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Military power of Germany and North Korea

Country: Germany North Korea
Capital: Berlin Pyongyang
Population: 82 175 700 24 895 000
Area: 357 168 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Germany military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 40 000 600 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 4 000
Total artillery: 441 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 149 4 500
Rocket artillery: 50 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 906
Fighter aircraft: 125 349
Multirole aircraf: 93 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 380 202

Navy

Total naval: 64 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 10 6
Corvettes: 5 6
Submarines: 6 75

Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

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.