Outline of North Korea

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to North Korea:

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An enlargeable map of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

North Koreasovereign country located on the northern half of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia.[1] To the south, separated by the Korean Demilitarized Zone, lies South Korea, with which it formed one nation until division following World War II. At its northern Amnok River border are China and, separated by the Tumen River in the extreme north-east, Russia. The capital of North Korea is the city of Pyongyang.

North Korea is widely considered to be a Stalinist dictatorship.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The country's government styles itself as following the Juche ideology of self-reliance, developed by Kim Il-sung, the country's former leader. The current leader is Kim Jong-un, the late president Kim Il-sung's grandson and son of deceased leader Kim Jong-il. Relations are strongest with other officially socialist states: Vietnam, Laos, and China, as well as with Russia, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Following a major famine in the early 1990s, due partly to the collapse of the Soviet Union (previously a major economic partner), leader Kim Jong-il instigated the "Military-First" policy in 1995, increasing economic concentration and support for the military.

North Korea's culture is officially promoted and heavily controlled by the government. The Arirang Festivals or "Mass Games" are government-organized events glorifying the regime, involving over 100,000 performers.

General referenceEdit

 
An enlargeable relief map of North Korea

Geography of North KoreaEdit

 
An enlargeable topographic map of North Korea

Geography of North Korea

  China 1,416 km
  South Korea 238 km
  Russia 19 km
  • Coastline: 2,495 km

Environment of North KoreaEdit

 
An enlargeable satellite image of North Korea

Natural geographic features of North KoreaEdit

Regions of North KoreaEdit

Regions of North Korea

Ecoregions of North KoreaEdit

Administrative divisions of North KoreaEdit

Administrative divisions of North Korea

Provinces of North KoreaEdit

Provinces
Special Administrative Regions
Directly-governed cities

Provinces of North Korea

Second-level administrative districts of North Korea, by provinceEdit
 
The second-level divisions of North Korea as of 2012
Pyongyang Directly Governed CityEdit

Pyongyang Directly Governed City

Rason Special CityEdit

Rason Special City

Chagang ProvinceEdit

Chagang Province

North Hamgyŏng ProvinceEdit

North Hamgyong Province

South Hamgyŏng ProvinceEdit

South Hamgyong Province

North Hwanghae ProvinceEdit

North Hwanghae Province

South Hwanghae ProvinceEdit

South Hwanghae Province

Kangwon ProvinceEdit

Kangwon Province (North Korea)

North P'yŏngan ProvinceEdit

North Pyongan Province

South P'yŏngan ProvinceEdit

South Pyongan Province

Ryanggang ProvinceEdit

Ryanggang Province

Municipalities of North KoreaEdit

Municipalities of North Korea

Demography of North KoreaEdit

Demographics of North Korea

Government and politics of North KoreaEdit

Politics of North Korea

Branches of the government of North KoreaEdit

Government of North Korea

Executive branch of the government of North KoreaEdit

Legislative branch of the government of North KoreaEdit

Judicial branch of the government of North KoreaEdit

Foreign relations of North KoreaEdit

Foreign relations of North Korea

International organization membershipEdit

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a member of:[1]

North Korea is one of only seven U.N. members which is not a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Law and order in North KoreaEdit

Law of North Korea

Military of North KoreaEdit

Military of North Korea

Local government in North KoreaEdit

Local government in North Korea

History of North KoreaEdit

History of North Korea

History of North Korea, by periodEdit

History of North Korea, by yearEdit

List of years in North Korea 1948 1949 1950
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

History of Korea, by regionEdit

History of Korea, by subjectEdit

Culture of North KoreaEdit

Culture of North Korea

Art in North KoreaEdit

People of North KoreaEdit

People of North Korea

Sports in North KoreaEdit

Sport in North Korea

Economy and infrastructure of North KoreaEdit

Economy of North Korea

Communications in North KoreaEdit

Communications in North Korea

Transport in North KoreaEdit

Transport in North Korea

Education in North KoreaEdit

Education in North Korea

Health in North KoreaEdit

Health in North Korea

BibliographiesEdit

Bibliography of North Korea

See alsoEdit

North Korea

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "North Korea". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Spencer, Richard (2007-08-28). "North Korea power struggle looms". The Telegraph (online version of UK national newspaper). London. Archived from the original on 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-10-31. A power struggle to succeed Kim Jong-il as leader of North Korea's Stalinist dictatorship may be looming after his eldest son was reported to have returned from semi-voluntary exile.
  3. ^ Brooke, James (2003-10-02). "North Korea Says It Is Using Plutonium to Make A-Bombs". The New York Times (online version of New York, United States newspaper). Retrieved 2007-10-31. North Korea, run by a Stalinist dictatorship for almost six decades, is largely closed to foreign reporters and it is impossible to independently check today's claims.
  4. ^ Parry, Richard Lloyd (2007-09-05). "North Korea's nuclear 'deal' leaves Japan feeling nervous". The Times (online version of UK's national newspaper of record). London. Retrieved 2007-10-31. The US Government contradicted earlier North Korean claims that it had agreed to remove the Stalinist dictatorship’s designation as a terrorist state and to lift economic sanctions, as part of talks aimed at disarming Pyongyang of its nuclear weapons.
  5. ^ Walsh, Lynn (2003-02-08). "The Korean crisis". CWI online: Socialism Today, February 2003 edition, journal of the Socialist Party, CWI England and Wales. socialistworld.net, website of the committee for a worker’s international. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-10-31. Kim Jong-il's regime needs economic concessions to avoid collapse, and just as crucially needs an end to the strategic siege imposed by the US since the end of the Korean war (1950-53). Pyongyang's nuclear brinkmanship, though potentially dangerous, is driven by fear rather than by militaristic ambition. The rotten Stalinist dictatorship faces the prospect of an implosion. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, which deprived North Korea of vital economic support, the regime has consistently attempted to secure from the US a non-aggression pact, recognition of its sovereignty, and economic assistance. The US's equally consistent refusal to enter into direct negotiations with North Korea, effectively ruling out a peace treaty to formally close the 1950-53 Korean war, has encouraged the regime to resort to nuclear blackmail.
  6. ^ Oakley, Corey (October 2006). "US is threat to peace not North Korea". Edition 109 - October–November 2006. Socialist Alternative website in Australia. Retrieved 2007-10-31. In this context, the constant attempts by the Western press to paint Kim Jong Il as simply a raving lunatic look, well, mad. There is no denying that the regime he presides over is a nasty Stalinist dictatorship that brutally oppresses its own population. But in the face of constant threats from the US, Pyongyang's actions have a definite rationality from the regime's point of view.
  7. ^ Baruma, Ian (2008-03-13). "Leader Article: Let The Music Play On". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2008-03-27. North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is one of the world's most oppressive, closed, and vicious dictatorships. It is perhaps the last living example of pure totalitarianism — control of the state over every aspect of human life. Is such a place the right venue for a western orchestra? Can one imagine the New York Philharmonic, which performed to great acclaim in Pyongyang, entertaining Stalin or Hitler?

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of North Korea