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Comparison Results (South Korea vs North Korea)



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



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COUNTRIES
South Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.1612*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 6 of 139
North Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.4673*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 28 of 139
MANPOWER
Total Population
51,835,110
Total Population
25,643,466
Manpower Available
25,917,555
Manpower Available
13,078,168
Fit-for-Service
21,252,395
Fit-for-Service
10,200,971
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
425,048
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
418,240
Active Personnel
600,000
Active Personnel
1,300,000
Reserve Personnel
3,100,000
Reserve Personnel
600,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$48,000,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$3,500,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$384,600,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$5,000,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$389,200,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$5,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$2,100,000,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$40,000,000,000
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
1,581
Total Aircraft
946
Combat Aircraft
402
Combat Aircraft
458
Dedicated Attack
74
Dedicated Attack
114
Transports
41
Transports
1
Trainers
296
Trainers
169
Special-Mission
30
Special-Mission
0
Helicopters
734
Helicopters
204
Attack Helos
112
Attack Helos
20
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
2,600
Combat Tanks
6,145
Armored Vehicles
14,100
Armored Vehicles
10,000
Self-Propelled Artillery
3,040
Self-Propelled Artillery
900
Field Artillery
3,854
Field Artillery
250
Rocket Projectors
574
Rocket Projectors
1,500
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
234
Fleet Strength
492
Aircraft Carriers
0
Aircraft Carriers
0
Submarines
22
Submarines
36
Destroyers
12
Destroyers
0
Frigates
14
Frigates
9
Corvettes
12
Corvettes
0
Coastal Patrol
26
Coastal Patrol
250
Mine Warfare
11
Mine Warfare
2
LOGISTICS
Airports
111
Airports
82
Merchant Marine
1,880
Merchant Marine
264
Ports & Terminals
11
Ports & Terminals
7
Labor Force
26,839,000
Labor Force
14,000,000
Roadway Coverage
103,029 km
Roadway Coverage
25,554 km
Railway Coverage
3,381 km
Railway Coverage
5,242 km
RESOURCES
Oil Production
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Oil Production
0 bbl
Oil Consumption
2,800,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
15,500 bbl
Proven Reserves
0 bbl
Proven Reserves
0 bbl
GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area
99,720 km
Square Land Area
120,538 km
Border Coverage
237 km
Border Coverage
1,607 km
Waterway Coverage
1,600 km
Waterway Coverage
2,250 km
Coastline Coverage
2,413 km
Coastline Coverage
2,495 km


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