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Military power of Spain & South Korea

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Spain vs South Korea

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Country: Spain (ES) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Madrid Seoul
Population: 47,450,795 51,709,098
Area: 505,990 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.2 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 133,282 555,000
Reserve personnel: 15,150 2,750,000
Available for military: 11,759,557 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 327 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,384 4,380
Total artillery: 245 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 102 3,040
Rocket artillery: 0 574

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 532 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 52 156
Multirole aircraf: 86 371
Attack aircraft: 13 0
Helicopters: 157 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 76 195
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 11 18
Corvettes: 0 11
Submarines: 3 22

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Nuclear weapons

Spain

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.

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.