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Country: USA (US) Finland (FI)
Capital: Washington Helsinki
Population: 324 527 000 5 488 543
Area: 9 857 306 km2 338 424 km2
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 33 386
Reserve personnel: 811 000 900 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 1 155 368

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 199
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 1 836
Total artillery: 3 269 908
Self-propelled artillery: 950 120
Rocket artillery: 1 197 56

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 208
Fighter aircraft: 457 0
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 55
Attack aircraft: 587 0
Helicopters: 4 889 27

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 64
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 71 0

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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.

Finland

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.

Finland

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60