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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. United States of America.

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RESULTS
Country:
North Korea
United States of America
GFP Rank:
25 (of 126)
1 (of 126)
Total Population:
24,983,205
321,368,864
Manpower Available:
13,000,000
145,215,000
Fit-for-Service:
10,100,000
120,025,000
Reaching Military Age Annually:
415,000
4,220,000
Active Military Personnel:
700,000
1,400,000
Active Military Reserves:
4,500,000
1,100,000
Aircraft (All Types):
944
13,444
Helicopters:
202
6,084
Attack Helicopters:
20
957
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
572
2,785
Fighter Aircraft:
458
2,308
Trainer Aircraft:
169
2,771
Transport Aircraft:
100
5,739
Serviceable Airports:
82
13,513
Tank Strength:
4,200
8,848
AFV Strength:
4,100
41,062
SPG Strength:
2,250
1,934
Towed Artillery:
4,300
1,299
MLRS Strength:
2,400
1,331
Merchant Marine Strength:
158
393
Major Ports / Terminals:
8
24
Fleet Strength:
967
415
Aircraft Carriers:
0
19
Submarines:
70
75
Frigates:
3
6
Destroyers:
0
62
Corvettes:
2
0
Mine Warfare Craft:
23
11
Patrol Craft:
211
13
External Debt (USD):
$5,000,000,000
$17,260,000,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$7,500,000,000
$581,000,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$6,000,000,000
$130,100,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$40,000,000,000
$17,350,000,000,000
Labor Force:
15,210,000
155,900,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
100 bbl
8,653,000 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
15,000 bbl
19,000,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
0 bbl
36,520,000,000 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
25,554 km
6,586,610 km
Railway Coverage (km):
5,242 km
224,792 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
2,250 km
41,009 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
2,495 km
19,924 km
Shared Borders (km):
1,607 km
12,048 km
Square Land Area (km):
120,538 km
9,826,675 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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