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Military power of Ukraine & South Korea

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Ukraine vs South Korea

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Country: Ukraine (UA) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Kiev Seoul
Population: 44 429 471 51 446 201
Area: 603 500 km2 100 210 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 2,7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 1 000 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 11 149 646 13 185 794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 045 2 446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 127 3 290
Total artillery: 3 973 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 1 236 1 890
Rocket artillery: 693 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 425 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 39 151
Multirole aircraf: 0 265
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 243 786

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Navy

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Total naval: 40 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 1 13
Corvettes: 1 16
Submarines: 0 15

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Nuclear weapons

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.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Ukraine

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

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.