Official name Dem·o·crat·ic Peo·ple's Re·pub·lic of Ko·re·a . a country in East Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at the 38th parallel. 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Pyongyang.
- North Ko·re·an, adjective, noun
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How to use North Korea in a sentence
The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.
Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.
Instead, it appears that the Obama administration has opted to punish North Korea financially.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years | Shane Harris | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This may be the case—but it is not remotely plausible evidence that this attack was therefore orchestrated by North Korea.
That means any response that could result in physical damage inside North Korea is off the table.
Along with nations in the region, we are insisting that North Korea eliminate its nuclear program.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush | George W. Bush
North Korea has now frozen its dangerous nuclear weapons program.
North Korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens.
Along with nations in the region, we're insisting that North Korea eliminate its nuclear program.
We're working closely with the governments in Asia to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
British Dictionary definitions for North Korea
a republic in NE Asia, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: established in 1948 as a people's republic; mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands in the west Language: Korean. Currency: won. Capital: Pyongyang. Pop: 24 720 407 (2013 est). Area: 122 313 sq km (47 225 sq miles): Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Korean name: Chosŏn
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Cultural definitions for North Korea
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