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Military power of South Korea & Norway

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South Korea vs Norway

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

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45,5 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2%

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Manpower

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

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 526 125
Fighter aircraft: 151 0
Multirole aircraf: 265 53
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 34
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

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).