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North Korea Has The Largest Military In The World

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The North Korean Military not only boasts the largest army in the world at 9.4 million personel under arms but also the largest special forces and submarine fleet in the world.  The Korean People’s Army operates a very large amount of equipment, including 4,060 tanks, 2,500 APCs, 17,900 artillery pieces, 11,000 air defense guns and some 10,000 MANPADS and anti-tank guided missiles in the Ground force. There are at least 915 vessels in the Navy and 1,748 aircraft in the Air Force.  

 There are about 180,000 special operational forces soldiers.  The map above shows the disposition of the special forcs of North Korea.  Over time, the % of the overall forces of the North korean military have adjusted towardsthe DMZ.

The North Korean military also has nuclear weapons. 


So before anyone thinks that North Korea is just a joke.  Think again.  They are armed to the teeth, they have WMD, they have the largest military in the world and are super prepared for war.  This isn’t Iraq or the Taliban.  And before you think it won’t happen, that China may put a stop to it, look at what China invested in the 1950′s to make sure North Korea wasn’t conquered by the combned ROK/UN/US forces:

According to Chinese archives, about 73 percent of Chinese infantry forces, 67 percent of Chinese artillery forces, 100 percent of Chinese armored forces and 52 percent of Chinese air forces were deployed in Korea at one point or another, alongside 600,000 civilian laborers – in total more than three million civilian and military personnel. Out of those forces, around 152,000 were killed, 383,500 were wounded, 450,000 were hospitalized, 21,300 were captured and 4,000 were missing. Of the captured 14,190 defected to Taiwan after the ceasefire. China had also consumed 5.6 million tons of war materiel, 399 aircraft and 12,916 vehicles for its war efforts. About a third of the Chinese government’s annual budget was spent on the military between 1950–53, totaling 10 billion RMB by the war’s end.  All in all, the Korean War was the largest foreign war in Chinese military history, despite the fact that no declaration of war ever existed between China and United Nations forces Source

I believe the largest active military force in the world (China) will continue to stickby the largest military in the world (DPRK).  -Mort

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    • Big John

      Two words…Chesty Puller. Semper Fi!

      • OldnSlo

        Make it three words……..Ohio Class Submarines.

    • James Smith

      Incorrect the American civilian population is the biggest army in the world and that’s a fact and we just purchased 65 million more guns since that communist punk president obama was illegally placed in office.

      • five4ty7am

        militia is not regular army

        • ThenAgain

          The article title may be accurate in terms of numbers of troops (forced service, no other employment) however it is FACT the US has more military/tech than ALL other countries COMBINED.

          Nothing will happen to the US and ‘korea’ will not do anything unless the US bankers/war profiteers want it to happen.

          With trillions and trillions taken from US taxpayers for the space nukes, the ‘space fence’ and all the other kill gear you aren’t allowed to know about, there will be of course NO excuse for anything to happen in the US.

      • SJ

        James Smith….No matter what you say or think will ever ever change the fact that President Obama has been Elected Twice on Your Stupid A**

        Ha Ha….I know it burns you up inside that you feel White Racist like yourself are losing your strong hold on this country! But the likes of you are a Dying Breed!

        Hillary 2016!

    • Thane36425

      What they don’t say is that most of North Korea’s equipment is 1950′s to 1970′s vintage and believed to be in poor shape because of lack of maintenance funds. They certainly don’t train with it much.

      The Special Forces though may be pretty good and if they managed to infiltrate them into South Korea they could do a lot of harm. I suppose also that brute force human wave assault across the border might have some success due to sheer numbers and the lack of artillery and cluster bombs and such.

      Still, the most dangerous aspect aside from a possible nuke or bio/chemical weapons would be the panic of the South Korean civilians if the North Koreans attacked.

    • caribbean critic

      South Korea has 23 active Nuclear reactors! North Korea have lots of Missiles! how do you have a nuclear war without dropping the bomb? Answer just like the USA these reactors are hostages to fortune hit them with high explosive war heads and kaboom a radioactive pall descends on the host Nation turning that Nation into a radio active desert bye bye South Korea Bye bye USA!

      • ThenAgain

        No. There is NO comparison. See my commentary above. Korea on it’s own has Zero chance of getting anywhere near the US with trillions and trillions in US military high tech weapons, unless the bankers/war elites want it to happen. Remember that.

      • goawaym8

        Good thing this isnt a cartoon and nuclear reactors don’t work that way.

    • clockwork angel

      Very true caribbean critic the nuclear reactors are nothing but sitting targets like ducks in a pond… Little Kim might have a few tricks up his sleeve we might not have seen everything in the toy box, cant forget NK most likely has had a little help from some friends like China,Russia,India and Iran…….you wouldn’t tell everyone what you would bring to a fight would you?

      • Thane36425

        That depends on your objective. North Korea has a long history of threatening war and getting free stuff to make it calm down.

        The unfortunate thing here stems all the way back to the Korean War. That is that UN forces under MacArthur didn’t stop at Pyongyang since that city and points south was where most of the population lives with the northern extents being sparsely populated. Having done that would have taken away China’s excuse for entering the war, US troops on the Yalu River, and may have ended the war with no Communist North Korea, or if it existed a truly dirt poor one with a tiny population. But that’s all water under the bridge.

        The point here is that this new Dear Leader is probably in a power struggle with the old guard and is trying to be macho to keep his throne. He’s making big threats to appease his rivals and maybe get some more free stuff. It just remains to be seen how far he will take it. The last time the North Koreans seemed serious about shooting missiles at the US was under Clinton. Maybe they (rightly) smell weakness now what with 12 years of war wearing out the military, a shaky economy and rank amateurs in the White House.

    • jay67

      It would take a few days to bomb them into the stone age, along with their BIG army. Oh that’s right, they already are living in the stone age.

    • Chris Jacob

      You cannot deny the facts..that North Koreans have higher IQ than Americans and Europeans as does their neighbor South Korea. That’s proven. They are same blood and bones and genetics.

      When Europeans were hunting for pigs to survive 1000 year ago, they already had cooking mastered. They had a thriving economy and a kingdom envied by Chinese and Japanese.

      Lots of historical facts have been removed from the west.

      America was the first country to invade Korean peninsula in 1888, You never knew this fact, Also, Koreans suffered the most during ww2 when 30% of the population were butchered by the Americans, compared to 1 % loss in the entire europe.

      Hell, they are suspicious of America, they are the reason for this since last 100 years. America is and always was obsessed with Koreans

    • ThenAgain

      Korea, nor even China and Korea are a threat, ‘Mort’. If you are not aware of the tens of Trillions taken from US taxpayers and gobbled down by the military industrial complex then get informed.

      The US has the most vicious weapons systems, en masse. Space nukes, the space fence and more. Your graphics do not make your inferences legitimate either.

      You don’t seem to get the bankers/oil and drug people run this world, including the trillions in US military kill gear. If they do not want America assaulted then it will not happen, if they do, then it will happen. Stop pretending ‘korea’ is a threat. The US no longer has any legitimate outside threats.

    • Room With a View

      Remember these words – Sudden Destruction. You are a bunch of arrogant fools, you will cut your nose off in spite of your face. And as far as civilian population rising up, what have you done about yourselves except sit on BIN and rant and moan about what is going on in your own country for at least two years that I know of. Get a grip of reality. You are a bunch of lazy cowards, you will be sitting in your lounge watching all the innocent millions get nuked by your weapons, patting yourselves on the back and suddenly BAM. You’re all dead. You will get what you deserve. Not one single person has even questioned the morality of wiping out a whole nation, or the pain and suffering your military cause all over the world. Look out you lazy fat slobs, even if someone wanted to rescue you, there won’t be anything to save. Goodbye America, and good riddance to your aggression. As far as the 65 million guns purchased, just a scam to empty your bank account and get you registered. Ooops, didn’t see that one did you, and they are still just gonna take them off you, saves them buying them doesn’t it. Idiots.

