Cultural Awareness Of North Korea

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Cultural Awareness of North Korea
SSG Zane A. Holbrook
13M40 Senior Leader Course

Cultural Awareness of North Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, usually known as North Korea, is a state that occupies the northern half of the Korean peninsula. North Korea is a relatively new state, founded in 1948 because of the postcolonial settlement handed down by the United States of America and the Soviet Union (USSR). In 1945, the U.S. and the USSR replaced the Japanese as the responsible bodies and this division of responsibility caused the establishment of the Soviet north and the American south. During its inception North Korea regarded as a satellite state of the USSR; however because of the fall of the
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Spanning a land mass of nearly 50,000 square miles with 1,037-land mile and 1,547 miles of coastline the strategic significance is of global importance and routinely is found in intense international summits to ensure stability of the region. Mostly covered with mountain ranges, rolling hilltops, 61 percent forest, and woodland area the country’s terrain presents a particularly difficult agricultural challenge. According to the latest information available, the country only presents with 14 percent arable land with just 2 percent permanent cropland. As a whole, all land ownership controlled by the state being direct responsibility by the state or communally owned, as is the case with most agricultural areas. North Korea’s major industries focuses on the production and supply of essential domestic resources as iron and steel production, mining, machinery and other heavy industry production. Due to its isolationist, mentality the country suffers in international trade restricted mostly to fellow socialist states including China, Russia but occasionally Africa. In recent years, North Korea has tried to increase its trade relationships with the United States and Japan however it has suffered major setbacks in these areas due to trade sanctions imposed due to unsanctioned nuclear testing. Throughout the country class, division is highly
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