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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

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

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 106)
35 (of 106)
Total Population:
316,668,567
24,720,407
Manpower Available:
145,212,012
12,933,972
Fit-for-Service:
120,022,084
10,066,704
Reaching Military Age Annually:
4,217,412
412,290
Active Military Personnel:
1,430,000
690,000
Active Military Reserves:
850,880
4,500,000
Aircraft (All Types):
13,683
943
Helicopters:
6,012
203
Attack Helicopters:
914
20
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
2,601
149
Fighter Aircraft:
2,271
460
Trainer Aircraft:
2,745
165
Transport Aircraft:
5,222
99
Serviceable Airports:
13,513
82
Tank Strength:
8,325
6,600
AFV Strength:
25,782
2,500
SPG Strength:
1,934
1,600
Towed Artillery:
1,791
3,500
MLRS Strength:
1,330
700
Merchant Marine Strength:
393
158
Major Ports / Terminals:
24
8
Fleet Strength:
473
1,061
Aircraft Carriers:
10
0
Submarines:
72
78
Frigates:
15
4
Destroyers:
62
0
Corvettes:
0
6
Mine Warfare Craft:
13
23
Patrol Craft:
13
528
External Debt (USD):
$15,930,000,000,000
$0
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$612,500,000,000
$7,500,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$150,200,000,000
$0
Purchasing Power Parity:
$15,940,000,000,000
$45,000,000,000
Labor Force:
155,000,000
12,200,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
8,500,000 bbl
120 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
19,000,000 bbl
15,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
20,680,000,000 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):
12,034 km
1,671 km
Square Land Area (km):
9,826,675 km
120,538 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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