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Military power of Russia & North Korea

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Russia vs North Korea

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Country: Russia (RU) North Korea (KP)
Capital: Moscow Pyongyang
Population: 144 554 993 24 895 000
Area: 17 098 242 km2 120 540 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 66,3 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,3% 20,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 771 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 600 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 6 515 279

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 20 050 6 000
Armoured fighting vehicles: 27 335 4 000
Total artillery: 14 557 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 5 955 4 500
Rocket artillery: 4 032 5 000

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 441 906
Fighter aircraft: 751 349
Multirole aircraf: 526 35
Attack aircraft: 783 154
Helicopters: 1 505 202

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 314 525
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 18 0
Frigates: 10 6
Corvettes: 83 6
Submarines: 59 75

Total naval

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Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

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.