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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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The Arab League (League of Arab States) is a regional organization in the Arab world. the League has 22 members, but Syria's participation has been suspended since November 2011. Current members: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The Joint Defence Council of the Arab League is one of the Institutions of the Arab League. The Arab League as an organisation has no military Force but they establish a peacekeeping force.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 120.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 0%

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: 555,000 1,860,550
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 1,527,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 68,012,996

Active

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

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Tanks: 2,606 7,992
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 33,885
Total artillery: 7,468 9,970
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 2,372
Rocket artillery: 574 2,169

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: 1,585 3,859
Fighter aircraft: 156 185
Multirole aircraft: 371 603
Attack aircraft: 0 314
Helicopters: 757 1,446
UCAV (combat drone): 0 52

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: 195 493
Aircraftcarriers: 2 2
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 25
Corvettes: 11 30
Submarines: 22 8

Total naval

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

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Arab League

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Military service

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.

Arab League

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