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Military power of North Korea and France

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

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

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.

France

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