North Korea

This category covers questions about North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which is the counterpart of South Korea. North Korea is famous for having one of the worst human rights records in the world.

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Who are the allies of North Korea?

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North Korea, famous for being the most isolated country in the world, currently does not maintain any alliances with other nations. Though the country it has the strongest diplomatic relationships with is China and Russia.
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What is the distance between North Korea and Hawaii?

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According to the Associated Press The distance between North Korea and Hawaii is about 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles).
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What are some really good Korean dramas?

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There's Boys Before Flowers (Must see!), You're Beautiful (Must see!), Personal Taste, Goong and Take Care Of the Young Lady. These are real good. Heirs, Boys over FLowers, City Hunter, Flower Boys Next Door, My Princess, PLayful Kiss, Queen in Hyun's Man, Monstar, School 2013, Dream High, Songkyunkwan Scandal, Love in Harvard,Secret Garden
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Who are allies with North Korea?

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One of North Korea's only allies is China
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Will North Korea destroy the US?

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No. In the 1990s 2 million North Koreans died of starvation. The present situation may dwarf those numbers as 6.5 million people face food shortages and starvation. North Korea is actively engaged in talks with the United States which may result in food aid. South Korea halted aid as it is waiting for North Korea to ask for it. South Korea has a new conservative government that is critical of North Korea, so the poor are suffering as governments hash out their ego contest. In the past, North Koreans who escaped to China or South Korea reported cannibalism during particularly difficult food shortages.
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Is North Korea bigger than the US?

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No. The population of North Korea is roughly 24,051,218. The population of the US is roughly 313,436,000. In regards to area, the US is much bigger. North Korea has an area of 46,528 square miles whereas the US has an area of 3,794,101 square miles.
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Why does North Korea exist?

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North Korea exists as a result of both Soviet and American occupation of the Korean Peninsula after the end of WW2 and as a result of North Korea's initial refusal to participate in the United Nations.
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Is the Korean war still going on because the US and China and Japan think that Korea in his whole could become one of the most powerful countries in the world?

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The Korean War is not really going on. The problem is that the U.S. and Japan seem to be allies with South Korea since the Korean War time. China is an allie with North Korea and this caused a problem. Mostly as you know the U.S. economy is based on Chinese goods, while Chinese economy is based on how much the U.S. spend on their goods. Korea in whole truly has been separated because of the separate parties. I hope I have answered your question! <><><> Technically a state of war still exists between North and South Korea. A peace agreement was never signed- just a cease fire.
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Were North Korea allies in World War 2?

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During World War II North Korea did not exist. Korea was divided after the war, at the time of the war it was part of the Japan New Order. There were guerrilla forces fighting against the Japanese that later formed the North Korean government.
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How big is North Korea?

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Korea's area is about the same size as the state of Utah.
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Why did North Korea invade South Korea?

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Hoping to unify the Koreas under a single Communist government, the North launched a surprise invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. In the following days, the UN Security Council condemned the attack and demanded an immediate withdrawal. Because Kim Il Sung hoped to join the two Koreas into one communist nation. To spread communism.
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What US state is the size of North and South Korea together?

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North Korea has a total area listed of 46,528 square miles which is about the size of Pennsylvania. South Korea has a total area listed of 38,622 square miles, which puts it right in between Kentucky (40,409) and Indiana (36,418) in terms of size. Together they are 85,150 square miles. Idaho is 82,747 square miles, so they are a little bigger than Idaho.
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What are good things Kim Jong Il has done?

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He rid the world of his presence by dying. That's about it.
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Who is allies with North Korea?

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North Korea has a number of allies; the most prominent is China. North Korea is also allied with some Middle Eastern nations, having sold missiles to Iran and Syria, for example.
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In 1927 who was the person under the vice president in North Korea?

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Korea in 1927 was occupied by Imperial Japan, it was a colony. N. Korea was not founded until post-WW2
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What social programs does North Korea have?

