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Country: USA (US) Spain (ES)
Capital: Washington Madrid
Population: 331,449,281 47,450,795
Area: 9,857,306 km2 505,990 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 738 billion $ 17.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.42% 1.2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,385,727 133,282
Reserve personnel: 849,450 15,150
Available for military: 73,270,043 11,759,557

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6,612 327
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41,237 2,384
Total artillery: 4,243 245
Self-propelled artillery: 1,498 102
Rocket artillery: 1,366 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12,930 532
Fighter aircraft: 461 52
Multirole aircraf: 2,417 86
Attack aircraft: 566 13
Helicopters: 4,741 157
UCAV (combat drone): 334 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 460 76
Aircraftcarriers: 20 1
Destroyers: 94 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 22 0
Submarines: 69 3

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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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.