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Country: USA (US) Ukraine (UA)
Capital: Washington Kiev
Population: 324 527 000 44 429 471
Area: 9 857 306 km2 603 500 km2
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 200 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 1 000 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 11 149 646

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 2 045
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 6 127
Total artillery: 3 269 3 973
Self-propelled artillery: 950 1 236
Rocket artillery: 1 197 693

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 425
Fighter aircraft: 457 39
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 0
Attack aircraft: 587 25
Helicopters: 4 889 243

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 40
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 1
Corvettes: 0 1
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.

Ukraine

Although Ukraine has never produced its own nuclear weapon to this day, we should bear in mind that back in the days, Ukraine possessed approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons. This is all due to the fact that before 1991, Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union. However, as a consequence of its dissolution, all the countries that were satellites or were forcefully attached to Soviet Union, received number of warheads. They were once the property of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, after Ukraine became independent, they received everything that was the part of the USSR, even nuclear warheads. As a result of that, Ukraine became the third largest holder of nuclear weapons in the world.

Ukraine decided to get rid of these weapons quite quickly. Three years later, in 1994 that is, they joined Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1996, all the warheads were moved and disassembled in Russia.

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.

Ukraine

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months