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Military power of South Korea & Poland

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South Korea vs Poland

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Country: South Korea (KR) Poland (PL)
Capital: Seoul Warsaw
Population: 51,709,098 38,268,000
Area: 100,210 km2 312,679 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 2.1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 515,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 10,500,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,446 1,009
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,290 2,573
Total artillery: 5,958 729
Self-propelled artillery: 1,890 477
Rocket artillery: 214 180

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,570 416
Fighter aircraft: 151 30
Multirole aircraf: 320 48
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 786 182
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

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.