North Korea is a country in Asia. It is about three times the size of Switzerland and has about three times as many inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea has three neighboring countries: to the north is China and a small corner of Russia, to the south is South Korea.
The whole of Korea is a peninsula. It was occupied by Japan until 1945. At that time, Japan had to give up during World War II. The United States occupied the south of Korea, and the Soviet Union the north. North Korea therefore became a communist country, just like the Soviet Union. From 1950 to 1953, North Korea waged war against its neighbors to the south. Since then, there has been no peace, but a so-called truce. The border between north and south is strictly guarded.
What country does North Korea belong to?
The North Koreans are poor and must obey the Communists. The country’s leader is a single man: Kim Jong-un. Already his father and grandfather ruled the country. Kim does not want the North Koreans to travel to other countries. So he can control them better. Anyone who opposes it will go to prison or be killed. This is known from the few people who managed to escape abroad.
The country is so poor mainly because the state determines the economy. So a North Korean can’t just start a business or a company on his own. In addition, a lot of money goes to the employees of the state and, first of all, to the army. Many North Koreans are starving.
Where is North Korea located?
Are phones allowed in North Korea?
Is Korea Chinese or Japanese?