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Switzerland vs South Korea

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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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South Korea is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 100,210 km2 (land boundries: 237 km and costline 2,413 km). The capital of South Korea is Seoul. The number of inhabitants is 51,709,098.

US-South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty is a cornerstone of South Korea’s security. The Treaty gave the US permission to station land, air, and sea forces in the territory of South Korea. The USA maintained approximately 28,000 military personnel in the country. South Korea has been engaged with NATO through dialogue and security cooperation since 2005 and is considered by NATO to be a global partner. The South Korean military is equipped with a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The top foreign weapons supplier is the United States and some domestically-produced systems are built under US license.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 2.7%

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: 140,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 80,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 13,185,794

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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 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,808 4,380
Total artillery: 176 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 176 3,040
Rocket artillery: 0 574

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 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 27 156
Multirole aircraf: 25 371
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 57 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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: 0 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 18
Corvettes: 0 11
Submarines: 0 22

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.

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.