August 2008
Background Notes on Countries of the World: North Korea;Aug2008, p3
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This article offers information on North Korea's relations with South Korea and other countries. Particular focus is given to mixed policy pursued by North Korea regarding its relations with South Korea since the Korean War. There is a military demarcation line (MDL) that divides North Korea from South Korea, as well as a demilitarized zone. North Korea has tried to balance its relations with China and the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. Also included are information on its involvement in multilateral organizations and its position on terrorism.


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