41 Facts About North Korea

1. North Korea stresses ethnic unity with South amid missile base controversy.

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2. North Korea says it will deport US citizen, detained for illegal entry.

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3. North Korea announced that its leader Kim Jong Un observed a "successful" and "highly significant" test of an "ultramodern tactical weapon", according to state media Friday.

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4. North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' amid stalled diplomatic efforts.

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5. North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' amid stalled nuclear diplomacy.

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6. North Korea says it will deport US man detained just month ago.

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7. North Korea is still working on its ballistic missile program, say US officials.

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8. North Korea possibly hiding missile operating bases despite denuclearization pledge, think tank says.

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9. North Korea has become a focal point of US foreign-policy discussions, but having been called a "hermit kingdom", one suspects many Americans know relatively little about the reigning family's brutal history—or how that came to be.

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10. North Korea talks could affect US military's stance on peninsula.

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11. North Korea postponed talks with US because not ready—Haley.

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12. North Korea 'really angry' at US as tensions rise, sources say.

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13. North Korea could be 'moving forward' with nuclear program, analysts say.

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14. On 7 February 2016, North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket, supposedly to place a satellite into orbit.

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15. North Korea has the structural profile of a relatively industrialized country where nearly half of the Gross Domestic Product is generated by industry and human development is at medium levels.

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16. North Korea declared the last seven-year plan unsuccessful in December 1993 and thereafter stopped announcing plans.

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17. North Korea shares the Korean language with South Korea, although some dialectal differences exist within both Koreas.

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18. North Korea had a life expectancy of 69.8 years in 2013.

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19. In 2015, North Korea was estimated as having 6,000 sophisticated computer security personnel.

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20. North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, but the strength of its arsenal is uncertain.

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21. North Korea has the largest special forces and the largest submarine fleet in the world.

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22. North Korea has a civil law system based on the Prussian model and influenced by Japanese traditions and communist legal theory.

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23. North Korea responded by ending all of its previous agreements with the South.

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24. North Korea was re-designated a state sponsor of terrorism by the US under the Trump administration on 20 November 2017, 9 years after it was removed from the list.

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25. North Korea continues to have strong ties with its socialist southeast Asian allies in Vietnam and Laos, as well as with Cambodia.

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26. As of 2015, North Korea had diplomatic relations with 166 countries and embassies in 47 countries.

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27. At the same time, North Korea sought to build relations with developed free market countries.

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28. The highest point in North Korea is Paektu Mountain, a volcanic mountain with an elevation of 2,744 meters above sea level.

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29. North Korea shares land borders with China and Russia to the north, and borders South Korea along the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

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30. On 9 October 2006, North Korea announced it had conducted its first nuclear weapons test.

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31. North Korea promised to halt its development of nuclear weapons under the Agreed Framework, negotiated with US president Bill Clinton and signed in 1994.

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32. North Korea sought to become a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, and emphasized the ideology of Juche to distinguish it from both the Soviet Union and China.

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33. North Korea remained closely aligned with China and the Soviet Union, and the Sino-Soviet split allowed Kim to play the powers off each other.

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34. The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea was established in the North on 9 September 1948.

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35. In 1948, North Korea adopted Democratic People's Republic of Korea as its new legal name.

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36. North Korea officially describes itself as a self-reliant socialist state, and formally holds elections.

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37. North Korea is preparing to allow international inspectors into its Punggye-ri test site, the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a South Korean politician.

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38. North Korea 'preparing to allow international inspectors to visit Punggye-ri nuclear test site'.

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39. North Korea set to allow inspectors into nuclear test site.

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40. North Korea is preparing several of its nuclear and missile test sites for international inspections, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Wednesday.

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41. North Korea preparing to let international inspectors visit nuclear test site, report says.

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