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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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A hypothetical military alliance between China and Russia. The two countries share a land border and they signed the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation in 2001. A twenty-year strategic treaty extended or another 5 years after its expiration in February 2022. China is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion people, on the other hand Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,098,246 square kilometres.

Currently, China focuses on domestic weapon designs and manufacturing, while still importing certain military products from Russia, such as jet engines. In September 2018, Russia hosted the militaries of China and Mongolia as a part of the Vostok 2018 military exercise. Russia and China flew joint bomber patrols over the Pacific. China refused to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Following the implementation of international sanctions during the war, China provided economic relief to Russia.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 6.3 billion $ 358.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 3,035,000
Reserve personnel: 80,000 4,000,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 420,586,837

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 18,017
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,808 38,302
Total artillery: 176 25,360
Self-propelled artillery: 176 9,163
Rocket artillery: 0 7,471

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 178 9,048
Fighter aircraft: 27 1,389
Multirole aircraft: 25 1,512
Attack aircraft: 0 809
Helicopters: 57 3,020
UCAV (combat drone): 0 251

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 1,395
Aircraftcarriers: 0 5
Destroyers: 0 52
Frigates: 0 65
Corvettes: 0 153
Submarines: 0 140

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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 Russia

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