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  North Korea zone
North Korea has been emphasizing IT development, with Kim Jong-il designating those ignorant of computers as one of the "three fools of the 21st century", along with smokers and music-haters.
North Korea’s economic interaction with the world is increasingly centered on China and South Korea, though the nature of the interaction with these two partners is very different: Economic integration between North Korea and China appears to be increasingly occurring on market-conforming terms; its involvement with South Korea has a growing noncommercial or aid component.
North Korea's main TV news broadcast updated daily, courtesy of the Japanese Elufa net.
www.nkzone.org /nkzone   (1766 words)

  
  Politics of North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North Korea is widely considered a Communist state in the Western world, but the government has formally replaced references to Marxism-Leninism in its constitution with the locally developed concept of Juche, or self-reliance.
North Korea's current constitution (its fifth) was written in September 1998, replacing the one previously adopted in 1972.
As relations with the PRC and the Soviet Union loosened towards the end of the Cold War, North Korea developed an ideology, Juche, based upon a high degree of economic independence and the mobilization of all the resources of the nation to defend against foreign powers seen as a threat to the country's sovereignty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_North_Korea   (1297 words)

  
 Politics of North Korea: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Chagang (chagang-do) is a province in north korea....
North hwanghae (hwanghae-pukto) is a province of north korea....
Ryanggang (ryanggang-do) is a province in north korea....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/politics_of_north_korea.htm   (3890 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Politics of North Korea
Though the KWP has ruled since North Korea's political beginnings in 1948, two minor political parties, the Chondoist Chongu Party and the Social Democratic Party also have elected officials, though the parties are legally bound to accept the ruling role of the KWP.
North Korea's current constitution (its fifth) was written in September 1998, replacing the previous 1972 edition, which had been last amended in 1992.
North Korea is widely considered a communist country in the Western world, but the government has formally replaced references to Marxism in its constitution with the locally developed concept of Juche, or self-reliance.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Politics_of_North_Korea   (1459 words)

  
 North Korea - Gurupedia
North Korea was ruled from 1948 by Kim Il-sung until his death on June 8, 1994.
North Korea's government is dominated by the communist Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), to which all government officials belong.
To the west it borders the West Sea (Yellow Sea) and the Korea Bay; to the east it borders the East Sea of Korea (Sea of Japan).
www.gurupedia.com /n/no/north_korea.htm   (1749 words)

  
 Wikinfo | North Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union north of the 38th Parallel and by the United States south of the 38th parallel, but the United States and the Soviet Union were unable to agree on implementation of Joint Trusteeship over Korea.
North Korea was ruled from 1948 by Kim Il-sung until his death on July 8, 1994.
North Korea's capital and largest city is P'yŏngyang; other major cities include Kaesŏng in the south, Shinŭiju in the northwest, Wŏnsan and Hamhŭng in the east and Ch'ŏngjin in the northeast.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=North_Korea   (2535 words)

  
 Politics of North Korea - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The most important event in Korea during the year was undoubtedly the overthrow of the Rhee government by a combination of student riots, public discontent, and U.S. pressure.
In South Korea, the promulgation of martial law in Seoul (in force between June 3 and July 28), following a series of large-scale student demonstrations, was the most significant development of the year.
Sharp criticism of the Soviet Union highlighted the news in North Korea.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Politics+of+North+Korea   (255 words)

  
 Puppet state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 1950-1953 Korean War, South Korea was accused of being an American puppet state by North Korea and its allies.
The de facto end of the war and decades of intervening time have distanced these allegations to most, but to this date, North Korea's government reiterates the accusation about South Korea, citing law that places the South Korean army under American command in time of war.
North Korea is another socialist state that has charted an independent course, embracing complete isolationism under the Juche ideology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puppet_state   (1674 words)

  
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North and South Korea on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea uses a system that starts in 1912 (= Juche 1), the year of the birth of their founder Kim Il-Sung.
It is the second largest triumphal arch in existence (North Korea built a slightly larger Arch of Triumph in 1982 for the 70th birthday of Kim Il-Sung); the Arc de Triomphe is so colossal that an early daredevil flew his plane through it.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/N/North-Korea.htm   (1467 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/North Korea
North Korea, known officially as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Chosŏngŭl: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea.
North Korea's capital and largest city is P'yŏngyang; other major cities include Kaesŏng in the south, Sinŭiju in the northwest, Wŏnsan and Hamhŭng in the east and Ch'ŏngjin in the northeast.
North Korea is accused of employing concentration camps (video link)http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4397847/ and severely restricting most freedoms such as freedom of speech.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/North_Korea   (3153 words)

