Soviet troops occupy the North and US troops occupy the South.
Kim Il-sung is leader. Soviet troops withdrawn.
Sparks Korean War and Northern invasion.
Stopping the country from producing nuclear weapons.
Accused by the International Atomic Energy Agency of violating the treaty.
Appointed by Kim Il-sung after his death
3 million North Koreans died from starvation
George W. Bush labels North Korea, Iraq and Iran "axes of evil" for continuing to build weapons of mass destruction.
Including a long range missile that crashed shortly after take-off despite reportedly having capabilities to reach the US.
Some experts stating the missile could potentially reach Alaska.