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As a totalitarian government where the general population is subject to extreme deprivation and sometimes starvation, North Korea does not have much in the way of social programs. Food rations, housing, healthcare, and education are offered from the state for free, but the state has had considerable trouble delivering on both food and health care. It has one of the worst human rights (if not THE worst) human rights records in the world as of 2011. Amnesty International reports: North Koreans sent to prison camps and detention centers are often subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Prisoners are punished if suspected of lying, not working fast enough or forgetting the words of patriotic songs. Forms of punishment include beatings, forced exercise, sitting without moving for prolonged periods of time and humiliation. Due to the combination of forced hard labor, inadequate food, beatings, lack of medical care and unhygienic living conditions, many prisoners fall ill and die in custody or soon after release. North Korea has a national medical service and health insurance system. According to the World Health Organization's last available figures, North Korea spent less on healthcare than any other country in the world - under US$1 per person per year in total. Since 1979 more emphasis has been put on traditional Korean medicine, based on treatment with herbs and acupuncture. North Korea's healthcare system has been in a steep decline since the 1990s due to natural disasters, economic problems, and food and energy shortages. Many hospitals and clinics in North Korea now lack essential medicines, equipment, running water and electricity. Amputation and other major surgeries carried out without anesthesia are just one indication of the dire state of North Korea's healthcare system, a new Amnesty International report has found. The North Korean government still claims that its healthcare system is free for all, but many witnesses told Amnesty International that they have had to pay for all services since the 1990's, with doctors usually paid in cigarettes, alcohol or food for the most basic consults, and taking cash for tests or surgery. Among other health problems, many North Korean citizens suffer from the after effects of malnutrition, caused by famines related to the failure of its food distribution program and "military first" policy. A 1998 United Nations (UN) World Food Program report revealed that 60% of children suffered from malnutrition, and 16% were acutely malnourished. As a result, those who suffered during the famines during the 1990's have ongoing health problems. Almost 100% of the population has access to water and sanitation, but it is not completely potable. Infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria, and hepatitis B, are considered to be endemic to the country. Life expectancy in North Korea is 63.8 years, occupying the 170th place in the world, according to 2009 estimates. Recognizing that the political and military elite of the country get the bulk of the care, and thus have longer lives, significantly skewing the average life expectancy upward relative to the general population, the average North Korean has an even lower life expectancy. In the 1990's North Korea faced significant economic disruptions, including a series of natural disasters, economic mismanagement and serious resource shortages after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc which had heavily subsidized it with food supplies and economic aid. Severe food shortages compounded by the official policy of keeping the military supplied no matter what happened to the rest of the population led to the deaths of between 300,000 and 800,000 North Koreans per year during the three year famine, peaking in 1997 - mostly from famine related diseases such as pneumonia, TB, and vitamin deficiencies. Education in North Korea is free of charge. Compulsory education lasts eleven years, and encompasses one year of preschool, four years of primary education and six years of secondary education. The school curriculum has both academic and political content. Higher education is not compulsory in North Korea. It is composed of two systems: academic higher education and higher education for continuing education. The academic higher education system includes three kinds of institutions: universities, professional schools, and technical schools. Graduate schools for master's and doctoral level studies are attached to universities, and are for students who want to continue their education. Positions at the universities, professional schools, and technical schools are allocated by a combination of academic performance in pre-college schooling and political connections.
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What type of government does North Korea have?

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Officially, North Korea is self-stated to have a Juche socialist republic (also known as a single-party system government). However, it is common belief among foreigners that North Korea operates under a totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship. Communist dictatorship. North Korea was a Communist family dictatorship. Form of government of North Korea is Juche single-party state (various interpretations). North Korea has a totalitarian government, that is run along Stalinist lines and is an absolute dictatorship.
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How many miles is it from Hawaii to North Korea?

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About 4,000 miles which is the range of NK's nuclear missile.
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When did North Korea become communist?

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1948. Originally Korea was a ruled by kingship, then Japan annexed Korea from 1919 to 1945. After Japanese surrender in 1945, the country was occupied by former Soviet Union and the US. There was discussion among winners of WWII about what to do about Korea. The former Soviet Union want to get the trusteeship of Korea in order to expand communism influence, but the US wanted to get the trusteeship of Korea in order to contain communism. So to each side's concession, the former Soviet Union occupied north of 38th latitude line, and US occupied south of 38th latitude line - half and half. Although the country initially hoped to be unified as was before Japanese occupation, the country's political climate was strongly divided along that line due to each occupied area established temporary government according to the country that was occupied and the tension of cold war between Soviet Union and the US. There were also factions within politics of Korea who were opposed to each other, namely communism or free constitutional republic. Finally, 3 years later when official government was established, North Korea's government became communism, and south Korea quickly fell under the dictatorship of Syngman Rhee. By the way official name of each Korea reflect this as well. Democratic People's Republic of Korea = Korea DPR = North Korea Republic of Korea = Korea Republic = South Korea EDIT Note that during Japanese occupation, Kim Il Sung (first leader of North Korea), supposedly a leader of a Korean anti-Japanese guerrilla unit, was already a communist inspired leader. Note that communism is not a type of government but instead a socio-economic theory. It is also inappropriate to say that North Korea embraced communism due to the fact that communism calls for the absence of government which no nation in history has had. Therefore it would be correct to say that North Korea's government initially began as a Communist-inspired Dictatorship. North Korea has been communist since it was founded in 1948
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What are good things Kim Jong-il has done?

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I for one enjoyed his acting in "Team America: World Police".
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Who are the decision makers in North Korea?

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The North Korean Leaders. Kim Jong Ill and the others.
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What is the conflict between North and South Korea?

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North Korea is a dictator led Communist State. South Korea is Republic with a vibrant economy and a strong Capitalistic structure. The two concepts are incompatible.

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