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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: 51,709,098 23,568,378
Area: 100,210 km2 36,193 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% 2.3%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 290,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 2,800,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 5,883,828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,606 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 1,714
Total artillery: 7,468 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 440
Rocket artillery: 574 126

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,585 814
Fighter aircraft: 156 129
Multirole aircraf: 371 189
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 757 237
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 195 96
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 4
Frigates: 18 22
Corvettes: 11 1
Submarines: 22 4

Total naval

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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.