North Korea By: James McCoy , and Chloe Camp
North Korea’s Leader Is Seriously Ill, U.S. Intelligence Officials Say Government of North Korea: The Government of North Korea is Communist. The Leader Of this government is Kim Jong il.
Famous Places: • Some famous places in North Korea include: The Arch Of Reunification, the Tower Of Juche Idea, The extinct volcano Paekdusan near the Chinese and North Korean borders, and the Pagoda at Punhwangsa, which is the last standing pagoda in North Korea.
Physical features Of North Korea: • The physical features of North Korea include: The Korean Peninsula, Yellow sea, The Korean Bay, and the Sea Of Japan.
Economy: Agriculture: Industries: Electric Factories rice paddy farming Mining military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, magnetite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, • Rice, • Corn, • Potatoes, • Soybeans • Pulses • Cattle • Pigs • Pork • Eggs
Culture: • some major religions in North Korea are Buddhist, Confucius, and some Christian. • The North Korean culture was highly influenced by the Buddhist culture, thus most of the people there are following Buddhist traditions.( wearing clothing etc. )
Famous People: • Queen Sondok- Reigned as queen in the Silla Dynasty from A.D. 634- 647. ( Also Known as the female hero.) • King Sejong- Reigned as king of North Korea from 1418- 1450. He was widely Known across North Korea for creating the alphabet “Hangul”. ( Also known as “Sejong The Great.”) • Yu Kwan-Sun- A famous independence fighter in North Korea that encouraged other women to fight for equal rights. She was killed by the torture she received in a Japanese prison.
Climate: • North Korea’s climate is temperate with rainfall concentrated in Summer. ( summer monsoonal month)
Major Achievements: • Korean war which lasted from June 25th 1950- July 27th 1953. • They have a strong nuclear weapon program (although NATO has forbidden ongoing nuclear weapons development. ) • Last year North Korea reported a rice harvest of 4.4 million tons.
Problems: • Malnutrition • Lack of fresh water. • pollution (water and air) • Black Market • Disease: Cholera, Malaria, Diphtheria, Smallpox, HIV/AIDS • Food shortages • Poverty
Vocabulary: • Queen sondok- Queen of Korea from A.D. 634- 647. Also known as the female hero. • King Sejong- Ruled as king of Korea from 1418- 1450. He was widely known for his invention of the “Hangul” alphabet. • Yu Kwan-Sun- A very famous women independence fighter that fought for women’s rights. She was murdered in a Japanese prison from the torture she received.. • Black Market- An illegal market in which illegal sales take place. ( such as: slavery and human flesh.) • NATO- (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) A military alliance of Europe and North America.