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Impenetrable to any gaze, sealed in a world almost on the edge of reality and impregnated by the cult of its leader’s personality, North Korea lives its international isolation by preserving its residents from any contact with the outside world. Current and historical testimony of the profound ideological, economic and social divisions that marked the twentieth century after the end of the Second World War, the country is closed within the boundaries of totalitarianism extreme that, under the guise of a formally democratic label linked to the status of republic, plagiarizes politics, informs the economy and pervades every single aspect of the life of the residents. Deeply marked by the floods that have hit the country on several occasions, decimated by a state of latent war and starved by an autarchic and short-sighted policy in the face of the real needs of the country, the population survives in the shadow of a regime that also uses space and urban forms, marked by a Soviet-style architectural gigantism, to impart a profound sense of alienation. United with South Korea from an almost total ethnic-linguistic homogeneity (which over the centuries has not been enough to impose a unitary path to the disputes of the peninsula, gradually subject to Chinese, Japanese, European, American occupation), starting from the nineties of the twentieth century, the country has conducted timid attempts at rapprochement and dialogue. The last one, held in October 2007 in Pyongyang, opened a few more glimmers towards a relaxing turn in relations between the two countries. However, the process of reconciliation and peace between the two entities does not seem easy to implement, complicated, on the one hand, by the massive presence of foreign military contingents in South Korean territory; on the other, the nuclear threat represented by the conversion of radioactive materials for the construction of atomic weapons and missiles, in place in the North Korean state. These nuclear ambitions, the subject of bitter criticism and growing concerns from the international community, have given rise in the last decade to several, often conflicting, resolutions in the Security Council of the UN, in an attempt to find a solution in the short term that privileges diplomatic dialogue but at the same time unequivocally affirms the need to ban atomic proliferation. Indeed, the country, which possesses nuclear weapons, short, medium and long range missiles, withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003 and conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2017. The tests conducted at moments of high tension with North Korea and the USA in particular in 2013 when the leaders of the North Korean army received the green light for an attack on the USA. Kim Jong-un, after the explicit threat he showed himself available to a dialogue that would loosen the international sanctions on the country. In particular, since 2018 Kim Jong-un has initiated a policy of détente which has led to historic meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and with US President Donald Trump. According to COUNTRYAAH, North Korea is a nation in Eastern Asia, the capital city of which is Pyongyang. The latest population of North Korea is 25,778,827. ACEINLAND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in North Korea, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
CLIMATE
North Korea has a continental climate. In fact, the northern regions, subject to the influence of continental air masses, cold and dry, have long and very rigid winters, with averages of even -10 ºC and minimums of around -20 ºC. In the summer, the entire peninsula of Korea is subject to the influence of the monsoon coming from the ocean, which makes the climate hot and humid, with August averages around 21 ºC in the North. Precipitation is therefore mainly in summer, between June and August; winter is scarcely rainy due to the influence of the anticyclone Siberian. In principle, rainfall decreases from S – where in coastal areas it exceeds 1400 mm per year – to N, where on average no more than 1000 mm of rain falls per year, with minimums of less than 500 mm in eastern areas.