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Country: USA (US) Brazil (BR)
Capital: Washington Brasília
Population: 324 527 000 204 451 000
Area: 9 857 306 km2 8 515 767 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 610 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,1% 1,3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 318 480
Reserve personnel: 811 000 1 340 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 53 350 703

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 469
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 1 769
Total artillery: 3 269 956
Self-propelled artillery: 950 212
Rocket artillery: 1 197 198

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 749
Fighter aircraft: 457 47
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 0
Attack aircraft: 587 78
Helicopters: 4 889 249

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 108
Aircraftcarriers: 20 1
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 8
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 71 5

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Nuclear weapons

USA

The first country to develop and to military use nuclear warheads in the world. Everything started from the Manhattan project, a research that had one particular goal in focus – to develop and produce the first nuclear weapon. Americans were the first to wield such powerful weapon. Everything started in 1941, which is date of the beginning of Manhattan project. Since the end of the Second World War, United States became the leading country when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads and it lasted approximately to 1980s. We should also bear in mind that United States are also the only nation that ever used nuclear weapon in military conflict.

In 1960, the amount of warheads stored by Americans exceeded 30,000. However, it is worth to note that throughout the entire period of the so-called Cold War, USA managed to build approximately 70,000 nuclear warheads, what is more than all other countries with access to nuclear weapons combined. From the first test that happened in 1945 to this day, the USA conducted 1054 tests of atomic bombs. Still, as a result of introduced restrictions on the amount of warheads one state can possess, the current number has dropped to 6500 warheads. Noteworthy is also the fact that out of this number, United States deployed only 1600.

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Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.