Tiny, but armed to the teeth, North Korea carried out a record number of test launches of ballistic missiles in 2022 – about 80. This is more than all other countries in the world combined.
This situation “slightly” worries the neighbors, especially Japan, because some of these missiles fall within the exclusive economic zone of this island country, and some even fly through Japan. On this occasion, the Japanese news channel Nippon TV NEWS 24 created an infographic showing all the ballistic missile launches and all the nuclear tests of North Korea since 1993. As can be seen under the rule of Kim Jong-un, the missile-nuclear blackmail of North Korea has increased significantly.
The video shows the situation as of November 11, 2022, since then North Korea has launched 5 more ballistic missiles.
As a reminder, North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs are largely financed by cybercrimes, which are carried out by government hackers.