      • Anonymous

        nice perspective

      • ThenAgain

        Yes, and fortunately YOU are going to join us. You know, some of us have not just been sitting. I am a recent arrival to this site, and I do not spend the bulk of my time posting comments, I have been doing what I can in a variety of ways in respect to many of the wrongs that have been taking place for over a decade.
        Now, the question is what have YOU been doing. You better hope YOU have been doing YOUR part to inform others, to be strong and connect with others and prepare to live. But, it sounds as though you sit outside the US believing somehow you’re safe.

        You are not.

        It’s not called the new World for nothing, buddy.

        You shouldn’t have painted everyone reading this thread or everyone in the US as not giving a crap before now. Some of us have. Narrow your broad painting brush there snarky.

        • Anonymous

          who appointed you the internets “hall monitor” ? dont tell other people how to comment. youre not god.

      • goawaym8

        registered? who registers weapons? not in my state

    • nonononsense

      I see so many of you commenting on who has the biggest army. Many are bringing up the American armies and militias. Every person born in the U.S. is required to be part of the army draft. (that company that tells you to protect all borders but your own). I say that company because they oath says that they will shoot citizens. They never say they will defend the innocent. They say they will take down all opposer’s domestic and foreign. The armies of the united states work for the private corporation that is here to administrate the wealth, land and opportunity in our nation. The Militias are powered by the states and take an oath to uphold any path that the state desires. You think the state are really fighting the corporation? Is that why when we fire the fake representation they are given federal appointed jobs.? Not even the police are here for you. They take an oath to oversee an command you as the private corporation sees fit. Although at this point they claim the oath of defending the innocent. You see the federal government gives money for the state to follow their policies and laws instead of our own.
      In closing our local police was our last line of defense and they are coward traitors as well. Can we bring up DHS? They are actually made up Russian troops, Chinese troops, and now muslim brotherhood Syrian rebels. For your research try and discover how many of each of our enemies troops are here in the name of our federal government. They are the biggest part of DHS. A private Federal organization that does not answer to our laws. They keep expanding this group while reducing other groups like border patrol. 60,000 furloughed? Just after they sued owebummer camp for blocking our laws with his policy? Expand DHS is at every decision while reducing any that might be for the citizen is the answer of our enemy and their infiltrated comrades. How are we going to handle this war? They are taking us out one by one. They lie and still we eat it up. The militia of main and Alaska did nothing but talk against the government and they are still in jail. Were is the muslim brotherhood? In the white house controlling our political system and ignoring our laws

    • fuzzy696

      Let,s put it this way if 1 nuke is released the entire world is done……space shields and anti this and anti that the fallout will engulf the world and the end has come…….think about it.

    • Majik Imaje

      Doh! – You are dead wrong! The bible says so very plainly! China – The Red Dragon from the East will march on Israel with an army of 200,000,000 men. That is a whole heck of a lot bigger than the paltry size of N.K.

      Nothing of truth; to see here – moving on

      • Jay

        Excuse me where IN THE BIBLE… Specify please :cool:

    • DEMON55

      And they will not run…………Oh thats right they can shoot back too,i think its what 10,000 artillery rounds a minute……………hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not to exclude their SHIP KILLERS and intercetion of any aircfart within 5 miles…………..hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      And their special forces OH MY TOP OF THE LINE,And then CHINA…………………i beleive it will become korea once again in a matter of 24 hrs if not sooner

    • SJ

      James Smith….No matter what you say or Think, it won’t ever ever change the Fact that President Obama was Elected Twice on Your Punk A**

      Ha Ha…. I know you can’t stand, that you white racist feel like you are losing your strong hold on this country, but you and your like minded thinkers are a Dying Breed!

    • Arte Vespule

      Of course everyone is in the army. they are the only ones that get food…

    • XSFG

      Thank you!

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