Mon, October 11, 2010

DPRK holds historic party meeting

DPRK prints photos of heir apparent Kim Jong Un

DPRK state media published the first official images Thursday of Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of leader Kim Jong Il and heir apparent of the impoverished, nuclear-armed state. Full story

BACKGROUNDER

Key facts about DPRK

In 1894, Japan invaded the Korean Peninsula and occupied it from 1910 to 1945. Korea was liberated from Japan's colonial rule after WWII. On Sept. 9, 1948, the founding of the DPRK was proclaimed.

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