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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

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

Military power comparison results for United States of America vs. North Korea.

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RESULTS
Country:
United States of America
North Korea
GFP Rank:
1 (of 126)
36 (of 126)
Total Population:
321,368,864
24,983,205
Manpower Available:
145,215,000
13,000,000
Fit-for-Service:
120,025,000
10,100,000
Reaching Military Age Annually:
4,220,000
415,000
Active Military Personnel:
1,400,000
700,000
Active Military Reserves:
1,100,000
4,500,000
Aircraft (All Types):
13,444
944
Helicopters:
6,084
202
Attack Helicopters:
957
20
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
2,785
572
Fighter Aircraft:
2,308
458
Trainer Aircraft:
2,771
169
Transport Aircraft:
5,739
100
Serviceable Airports:
13,513
82
Tank Strength:
8,848
4,200
AFV Strength:
41,062
4,100
SPG Strength:
1,934
2,250
Towed Artillery:
1,299
4,300
MLRS Strength:
1,331
2,400
Merchant Marine Strength:
393
158
Major Ports / Terminals:
24
8
Fleet Strength:
473
1,061
Aircraft Carriers:
19
0
Submarines:
75
70
Frigates:
10
4
Destroyers:
62
0
Corvettes:
0
2
Mine Warfare Craft:
11
23
Patrol Craft:
13
375
External Debt (USD):
$17,260,000,000,000
$5,000,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$581,000,000,000
$7,500,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$130,100,000,000
$6,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$17,350,000,000,000
$40,000,000,000
Labor Force:
155,900,000
15,210,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
8,653,000 bbl
100 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
19,000,000 bbl
15,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
36,520,000,000 bbl
0 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
6,586,610 km
25,554 km
Railway Coverage (km):
224,792 km
5,242 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
41,009 km
2,250 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
19,924 km
2,495 km
Shared Borders (km):
12,048 km
1,607 km
Square Land Area (km):
9,826,675 km
120,538 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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