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Military power of Taiwan & South Korea

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Taiwan vs South Korea

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Country: Taiwan (TW) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Taipei Seoul
Population: 23,568,378 51,709,098
Area: 36,193 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 2.7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 290,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 2,800,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 5,883,828 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,160 2,446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 3,290
Total artillery: 1,944 5,958
Self-propelled artillery: 440 1,890
Rocket artillery: 126 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 814 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 129 151
Multirole aircraf: 189 320
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 237 786
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 96 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 4 12
Frigates: 22 13
Corvettes: 1 16
Submarines: 4 15

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

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.

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.