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Military power of North Korea & Belarus

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North Korea vs Belarus

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Country: North Korea (KP) Belarus (BY)
Capital: Pyongyang Minsk
Population: 24 895 000 9 408 400
Area: 120 540 km2 207 595 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 0,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 62 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 344 750
Available for military: 6 515 279 2 500 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 532
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 460
Total artillery: 13 000 998
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 434
Rocket artillery: 5 000 336

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 200
Fighter aircraft: 349 39
Multirole aircraf: 35 4
Attack aircraft: 154 68
Helicopters: 202 63

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Navy

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

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Nuclear weapons

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.

Belarus

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Belarus

18-27 years of age for compulsory military or alternative service; conscript service obligation is 12-18 months, depending on academic qualifications, and 24-36 months for alternative service, depending on academic qualifications; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.