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Country: North Korea (KP) Canada (CA)
Capital: Pyongyang Ottawa
Population: 24 895 000 35 151 728
Area: 120 540 km2 9 984 670 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 15,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 68 250
Reserve personnel: 600 000 119 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 8 031 266

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 146
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 3 148
Total artillery: 13 000 161
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 0
Rocket artillery: 5 000 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 405
Fighter aircraft: 349 0
Multirole aircraf: 35 103
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 165

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 62
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 12
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 4

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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.

Canada

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.

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years