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Comparison Results (South Korea vs Japan)



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



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COUNTRIES
South Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.1509*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 6 of 138
Japan
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PwrIndx: 0.1501*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 5 of 138
MANPOWER
Total Population
51,418,097
Total Population
126,168,156
Manpower Available
25,709,049
Manpower Available
53,873,803
Fit-for-Service
21,081,420
Fit-for-Service
43,637,780
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
632,443
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
11,782,201
Active Personnel
580,000
Active Personnel
247,160
Reserve Personnel
3,100,000
Reserve Personnel
56,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$44,000,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$49,000,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$384,600,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$3,240,000,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$389,200,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$1,264,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$2,100,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$5,515,000,000,000
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
1,649
Total Aircraft
1,561
Combat Aircraft
414
Combat Aircraft
279
Dedicated Attack
71
Dedicated Attack
12
Transports
41
Transports
60
Trainers
298
Trainers
427
Special-Mission
30
Special-Mission
152
Helicopters
803
Helicopters
637
Attack Helos
112
Attack Helos
119
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
2,614
Combat Tanks
1,004
Armored Vehicles
14,000
Armored Vehicles
3,130
Self-Propelled Artillery
3,040
Self-Propelled Artillery
238
Field Artillery
3,854
Field Artillery
500
Rocket Projectors
575
Rocket Projectors
99
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
234
Fleet Strength
155
Aircraft Carriers
2
Aircraft Carriers
4
Submarines
22
Submarines
20
Destroyers
12
Destroyers
40
Frigates
18
Frigates
0
Corvettes
12
Corvettes
6
Coastal Patrol
111
Coastal Patrol
6
Mine Warfare
11
Mine Warfare
25
LOGISTICS
Airports
111
Airports
175
Merchant Marine
1,897
Merchant Marine
5,299
Ports & Terminals
11
Ports & Terminals
44
Labor Force
27,470,000
Labor Force
67,770,000
Roadway Coverage
103,029 km
Roadway Coverage
1,210,251 km
Railway Coverage
3,381 km
Railway Coverage
27,182 km
RESOURCES
Oil Production
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Oil Production
3,841 bbl
Oil Consumption
2,800,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
4,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
0 bbl
Proven Reserves
44,120,000 bbl
GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area
99,720 km
Square Land Area
377,915 km
Border Coverage
237 km
Border Coverage
0 km
Waterway Coverage
1,600 km
Waterway Coverage
1,770 km
Coastline Coverage
2,413 km
Coastline Coverage
29,751 km


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