The Hermit Kingdom of North Korea: A Visual Anthology

Aug 13, 2017 | 13:00 GMT
A military parade marches past buildings in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang.

North Korea has a massive standing army, but much of the country suffers abject poverty. 

(ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Six decades after the end of the Korean War's inconclusive ceasefire in 1953, the peninsula remains deeply divided, and technically still at war. Decades of sanctions have left the Democratic People's Republic of Korea poor and largely isolated, but not without ambition. The hermit kingdom has continued its slow march toward a credible nuclear deterrent, much to the dismay of the United States and its allies in the region. Recent missile tests have put international attention on North Korea, a country vying to be the world's next nuclear power. As threats and rhetoric continue to pour across the pacific from both directions, we take a visual journey through one of the United States' most bellicose adversaries. ...

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