North Korea (nkorea)

An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored communist control. After failing in the Korean War (1950-53) to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force, North Korea (DPRK), under its founder President KIM Il Sung, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic "self-reliance" as a check against outside influence. The DPRK demonized the US as the ultimate threat to its social system through state-funded propaganda, and molded political, economic, and military policies around the core ideological objective of eventual unification of Korea under Pyongyang's control. KIM Il Sung's son, KIM Jong Il, was officially designated as his father's successor in 1980, assuming a growing political and managerial role until the elder KIM's death in 1994. KIM Jong Un was publicly unveiled as his father's successor in September 2010. Following KIM Jong Il's death in December 2011, the regime began to take actions to transfer power to KIM Jong Un and KIM has now assumed many his father's former titles and duties. After decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation, the DPRK since the mid-1990s has relied heavily on international aid to feed its population. The DPRK began to ease restrictions to allow semi-private markets, starting in 2002, but then sought to roll back the scale of economic reforms in 2005 and 2009. North Korea's history of regional military provocations; proliferation of military-related items; long-range missile development; WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006, 2009, and 2013; and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community. The regime in 2013 announced a new policy calling for the simultaneous development of the North's nuclear weapons program and its economy.

Details
Formation Date 1600
Territory 120410.00 (Sq. Km)
Military Personel 1379000
Military Expenditure 106,000,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW))
Population 24895480
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
North Korean Infiltration Campaign 1996 1996 1996 unknown unknown
Destruction of KAL858 by North Korea Agents 1987 1987 1987 unknown unknown
North Korean Agents in Rangoon 1983 1983 1983 unknown unknown
North Korean Assassination Plot 1982 1982 1982 unknown unknown
North Korean Infiltration Campaign 1974-1982 1974 1982 unknown unknown
North Korean Infiltration Campaign 1966-1971 1966 1971 unknown unknown
Korean War 1950-1953 1950 1953 3954000 unknown
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Establishment Date Territory Area
2013 120410.00
2012 120410.00
2011 120410.00
2010 120410.00
2009 120410.00
2008 120410.00
2007 120410.00
2006 120410.00
2005 120410.00
2004 120410.00
2003 120410.00
2002 120410.00
2001 120410.00
2000 120410.00
1999 120410.00
1998 120410.00
1997 120410.00
1996 120410.00
1995 120410.00
1994 120410.00
1993 120410.00
1992 120410.00
1991 120410.00
1990 120410.00
1989 120410.00
1988 120410.00
1987 120410.00
1986 120410.00
1985 120410.00
1984 120410.00
1983 120410.00
1982 120410.00
1981 120410.00
1980 120410.00
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Date Military Personnel
2012 1379000
2011 1379000
2010 1379000
2009 1379000
2008 1295000
2007 1295000
2006 1295000
2005 1295000
2004 1295000
2003 1271000
2002 1271000
2001 1271000
2000 1244000
1999 1244000
1998 1244000
1997 1244000
1996 1169000
1995 1243000
1994 1100000
1993 1100000
1992 1200000
1991 1200000
1990 1200000
1989 1040000
1985 838000
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Date Expenditure Exchange Rate Us Doller Equivalence
2013 106,000,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2012 99,100,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2011 89,800,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2010 82,600,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2009 76,300,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2008 71,300,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2007 68,500,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2006 67,100,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2005 64,500,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2004 54,400,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2003 50,800,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2002 3,300,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2001 3,200,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
2000 3,000,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1999 2,900,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1998 2,900,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1996 3,000,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1994 4,700,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1993 4,600,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1992 4,500,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1991 4,500,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1990 4,300,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1989 4,000,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
1988 3,900,000,000 (North Korean Won (KPW)) Unknown Unknown
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Date Population
2013 24895480
2012 24763188
2011 24631291
2010 24500520
2009 24371865
2008 24243894
2007 24111989
2006 23969917
2005 23813333
2004 23639303
2003 23449180
2002 23248059
2001 23043449
2000 22840225
1999 22641754
1998 22444993
1997 22240833
1996 22016518
1995 21763678
1994 21478552
1993 21166238
1992 20838090
1991 20510215
1990 20194361
1989 19895397
1988 19610518
1987 19334557
1986 19058994
1985 18778106
1984 18488002
1983 18191886
1982 17899241
1981 17623339
1980 17372172
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