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Military power of Singapore & North Korea

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Singapore vs North Korea

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Country: Singapore (SG) North Korea (KP)
Capital: Singapore Pyongyang
Population: 5 607 300 24 895 000
Area: 719 km2 120 540 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 8,8 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,33% 20,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 72 500 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 312 500 600 000
Available for military: 1 255 902 6 515 279

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 196 6 000
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 860 4 000
Total artillery: 204 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 48 4 500
Rocket artillery: 18 5 000

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 273 906
Fighter aircraft: 27 349
Multirole aircraf: 100 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 84 202

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Navy

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Total naval: 44 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 6 6
Submarines: 4 75

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Nuclear weapons

Singapore

Does not have 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.

Military service

Singapore

18-21 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 1/2 years of age for volunteers; 2-year conscript service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 40 (enlisted) or age 50 (officers).

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.