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Taiwan vs Italy

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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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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 301,338 km2 (land boundries: 1,836.4 km and costline 7,600 km). The capital of Italy is Rome. The number of inhabitants is 60,317,116.

Italy is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Italian Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced, jointly-produced, and imported weapons systems, mostly from Europe and the United State. The Italian defense industry is capable of producing equipment across all the military domains with particular strengths in naval vessels and aircraft

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.3 billion $ 32 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 1.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 290,000 165,500
Reserve personnel: 2,310,000 18,300
Available for military: 5,883,828 13,865,688

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

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Tanks: 1,160 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 2,758
Total artillery: 1,944 197
Self-propelled artillery: 440 68
Rocket artillery: 126 21

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: 814 712
Fighter aircraft: 129 92
Multirole aircraft: 189 66
Attack aircraft: 0 45
Helicopters: 237 423
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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: 96 200
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 4 4
Frigates: 22 15
Corvettes: 1 0
Submarines: 4 8

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

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Italy

Italy participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.