North Korea Part 2

By: Hestin Yaeger


Government Type: communist state

chief of state: KIM Jong Un
head of government: Premier PAK Pong Ju
cabinet members

Branches: executive, judiciary, and legislative

the effect of being a communist state is very hard on its people and causes many problems.


Economy Type: command economy

level of development: developing

GDP: $40 billion

North Korea does not publish reliable National Income Accounts data; the data shown here are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP estimates for North Korea that were made by Angus MADDISON in a study conducted for the OECD; his figure for 1999 was extrapolated to 2011 using estimated real growth rates for North Korea's GDP and an inflation factor based on the US GDP deflator; the results were rounded to the nearest $10 billion.

Per capita: $1800

currency: North Korean won

Population living below poverty line: 25%

Imports: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain China 68%, South Korea 22%

exports: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products China 65%, South Korea 27%

North Korea has a very low Per capita GDP meaning the people are very poor and live very hard lives living on only 1800 dollars per year.
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Again the houses people have to live in because the low GDP per capita.
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The government building in the capital.


Independence day: 15 August 1945

Founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 9 September

Authors: Yeonmi Park

The Only museums commemorate the history of the Country.

Music is only played during festivals and holidays.
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Dancing is only played out during festivals and holidays.
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The only sports are ice hockey, power lifting, soccer, ping pong, and swimming.

Just for fun

1. Pot is legal
2. it is year 104 not 2016
3.North Korea hands out ballots with only one option on them, so votes swing, you guessed it, 100% for the leader.
4. Although there may be some stop lights, many of them reportedly do not work
5. North Korea has the worlds largest stadium
6. If one person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, it affects their whole family. Grandparents, parents, and children of the violator are sent to work with them.
7.In the 1990s all teachers were required to learn how to play accordions. Today, many citizens continue to specialize in the instrument.
8. There is a fake propaganda city on the boarder.
9. The constitution is available for anyone to read.
10. Nabbing him and his wife, Kim Jong-il forced Shin Sang-ok to make films under his reign.
11. there are only three TV channels
12. Kim jong il imported 763,000 dollars of cocaine each year
Aegukka - North Korea National anthem Vocal


Let morning shine on the silver and gold of this land,

Three thousand leagues packed with natural wealth.

My beautiful fatherland.

The glory of a wise people

Brought up in a culture brilliant

With a history five millennia long.

Let us devote our bodies and minds

To supporting this Korea forever.

The firm will, bonded with truth,

Nest for the spirit of labour,

Embracing the atmosphere of Mount Paektu,

Will go forth to all the world.

The country established by the will of the people,

Breasting the raging waves with soaring strength.

Let us glorify forever this Korea,

Limitlessly rich and strong.