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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.

Switzerland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 41,285 km2 (land boundries: 1,770 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Switzerland is Bern. The number of inhabitants is 8,570,146.

Switzerland has long maintained a policy of military neutrality, but does periodically participate in EU, NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement, and Swiss units will only participate in operations under the mandate of the UN or OSCE. The Swiss Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military armaments.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 294.6 billion $ 6.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 0.7%

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: 3,315,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 2,600,000 80,000
Available for military: 392,336,380 1,852,580

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: 11,750 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 18,130 1,808
Total artillery: 20,094 176
Self-propelled artillery: 7,220 176
Rocket artillery: 7,140 0

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: 5,590 178
Fighter aircraft: 1,398 27
Multirole aircraft: 1,165 25
Attack aircraft: 308 0
Helicopters: 1,557 57
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: 1,709 0
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 56 0
Corvettes: 81 0
Submarines: 146 0

Total naval

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

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Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.