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Military power of Sweden and North Korea

Country: Sweden North Korea
Capital: Stockholm Pyongyang
Population: 9 851 017 24 895 000
Area: 450 295 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 12 000 600 000
Available for military: 2 065 782 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 4 000
Total artillery: 244 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 24 4 500
Rocket artillery: 0 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 906
Fighter aircraft: 0 349
Multirole aircraf: 98 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 53 202

Navy

Total naval: 213 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 9 6
Submarines: 5 75

Military service

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.

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.