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South Korea vs Ukraine

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Country: South Korea (KR) Ukraine (UA)
Capital: Seoul Kiev
Population: 51 709 098 41 487 960
Area: 100 210 km2 603 500 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45,5 billion $ 5,4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555 000 255 000
Reserve personnel: 2 750 000 1 000 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 11 149 646

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 446 2 045
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 6 127
Total artillery: 5 958 3 973
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 1 236
Rocket artillery: 214 693

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 526 437
Fighter aircraft: 151 39
Multirole aircraf: 265 0
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 786 243
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 151 40
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 1
Corvettes: 16 1
Submarines: 15 0

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Ukraine

Although Ukraine has never produced its own nuclear weapon to this day, we should bear in mind that back in the days, Ukraine possessed approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons. This is all due to the fact that before 1991, Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union. However, as a consequence of its dissolution, all the countries that were satellites or were forcefully attached to Soviet Union, received number of warheads. They were once the property of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, after Ukraine became independent, they received everything that was the part of the USSR, even nuclear warheads. As a result of that, Ukraine became the third largest holder of nuclear weapons in the world.

Ukraine decided to get rid of these weapons quite quickly. Three years later, in 1994 that is, they joined Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1996, all the warheads were moved and disassembled in Russia.

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.

Ukraine

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months