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North Korea

As North Korean government website states, "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a genuine workers' state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasants, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests." Critics regard it as a totalitarian dictatorship. International organizations have assessed that human rights violations in North Korea have no parallel in the contemporary world.
North Korean official ideology doctrine, Juche, was introduced as a "creative application of Marxism–Leninism" in 1972. From 1994 to 1998, North Korea suffered a famine, and the country's food shortage continues. North Korea has total of 9,495,000 active, reserve, and paramilitary personnel. Its active duty army of 1.21 million is the fourth largest in the world.
North Korean soldiers carry a casket that will be passed across the Military Demarkation Line (MDL) to the U.N. Command Honor Guard soldiers during a repatriation ceremony. During the ceremony the remains of what is believed to be five U.S. soldiers that served in the Korean war were returned to the South. During the ceremony the reamains are passed across the MDL from North Korean soldiers to a group of United Nations Command Honor Guard soldiers. As the remains are passed across the MDL they are saluted by a delegation of representing members of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, some of which served in the Korean War. A spokesman for the U.N. Command, said that the remains were...
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The "Bridge of No Return" that crosses from South Korea to North Korea at the Demarcation Line

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

STS058-12-018 - STS-058 - Earth obs scene, probably on the border betweeen China and North Korea.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Mountainous scene, probably near the border between China coast and North Korea. Exact location unknown. Subject Terms: STS-58, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), MOU... more

A wide-angle view looking across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from Osan Air Base, South Korea into what is known as "Propaganda City" North Korea's uninhabited town on the DMZ that broadcast propaganda daily. From AIRMAN Magazine's January 1995 issue article "Keeping an Eye on the Bad Guy"

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Rose Reynolds Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

Members of North Korea meet with officials of South Korea. The purpose of these talks was the exchange of a casket containing human remains from North Korea to South Korea

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panmunjom State: Demilitarized Zone Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SPC. Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), also, North Korea, People's Army guards march in formation to their appointed posts during a repatriation ceremony in the Panmunjom Joint Security Area

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panmunjom State: Demilitarized Zone Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James Mossman, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Workers from the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), also, North Korea, use wide mustache brooms to sweep an area where nine caskets will be delivered on the DPRK side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) for a repatriation ceremony at the Panmunjom Joint Security Area

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panmunjom State: Demilitarized Zone Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James Mossman, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

A memorial plaque to the veterans of the Korean War is placed at the front of the 19 stainless steel statues of the Korean War Veterans Memorial located on the National Mall near the Reflecting Pool. Exact Date Shot Unknown

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

A Korean Medal of Appreciation for Korean War Veterans is presented to a grateful Vet who defended the country during the Korean War. The presentation took place during the Korean American Cultural Foundation of Seoul, Korea's presentation of WINTER EVENT 2000. Held at the Palmer Theater, Fort Hood, Texas

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: John Byerly, Civilian Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Soldiers celebrating Passover in Seoul, Korea, 1952

Photographer: unknown..Date: 1952..Medium: Black and white photograph..Repository: American Jewish Historical Society ( http://www.ajhs.org ) .. Parent Collection: National Jewish Welfare Board Records (I-337).... more

Soldiers celebrating Hanukah outside in Korea

Description: Soldiers celebrating Hanukah outside in Korea..Creator/Photographer: Unknown..Medium: Photograph. .Date: 1953..Persistent URL: digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=210140 ( http://digit... more

Pyonyan[heijō] rakujō shi wagahei daishōri

Print shows Japanese officers looking at maps and reviewing progress of battle taking place outside the fortress at Pyongyang; two figures entering the scene in the lower half of the right panel may be war jour... more

Pyonyan[heijō] rakujō shi wagahei daishōri

Print shows Japanese officers looking at maps and reviewing progress of battle taking place outside the fortress at Pyongyang; two figures entering the scene in the lower half of the right panel may be war jour... more

Pyonyan[heijō] rakujō shi wagahei daishōri

Print shows Japanese officers looking at maps and reviewing progress of battle taking place outside the fortress at Pyongyang; two figures entering the scene in the lower half of the right panel may be war jour... more