Mansudae Korea

7 Years of Kim Jong Un

Overview Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, First Secretary of the Worker’s Party of Korea, Chair of the Central Military Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, Leader of the Presidium of the Politburo and Supreme Leader...

First trip to the DPRK | Pyongyang & Pyongsong

The city of Pyongyang, relatively small by international standards, is most well known for buildings and sites located in the heart of the city. For this reason, a walk between the Grand Theatre and Kim Il Sung Square may seem to an outsider as a...

Is Tourism Staged in North Korea? Probably Not; Here’s Why.

Tourism to the DPRK has been going on longer than many would initially assume. Travel from many allied countries, most of which were members of the eastern-bloc of soviet-aligned nations, have been able to travel to the country for much longer than...

When the US & North Korea Teamed Up: The Dai Hong Dan Incident

In October 2007, the Korean Central News Agency released a statement praising the United States and its military which, from today’s perspective, would seem to come from an alternate reality. We feel grateful to the United States for its assistance...

That time Kim Il Sung died in 1986, and then didn’t

Kim Il Sung served as the leader of the DPRK from the founding of the country in 1948 until his death in 1994; initially serving as premier until 1972 when the position of President was created, which he held until his death*. During the second half...

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