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Military power of North Korea and Taiwan

Country: North Korea Taiwan
Capital: Pyongyang Taipei
Population: 24 895 000 23 519 518
Area: 120 540 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 050
Total artillery: 13 000 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 510
Rocket artillery: 5 000 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 787
Fighter aircraft: 349 125
Multirole aircraf: 35 190
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 250

Navy

Total naval: 525 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 6 20
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 4

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.