North Korea Facts
About North Korea:
Area: 120,538 sq km, slightly smaller than Mississippi
Area: 120,538 sq km, slightly smaller than Mississippi
Population: 25,248,140 (July 2017 est.)
Median age: 34 (2017 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Racially homogenous, small ethnic Chinese and Japanese populations
GDP (purchasing power parity): $40 billion (2015 est.)
GDP per capita: $1,700 (2015 est.)
Other North Korea Facts:
- North Korea has no discretionary portrayal in the United States. They do have a lasting mission to the United Nations.
- The United States does not have any strategic portrayal in North Korea. The Swedish Embassy speaks to the United States as consular securing power.
Timeline of North Korea
- 1910-1945 – Japan controls the Korean promontory.
- August 1945 – After Japan surrenders in World War II, the US possesses the southern portion of the promontory while the USSR involves the northern half.
- 1945-1994 – Kim Il-Sung is the nation’s first pioneer.
- 1948 – Separate governments for the northern and southern parts of the Korean landmass are built up after a universal stalemate neglects to determine the issue.
- June 25, 1950 – North Korea attacks South Korea. Peace transactions start in 1951, yet dangers proceed until 1953.
- July 8, 1994 – Kim Jong Il turns into the pioneer of North Korea when Kim Il-Sung, his dad, kicks the bucket.
- 2000 – Kim Dae Jung, the pioneer of South Korea, and Kim Jong Il meet out of the blue since the nation was isolated 50 years sooner.
- January 10, 2003 – North Korea pulls back from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- December 11, 2007 – Freight trains start crossing the outskirt amongst North and South Korea, continuing a standard administration that last kept running in the 1950s.
- Walk 3, 2008 – After the US and South Korea start six days of joint military activities, North Korea’s remote clergyman reprimands the activities and cautions that North Korea will investigate all countermeasures essential for its security. Roughly 27,000 US troops and plane carrying warship USS Nimitz participate in the activities.
- December 28, 2008 – The cargo prepares that started going between the fringe of North and South Korea in December 2007 suspend benefit because of souring relations between the two nations, dashing any expectations of compromise.
- Walk 8, 2009 – The Supreme People’s Assembly holds races, postponed since August 2008. Kim Jong Il is consistently re-chose in his locale, with a 100% voter turnout.
- June 8, 2009 – The state-run media reports that US writers Laura Ling and Euna Lee, blamed for spying, have been condemned to 12 years in a work jail.
- August 4, 2009 – Former President Bill Clinton takes a seat with Kim Jong Il to talk about the arrival of American columnists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. Both Lee and Ling are later given a full exculpate from Kim Jong Il and discharged.
- May 20, 2010 – South Korea formally blames North Korea for terminating a torpedo to sink the Cheonan, a South Korean Navy send, in March, executing 46 mariners. North Korea denies obligation and cautions that any striking back would prompt “full scale war.”
- May 24, 2010 – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak disjoins all exchange ties and asks the UN Security Council to rebuff North Korea.
- September 28-29, 2010 – North Korea’s decision party, the Workers’ Party of Korea, meets out of the blue since 1980. Kim Jong Il is re-chosen as general secretary of the gathering.
- November 23, 2010 – North Korea dispatches big guns at Yeonpyeong Island in South Korea, slaughtering two South Korean marines.
- February 7-9, 2011 – Military authorities from both North and South Korea meet at the DMZ to defuse pressures and restart worldwide guide talks without much achievement.
- April 29, 2011 – The US State Department discredits charges by previous President Jimmy Carter that the US and South Korea are withholding nourishment help from North Korea for political intentions. The US had suspended guide two years prior to North Korea, since it suspected the gave sustenance was not coming to those most in require.
- April 29, 2011 – The UN World Food Program reports intends to start crisis nourishment appropriation to 3.5 million North Koreans, fundamentally ladies and kids, who are starving after a brutal winter wrecked harvests.
- December 17, 2011 – North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Il bites the dust at 69 years old.
- December 31, 2011 – Kim Jong Un, a child of Kim Jong Il, expect summon of the North Korean armed force.
- December 12, 2012 – North Korea effectively dispatches an Unha-3 long-run rocket from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County and puts a “working satellite” into space, days after Pyongyang proposed the dispatch could be deferred.
- January 22, 2013 – The UN censures the current North Korean rocket dispatch and extends existing authorizations against North Korea with Resolution 2087.
- January 24, 2013 – North Korea’s National Defense Commission says it will proceed atomic testing and long-extend rocket dispatches, which are all a piece of an “up and coming hard and fast activity” went for the US, “the sworn foe of the Korean individuals.”
- Walk 11, 2013 – A representative for the North Korean military reports the 1953 cease-fire assention is being “rejected,” refering to US-drove universal moves to force new endorses against it over its current atomic test.
- Walk 27, 2013 – North Korea cuts its military hotline with South Korea. Prior in the month a Red Cross hotline through Panmunjom is cut.
