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Country: North Korea (KP) Brazil (BR)
Capital: Pyongyang Brasília
Population: 24 895 000 204 451 000
Area: 120 540 km2 8 515 767 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 318 480
Reserve personnel: 600 000 1 340 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 53 350 703

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 469
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 769
Total artillery: 13 000 956
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 212
Rocket artillery: 5 000 198

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 749
Fighter aircraft: 349 47
Multirole aircraf: 35 0
Attack aircraft: 154 78
Helicopters: 202 249

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 108
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 8
Corvettes: 6 3
Submarines: 75 5

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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.

Brazil

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.