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North Korea vs Venezuela

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Country: North Korea (KP) Venezuela (VE)
Capital: Pyongyang Caracas
Population: 25,549,604 28,887,118
Area: 120,540 km2 916,445 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1.3 billion $ 0.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.9% 0.35%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,280,000 330,000
Reserve personnel: 600,000 8,000
Available for military: 6,515,279 8,000,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6,000 312
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,000 1,152
Total artillery: 13,000 200
Self-propelled artillery: 4,500 60
Rocket artillery: 5,000 36

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 906 456
Fighter aircraft: 349 0
Multirole aircraf: 35 42
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 102
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 525 37
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 3
Corvettes: 6 4
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.

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela

All citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service, though mandatory recruitment is forbidden; the minimum service obligation is 12 months.