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North Korea

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishNorth KoreaˌNorth Koˈrea  a country in East Asia, west of Japan and east of China, which is officially called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Population: 24,720,407 (2014). Capital: Pyongyang. North Korea was formed in 1945 when Korea was divided into two countries (North Korea and South Korea) by the US and the former Soviet Union. North Korean soldiers entered South Korea in 1950 in an attempt to unite the two countries, and this started the Korean War(1950–53). North Korea has a Communist system of government, and its leader is Kim Jong-un. see also South KoreaNorth Korean noun, adjective
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