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More interesting facts on North Korea
- the Ch'onma-ho is a little known, indigenously produced North Korean tank; information on which has proven to be elusive even to the U.S. government?
- the 1952 attack on the Sui-ho Dam knocked out electrical power to North Korea for two weeks during the Korean War?
- more than six thousand Japanese people settled in North Korea voluntarily in the 1960s, accompanying ethnic Korean spouses returning under a repatriation campaign supported by the Japanese and North Korean governments?
- the July Theses, a set of proposals found in a speech by Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, were inspired by his visits to Communist China, Korea and Vietnam?
- the Special Boarding Unit was created by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces in response to the alleged presence of North Korean spy ships in Japanese waters in 1999?
- to combat illegal entry by foreign nationals, India and China are currently building security barriers at their borders with Bangladesh and North Korea respectively?
- the first Protestant church in Korea was founded in 1884 at Sorae in present-day Ryongyon county in South Hwanghae, North Korea?
- the designer of the Okryu Restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea, would later spend 38 years in a South Korean prison for spying?
- in North Korea, the question "How good was the taste of sungeoguk (trout soup)" is used as a common greeting to people returning from Pyongyang?
- in 2003, North Korea became the first state to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty since it came into force in 1970?
- Song Hye-rang is a North Korean defector who looked after Kim Jong-nam, the child of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il?
- Song Du-yul, a professor of philosophy and sociology at the University of Münster in Germany, was the only South Korean to attend the 1994 funeral of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung?
- Charlotte Glennie became the first New Zealand journalist to officially film in North Korea?
- On the Green Carpet was the first North Korean film to be invited to the Berlin International Film Festival, where it was screened in 2004?
- Unsung Heroes, a twenty-part North Korean spy film series, cast U.S. Army defectors Charles Jenkins and Joe Dresnok in the role of villains?
- diplomat Ted Lipman, the current Canadian ambassador to North Korea and South Korea, is married to Chinese singer Dadawa?
- among Korean regional cuisine, the luxurious style of Kaesong cuisine of North Korea is frequently compared with those of Seoul and Jeolla cuisines of South Korea?
- according to official North Korean sources, the opera The Flower Girl was written exclusively by North Korean leader Kim Il-sung?
- age controversies in gymnastics once resulted in the North Korean women's team being banned from the World Championships?
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