Korean Fowk's Airmy

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Korean People's Army
Korean Fowk's Airmy
Flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force.svg
Emblem of the Korean People's Army.svg
Emblem of the Korean People's Army.
FoonditApryle 25, 1932; 88 years ago (1932-04-25) (claimed)
Current furmFebruar 8, 1948; 72 years ago (1948-02-08)
Service branches
HeidquartersPyongyang, North Korea
Marshal Kim Jong-un
People's Armed Forces Minister General Pak Yong-sik
Vice Marshal Ri Myong-su
Conscription17 years of age
Available for
militar service
6,515,279 males, age 15–29 (2010),
6,418,693 females, age 15–29 (2010)
Fit for
militar service
4,836,567 males, age 15–29 (2010),
5,230,137 females, age 15–29 (2010)
Reachin militar
age annually
207,737 males (2010),
204,553 females (2010)
Active personnel950,000[1]-1,190,000 (2012) (ranked 4th)[2]
Reserve personnel600,000 reserves (2012)
5,889,000 paramilitary (2012) (ranked 1st)
Budget~$10 billion[3]
Percent o GDP~25%[4][5]
Domestic suppliers
Annual exports$100 million[6]
Relatit airticles
HistoryKorean War
Korean DMZ Conflict
Vietnam War
Yom Kippur War
War on Terror
Syrian Civil War
RanksComparative military ranks of Korea
Pairteecipant in Korean conflict and War on Terror
IdeologySocialism wi Cheenese characteristics (Socialism with Chinese characteristics)
Foondin leaderMao Zedong
Kim Il-sung
LeadersXi Jinping (Preses o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae)
Kim Jong-un
AlliesState allies:

Non-state allies:

OpponentsState opponents:

The Korean Fowk's Airmy (KFA Inglis: Korean People's Army, KPA; Chosŏn'gŭl조선인민군; MRChosŏn inmin'gun) is an Institution o the Wirkers' Pairty o Korea an consteetutes the de facto militar force o North Korea. Under the Songun policy, it is the central institution of North Korean community. Kim Jong-un is the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. The KPA conseests of five brainches: Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, the Strategic Rocket Forces, and the Special Operation Force. The Worker-Peasant Reid Guards also come under the control of the KPA.

The KPA faces its primary adversaries, the Republic o Korea Airmed Forces and Unitit States Forces Korea, across the Korean Demilitarized Zone, as it has since the Armistice Agreement of July 1953. As o 2016, with 5,889,000 parameelitary personnel, it is the lairgest parameelitary organization on Earth. This number serves as 25% of the North Korean population.[7][8]

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  1. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/Military_and_Security_Developments_Involving_the_Democratic_Peoples_Republic_of_Korea_2015.PDF
  2. International Institute for Strategic Studies (2010-02-03). Hackett, James (ed.). The Military Balance 2010. London: Routledge. ISBN 1-85743-557-5.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the oreeginal on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-10. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as teetle (link) World Wide Military Expenditures
  4. Pike, John. "Military Spending". www.globalsecurity.org. Archived frae the oreeginal on 6 February 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. "North Korea in financial trouble after blowing $100 million on tributes to dead leader Kim Jong-il". Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  6. "North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says". Bloomberg. 10 November 2010. Archived frae the oreeginal on 5 January 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  7. UNFPA (1 October 2009). 한반도 인구 7천400만명 시대 임박 (in Korean). United Nations. Archived frae the oreeginal on 24 Mey 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help); Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 31 March 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-19. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as teetle (link)