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North Korea

  1. A country in East Asia, whose territory consists of the northern part of Korea. Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Capital: Pyongyang.
    • 1948 March 9 [1948 March 8], “U.N. Officials Fight Korea Voting Plan”, in The Washington Post[1], number 26,199, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 4, column 2:
      The Little Assembly directed the commission to hold elections "wherever possible" which means, in effect, the United States-occupied zone. Russia, occupying North Korea, has boycotted the commission completely.
    • 1985, H. Edward Kim, “Land and People”, in Facts about Korea[2], 18th Revised edition, Seoul: Hollym Corporation, →OCLC, page 22:
      A few species such as bat, shrew, striped hamster and muskrat are found only in North Korea. Also only in North Korea are tiger, lynx, two species of deer, Manchurian weasel and northern pika in the plateau regions of Paektusan.
    • 2023 January 27, Julian Ryall, “North Korea teetering on the brink of a humanitarian crisis”, in DW News[3], archived from the original on 27 January 2023[4]:
      North Korea is currently experiencing a dire food crisis, with analysts warning the present situation could deteriorate into a similar humanitarian disaster seen during the four-year famine in the mid-1990s — referred to as the "Arduous March" by the regime — which led to the deaths of millions of people.
    • 2023 August 18, Gavin Blair, “Kim Jong-un at typhoon-hit farms as North Korea rebuked over starvation”, in The Times[5], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 18 August 2023:
      Some 200 hectares of rice paddies in Kangwon Province are reported to have been flooded by tropical storm Khanun, which swept across North Korea last week after battering Japan’s Okinawa.
    • 2023 September 14, “North Korea set to end years-long sporting isolation at Asian Games”, in France 24[6], archived from the original on 14 September 2023[7]:
      North Korea has traditionally been especially strong in weightlifting, dominating the event at the Jakarta Asian Games in 2018 with eight golds.
    • 2023 October 7, “‘Unprecedented’ freight rail cars on North Korea’s border with Russia: satellite images”, in EFE[8], archived from the original on 08 October 2023[9]:
      Satellite images show an “unprecedented” number of freight railcars on the border between Russia and North Korea following a summit between the countries’ leaders in which they discussed military cooperation.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:North Korea.

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