North Korea

Chosun Minchu-chui Inmin Konghwa-guk (People’s Democratic Republic of Korea)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. Following the Second World War Soviet forces occupied northern Korea in Aug. 1945 and established a Communist-led Provisional Government. In 1946 the Korean Workers’ Party was formed from Communist groups. On 25 Aug. 1948 the Communists organized elections for a Supreme People’s Assembly, both in Soviet-occupied North Korea and in US-occupied South Korea. A People’s Democratic Republic was proclaimed on 9 Sept. 1948.


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Further Reading

  1. North Korea Directory. Tokyo, annual since 1988Google Scholar
  2. Kihl, Y. W., Politics and Policies in Divided Korea. Boulder, 1984Google Scholar
  3. Park, J. K. and Kim, I.-G., The Politics of North Korea. Boulder (CO), 1979Google Scholar
  4. Scalapino, R. A. and Lee, C.-S., Communism in Korea. Univ. of California Press, 1972—andGoogle Scholar
  5. Kim, J-Y. (eds.), North Korea Today: Strategic and Domestic Issues. Univ. of California Press, 1983Google Scholar
  6. Suh, D.-S., Korean Communism, 1945–1980: A Reference Guide to the Political System. Honolulu, 1981Google Scholar
  7. National statistical office: Central Statistics Bureau, Pyongyang.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996

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  • Brian Hunter

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