October 2011
Background Notes on Countries of the World: North Korea;10/31/2011, p6
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The article presents information on North Korean foreign relations. It notes that North Korea's post-World War II history and much of its foreign policy are defined by its relationship with the South. North Korea is separated from the South by a military demarcation line since the Korean War. Both China and Russia serve as the closest allies of the North, which has limited diplomatic ties with the South, U.S. and Japan. Information on North-South reunification efforts is provided.


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