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Note: After the Korean War, the Korean Peninsula was divided into two separate countries.  Although both countries share a 5,000 year history together, they've been separated from each other for the last 50 years.   Therefore, the historical and cultural information about North Korea is similar to that of South Korea.

Underground Churches in North Korea

 

Jonathan Lee, Mississippi youth, traveled to Iowa on 1/1/12 to question Republican presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney about their thoughts on the reunification of Korea.

Jonathan is currently promoting March 21 International Childrenís Peace Day and a meeting between the children of North and South Korea. It is his hope to have a letter delivered to the new leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. In August 2010, Jonathan travelled to North Korea to deliver a letter to the former leader, Kim Jong Il. He had favorable response for the idea from North Korean Mission to the UN, but they stated that a peace treaty needed to be signed first.
To find out more about Jonathanís peace efforts for the Korean peninsula, More

Jonathan Lee, 13, from Mississippi is in Seoul, South Korea to promote peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula at the G20 Summit. It is in an effort to bring awareness of the situation in Korea and his suggestion of a Children's Peace Forest in the DMZ.

He is asking the G20 leaders to support:
1.The end of the Korean War with the signing of a peace treaty between the two Koreas and the U.S.
2.A nuclear free Korean peninsula.
3.The creation of a Children's Peace Forest in the DMZ. It's motto is Above Politics, Above Borders, Above Conflicts, Above Ideology. It's all about giving hope to people and children around the world. More......


Ryugyong Hotel is a 105-floor skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea more...

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Country Profile 

 
Capital : Pyongyang
Population :
22.175 million
Area :
221,607 sq km (N+S.Korea)
Currency :
Won 
GDP :
21Billion (1997)
per-capita :
757 (2000)
Exports : $560 million (2000)
Imports : $1.41 billion (2000)
Form :
Communism
Official Languages :
Korean


 

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