The History of North Korea in 60 Seconds

Learn the history of the secretive nation in one minute.
1:09 | 04/12/13

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Supermodels for traffic lights air punching military drills and -- to best -- North Korea is the isolated complex nuclear -- by product of World War II. The Korean Peninsula was divided along the 38 parallel after Japan's surrender. In 1950 the north attacked the -- starting the Korean War. The US support of the south the Soviets in the north and Kim Il sun rose as the country's founder. The Koreans agree to stop fighting in 1953. But refused to sign -- troops. Despite signing -- nuclear ban in 1991. The north refused inspections at its site. The country's founder died in 1994. But his son Kim John ill kept its dynasty alive. 2006. The north conducted the first of three nuclear tests. When Kim Jong-Il died in 2011. His son Kim Jong-un took over. Ignore in the 1953 agreement and focusing attention on building weapons capable of hitting US --

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