The United States
America has more nuclear power, more powerful allies, & a stronger/smarter military. China is an ally of NK for now but it might not stay like that because America has more allies, stronger allies and better allies than just China and NK. North Korea's nuclear range (at max) is like 4000 km which means they couldn't even hit any west europe nation, America (except hawaii and alaska). U.S has more nukes (that even go twice as farth) more WDP, and are more developed militarily. NK lacks the food and fuel in order to have a long fight for so long and they rely mainly on their imports due to the famine in the 1990's that killed nearly 3.5 million people. China, SK and E.U are the three biggest imports; if there was war, I'd bet that E.U would stop trading and so would SK. That leaves them depending on China and China gets their stuff from Japan & SK so no more trading for them. That leaves China depending on very few resources to aid NK given China would jeopardize their fragile yet large economy for North Korea's economic insufficient self-dependency. However I will give North Korea the award for having a larger military but bronzes means nothing if you have no brains.
Even if there were no nuclear weapons allowed, America would overwhelm North Korea by sheer numbers and superior technology. There's no contest.
I have had an academic interest in North Korea for years so lets analyze this: First of all, the United States has strategies to handle North Korea and incapacitate their military capability quite literally overnight with a rapid bombing campaign. The bulk of the United States Navy 7th Fleet is stationed in the Sea of Japan and the ROK has naval power stationed in the Korean Sea along with some American vessels. The US has 27,000 troops stationed in the ROK as well as thousands more in Japan. The US has strategic bombers stationed at Andersen Air force, Guam within quick striking distance to North Korea once their air defenses are neutralized. Ground invasion would be the only difficult reality of the war. Once the DPRK is as damaged as we can get them from a bombing campaign a ground invasion will have to start to end the war. Bombing North Korea into submission probably won't work. However, the United States has superior military power and leadership it is only inevitable that we would win. The DPRK has very outdated technology and obsolete strategic thinking. The greatest fears of North Korea comes from their WMD arsenal. The DPRK has confirmed chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons with ranged delivery systems. The Taepodong-2 missiles can potentially hit as far as Los Angeles in the US. Their shorter range Musudan missiles can hit anywhere in the West Pacific region possibly Hawaii. As long as their delivery methods are eliminated quickly at the start of the war this would no longer be a fear. North Korea has two launching pads for the taepodong missile and both would just have to be bombed before they can use it. The mobile launching systems for the musudan would just have to be watched and destroyed as soon as they are discovered with constant reconnaissance which can be done with out extensive satellite and drone systems.
North korea will win because it got weapons and nuclear power. United States has less of weapons. Also, North korea is friend with china.
North Korea is the wealthiest country on this planet! and the glorious leader can suspend bullets like Neo from the Matrix! JK, North Korea would get freaking rallrolled
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