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19th Sep '17 1:07:04 PM FireCrawler2002
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For North Korea's nuclear weapons, see UsefulNotes/ThePyongyangBang.

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For North Korea's nuclear weapons, see UsefulNotes/ThePyongyangBang.UsefulNotes/TheHoovesOfChollima.
18th Sep '17 7:54:59 PM FireCrawler2002
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The North Korean People's Army is composed of the KPA Ground Force, the Korean People's Navy, and the Korean People's Air Force, plus the Korean People's Strategic Rocket Forces (Formerly known as the Artillery Guidance Bureau) which handles North Korea's nuclear missiles...meaning that they emulated the PRC's military structure. The People's Republic of China is also their biggest foreign provider of materiel and has been allied with them since 1961. The North Korean military has built a network of underground facilities around the country in the event of an attack.

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The North Korean People's Army is composed of the KPA Ground Force, the Korean People's Navy, and the Korean People's Air Force, plus the Korean People's Strategic Rocket Forces (Formerly known as the Artillery Guidance Bureau) which handles North Korea's nuclear missiles... meaning that they emulated the PRC's military structure. The People's Republic of China is also their biggest foreign provider of materiel and has been allied with them since 1961. The North Korean military has built a network of underground facilities around the country in the event of an attack.
18th Sep '17 7:00:48 PM FireCrawler2002
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!!North Korean Nukes
There was much debate as to whether North Korea has nukes or not, until they've finally demonstrated that yes, they do have them, in the early Oughts. Apparently, there were several false starts, including the very first genuine nuclear test that seemed to "fizzle"[[note]]To go off much below the projected output, generating more fallout than blast[[/note]], but now they seem to be on track. This pretty much surprised a lot of people, as the general consensus was that North Korea lacks the resources and technology to create a fully functional nuclear device, and that technology gap was projected to close much later.

Still, it looks like their nukes are representative of the Fifties technology that was used to create them, and thus are very bulky and heavy, severely limiting the delivery options. KPAF lacks heavy bombers that could deliver these unwieldy devices to their targets, and these bombers stay little chance against ROK's air defense anyway. [=TBMs=] like Scud ''could'' be adapted to carry them, and apparently early Taepodong missiles were just that, but they are limited in distance and could barely hit Japan. That's why they are now mostly used as a bargaining chips, with North threatening to conduct a nuclear test each time its foreign relations deteriorate.

North Korea has two missiles that could potentially be used as [=ICBMs=], the Nodong and improved versions of Taepodong rockets, to use their US ReportingNames, in reference to their first spotting location. However, the reliability of these rockets is much debated (the Unha orbital launcher, which [[EpicFail failed spectacularly]] each time it launched,[[note]]until December 2012[[/note]] is almost universally considered to be a barely-modified Taepodong-2). To be honest, thought, failures are pretty normal during testing of the new rockets, and it's not that the North has had many opportunities to test them, given the international pressure. So the rocket launches ended up in the same "bargaining chip threats" bin as the nuclear tests.

...Or not as the case may be. On the 12th of December 2012, North Korea finally succeeded in putting a satellite in orbit. Their three-stage missile flew south over the Yellow Sea and Okinawa before debris crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines. Seriously though, either this is the last in a long bout of saber rattling, or a sign that North Korea is developing a ballistic delivery system to strike at the west coast of the United States. Or a reminder that even the most unreliable missiles can work properly ''sometimes''.

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!!North Korean Nukes
There was much debate as to whether
For North Korea has nukes or not, until they've finally demonstrated that yes, they do have them, in the early Oughts. Apparently, there were several false starts, including the very first genuine Korea's nuclear test that seemed to "fizzle"[[note]]To go off much below the projected output, generating more fallout than blast[[/note]], but now they seem to be on track. This pretty much surprised a lot of people, as the general consensus was that North Korea lacks the resources and technology to create a fully functional nuclear device, and that technology gap was projected to close much later.

Still, it looks like their nukes are representative of the Fifties technology that was used to create them, and thus are very bulky and heavy, severely limiting the delivery options. KPAF lacks heavy bombers that could deliver these unwieldy devices to their targets, and these bombers stay little chance against ROK's air defense anyway. [=TBMs=] like Scud ''could'' be adapted to carry them, and apparently early Taepodong missiles were just that, but they are limited in distance and could barely hit Japan. That's why they are now mostly used as a bargaining chips, with North threatening to conduct a nuclear test each time its foreign relations deteriorate.

