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Military power of Vietnam & South Korea

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Vietnam vs South Korea

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Country: Vietnam (VN) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Hanoi Seoul
Population: 96,208,984 51,709,098
Area: 332,698 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 6.2 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 2.7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 482,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 3,000,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 30,000,000 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,509 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,380 4,380
Total artillery: 2,524 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 280 3,040
Rocket artillery: 1,094 574

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 274 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 37 156
Multirole aircraf: 24 371
Attack aircraft: 36 0
Helicopters: 145 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 173 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 7 18
Corvettes: 23 11
Submarines: 6 22

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Nuclear weapons

Vietnam

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.

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.