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Country: USA (US) Greece (GR)
Capital: Washington Athens
Population: 324 527 000 10 846 979
Area: 9 857 306 km2 131 990 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 610 billion $ 7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,1% 2,3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 143 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 216 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 2 535 174

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 1 353
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 3 400
Total artillery: 3 269 1 162
Self-propelled artillery: 950 547
Rocket artillery: 1 197 152

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 620
Fighter aircraft: 457 0
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 198
Attack aircraft: 587 0
Helicopters: 4 889 268

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 99
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 71 11

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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.

Greece

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.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.