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Military power of Switzerland & South Korea

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Switzerland vs South Korea

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Country: Switzerland (CH) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Bern Seoul
Population: 8 306 200 51 446 201
Area: 41 285 km2 100 210 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 2,7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 13 185 794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 2 446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 3 290
Total artillery: 224 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 224 1 890
Rocket artillery: 0 214

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 40 151
Multirole aircraf: 26 265
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 786

Total aircraft

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Navy

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

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

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.