North Korea

North Korea: 10 Things to Know about Its History, Persecution, and Some Good News

North Korea is a country surrounded by a lot of myths. While most people likely know that North Korea is ruled by a dictator and is not a place most people have any desire to visit, actual knowledge about the country is often scarce.

It's important, however, to understand the history of this country and what it is really like for its citizens in order to better understand events going on in the world, as well as to understand how to pray for this country, where God has many people, despite the intense persecution Christians there receive.

Additionally, since North Korea has been surfacing more frequently in the news lately, it is especially important to get some backstory on North Korea's threat of missiles and nuclear weapons, as well as the recent developments in diplomatic relations between North Korea and the rest of the world. The following will provide you with some basic information on this hermit country.

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