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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.
21st Dec '16 11:03:01 AM Antediluvial
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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.

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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.
1961. The North Korean military has built a network of underground facilities around the country in the event of an attack.



Like the KPA and KPN, the KPAF does not lack in quantity but has serious issues with quality. The majority of their 1700 aircraft are Cold War era relics, which only roughly 400 more modern fighters acquired from Russia and China. They even have a number of [[SchizoTech biplane transports]] that they favor because [[BoringButPractical they can be operated from short, improvised landing strips and are notoriously hard to detect on radar]]. KPAF military doctrine is mostly based off the old Soviet air doctrine, as well as their experiences with American heavy bombing during the Korean War. As a result, the KPAF is mostly concerned with air defence, mostly consisting of fighters and interceptors. This is complemented by the world's densest air defence network, with some 12,000 [[MoreDakka Anti-Aircraft Guns]], [[MacrossMissileMassacre up to 1000 heavy SAM's]], and some 17,000 Man Portable Air Defence systems.

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Like the KPA and KPN, the KPAF does not lack in quantity but has serious issues with quality. The majority of their 1700 aircraft (though estimates put the number at closer to 940) are Cold War era relics, which only roughly 400 more modern fighters acquired from Russia and China.China. Their most advanced air-to air fighter is the Mig-29U/B fighter from the 1990s, purchased from Russia. The KPAF only possess 30 such planes and since it is incredibly valuable to the KPAF, only the best pilots are allowed to fly it and the plane is given the important task of defending Pyongyang's airspace. The most numerous and widely fielded fighter in the KPAF inventory is the Mig-21PFM, a fighter from the 1950s and 1960s. They even have a number of [[SchizoTech biplane transports]] that they favor because [[BoringButPractical they can be operated from short, improvised landing strips and are notoriously hard to detect on radar]]. KPAF military doctrine is mostly based off the old Soviet air doctrine, as well as their experiences with American heavy bombing during the Korean War. As a result, the KPAF is mostly concerned with air defence, mostly consisting of fighters and interceptors. This is complemented by the world's densest air defence network, with some 12,000 [[MoreDakka Anti-Aircraft Guns]], [[MacrossMissileMassacre up to 1000 heavy SAM's]], mobile SAM sites, radar facilities and some 17,000 Man Portable Air Defence systems.
systems. The North Koreans may lack in sophistication when it comes to air defense, but they make up for it with brute force and sheer quantity. The KPAF also operates hidden underground bases and airfields built into mountains. Satellite imagery shows runways leading into mountainsides all around the country, meant to hide aircraft from sight and attack.
22nd Nov '16 2:52:53 AM SSJMagus
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...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.

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...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''.
6th Sep '16 2:53:59 AM SilentHunterUK
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North Korea has two missiles that could potentially be used as [=ICBMs=], the Nodong ([[FreudWasRight a fitting name, all things considered]]) and improved versions of Taepodong rockets. 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 ([[FreudWasRight a fitting name, all things considered]]) and improved versions of Taepodong rockets.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.
3rd Aug '16 9:59:09 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One of ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'s'' major villains, [[spoiler:and a VERY important figure in [=MechaMaid=]'s backstory]], is a KPA Colonel with telekinetic control over any and all forms of glass named, fittingly enough, Col. Glass.
24th Jul '16 9:51:56 PM Beatlemania
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The Korean People's Army was formed from Kim Il-sung's Korean guerrillas allied with the Soviet Union (and led by the latter) in 1932. By the time of Korea's liberation from the Japanese in 1945, the guerrilla force had been transformed into a well-equipped army, to the point of enabling them to invade South Korea in 1950. Although they were beaten back by a UsefulNotes/UnitedNations force spearheaded by none other than UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, the KPA eventually recovered due to [[ZergRush intervention]] by the UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport[[note]] sans the chopper support, however, it was more along the lines of the world's biggest ZergRush[[/note]] and, to a lesser degree, the UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets.

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The Korean People's Army was formed from Kim Il-sung's Korean guerrillas allied with the Soviet Union (and led by the latter) in 1932. By the time of Korea's liberation from the Japanese in 1945, the guerrilla force had been transformed into a well-equipped army, to the point of enabling them to invade South Korea UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} in 1950. Although they were beaten back by a UsefulNotes/UnitedNations force spearheaded by none other than UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, the KPA eventually recovered due to [[ZergRush intervention]] by the UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport[[note]] sans the chopper support, however, it was more along the lines of the world's biggest ZergRush[[/note]] and, to a lesser degree, the UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets.



The KPA has approximately 1 million personnel with a mix of mechanized, armored, and artillery units. They have one of the largest collections of armored vehicles, having over twice the number of armored vehicles than its local adversaries. However, though they have numbers over the South Koreans, they still have to work with Cold War era equipment. Even though they've tried to aggressively upgrade their equipment, it's still mostly obsolete compared to the South Koreans and [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks their American allies]].

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The KPA has approximately 1 million personnel with a mix of mechanized, armored, and artillery units. They have one of the largest collections of armored vehicles, having over twice the number of armored vehicles than its local adversaries. However, though they have numbers over the South Koreans, they still have to work with Cold War era equipment. Even though they've tried to aggressively upgrade their equipment, it's still mostly obsolete compared to the [[UsefulNotes/{{SouthKoreansWithMarines}} South Koreans Koreans]] and [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks their American allies]].



* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'': At the start of the game North Korea invades Seoul, the US Marines battle the North Koreans who are armed with high tech weapons such as flying AttackDrones.

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'': At the start of the game North Korea invades Seoul, UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}, the US Marines battle the North Koreans who are armed with high tech weapons such as flying AttackDrones.
23rd Jan '16 3:43:55 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''Joint Security Area'' is about a United Nations fact-finding mission investigating a shooting incident at a small border outpost on the DMZ, where a North Korean officer was shot dead on the northern border and a South Korean soldier from a counterpart outpost is the prime suspect.

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** ''Joint Security Area'' ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' is about a United Nations fact-finding mission investigating a shooting incident at a small border outpost on the DMZ, where a North Korean officer was shot dead on the northern border and a South Korean soldier from a counterpart outpost is the prime suspect.
23rd Nov '15 8:37:07 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' has a North Korean anti-ship missile sink a U.S. Navy vessel right before they launch an all-out attack on South Korea. Two missions involve Sam infiltrating a North Korean missile battery to obtain intelligence on the circumstances of the launch, and the mission after takes him to war-torn Seoul, right in the middle of a massive NKA garrison. [[spoiler: The missile was remotely launched by the real BigBad, and North Korea is being manipulated the entire time.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'' has a North Korean anti-ship missile sink a U.S. Navy vessel right before they launch an all-out attack on South Korea. Two missions involve Sam infiltrating a North Korean missile battery to obtain intelligence on the circumstances of the launch, and the mission after takes him to war-torn Seoul, right in the middle of a massive NKA garrison. [[spoiler: The missile was remotely launched by the real BigBad, and North Korea is being manipulated the entire time.]]
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