MAP OF THE DAY: How North Korean Artillery Could Level Seoul In Two Hours

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North Korea is known to have the world’s largest artillery force.

South Korea’s capital city is only 35 miles from the border.

Although the range of Kim Jong-il’s arsenal is fodder for debate, it’s certain the rogue dictator could hit Seoul with many shells in a matter of hours. He did take a few potshots last January. This threat is a key reason North Korea can bully its neighbour and stand up to US intervention.

Our Map Of The Day shows artillery range projections by an amateur researcher at MilitaryPhotos.net.

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