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Historical dictionary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Author: James Hoare
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2012.
Series: Historical dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea provides a clear and easily understood history of the DPRK, also known as North Korea. It examines the historic roots of the country from the 1800s up to the death of Kim Jong Il. There are factual essays on leaders such as Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as well as some of their supporters and opponents, on organizations such as the Korean Worker's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hoare
ISBN: 9780810861510 0810861518
OCLC Number: 744300599
Description: lix, 489 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's ForewordPrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyMapsIntroductionThe DictionaryBibliographyAppendix A. Korean Armistice Agreement 27 July 1953 Appendix B. 4 July 1972 North-South Joint DeclarationAppendix C. Agreed Framework between the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Geneva 21 October 1994Appendix D. June 2000 North- South Joint StatementAppendix E. DPRK-United States October 2000 Joint StatementAppendix F. DPRK-Japan September 2002 Pyongyang Declaration Appendix G. 2005 Six Party Talks StatementAppendix H. 2007 Six Party Talks StatementAppendix I. UN Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009)About the Author
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.
Responsibility: James E. Hoare.

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The Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea provides a clear and easily understood history of the DPRK, also known as North Korea. It examines the historic roots of the country from the 1800s up to the death of Kim Jong Il. There are factual essays on leaders such as Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as well as some of their supporters and opponents, on organizations such as the Korean Worker's Party, the Supreme People's Assembly (parliament), and on the lives and livelihood of the people. Issues such as the DPRK nuclear and missile programs are also explained. This reference includes a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, leading political figures, institutions, economic enterprises, ethnic communities, and cultural features. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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More than 300 cross-referenced entries discussing topics from politics to cultural heritage are featured in this volume on the DPRK. The dictionary is supplemented with a time line comprising Read more...

 
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