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Taiwan vs Sweden

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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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Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 450,295 km2 (land boundries: 2,211 km and costline 3,218 km). The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The number of inhabitants is 10,385,347.

The Swedish military cooperates closely with the military forces of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), which consists olso of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Sweden is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and contributes to CSDP missions and operations. In 2022 Sweden applied for NATO membership and was formally invited to join the alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid. The inventory of the SAF is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military hardware.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.1 billion $ 12 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 2%

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 23,600
Reserve personnel: 1,657,000 31,300
Available for military: 5,883,828 2,065,782

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

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Tanks: 1,160 121
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 2,071
Total artillery: 1,944 268
Self-propelled artillery: 440 48
Rocket artillery: 126 0

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: 814 207
Fighter aircraft: 129 0
Multirole aircraft: 189 94
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 237 53
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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: 96 186
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 22 0
Corvettes: 1 7
Submarines: 4 5

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.

Sweden

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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.