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Comparison Results (North Korea vs South Korea)



Military comparison results showcasing North Korea and South Korea in side-by-side format.



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COUNTRIES
North Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.3718*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 25 of 138
South Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.1509*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 6 of 138
MANPOWER
Total Population
25,381,085
Total Population
51,418,097
Manpower Available
13,045,878
Manpower Available
25,709,049
Fit-for-Service
10,123,601
Fit-for-Service
21,081,420
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
415,068
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
632,443
Active Personnel
1,280,000
Active Personnel
580,000
Reserve Personnel
600,000
Reserve Personnel
3,100,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$1,600,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$44,000,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$5,000,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$384,600,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$5,000,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$389,200,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$40,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$2,100,000,000,000
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AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
949
Total Aircraft
1,649
Combat Aircraft
458
Combat Aircraft
414
Dedicated Attack
114
Dedicated Attack
71
Transports
4
Transports
41
Trainers
169
Trainers
298
Special-Mission
0
Special-Mission
30
Helicopters
204
Helicopters
803
Attack Helos
20
Attack Helos
112
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
6,045
Combat Tanks
2,614
Armored Vehicles
10,000
Armored Vehicles
14,000
Self-Propelled Artillery
800
Self-Propelled Artillery
3,040
Field Artillery
1,000
Field Artillery
3,854
Rocket Projectors
2,110
Rocket Projectors
575
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
984
Fleet Strength
234
Aircraft Carriers
0
Aircraft Carriers
2
Submarines
83
Submarines
22
Destroyers
0
Destroyers
12
Frigates
11
Frigates
18
Corvettes
2
Corvettes
12
Coastal Patrol
416
Coastal Patrol
111
Mine Warfare
23
Mine Warfare
11
LOGISTICS
Airports
82
Airports
111
Merchant Marine
274
Merchant Marine
1,897
Ports & Terminals
7
Ports & Terminals
11
Labor Force
14,000,000
Labor Force
27,470,000
Roadway Coverage
25,554 km
Roadway Coverage
103,029 km
Railway Coverage
5,242 km
Railway Coverage
3,381 km
RESOURCES
Oil Production
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Oil Production
0 bbl
Oil Consumption
15,500 bbl
Oil Consumption
2,800,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
0 bbl
Proven Reserves
0 bbl
GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area
120,538 km
Square Land Area
99,720 km
Border Coverage
1,607 km
Border Coverage
237 km
Waterway Coverage
2,250 km
Waterway Coverage
1,600 km
Coastline Coverage
2,495 km
Coastline Coverage
2,413 km


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South Korea
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