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Military power of South Korea & Taiwan

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South Korea vs Taiwan

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Country: South Korea (KR) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Seoul Taipei
Population: 51 446 201 23 519 518
Area: 100 210 km2 36 193 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 625 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 5 883 828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 446 1 280
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 2 050
Total artillery: 5 958 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 510
Rocket artillery: 214 115

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 526 787
Fighter aircraft: 151 125
Multirole aircraf: 265 190
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 250

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Navy

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Total naval: 151 67
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 4
Frigates: 13 20
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 4

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.