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North Korea vs Spain

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Country: North Korea (KP) Spain (ES)
Capital: Pyongyang Madrid
Population: 25 549 604 47 450 795
Area: 120 540 km2 505 990 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1,3 billion $ 17,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,9% 1,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 280 000 133 282
Reserve personnel: 600 000 15 150
Available for military: 6 515 279 11 759 557

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 327
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 384
Total artillery: 13 000 245
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 102
Rocket artillery: 5 000 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 532
Fighter aircraft: 349 52
Multirole aircraf: 35 86
Attack aircraft: 154 13
Helicopters: 202 157
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 11
Corvettes: 6 0
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.

Spain

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.