How Big Is Korea's Military Power
South Korea ranks 12th in the world in terms of military power, according to U.S. website Global Firepower. South Korea was given a rating of 0.2741, coming in 12th out of 133 countries. The ranking is based on 50 factors, including firepower, resources, variety of weapons and military spending. The closer to zero, the greater the military power. The U.S. unsurprisingly led the pack by a long margin at 0.0857, followed by Russia (0.0929), China (0.0945) and India (0.1593). North Korea ranked 23rd (0.4218).