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North Korea vs Germany

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Country: North Korea (KP) Germany (DE)
Capital: Pyongyang Berlin
Population: 25 549 604 83 166 711
Area: 120 540 km2 357 168 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1,3 billion $ 57 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,9% 1,4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 280 000 183 907
Reserve personnel: 600 000 30 050
Available for military: 6 515 279 18 529 299

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 785
Fighter aircraft: 349 134
Multirole aircraf: 35 115
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 358
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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

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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.

Germany

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

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.

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.