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North Korea
Population 24,052,231
Budget$ 4,500,000,000
Manpower 1200000
Aircrafts 946
Fighters 458
Helicopters 204
Attack helicopters 20
Fleet 450
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 35
Nuclear weapons 0


The military insignia worn by the two Korean peninsula nations are the comparative military ranks of Korea. They include the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and the Korean Peoples Army of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea). The ranks and insignia worn by United States Forces Korea personnel are the same as those worn by other service personnel in the United States Armed Forces territories. The South Korean Armed Forces ranks are divided into four categories: commissioned officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and junior enlisted. These positions are arranged in decreasing order. General officers (Jangseong/JiangXing), field-grade officers, yeonggwan/LingGuan and company-grade officer (Wigwan/Wiguan) are the sub-divisions of the commissioned officer ranks.

All three branches of the South Korean Armed Forces (the Army Navy and Air Force) share the same Hangul titles. The majority of ranks in South and North Korea are the same, with some exceptions like the supreme North Korean ranks. The North Korean ranks are influenced by the Soviet ranks. However, the South Korean ranks are influenced by the United States. The insignia for the North Korean military rank is the one on their Army field uniform shoulder boards. Uniforms of other branches and parade uniforms use different color schemes, but all have the same basic design. South Koreans also have subdued versions for their insignia within each branch.

Source: Wikipedia