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Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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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: 13 billion $ 313.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 0%

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: 290,000 3,339,000
Reserve personnel: 2,800,000 10,000,000
Available for military: 5,883,828 420,586,837

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,160 18,020
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 40,961
Total artillery: 1,944 25,591
Self-propelled artillery: 440 9,252
Rocket artillery: 126 7,499

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: 814 10,182
Fighter aircraft: 129 1,841
Multirole aircraf: 189 1,962
Attack aircraft: 0 1,000
Helicopters: 237 3,079
UCAV (combat drone): 0 181

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: 96 1,404
Aircraftcarriers: 0 5
Destroyers: 4 54
Frigates: 22 65
Corvettes: 1 156
Submarines: 4 133

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

China and Russia

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Military service

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.

China and Russia

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