  
 Narcissistic views on News/Politics: North Korea: Trust us.
South Korea said Monday its proposal on boosting aid for the impoverished North, to be unveiled when the international nuclear talks resume later this month, will be a cornerstone of efforts to persuade North Korea to disarm.
North Korea agreed Saturday to return to six-nation nuclear talks the week of July 25 after refusing to attend for more than a year, citing "hostile" U.S. policies.
The North's return to the nuclear talks has renewed optimism that the 2 1/2-year-old crisis can be resolved, but officials are urging Pyongyang to not just show up but engage in substantive discussions about giving up its atomic weapons.
rpv.blogspot.com /2005/07/north-korea-trust-us.html   (511 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Concern over North Korea admission
North Korea is regarded by Western intelligence as a potential source of such material for rogue states such as Iraq.
He would be looking for "co-operation" by North Korea to "reduce and eliminate" its weapons of mass destruction, he said.
The spokesman said the admission indicated that the "framework agreement" brokered between North Korea and the United States had "broken down", which was "obviously a cause for concern".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/2336781.stm   (637 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | North Korea 'not next', says Straw
North Korea is not a potential target for a US-led military strike despite the country saying it has a nuclear weapons programme, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has insisted.
US officials say North Korea has admitted having nuclear weapons and might test, export or use them, but Pyongyang claims it presented a new proposal to resolve the dispute, but this was ignored.
Mr Straw contrasted the threat posed by Iraq and that posed by North Korea as depending "on capacity and intent".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/uk_news/politics/2975007.stm   (623 words)

  
 U.S. accuses North Korea of $100 bill counterfeiting - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
U.S. officials said identification of North Korea as the source of the counterfeit notes was delayed in order not to upset the six-party talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear arms program.
Garland of attempting to mask North Korea as the source of the counterfeit notes by limiting those with knowledge to a close circle of associates and telling others that Russia was the location where they were produced.
The indictment indicates that North Korea was using its diplomatic outposts in Russia, Belarus and Poland to provide the supernotes to Mr.
www.washtimes.com /national/20051011-102257-5167r.htm   (626 words)

  
 Korea, North
Korea is a 600-mile (966 km) peninsula jutting out from Manchuria and China (and a small portion of the USSR).
The North Korean invaders swiftly seized Seoul and surrounded the allied forces in the peninsula's southeast corner near Pusan.
In late December 2002, North Korea expelled UN weapons inspectors from the country and announced it could no longer agree to the terms of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), officially withdrawing from it in January 2003.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107686.html   (1515 words)

  
 'One voice' against North Korea - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Roh said the United States and South Korea agree "on the basic principles," he acknowledged "there are one or two minor issues" of disagreement.
"Despite the fact that North Korea presents the most significant nuclear proliferation threat since the end of the Cold War, Bush's track record on this issue is one of inaction and division," the DNC said in a statement.
Bush said North Korea was given a very generous offer a year ago to resume six-party talks, and he made it clear he would not sweeten the offer.
www.washtimes.com /national/20050610-113606-7997r.htm   (506 words)

  
 North Korea turns 60...
North Korea might have some superficial friends, wanting to oppose world police US a little bit - but only as far as they keep their nose clean - and keep quiet.
North Korea opposes no threat against others than their own citizens.
Communist Cuba will die with Castro, but North Korea might actually survive Kim Jong Il, the population of North Korea seems extremely suppressed, handled with as children.
www.canadiancontent.net /forums/about11221.html   (1088 words)

  
 Columns:: Book explores politics of North Korea
In North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom, UGA professor of political science Han Park explores the reasons for this resilience, concentrating on the implications of mass beliefs and political ideology for the country’s political life.
It is Juche, Park concludes, that is the locus of North Korea’s political culture.
Though far from proposing single-factor explanations of the North Korean system, he demonstrates that an understanding of the country’s doctrine of self-reliance is essential to understanding the country itself.
www.uga.edu /columns/020415/reader.html   (247 words)

