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  • North Korea vs the United States

  • The defense budget of North Korea is estimated to be $10 billion (or 15.8% of their GDP).

  • The American defense budget is $664 billion (or 2.4% of their GDP).

  • North Korea's total population is 24.7 million people with a total of 10 million who are

  • fit for service. 690,000 are active frontline personnel and 4.5 million are active reserve

  • personnel. This means that 21% of the whole country can be activated to fight at any time.

  • The United States has a population of 316 million people with 120 million fit for service.

  • It has 1.4 million people who are active frontline personnel and 850,000 who are active reserve

  • personnelThis means US manpower is twice as large as North Korea's manpower. But

  • if both sides activated their reserves, North Korea's manpower would be approximately

  • 2.5 times bigger than that of the United States.

  • When it comes to tanks, the countries are very closely matched:

  • North Korea has 6,600 tanks, while the United States has 8,300 tanks. But when it comes

  • to AFVs, the United States outnumbers North Korea 10:1.

  • Other land units that armies employ are Self-Propelled Guns, Towed-Artillery, and Multiple-Launch

  • Rocket Systems

  • When it comes to air power, North Korea is no match for the United States, with its 940

  • aircrafts compared to the US's 13,700 aircrafts. The most popular American air fighter is the

  • United States developed F-16 Fighting Falcon.

  • North Korea's most popular air fighter is the Russian developed MiG-29 Fishbed.

  • When it comes to Naval Power, North Korea outnumbers the United States by 2:1; however,

  • its fighting power is inferior to that of the US's.

  • If it came to nuclear warfare, North Korea is rumored to have enough plutonium to produce

  • 4-8 nuclear warheads. At the same time, the United States has 5,100 warheads on standby.

  • But even if North Korea was able to launch a warhead, it is believed that North Korea's

  • missiles are not able to reach the United States.

  • We cannot forget that almost every single tank, aircraft, or naval unit needs fuel to

  • operate. North Korea currently consumes 15,000 barrels of oil a day, but it only produces

  • 150 barrels daily. Not to mention that North Korea has no oil in reserves. On the other

  • hand, the United States consumes 19 million barrels of oil a day, but it only produces

  • 8.5 million barrels daily. That said, it has 20 billion barrels of oil in reserves.

  • But war isn't only waged physically anymore. North Korea is estimated to have a hacker

  • force of 1,800 hackers. It is not known how many hackers the United States employs but

  • it is believed that the US is investing heavily in cyber warfare.

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North Korea vs The United States - Who Would Win The War?

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    Samuel posted on 2018/03/29
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