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Military power of Norway & South Korea

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Norway vs South Korea

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Country: Norway (NO) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Oslo Seoul
Population: 5,391,369 51,709,098
Area: 323,802 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 25,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 46,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 1,078,181 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 52 2,446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 514 3,290
Total artillery: 38 5,958
Self-propelled artillery: 26 1,890
Rocket artillery: 12 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 143 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 0 151
Multirole aircraf: 71 320
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 34 786
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 45 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 5 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 6 15

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Nuclear weapons

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.