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Military power of Sweden & South Korea

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Sweden vs South Korea

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Country: Sweden (SE) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Stockholm Seoul
Population: 10,385,347 51,709,098
Area: 450,295 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.1% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 30,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 34,500 2,750,000
Available for military: 2,065,782 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 120 2,446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,719 3,290
Total artillery: 268 5,958
Self-propelled artillery: 48 1,890
Rocket artillery: 0 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 240 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 0 151
Multirole aircraf: 98 320
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 786
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 213 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 9 16
Submarines: 5 15

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Nuclear weapons

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.

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.