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Getting to grips with North Korea in 15 graphics

September 15, 2017
South China Morning Post /

North Korea is never far from the media spotlight, as the rogue state’s nuclear weapons programme gathers momentum and its war of words with the United States threatens to spiral out of control. Here, we present a selection of infographics to help readers come to grips with the Kim Jong-un regime.

Pyongyang’s most recent nuclear test was at least seven times more powerful than the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima during the second world war. But even this is dwarfed by intercontinental ballistic missiles, which carry multiple warheads. The United States’ (B83) and China’s (Dongfeng-5) ICBMs are respectively 12 times and 20 times more powerful than North Korea’s hydrogen bomb.