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Military power of Syria & South Korea

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Syria vs South Korea

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Country: Syria (SY) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Damascus Seoul
Population: 17 064 854 51 446 201
Area: 185 180 km2 100 210 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 2,7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 150 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 0 3 100 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 13 185 794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4 156 2 446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 810 3 290
Total artillery: 3 156 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 424 1 890
Rocket artillery: 582 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 518 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 110 151
Multirole aircraf: 40 265
Attack aircraft: 96 0
Helicopters: 167 786

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Navy

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Total naval: 37 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 0 15

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Nuclear weapons

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.

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.