The birth rate drops, and South Korea is expected to have insufficient troops in 2032

South Korea is expected to face a shortage of troops from 2032 due to a declining birth rate and a declining population, an official of the South Korean military manpower administration said on the 13th. According to Yonhap news agency, an official in charge of South Korea’s Military Human Resources Management Bureau said in an audit session of parliament that it is expected that from 2032, South Korea will need to recruit at least 200000 soldiers a year, but only about 180000 young people of the right age can be recruited. “We will face a shortage of personnel” and we need to plan for Countermeasures in advance. < / P > < p > all healthy men of the right age in Korea must serve in the military for about two years. In order to cope with the declining birth rate and accelerated aging in South Korea, the South Korean military has optimized its military structure and developed new high-tech equipment in recent years. < p > < p > in the past 10 years, the birth rate of South Korea has been in the doldrums, the total population growth is extremely slow, and the total population will decrease in the late 2019. The life expectancy of South Korea’s population is constantly increasing. According to the media forecast, South Korea may enter the “super old age society” in 2024, that is, the population aged 65 and above accounts for no less than 20% of the total population of the country. < / P > < p > the total fertility rate of South Korea, that is, the average number of children per woman of childbearing age, is 0.92 in 2019, a record low, compared with 0.98 in 2018. This means that the total fertility rate of South Korea is less than 1 for two consecutive years, far from the 2.1 needed to ensure the stability of the Korean population, that is, to maintain its population at 51 million. Micro special manuscript