Presentation on theme: "The Koreas Today Chapter 23, section 4. Even though they share a common history and culture, the two Koreas have very different governments and economies."— Presentation transcript:
Even though they share a common history and culture, the two Koreas have very different governments and economies.
Government North Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Totalitarian state—controlled by communist party First ruled by Kim Il Sung- Ruled by Kim Jong Il 1994 -2011 Now ruled by Kim Jong Un Capital - Pyongyang
Economy North Korea Command economy—gov. plans and decides what is produced; owns all land; controls all access to jobs Rich in mineral resources—creates machinery and military supplies—use out of date technology –poorer than S. Korea and Japan
Issues and Challenges North Korea Isolated from the rest of the world because it deals with communist countries Closed its markets to foreign goods Not much land to farm Lacks technology Creates nuclear bombs Crowded cities Poor choices by government