North Korea

1) North Korea was founded in 1948. After liberation from Japanese occupation in 1945, North Korea became allies with the Soviet Union and became a communist nation.

2) The estimated population of North Korea is 25,115,311 as of July 2016 ranking number 51 in the world

3) GDP per capita in 2014 was estimated to be around 1,800 US dollars. North Korea has limited trade partners and relies heavily on China to assist with trade. North Korea is number 115 in the world.

4) The unemployment rate is 25.6% (est.) making North Korea number 180 in the world.

5) North Korea's industries are military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; and tourism.

6) North Korea is a communist controlled state meaning it is run by a single party and it's people have limited freedoms.

7) The capital of North Korea is P'yongyang and it's population was 2,581,076 in 2008.

8) North Korea had 9 provinces, Chagang, Hambuk (North Hamgyong), Hamnam (South Hamgyong), Hwangbuk (North Hwanghae), Hwangnam (South Hwanghae), Kangwon, P'yongbuk (North Pyongan), P'yongnam (South Pyongan), and Ranggang. North Korea also has 2 cities, P'yongyang and Rason.

10) North Korea's constitution was adopted in 1948, 1972; latest adopted 1998 (during KIM Jong Il era); revised 2009, 2012, 2013 (2016).

11) North Korea's legal system is civil law system based on the Prussian model; and system influenced by Japanese traditions and Communist legal theory.

12) North Korea's voting age is 17; universally.

13) North Korea's chief of state is Kim Jong Un. Chief of state unofficially appoints all cabinet members

14) Unicameral Supreme People's Assembly or Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui (687 seats; members directly elected by absolute majority vote to serve 5-year terms); note - the Korean Workers' Party selects all candidates.

15) Supreme Court or Central Court (consists of the chief justice and 2 "People's Assessors" and for some cases, 3 judges), and judges elected by the Supreme People's Assembly for 5-year terms.

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