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Romania vs South Korea

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Romania is a country located in Southeastern Europe with an area of 238,391 km2 (land boundries: 2,844 km and costline 225 km). The capital of Romania is Bucharest. The number of inhabitants is 19,317,984.

Romania became a member of NATO in 2004. Romania conducts its own air policing mission, but because of Russian aggression in the Black Sea region, NATO allies have sent detachments of fighters to augment the Romanian Air Force since 2014. Romania hosts a NATO multinational divisional and a brigade-sized headquarters. The inventory of the Romanian Armed Forces is comprised mostly of Soviet-era and older domestically-produced weapons systems.

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South Korea is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 100,210 km2 (land boundries: 237 km and costline 2,413 km). The capital of South Korea is Seoul. The number of inhabitants is 51,709,098.

US-South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty is a cornerstone of South Korea’s security. The Treaty gave the US permission to station land, air, and sea forces in the territory of South Korea. The USA maintained approximately 28,000 military personnel in the country. South Korea has been engaged with NATO through dialogue and security cooperation since 2005 and is considered by NATO to be a global partner. The South Korean military is equipped with a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The top foreign weapons supplier is the United States and some domestically-produced systems are built under US license.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.5 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.4% 2.7%

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: 64,500 555,000
Reserve personnel: 53,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 5,601,234 13,185,794

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

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Tanks: 440 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,352 4,380
Total artillery: 1,355 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 53 3,040
Rocket artillery: 207 574

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 165 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 23 156
Multirole aircraf: 14 371
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 69 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 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: 55 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 3 18
Corvettes: 7 11
Submarines: 1 22

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Romania

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Romania

18 years of age for male and female voluntary service; conscription ended 2006; all military inductees (including women) contract for an initial 5-year term of service, with subsequent successive 3-year terms until age 36.

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.