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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: 0.4684*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 28 of 138
South Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.1621*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 6 of 138
MANPOWER
Total Population
25,643,466
Total Population
51,835,110
Manpower Available
13,078,168
Manpower Available
25,917,555
Fit-for-Service
10,200,971
Fit-for-Service
21,252,395
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
418,240
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
425,048
Active Personnel
1,300,000
Active Personnel
600,000
Reserve Personnel
600,000
Reserve Personnel
3,100,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$3,500,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$48,000,000,000
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
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
946
Total Aircraft
1,581
Combat Aircraft
458
Combat Aircraft
402
Dedicated Attack
114
Dedicated Attack
74
Transports
1
Transports
41
Trainers
169
Trainers
296
Special-Mission
0
Special-Mission
30
Helicopters
204
Helicopters
734
Attack Helos
20
Attack Helos
112
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
6,145
Combat Tanks
2,600
Armored Vehicles
10,000
Armored Vehicles
14,100
Self-Propelled Artillery
900
Self-Propelled Artillery
3,040
Field Artillery
250
Field Artillery
3,854
Rocket Projectors
1,500
Rocket Projectors
574
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
492
Fleet Strength
234
Aircraft Carriers
0
Aircraft Carriers
0
Submarines
36
Submarines
22
Destroyers
0
Destroyers
12
Frigates
9
Frigates
14
Corvettes
0
Corvettes
12
Coastal Patrol
250
Coastal Patrol
26
Mine Warfare
2
Mine Warfare
11
LOGISTICS
Airports
82
Airports
111
Merchant Marine
264
Merchant Marine
1,880
Ports & Terminals
7
Ports & Terminals
11
Labor Force
14,000,000
Labor Force
26,839,000
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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