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North Korea vs Malaysia

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Country: North Korea (KP) Malaysia (MY)
Capital: Pyongyang Kuala Lumpur
Population: 25,549,604 32,730,000
Area: 120,540 km2 330,803 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1.3 billion $ 3.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.9% 1.16%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,280,000 110,000
Reserve personnel: 600,000 296,300
Available for military: 6,515,279 14,817,517

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6,000 48
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,000 1,386
Total artillery: 13,000 295
Self-propelled artillery: 4,500 30
Rocket artillery: 5,000 54

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 221
Fighter aircraft: 349 10
Multirole aircraf: 35 39
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 63
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 5
Corvettes: 6 6
Submarines: 75 2

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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.

Malaysia

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.

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.