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Military power of Vietnam & Taiwan

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Vietnam vs Taiwan

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Country: Vietnam (VN) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Hanoi Taipei
Population: 96,208,984 23,568,378
Area: 332,698 km2 36,193 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 6.2 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 2.3%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 482,000 290,000
Reserve personnel: 3,000,000 2,800,000
Available for military: 30,000,000 5,883,828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,509 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,380 1,714
Total artillery: 2,524 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 280 440
Rocket artillery: 1,094 126

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 274 814
Fighter aircraft: 37 129
Multirole aircraf: 24 189
Attack aircraft: 36 0
Helicopters: 145 237
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 173 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 7 22
Corvettes: 23 1
Submarines: 6 4

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Vietnam

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.