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Military power of Switzerland & Taiwan

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Switzerland vs Taiwan

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Bern Taipei
Population: 8,570,146 23,568,378
Area: 41,285 km2 36,193 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 2.3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 290,000
Reserve personnel: 80,000 2,800,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 5,883,828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,500 1,714
Total artillery: 224 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 224 440
Rocket artillery: 0 126

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 814
Fighter aircraft: 40 129
Multirole aircraf: 26 189
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 237
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 22
Corvettes: 0 1
Submarines: 0 4

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.