  
 Bibliographyon Party Politics in NORTH KOREA, 1950-1962
The study of party politics in North Korea has benefited greatly, it seems, from the Korean armed conflict and the concern of Western scholars for understanding similarities and variations in international communism.
Post-war literature such as Robert A. Scalapino's North Korea Today and Rudolph's North Korea's Political and Economic Structure exemplify the scholarly emphasis on the emergence of the state of North Korea.
Almost half of the documents were published either in North Korea or in the Far East; almost half were translated from Korean; and more than half of the authors were either North Koreans or South Koreans.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1980/Book/PART3/56-NorthKoreaBib.htm   (1032 words)

  
 9848—North Korea: The Policy—12/1/98
And the current leadership in North Korea, Kim Jung-Il in particular, and the people in the military that he's close to are just not accessible to us.
But, the problem is that we have not yet succeeded in eliminating the chance that the North Koreans might be fearful in a circumstance in which their economy disintegrates further or whatever, that they might not be threatened and that we get into a war which in fact neither side wants.
But it's an effort on his part to open up North Korea and to try to demonstrate to them that there is another way of relating to the outside world apart from mass artillery, missile tests, and a nuclear program.
www.commongroundradio.org /shows/98/9848.html   (3756 words)

  
 Politics of North Korea
North Korea has a centralized government under the rigid control of the communist Korean Workers' Party[?] (KWP), to which all government officials belong.
Kim served both as Secretary General of the KWP and as President of North Korea.
Administratively, North Korea is divided into nine provinces and four provincial-level municipalities--Pyongyang, Chongjin[?], Nampo[?], and Kaesong[?].
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_North_Korea.html   (765 words)

  
 POLITICS: North Korea Deal Seen as Starting Point Only   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
This provision was deemed so politically sensitive that the State Department and its top negotiator, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill, sent it all the way up to Bush for final approval before the agreement was announced by Beijing, which has chaired the talks.
The agreement provides that North Korea will give up all of its nuclear weapons and programmes, return "at an early date" to the NPT, from which it abruptly withdrew three years ago, and submit to inspections and safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
While Pyongyang's statement was seized on by hawks here as evidence that North Korea was not acting in good faith, Hill vowed not to get "hung up on" these kinds of details at this point in the process.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=30371   (1076 words)

  
 North Korea politics: The facade starts to crack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Politics is presented as theatre, with leader and masses marching as one in perfectly choreographed unity.
North Korea had closed its own mobile service after only 18 months last year, amid rumours that a cellphone triggered a huge explosion in April in the town of Ryongchon just hours after Kim Jong-il’s train passed through.
North Korea’s refusal to resume six-party talks on the nuclear issue since the third round last June may well reflect divided counsels in Pyongyang on how to proceed.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1340217/posts   (2083 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Politics: North Korea considers more nuclear talks
SEOUL, South Korea — Top negotiators from the United States, Japan and South Korea will meet over the weekend to discuss resuming nuclear-disarmament talks with North Korea, after communist leader Kim Jong Il hinted at a possible compromise, officials said today.
Resuming the stalled talks gained urgency after North Korea declared on Feb. 10 that it possessed nuclear weapons and said it would not rejoin the six-party talks.
China, the North's only remaining major ally, urged the United States and North Korea to be more flexible in resolving the stand-off.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/politics/2002187580_nkorean23.html   (246 words)

  
 POLITICS: North Korea Threat Props Up Japan-US Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The stalemate in the latest round of bilateral talks with North Korea, earlier this month, has added to the crisis in Japan with families of the abducted calling for more pressure on Pyongyang, including economic sanctions, to force a settlement.
North Korea has admitted to abducting 13 Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s with the intention of training them for espionage.
Recent polls indicate more than 70 percent of the population is supportive of constitutional reforms and a growing number--up to 50 percent now--do not oppose the extension of the SDF mission in Iraq on the grounds that their deployment has boosted Japan's international standing.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=31032   (1052 words)

  
 Bizarre Politics
North Korea and Iran doesnt give a damn about America and its U.N council.
The first rule of American military politics now is that the state you attack has to be undefendable.
The same politics that informed America and USSR mutually assured destruction in the cold war applies here.
www.bizarrepolitics.com   (1589 words)

  
 North Korea Timeline, 21st Century
North Korea publicly admitted for the first time that it has nuclear weapons and suspending participation in talks
North Korea has fired a missile into the Sea of Japan as world leaders gather in Seoul for the inauguration of a president
North Korea decided to expel IAEA inspectors who have been monitoring its frozen nuclear facilities
www.mapreport.com /countries/north_korea.html   (943 words)

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