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Comparison of China and North Korea Military Strengths (2022)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of China and North Korea for the year 2022.



The selected countries for comparison, China and North Korea, are displayed below in side-by-side format. Your Primary selection is displayed in Blue while your Secondary selection is displayed in Red. You can always go back to compare two other military powers.
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COUNTRIES
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0511*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 3 of 142
North Korea
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PwrIndx: 0.4621*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 30 of 142
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 1)
1,397,897,720
(Diff: 1,372,066,360)
Total Population (Rnk 54)
25,831,360
(Diff: -1,372,066,360)
Available Manpower (Rnk 1)
754,864,769
(Diff: 745,565,479)
Available Manpower (Rnk 58)
9,299,290
(Diff: -745,565,479)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 1)
619,268,690
(Diff: 614,050,755)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 64)
5,217,935
(Diff: -614,050,755)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 2)
19,570,568
(Diff: 19,157,266)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 53)
413,302
(Diff: -19,157,266)
Active Personnel (Rnk 1)
2,000,000
(Diff: 800,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 4)
1,200,000
(Diff: -800,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 6)
510,000
(Diff: -90,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 5)
600,000
(Diff: 90,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 5)
624,000
(Diff: 424,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 12)
200,000
(Diff: -424,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 2)
$230,000,000,000
(Diff: $225,500,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 45)
$4,500,000,000
(Diff: $-225,500,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 129)
$2,027,950,000,000
(Diff: $2,022,950,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 23)
$5,000,000,000
(Diff: $-2,022,950,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 1)
$3,236,000,000,000
(Diff: $3,231,000,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 89)
$5,000,000,000
(Diff: $-3,231,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 1)
$23,009,780,000,000
(Diff: $22,971,280,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 105)
$38,500,000,000
(Diff: $-22,971,280,000,000)
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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 3)
3,285
(Diff: 2,339)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 11)
946
(Diff: -2,339)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 2)
1,200
(Diff: 742)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 5)
458
(Diff: -742)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 3)
371
(Diff: 257)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 5)
114
(Diff: -257)
Transports (Rnk 3)
286
(Diff: 285)
Transports (Rnk 50)
1
(Diff: -285)
Trainers (Rnk 5)
399
(Diff: 230)
Trainers (Rnk 16)
169
(Diff: -230)
Special-Mission (Rnk 4)
114
(Diff: 114)
Special-Mission (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: -114)
Helicopters (Rnk 3)
912
(Diff: 708)
Helicopters (Rnk 21)
204
(Diff: -708)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 3)
281
(Diff: 261)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 28)
20
(Diff: -261)
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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 4)
5,250
(Diff: -645)
Tank Strength (Rnk 3)
5,895
(Diff: 645)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 2)
35,000
(Diff: 30,886)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 26)
4,114
(Diff: -30,886)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 2)
4,120
(Diff: 3,670)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 20)
450
(Diff: -3,670)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 10)
1,734
(Diff: 1,484)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 40)
250
(Diff: -1,484)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 2)
3,160
(Diff: 1,800)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 5)
1,360
(Diff: -1,800)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 1)
777
(Diff: 327)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 4)
450
(Diff: -327)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 2)
2
(Diff: 2)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: -2)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 5)
1
(Diff: 1)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: -1)
Submarines (Rnk 1)
79
(Diff: 44)
Submarines (Rnk 4)
35
(Diff: -44)
Destroyers (Rnk 2)
41
(Diff: 41)
Destroyers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: -41)
Frigates (Rnk 1)
49
(Diff: 44)
Frigates (Rnk 12)
5
(Diff: -44)
Corvettes (Rnk 2)
70
(Diff: 70)
Corvettes (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: -70)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 5)
152
(Diff: -48)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 2)
200
(Diff: 48)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 2)
36
(Diff: 26)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 12)
10
(Diff: -26)
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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 12)
507
(Diff: 425)
Airports (Rnk 59)
82
(Diff: -425)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 3)
6,662
(Diff: 6,398)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 47)
264
(Diff: -6,398)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: 15)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 14)
7
(Diff: -15)
Labor Force (Rnk 1)
774,710,000
(Diff: 760,710,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 38)
14,000,000
(Diff: -760,710,000)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
4,960,600km
(Diff: 4,935,046km)
Roadways (Rnk 102)
25,554km
(Diff: -4,935,046km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
131,000km
(Diff: 123,565km)
Roadways (Rnk 28)
7,435km
(Diff: -123,565km)
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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 7)
3,775,000bbl
(Diff: 3,775,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 140)
0bbl
(Diff: -3,775,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 119)
12,470,000bbl
(Diff: 12,452,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 12)
18,000bbl
(Diff: -12,452,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 13)
25,630,000,000bbl
(Diff: 25,630,000,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 140)
0bbl
(Diff: -25,630,000,000bbl)
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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 4)
9,596,961km
(Diff: 9,476,423km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 93)
120,538km
(Diff: -9,476,423km)
Shared Border (Rnk 128)
22,457km
(Diff: 20,850km)
Shared Border (Rnk 36)
1,607km
(Diff: -20,850km)
Coastline (Rnk 95)
14,500km
(Diff: 12,005km)
Coastline (Rnk 68)
2,495km
(Diff: -12,005km)
Waterways (Rnk 1)
110,000km
(Diff: 107,750km)
Waterways (Rnk 41)
2,250km
(Diff: -107,750km)


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