North Korea

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North Korea

  1. A country in East Asia whose territory consists of the northern part of Korea. Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
    • 1992, Richard Nixon, “The Pacific Triangle”, in Seize the Moment[1], Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 189:
      Gorbachev played a skillful diplomatic game in Asia. While enhancing Soviet relations with South Korea—moving from no ties to full diplomatic relations in only three years— he continued to back North Korea, though slapping its leader on the wrist for its nuclear program. While Soviet trade with South Korea will rise from $85 million in 1985 to an estimated $1 billion in 1995, Moscow continued to provide $1 billion in aid to North Korea and to equip the 1.1 million troops in its armed forces with Soviet weapons.
    • 2013, Al Gore, “Power in the Balance”, in The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change[2], New York: Random House, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 137:
      If North Korea were to gain the credible ability to threaten a nuclear attack against Japan, the pressure on Japan to develop its own arsenal would be intense in spite of Japan's historic experience and opposition to nuclear weapons.
    • 2013 April 9, Andrei Lankov, “Stay Cool. Call North Korea’s Bluff.”, in New York Times[3]:
      A closer look at North Korean history reveals what Pyongyang’s leaders really want their near-farcical belligerence to achieve — a reminder to the world that North Korea exists, and an impression abroad that its leaders are irrational and unpredictable.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:North Korea.



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