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Military power of North Korea & Poland

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North Korea vs Poland

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Country: North Korea (KP) Poland (PL)
Capital: Pyongyang Warsaw
Population: 24 895 000 38 454 576
Area: 120 540 km2 312 679 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 12,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 120 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 515 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 10 500 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 1 009
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 573
Total artillery: 13 000 729
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 477
Rocket artillery: 5 000 180

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 416
Fighter aircraft: 349 30
Multirole aircraf: 35 48
Attack aircraft: 154 32
Helicopters: 202 182

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 46
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 2
Corvettes: 6 1
Submarines: 75 3

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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.

Poland

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.

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.