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North Korea Nuclear Program
Japan successfully annexed North Korea
After WW1, Japan pulls out of North Korea, U.S. in the south and the Soviets in the north
South Korea declares independence from North Korea, sparking the North Korean Invasion.
North Korea captures USS Pueblo, the US Naval Intelligence ship
North Korea joins the UN
North Korea fires a multistage long-range which flies over Japan and lands in Pacific Ocean
North Korea announces they're reopening nuclear facilities at Yongbyon.
North Korea conducts its first nuclear weapons test at an underground facility. The UN imposes economic and commercial sanctions on North Korea
Armistice end North Korean War
North and South Korea both issue a statement on peaceful reunification
Kim Il-sung designates eldest son, Kim Jong-il as his successor
Death of Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-il succeeds his father as leader
Death of Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-un presides at funeral and takes over key posts by April
Tension rises in war of words with US over North Korean threat to fire ballistic missiles near US Pacific territory of Guam
Kim Jong-un's estranged half-brother Kim Jong-nam is killed by a highly toxic nerve agent in Malaysia, with investigators suspecting North Korean involvement.
Kim Jong-un's uncle, Chang Song-thaek, is found guilty of attempting to overthrow the state and is summarily executed - in a purge seen as the biggest shake-up since the death of Kim Jong-il in 2011.
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