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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: 38 454 576 51 446 201
Area: 312 679 km2 100 210 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 12,2 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 120 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 515 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 10 500 000 13 185 794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1 009 2 446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 400 3 290
Total artillery: 729 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 477 1 890
Rocket artillery: 180 214

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 416 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 30 151
Multirole aircraf: 48 265
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 182 786

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 46 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 1 16
Submarines: 3 15

Total naval

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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.