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Current leader of North Korea. Constantly defies U.N. mandates to build his country's nuclear program.
Biased Information Used to Promote a Political Cause or View
A political theory in which all property is publicly owned and equality is trying to be reached
United Nations (UN)
An intergovernmental organization to promote international cooperation
A temporary suspension of fighting, typically one during which peace talks take place
The 38th Parallel
A line of latitude used as a pre-Korean War boundary between North and South
The Korean War
When North Korea invaded South Korea, and South Korea fought back with US, allied help, China joined the war on North Korea's side
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
The border between North and South Korea. The final line during the Korean War. Neither side is allowed to have troops there.
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
North Korea's official name
Republic of Korea
South Korea's official name
powerful explosive devices that can cause widespread destruction. Requires both advanced physics and Uranium or Plutonium
the power struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States after World War II
the capital and largest city of South Korea, roughly 20 miles from the DMZ.
US military in South Korea
About 28,000 U.S. troops are permanently stationed in South Korea, including along the DMZ.
South Korea's government
An economic system based on private property and limited government control. Supported by the United States during the Cold War, and practiced by South Korea and Japan.
Head of State in China
president- has very little power
Premier of China
head of government in China similar to a Prime Minister
National People's Congress
The legislature of the People's Republic of China. It is under the control of the Chinese Communist Party and is not an independent branch of government.
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