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Military power of North Korea & Sweden

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North Korea vs Sweden

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Country: North Korea (KP) Sweden (SE)
Capital: Pyongyang Stockholm
Population: 24 895 000 9 851 017
Area: 120 540 km2 450 295 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,24%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 30 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 34 500
Available for military: 6 515 279 2 065 782

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 120
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 719
Total artillery: 13 000 268
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 48
Rocket artillery: 5 000 0

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 240
Fighter aircraft: 349 0
Multirole aircraf: 35 98
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 53

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 213
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 6 9
Submarines: 75 5

Total naval

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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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.