Following the Korean War in 1953 the North Korea and South Korea didn’t sign any peace treaty and the border between the two, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) stands as one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world.

The South has about 630,000 personnel in its military who are active and counts 7.5 million reserve troops, which is over 15 percent of the total population of the country. It also has about 4,500 additional paramilitary members.

The total population of South Korea is 8,134,500 and this is the reason the country’s military is the largest in the world.

North Korea on the other hand rarely reveals details about its army, which is most prized assets of Kim Jong-un. However, it is believed the country may have 1.19 million active troops and about 6.3 million troops in the reserve military. The country also has 189,000 paramilitary troops. Hence, the total number of military personal stands at 7.68 million.

North Korea has about 940 aircraft and most of those are of old Soviet and Chinese origin. It is said its air force is equipped with outdated weaponry.

North Korea has no international allies while South Korea has several international allies and is one of the most technologically advanced countries. In 2014 it included 600 helicopters, 60 guided missile systems, 5,800 artillery pieces, 2,700 armoured fighting and 2,500 tanks.

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Following the Korean War in 1953 the North Korea and South Korea didn't sign any peace treaty and the border between the two, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) stands as one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world. The South has about 630,000 personnel in its military who are...