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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

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