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Military power of France and North Korea

Country: France North Korea
Capital: Paris Pyongyang
Population: 67 013 000 24 895 000
Area: 640 679 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads <10 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 600 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 4 000
Total artillery: 448 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 330 4 500
Rocket artillery: 13 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 906
Fighter aircraft: 38 349
Multirole aircraf: 150 35
Attack aircraft: 89 154
Helicopters: 512 202

Navy

Total naval: 109 525
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 6
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 10 75

Military service

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

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.