- December 13, 2013 – Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, is executed. Jang had once been viewed as the second-most effective individual in the nation. North Korea’s authentic news organization blames Jang for attempting to oust the state, depicting him as “detestable human rubbish.”
- February 17, 2014 – The UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights distributes a provide details regarding broad human rights manhandle in North Korea.
- Walk 9, 2014 – Elections are held. State media reports there is 100% voter turnout, and Kim Jong Un gets 100% of the vote.
- December 19, 2014 – The FBI says it has finished up the North Korean government is in charge of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures. In November, programmers broke into Sony’s servers, distributed private messages and data and debilitated to assault motion picture theaters screening “The Interview,” a comic drama film around a death plot on North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un.
- Walk 11, 2015 – The Russian Foreign Ministry declares an assention that 2015 will be a “Time of Friendship” between the two nations and that Kim Jong Un will visit Moscow.
- Walk 26, 2015 – North Korea cases to capture two South Korean men for “spying” and blames them for gathering insight and military insider facts from North Korea.
- April 2015 – South Korean legislator Shin Kyung-min says that as indicated by an appraisal by South Korean knowledge specialists, Kim Jong Un has requested the execution of around 15 senior authorities so far this year. Shin additionally says that four individuals from the Unhasu Orchestra were likewise executed in March.
- May 12, 2015 – South Korean media reports that North Korea openly executed Defense Chief Hyon Yong Chol by shoot from an against airplane firearm. An authority with the South Korean Intelligence Service later reveals to CNN that while the office was certain Hyon had been “cleansed,” it had not affirmed whether he had been executed.
- August 21, 2015 – North Korea orders cutting edge military units to enter “a wartime state” after a trade of flame with South Korea, as per the nation’s state-run Korean Central News Agency. A day sooner, the two nations exchanged mounted guns discharge over their vigorously strengthened outskirt.
- January 2, 2016 – Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergrad, is kept in North Korea in the wake of being blamed for a “threatening demonstration” against the administration there, as per North Korean state media.
- January 11, 2016 – A man who distinguishes himself as Kim Dong Chul, a naturalized American, tells CNN in a restrictive meeting that he is being held by North Korea on undercover work charges. Kim says he was confined in October 2015. CNN can’t confirm Kim’s claim.
- Walk 2, 2016 – The UN Security Council votes to force an expansive exhibit of approvals against North Korea in view of its current atomic test and rocket dispatch – both of which resisted current worldwide assents. The determination expects to injure parts of the North Korean economy that fuel its atomic and ballistic rocket programs.
- November 30, 2016 – The UN Security Council votes collectively for stricter measures against North Korea about three months after the undercover country completed its fifth atomic test. By extremely constraining North Korea’s fares of coal and non-ferrous metals, for example, copper, the UN hopes to cut the nation’s income by more than $800 million consistently.
- June 2, 2017 – The UN security board collectively passes a determination with new endorses against North Korea after the administration propelled its ninth ballistic rocket trial of the year.
- June 14, 2017 – Releases Warmbier, the American held detainee for over 17 months. Warmbier bites the dust five days after the fact, on June 19. He had been in a trance like state for over a year, as indicated by his folks.
- July 29, 2017 – US President Donald Trump cautions Pyongyang that “all choices are on the table” after North Korea fires a rocket over Japan.
- August 5, 2017 – The UN Security Council forces new authorizes on North Korea for its proceeded with intercontinental ballistic rocket testing and infringement of UN resolutions.
- August 10, 2017 – North Korean state media reports that an arrangement to flame four rockets close to the US Pacific region of Guam will be prepared for Kim Jong Un’s thought in days.
- September 11, 2017 – The UN Security Council consistently embraces a US-drafted determination to force more endorses on North Korea, seven days after the rebel country did its 6th and biggest atomic test.
- September 19, 2017 – President Trump, addressing the UN general gathering, debilitates to “absolutely obliterate” North Korea if the US is compelled to safeguard itself or a partner. Kim later reacts by calling Trump an “unsettled US dotard.”
- September 22,2017 – President Trump reports a development of assents on North Korea and gestures of recognition China for making a move to restrict money related exchanges with the separated socialist country.
- September 25, 2017 – North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho blames US President Donald Trump for proclaiming war on his nation by tweeting in earlier days that North Korea “won’t associate with any longer.” White House squeeze secretary Sarah Sanders says, “To be honest, the proposal of that is preposterous.”
- November 20, 2017 – President Trump puts North Korea back on the rundown of state supporters of fear based oppression.
- November 21, 2017 – The Treasury Department declares new authorizes against North Korea.
- December 22, 2017 – – The UN Security Council consistently embraces another arrangement of draconian US-drafted authorizes on North Korea that will additionally choke its vitality supplies and fix limitations on sneaking and the utilization of North Korean specialists abroad. Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, guarantees the new authorizes, imposed in light of Pyongyang’s November 29 ballistic rocket test, went significantly more distant than the authorizations go in September that, at the time, were known as the hardest yet.