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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

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

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

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Picture of South Korea
Picture of North Korea
RESULTS
Country:
South Korea
North Korea
GFP Rank:
11 (of 126)
25 (of 126)
Total Population:
49,115,196
24,983,205
Manpower Available:
25,610,000
13,000,000
Fit-for-Service:
21,035,000
10,100,000
Reaching Military Age Annually:
690,000
415,000
Active Military Personnel:
625,000
700,000
Active Military Reserves:
2,900,000
4,500,000
Aircraft (All Types):
1,451
944
Helicopters:
679
202
Attack Helicopters:
77
20
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
448
572
Fighter Aircraft:
406
458
Trainer Aircraft:
256
169
Transport Aircraft:
348
100
Serviceable Airports:
111
82
Tank Strength:
2,381
4,200
AFV Strength:
2,660
4,100
SPG Strength:
1,990
2,250
Towed Artillery:
5,374
4,300
MLRS Strength:
214
2,400
Merchant Marine Strength:
786
158
Major Ports / Terminals:
8
8
Fleet Strength:
166
967
Aircraft Carriers:
1
0
Submarines:
15
70
Frigates:
11
3
Destroyers:
12
0
Corvettes:
18
2
Mine Warfare Craft:
10
23
Patrol Craft:
80
211
External Debt (USD):
$425,400,000,000
$5,000,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$33,200,000,000
$7,500,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$374,700,000,000
$6,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$1,784,000,000,000
$40,000,000,000
Labor Force:
26,540,000
15,210,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
500 bbl
100 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
2,325,000 bbl
15,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
0 bbl
0 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
103,029 km
25,554 km
Railway Coverage (km):
3,381 km
5,242 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
1,600 km
2,250 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
2,413 km
2,495 km
Shared Borders (km):
237 km
1,607 km
Square Land Area (km):
99,720 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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