North Korea is one of the world's most isolated countries. The people of North Korea, who are so loyal to dictatorship, that they believed their weather conditions were controlled by the mood of former leader; Kim Jung Il. Considered the most secretive country on the planet, North Korea is friend to Russia and has an active nuclear weapons program with approximately eight weapons among their arsenal.
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North Korea's official long form name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, abbreviated; DPRK, and short form of North Korea. However, locally the official name is Choson-minjujuui-inmin-konghwaguk and the respective short form local is Choson. Its governmental structure is communist and under a one-leader dictatorship.
North Korea established independence from Japan on August 15, 1945. It went into a three-year war with South Korean, known as the Korean War, from 1950 to 1953. And although there has been a near peaceful existence until 2010, they are still officially at war since neither side agreed to, or signed, a peace agreement.
Although the country has freedom of speech, it doesn't allow it and criticizing the government in media is prohibited. There are no radio or television stations independent of government rule and all media outlets are pre-tuned stations operated by the government. The government does not allow the airing of foreign stations scrambles them to ensure it.
North Korea is said to have the fifth largest military force in the world with an active duty force of up to 1,2 million, making up one-fifth of North Korean men ages 17-54. The south has 680,000 active service men and the 2,5 mile border that separates the north and south is occupied by approximately 2,5 million military personnel combined of Pyongyang, Seoul, and foreign military including the U.S.
The people named its founder, Kim Il-sung, the 'Eternal President.' Because of this Kim Jung Il was never officially the president, but settled on the title; General Secretary of the Workers' Party. His youngest son, Kim Jong Un, is his successor after his death. Il was held by the people as 'Dear Leader.'
North Korea belongs to the Asian continent
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40 00 N, 127 00 E
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Square kilometers of water
130 square kilometers
15.06 / 1000 population
7.21 / 1000 population
14,600 sq km
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