from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of northeast Asia on the Korean Peninsula. Inhabited since ancient times, the region was occupied by Japan from 1910 until the end of World War II in 1945. After the war the peninsula was divided into a Soviet occupation zone in the north and an American zone in the south. The territory attained its present-day boundaries after the cease-fire ending the Korean War (1950-1953). Under Kim Il Sung (ruled 1948-1994) North Korea became increasingly isolated, especially after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Pyongyang is the capital and the largest city. Population: 23,300,000.
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- proper n. Country in East Asia whose territory consists of the northern part of Korea. Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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- n. a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
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Songun is the word North Korea uses to describe its policy, translated outside the country as "military first," that puts the military's needs at the center of most investment and economic decisions.
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