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Military power of South Korea & Germany

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South Korea vs Germany

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Country: South Korea (KR) Germany (DE)
Capital: Seoul Berlin
Population: 51,709,098 83,166,711
Area: 100,210 km2 357,168 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 57 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 1.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 183,907
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 30,050
Available for military: 13,185,794 18,529,299

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,606 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 3,874
Total artillery: 7,468 401
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 121
Rocket artillery: 574 38

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,585 662
Fighter aircraft: 156 141
Multirole aircraf: 371 90
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 757 347
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 195 65
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 12
Corvettes: 11 5
Submarines: 22 6

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Germany

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

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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.