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Switzerland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 41,285 km2 (land boundries: 1,770 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Switzerland is Bern. The number of inhabitants is 8,570,146.

Switzerland has long maintained a policy of military neutrality, but does periodically participate in EU, NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement, and Swiss units will only participate in operations under the mandate of the UN or OSCE. The Swiss Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military armaments.

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The China-DPRK Treaty on Friendship is a treaty signed on 11 July 1961 between North Korea and China. The treaty obligates China militarily to defend North Korea and vice versa.North Korea enjoys a close relationship with China which is often called North Korea's closest ally. The relations were strained in the last few years because of China's concerns about North Korea's nuclear program. Both countries have nuclear weapons.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 253.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 3,465,000
Reserve personnel: 80,000 8,600,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 392,336,380

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 11,750
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,808 18,130
Total artillery: 176 20,094
Self-propelled artillery: 176 7,220
Rocket artillery: 0 8,140

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 178 5,536
Fighter aircraft: 27 1,398
Multirole aircraf: 25 1,165
Attack aircraft: 0 274
Helicopters: 57 1,557
UCAV (combat drone): 0 151

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 0 1,267
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 0 60
Corvettes: 0 79
Submarines: 0 149

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Military service

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

China and North Korea

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