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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/21/2016

Military power comparison results for North Korea vs. South Korea.

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Picture of North Korea
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RESULTS
Country:
North Korea
South Korea
GFP Rank:
36 (of 126)
7 (of 126)
Total Population:
24,983,205
49,115,196
Manpower Available:
13,000,000
25,610,000
Fit-for-Service:
10,100,000
21,035,000
Reaching Military Age Annually:
415,000
690,000
Active Military Personnel:
700,000
625,000
Active Military Reserves:
4,500,000
2,900,000
Aircraft (All Types):
944
1,451
Helicopters:
202
679
Attack Helicopters:
20
77
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
572
448
Fighter Aircraft:
458
406
Trainer Aircraft:
169
256
Transport Aircraft:
100
348
Serviceable Airports:
82
111
Tank Strength:
4,200
2,381
AFV Strength:
4,100
2,660
SPG Strength:
2,250
1,990
Towed Artillery:
4,300
5,374
MLRS Strength:
2,400
214
Merchant Marine Strength:
158
786
Major Ports / Terminals:
8
8
Fleet Strength:
1,061
166
Aircraft Carriers:
0
0
Submarines:
70
13
Frigates:
4
11
Destroyers:
0
12
Corvettes:
2
19
Mine Warfare Craft:
23
10
Patrol Craft:
375
81
External Debt (USD):
$5,000,000,000
$425,400,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$7,500,000,000
$33,200,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$6,000,000,000
$374,700,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$40,000,000,000
$1,784,000,000,000
Labor Force:
15,210,000
26,540,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
100 bbl
500 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
15,000 bbl
2,300,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
0 bbl
0 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
25,554 km
103,029 km
Railway Coverage (km):
5,242 km
3,381 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
2,250 km
1,600 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
2,495 km
2,413 km
Shared Borders (km):
1,607 km
237 km
Square Land Area (km):
120,538 km
99,720 km

Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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