The Culture Of North Korea

1563 WordsSep 21, 20177 Pages
The word culture can sometimes be a complex word. According to Merriam-Webster (2017), the definition of culture can be defined as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also: the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time.” In this essay, I will go over how, although, Korea are split into two separate countries, the culture in North Korea is still very similar to that of South Korea. I will also talk about the geography of North Korea and how it was split. Furthermore, this essay will go over the climate, the population and the economy of North Korea. I will conclude it with the type of power and…show more content…
The way of life in Korean culture is fundamentally based on the Confucian thought. In North Korea, it is said that they allow freedom of religion, however, they do not practice it. A belief they have gone by nowadays is based on the cult personality of Kim Il Sung. Through the education system, he and his family are the role models of the whole North Korea. North Korea is a country in East Asia that occupies the northern portion of the Korean peninsula. Its official name is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. North Korea is mostly characterized by mountains and valleys. According to World Atlas (2017), “the highest peak is Paektu-san on the volcanic Baekdu Mountain and is located on its northern border with China, and rises 9,002 ft.” The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang. Kaesong and Nampo, along with Pyongyang, are considered special cities with independent juridical authorities and the rest of the country is divided into nine provinces. North Korea became its own country after the United States and USSR agreed to split the Korean peninsula. Kim Il Sung was given power over North Korea and claimed jurisdiction over all of Korea. That did not go well with the leader of South Korea at the time, Syngman Rhee, who also claimed jurisdiction of Korea. On June 25, 1950, Kim Il Sung tried to unify Korea under his rule through military force. This started
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