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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/18/2014

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

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RESULTS
Country:
North Korea
South Korea
GFP Rank:
35 (of 106)
9 (of 106)
Total Population:
24,720,407
48,955,203
Manpower Available:
12,933,972
25,609,290
Fit-for-Service:
10,066,704
21,033,275
Reaching Military Age Annually:
412,290
686,985
Active Military Personnel:
690,000
640,000
Active Military Reserves:
4,500,000
2,900,000
Aircraft (All Types):
943
1,393
Helicopters:
203
909
Attack Helicopters:
20
77
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
149
269
Fighter Aircraft:
460
409
Trainer Aircraft:
165
250
Transport Aircraft:
99
322
Serviceable Airports:
82
111
Tank Strength:
6,600
2,346
AFV Strength:
2,500
2,880
SPG Strength:
1,600
2,258
Towed Artillery:
3,500
5,424
MLRS Strength:
700
250
Merchant Marine Strength:
158
786
Major Ports / Terminals:
8
8
Fleet Strength:
1,061
166
Aircraft Carriers:
0
0
Submarines:
78
14
Frigates:
4
10
Destroyers:
0
12
Corvettes:
6
21
Mine Warfare Craft:
23
10
Patrol Craft:
528
84
External Debt (USD):
$0
$0
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$7,500,000,000
$33,700,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$0
$327,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$45,000,000,000
$1,598,000,000,000
Labor Force:
12,200,000
25,500,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
120 bbl
48,200 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
15,000 bbl
2,200,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
0 bbl
6,000,000 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):
1,671 km
238 km
Square Land Area (km):
120,538 km
99,720 km

Partial 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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