North Korea has two missiles that could potentially be used as [=ICBMs=], the Nodong and improved versions of Taepodong rockets, to use their US ReportingNames, in reference to their first spotting location. However, the reliability of these rockets is much debated (the Unha orbital launcher, which [[EpicFail failed spectacularly]] each time it launched,[[note]]until December 2012[[/note]] is almost universally considered to be a barely-modified Taepodong-2). To be honest, thought, failures are pretty normal during testing of the new rockets, and it's not that the North has had many opportunities to test them, given the international pressure. So the rocket launches ended up in the same "bargaining chip threats" bin as the nuclear tests.

...Or not as the case may be. On the 12th of December 2012, North Korea finally succeeded in putting a satellite in orbit. Their three-stage missile flew south over the Yellow Sea and Okinawa before debris crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines. Seriously though, either this is the last in a long bout of saber rattling, or a sign that North Korea is developing a ballistic delivery system to strike at the west coast of the United States. Or a reminder that even the most unreliable missiles can work properly ''sometimes''.
weapons, see UsefulNotes/ThePyongyangBang.
31st Jul '17 4:53:38 PM WickedIcon
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(Not to be confused with North Koreans who have BarbieDollAnatomy.)
10th May '17 12:33:07 PM JamesAustin
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->''From triumph to triumph!\\

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->''From ->''"From triumph to triumph!\\



Ready to defend you!''
-->--'''North Korean patriotic song''', "We Will Safeguard the Leadership of the Revolution with Desperate Courage!"

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Ready to defend you!''
-->--'''North Korean patriotic song''', "We
you!"''
-->-- "'''We
Will Safeguard the Leadership of the Revolution with Desperate Courage!"
Courage!'''", North Korean patriotic song
8th May '17 7:08:15 PM KingClark
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* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' has them [[IdiotPlot unite with South Korea, annex Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Phillipines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Laos, and Taiwan]] and then ''invade the United States''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' has them [[IdiotPlot [[AlternateHistoryWank unite with South Korea, annex Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Phillipines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Laos, and Taiwan]] and then ''invade the United States''.States''. This overstatement of North Korea's military strength is partially a result of ExecutiveMeddling out of fear of being BannedInChina, as the antagonists were originally meant to be an alliance of Chinese and North Korean soldiers (who could conceivably invade ''some'' of the aforementioned nations before international intervention would take place).
5th Mar '17 9:21:58 PM SantosLHalper
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** Though that was only changed in order to ensure the film found a distributor.
9th Jan '17 1:46:42 PM Morgenthaler
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9th Jan '17 1:43:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Naturally, they show up every so often in ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]''.

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* Naturally, they show up every so often in ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]''.
''Series/{{MASH}}''.



* ''MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction'' takes place in the DPRK; the Korean People's Army is 'Always Hostile' for some reason, as the place was invaded by just about everyone. As mentioned above, enemies can come out from bunkers in the mountains. And while you can blow a few up, they come back later.

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* ''MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction'' ''VideoGame/MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction'' takes place in the DPRK; the Korean People's Army is 'Always Hostile' for some reason, as the place was invaded by just about everyone. As mentioned above, enemies can come out from bunkers in the mountains. And while you can blow a few up, they come back later.
6th Jan '17 11:37:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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North Korea has two missiles that could potentially be used as [=ICBMs=], the Nodong and improved versions of Taepodong rockets, to use their US ReportingNames, in reference to their first spotting location ([[FreudWasRight so, not what you think]]). However, the reliability of these rockets is much debated (the Unha orbital launcher, which [[EpicFail failed spectacularly]] each time it launched,[[note]]until December 2012[[/note]] is almost universally considered to be a barely-modified Taepodong-2). To be honest, thought, failures are pretty normal during testing of the new rockets, and it's not that the North has had many opportunities to test them, given the international pressure. So the rocket launches ended up in the same "bargaining chip threats" bin as the nuclear tests.

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North Korea has two missiles that could potentially be used as [=ICBMs=], the Nodong and improved versions of Taepodong rockets, to use their US ReportingNames, in reference to their first spotting location ([[FreudWasRight so, not what you think]]).location. However, the reliability of these rockets is much debated (the Unha orbital launcher, which [[EpicFail failed spectacularly]] each time it launched,[[note]]until December 2012[[/note]] is almost universally considered to be a barely-modified Taepodong-2). To be honest, thought, failures are pretty normal during testing of the new rockets, and it's not that the North has had many opportunities to test them, given the international pressure. So the rocket launches ended up in the same "bargaining chip threats" bin as the nuclear tests.
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