Official Name: Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaFlag: DemographicsPopulation: 25,248,140 (Korean, Chinese, and small percentage of ethnic Japanese )Official Languages: KoreanReligions: 64.3% Non-religious/atheist, 16% Korean shamanism, 13.5% Chondoism, 4.5% Buddhism, 1.
7% ChristianityGovernmentPresident: Kim Jong-unPrime Minister: Kim Jong-unType of Government: UnicameralLegislature/ Decision-Making body: Supreme People’s AssemblyEconomicsMain Contributors: military products, machine building, electrical power, chemicals, mining, metallurgy, textiles, food processing and tourismMore Economically Developed CountryMajor Imports: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grainMajor Exports: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery productsMain Trading Partners: ChinaInfrastructureCommunications: Subscription of fixed telephone lines is extremely low. Mobile services are limited and Fiber-optic communication links, infrastructures are run by government.Transport: Limited transport networks (roads and railways) ageing infrastructure due to lack of investment and proper maintenance. State resources are diverted to developing military projects.Sanitation: A main priority to provide proper sanitation standards to many areas in North Korea. CultureUnique Traits: communist-ruled dictator-ship regime, state-run economyUnique Foods: Kimchi, Octopus, Jokbal(pig’s trotters cooked with soy sauce and spice)Attitude to the Arts: Government has full control over all artistic forms and activities.Sports: Weightlifting, Championship in Olympic GamesGeographyLocation: Eastern AsiaImportant Neighbors: China, Russia and South KoreaUnique Geography: Strategic location bordering China, South Korea and Russia; mountainous interior is isolated and sparsely populated3 Relevant Points for Topic 11) North Korea only cares about how to solidify its regime by “Military-First” policy.2) North Korea was promised fuel and humanitarian aids in return for the dismantling of its nuclear facility.3) People do not have to suffer if the regime is conscious on how to genetically modify food.3 Relevant Points for Topic 21) Traffickers advertise human organ trafficking via Internet instant messaging services, online forums and blogs.2) In 2016, there are over 20,000 patients in North Korea waiting for organs in August, but have been only 2,500 transplants in that year.3) The number of criminals arrested on charges of organ trafficking has decreased sharply throughout the years.