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Military power of Germany & North Korea

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Germany vs North Korea

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Country: Germany (DE) North Korea (KP)
Capital: Berlin Pyongyang
Population: 82 175 700 24 895 000
Area: 357 168 km2 120 540 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 44,3 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 20,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 178 334 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 40 000 600 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 6 515 279

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 6 000
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 592 4 000
Total artillery: 440 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 148 4 500
Rocket artillery: 50 5 000

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 785 906
Fighter aircraft: 134 349
Multirole aircraf: 115 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 358 202

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Navy

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Total naval: 64 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 10 6
Corvettes: 5 6
Submarines: 6 75

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Nuclear weapons

Germany

Germany participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

North Korea

Although at the beginning North Korea joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, they withdrew from it on January 2003. It was a consequence of the United States accusation. The USA government claimed that North Korea was unofficially funding a program of uranium enrichment. Because of that, they cancelled the 1994 Agreed Framework treaty and cut off the energy assistance. Two years after withdrawing, the officials from North Korea claimed that they own operational nuclear arsenal. In spite of North Koreans assurances, the United States did not believe that North Korea really posses such weapons. As a result, the government of North Korea decided to conduct tests.

There were three tests that North Korea initially conducted. The first one, with the yield of less than a kiloton, took place in 2006. However, to show that this was in fact a nuclear detonation, North Koreans conducted second and third tests, respectable in 2009 and 2013. The maximum power of the blast of the aforementioned tests can be estimated to be up to 40 kilotons. However, a lot of sources claim that yield did not surpass 10-15 kilotons. Noteworthy is also the fact that in 2016, North Korea announced that they have conducted their first hydrogen-bomb test.

Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

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.