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Military power of Brazil and North Korea

Country: Brazil North Korea
Capital: Brasília Pyongyang
Population: 204 451 000 24 895 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Brazil military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 318 480 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 600 000
Available for military: 53 350 703 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 469 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 4 000
Total artillery: 1 112 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 184 4 500
Rocket artillery: 198 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 761 906
Fighter aircraft: 45 349
Multirole aircraf: 0 35
Attack aircraft: 78 154
Helicopters: 263 202

Navy

Total naval: 111 525
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 6
Corvettes: 5 6
Submarines: 5 75

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.