North Korea Amber Whitehill Anajua nole

Introduction: North Korea is a country in Eastern Asia occupying the northern border of the Korean Peninsula. It borders the Korea bay and the Sea of Japan between China and South Korea. North Korea is composed of mountains and uplands, separated by deep narrow valleys. The government system is a Communist state one man dictatorship. North Korea has a command economy in which the central government directs the economy regarding the production and distribution of goods.

  • Population: 25,115,311
  • World Ranking: 51
  • Economy: One of the world's most centrally directed and least open economies, faces economic issues. The capitol stock is beyond repair as results from under investments, shortages of spares and poor maintenance.
  • GDP World Ranking: 115
  • Unemployment Rate: 25.6%
  • Unemployment Ranking: 180
  • Industries: military products, machine building, electric power, chemicals, mining, tourism, textiles, food processing, metallurgy
  • Government type: Communist State- The state plans and controls the economy and a single authoritarian party holds power.
  • Administrative divisions: 9 provinces
  • Capitol: Pyongyang
  • Independence: August 15 1945
  • Constitution: Latest adopted 1998, revised in 2009, 2012, 2013.
  • Legal system: civil law system based on the Prussian model; system influenced by the Japanese traditions and communist legal theory.
  • Suffrage: 17 years of age
  • Executive Branch
  • Head of State: Kim Jong Un
  • Cabinet: Cabinet members are appointed by the supreme peoples assembly.
  • Elections are held every five years.
  • Power is transferred by death.
  • Legislative Branch:
  • Unicameral
  • Members are elected by the absolute majority vote to serve five years.
  • Elections: Last held on March 9 2014; elections are held every five years.
  • Judicial Branch
  • Organized by the supreme court (chief of justice and 2 peoples assessors).
  • Judges elected by the supreme people's assembly for five years.

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