Sunday, November 28, 2010
1.19 million active troops - 687,000 active troops
7.7 million reserve troops - 4.5 million reserve troops.
4,100 tanks - 2,750 main battle tanks.
2,500 armored personal carriers - 2,780 armored personal carriers.
17,900 artillery pieces - 10,470 artillery pieces.
620 combat aircraft (mostly migs) - 490 combat aircraft.
420 warships - 140 warships
71 submarines - 12 submarines
800 ballistic missiles - Limited under treaty with u.s.
6-8 possible nuclear weapons - 0 nuclear weapons.
Population-23.9 million - Population-48.3 million
Capital-Pyongyang - Capital-Seoul
Size-47,000 sq miles - 38,000 sq miles.
Religion-mainly atheist - Religion-Buddhism,Christianity.
Political-communist rule - Political-democracy
Economy-fragile - Economy-thriving.
Society-poverty - Society-good standard of living.
Exports-minerals,metal,cement - Exports-electrical,machinery.
Media-government propaganda - Media-terrestrial networks, satellite
Looks like if it were war between just these 2 nation, maybe the north would edge it due to having more military at their disposal..
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Paris, France (CNN) -- A man purporting to be Osama Bin Laden warned France to get its troops out of Afghanistan and not to oppress Muslims at home in a tape broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network Wednesday.
"If you want to tyrannize and think that it is your right to ban the free women from wearing the burqa, isn't it our right to expel your occupying forces, your men from our lands by striking them by the neck?" the speaker demands, in reference to recently passed French legislation barring women from covering their faces in public.
French authorities are treating the message "very, very seriously," CNN counterterror analyst Paul Cruickshank said.
There has been no official response from the government, but lawmaker Lionel Lucas of France's UMP party said: "One must take these threats seriously but never concede.