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China and North Korea vs Iraq

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The China-DPRK Treaty on Friendship is a treaty signed on 11 July 1961 between North Korea and China. The treaty obligates China militarily to defend North Korea and vice versa.North Korea enjoys a close relationship with China which is often called North Korea's closest ally. The relations were strained in the last few years because of China's concerns about North Korea's nuclear program. Both countries have nuclear weapons.

Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 253.3 billion $ 7.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 3.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 3,465,000 650,000
Reserve personnel: 8,600,000 553,000
Available for military: 392,336,380 11,700,000

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 11,750 309
Armoured fighting vehicles: 18,130 4,631
Total artillery: 20,094 194
Self-propelled artillery: 7,220 44
Rocket artillery: 8,140 30

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,536 285
Fighter aircraft: 1,398 0
Multirole aircraf: 1,165 34
Attack aircraft: 274 55
Helicopters: 1,557 156
UCAV (combat drone): 151 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 1,267 59
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 60 0
Corvettes: 79 2
Submarines: 149 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

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Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.