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Military power of South Korea & Italy

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South Korea vs Italy

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Country: South Korea (KR) Italy (IT)
Capital: Seoul Rome
Population: 51,709,098 60,317,116
Area: 100,210 km2 301,338 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 1.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 165,500
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 18,300
Available for military: 13,185,794 13,865,688

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,606 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 2,795
Total artillery: 7,468 275
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 164
Rocket artillery: 574 21

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,585 828
Fighter aircraft: 156 80
Multirole aircraf: 371 93
Attack aircraft: 0 48
Helicopters: 757 365
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 195 142
Aircraftcarriers: 2 2
Destroyers: 12 4
Frigates: 18 12
Corvettes: 11 1
Submarines: 22 8

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Italy

Italy 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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.