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Country: USA (US) North Korea (KP)
Capital: Washington Pyongyang
Population: 324 527 000 24 895 000
Area: 9 857 306 km2 120 540 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 610 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,1% 20,8%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 600 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 6 515 279

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 6 000
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 4 000
Total artillery: 3 269 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 950 4 500
Rocket artillery: 1 197 5 000

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 906
Fighter aircraft: 457 349
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 35
Attack aircraft: 587 154
Helicopters: 4 889 202

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 525
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 71 75

Total naval

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Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

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.