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Transcript of North Korea
Officially the "Democratic People's
Republic of Korea"
North Korea is a communist state with a one-man dictator. His name is Kim Jong-Un.
WAR AND INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
LANGUAGE, LOCATION, AND THE CAPITAL
The official language spoken in North Korea is Korean.
The red band symbolizes revolutionary traditions; the white bands stand for purity, strength, and dignity; the blue bands signify sovereignty, peace, and friendship; the red star represents socialism.
NORTH KOREA'S FLAG
There are 24,720,407 people in North Korea(July 2013 est.).
NORTH KOREA'S ARMY
Beginning of North Korea
PEOPLE, RELIGION,AND CULTURE
North Koreans eat: kimchi noodle soup, rice, and magogi.
CLIMATE, NATURAL RESOURCES,AND PHYSICAL FEATURES
CLIMATE-Temperate with rain mostly only in summer months.
NATURAL RESOURCES-Iron ore, limestone,and magnesite.It is also thought to have a lot of gold and other precious metals.
PHYSICAL FEATURES-Mostly hills and mountains, separated by deep, narrow valleys.Only 18% is farmable.
The capital city in North Korea is Pyongyang. Two major cities are: Senbong and Sinjuju.
CAPITAL AND MAJOR CITIES
North Korea has the largest mine fields on the planet.They have a very heavily-guarded border with the South Koreans and the Chinese.
North Korea has the fourth largest army on earth.
NORTH KOREA COMPARED TO SOUTH KOREA
North Korea is one of the least open economies.
Their main export partners are: China (67.2%),South Korea (19.4%), India (3.6%).
Their best export is the clothing industry.
Korea was split into North and South after WWII.
After they failed to conquer South Korea (1950-1953), they decided to become "self-reliant" so they don't have outside influence.
Government-run religious groups are made so people feel like they have religious freedom.
Mostly people worship their "dear leader."
More than half of the people do not have enough food to stay healthy.
The average 7-year-old boy in North Korea is nearly 8 in. shorter, and 22 lbs. lighter than a boy in South Korea.
North Korea is located on the northern half of the Korean peninsula in Eastern Asia.It borders the Korea Bay, Sea of Japan, China and South Korea. Korea is located at 40 north and 127 east.
Cell phones and internet connection are banned.
Even children as young as Kindergarten draw pictures of N. Koreans killing Americans.
Most art and literature is based on their hatred of Americans and Japanese, their war heros, the happiness of their society, and their wonderful leader.
WEATHER AND WIND PATTERNS:North Korea gets lots of different weather. It's very humid and rainy in the summer and mostly cold and dry in the winter with some snow. It is in the Westerlies.
Kim Jong Il is credited for writing Romeo and Juliet.
No cellphones or internet connection.
They built a 525ft. flag pole to be better than South Korea.
The State controls newspapers and television.
Almost all things from food to clothes are given to the people through a public distribution system.