Korean Fowk's Airmy
|Korean People's Army|
Korean Fowk's Airmy
Emblem of the Korean People's Army.
|Foondit||Apryle 25, 1932(claimed)|
|Current furm||Februar 8, 1948|
|Heidquarters||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|Marshal Kim Jong-un|
|People's Armed Forces Minister||General Pak Yong-sik|
|Vice Marshal Ri Myong-su|
|Conscription||17 years of age|
6,515,279 males, age 15–29 (2010),|
6,418,693 females, age 15–29 (2010)
4,836,567 males, age 15–29 (2010),|
5,230,137 females, age 15–29 (2010)
207,737 males (2010),|
204,553 females (2010)
|Active personnel||950,000-1,190,000 (2012) (ranked 4th)|
600,000 reserves (2012)|
5,889,000 paramilitary (2012) (ranked 1st)
|Percent o GDP||~25%|
|Annual exports||$100 million|
Korean DMZ Conflict
Yom Kippur War
War on Terror
Syrian Civil War
|Ranks||Comparative military ranks of Korea|
|Pairteecipant in Korean conflict and War on Terror|
Socialism wi Cheenese characteristics (Socialism with Chinese characteristics)|
Xi Jinping (Preses o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae)|
The Korean Fowk's Airmy (KFA Inglis: Korean People's Army, KPA; Chosŏn'gŭl: 조선인민군; MR: Chosŏn 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[update], with 5,889,000 parameelitary personnel, it is the lairgest parameelitary organization on Earth. This number serves as 25% of the North Korean population.
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