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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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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.1 billion $ 10 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 3.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 180,000 193,000
Reserve personnel: 1,657,000 553,000
Available for military: 5,883,828 11,700,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,160 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 5,284
Total artillery: 1,944 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 440 283
Rocket artillery: 126 424

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 814 379
Fighter aircraft: 129 0
Multirole aircraft: 189 26
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 237 203
UCAV (combat drone): 0 14

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 68
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 22 0
Corvettes: 1 2
Submarines: 4 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.