World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

North Korea as a Threat – the Numbers

According to the United States North Korea is a serious threat.

North Korea is “the greatest immediate threat to the United States” White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

North Korea is “a threat to the civilized world and international peace and stability.” President Donald Trump.

You be the judge. Here are the numbers.

United StatesNorth Korea
Economy
Population326 million25 million
Gross Domestic Product (PPP)18.6 trillion40 billion
GDP per capita (PPP)57,600$1,800
Government Budget Expenditure3,85 trillion3.3 billion
Labour Force159 million14 million
Electricity Production (KWh)4.08 trillion13.4 billion
Defence Expenditure 587 billion7.5 billion
Military
Global Fire Power Index (of 133)123
Total Aircraft13,762944
Attack Aircraft2,785575
Attack Helicopters94720
Armoured Fighting Vehicles41,0624,100
Aircraft Carriers190
Destroyers630
Nuclear Warheads 6,800Less than 10

References:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/02/politics/mcmaster-potential-war-north-korea/index.html

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/06/541176/US-Trump-Japan-Asia-Korea

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Cyclone Gita: 70% Of Tonga Population Affected

The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom are children. More>>

ALSO:

Gita: Samoas Clean Up After Being Swamped By Cyclone

Apia in the wake of Gita Photo: Rudy Bartley The clean up is continuing in the two Samoas after Tropical Cyclone Gita hit on Saturday morning. More>>

ALSO:


Grand Coalition : Germany's two main political parties set to govern under Angela Merkel.

The liberal-conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) negotiated through the night in a marathon final push to nail down an agreement. More>>


80 Passengers: Kiribati Ferry Disaster

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working with the Government of Kiribati to support children, families and communities affected by the recent Butiraoi ferry disaster. More>>

ALSO:

Campbell On: the US demonising of Iran

Satan may not exist, but the Evil One has always been a handy tool for priests and politicians alike. Currently, Iran is the latest bogey conjured up by Washington to (a) justify its foreign policy interventions and (b) distract attention from its foreign policy failures. More

ALSO: