4. North Korea has one of the largest armies in the world
North Korea is fifth on the Global Security’s list of the world’s largest armies, the U.S. being the first. With around a million active duty personnel, and some of the largest special forces and submarine fleets in the world, the North Korean army is one of the most powerful ones as well.
Their army is heavily armed and they are always prepared to go to war. However, large amounts of money are invested in this army, while many people can’t even afford to eat regularly. This country surely has a small budget, and instead of spending it to feed and nourish its people, it invests everything into the army. Besides that approximately one million of active military personnel, North Korea also has a reserve military force of over than eight million people. Although this country isn’t the riches, the most educated, the strongest or the most advanced country, it surely has one of the largest armies in the world.