North and South Korean Military, 2002

Item North Korea South Korea USA in South Korea
Population 22.2 Million 48.3 Million --
Country Area 46,541 Square Miles *1 38,320 Square Miles *2 --
GDP $21.8 Billion $865 Billion --
GDP per Capita $1,000 $18,000 --
GDP % for Military Budget 31.3% 2.9% --
Military Budget $5.12 Billion (In US Dollars) $12.8 Billion (In US Dollars) $10.6 Billion (In US Dollars)
Active Troops 1,082,000 727,000 37,140
Reserve Troops 4,700,000 4,500,000 --
Battle Tanks 3,500 2,330 259
Artillery Pieces 10,400 4,774 90
Combat Surface Ships 3 39 0
Submarines 26 20 0
Combat Aircraft 621 555 156

*1 North Korea is slightly smaller than Mississippi          *2 South Korea is slightly larger than Indiana

For Comparison Purposes
Country Military Forces Nuclear Warheads Country Size
China 2.3 Million 410 3.7 Million Sq. Miles
Russia 977,100 20,000 6.7 Million Sq. Miles
Japan 239,800 0 377,835 Sq. Miles
United States 1.4 Million 10,700 3.6 Million Sq. Miles