 10,500,000 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 868 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,496 4,380
Total artillery: 824 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 627 3,040
Rocket artillery: 197 574

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 469 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 23 156
Multirole aircraf: 48 371
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 212 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 46 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 2 18
Corvettes: 2 11
Submarines: 1 22

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Nuclear weapons

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.