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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.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

Finland joined the alliance on 4 April 2023.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 294.6 billion $ 1157.71 billion $
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Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 3,315,000 3,142,889
Reserve personnel: 2,600,000 2,748,132
Available for military: 392,336,380 206,903,543

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 11,750 14,125
Armoured fighting vehicles: 18,130 86,709
Total artillery: 20,094 12,997
Self-propelled artillery: 7,220 4,359
Rocket artillery: 7,140 2,485

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,590 21,104
Fighter aircraft: 1,398 1,104
Multirole aircraft: 1,165 3,586
Attack aircraft: 308 728
Helicopters: 1,557 8,293
UCAV (combat drone): 151 556

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: 1,709 1,916
Aircraftcarriers: 4 28
Destroyers: 38 119
Frigates: 56 113
Corvettes: 81 54
Submarines: 146 144

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

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Military service

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