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Military power of Taiwan and North Korea

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military 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.

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.