North Korea: History and current events

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How did North Korea become the place that it is and why is it so at odds with the rest of the world?

Video Explainers:


North Korea country profile from BBC News
Country profile from the CIA World Factbook
US State Department page on North Korea
North Korea's official home page
US Policy toward the Korean Peninsula report from the Council on Foreign Relations

There are resources for teaching about North Korea listed on the New York Times Learning Network and the Guardian

You can also search for the latest news reports from a curated list of 350 reliable sources around the world on Newscleanse, you can also limit your search to a handful of (English language) news sources in Asia, to see how events are being covered there.