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Military power of North Korea & Switzerland

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North Korea vs Switzerland

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Country: North Korea (KP) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Pyongyang Bern
Population: 24 895 000 8 306 200
Area: 120 540 km2 41 285 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 0,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 190 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 80 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 1 852 580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 000 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 500
Total artillery: 13 000 224
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 224
Rocket artillery: 5 000 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 193
Fighter aircraft: 349 40
Multirole aircraf: 35 26
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 45

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Navy

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

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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.

Switzerland

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.