North Korea Timeline

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After World War 2 Korea breaks away from Japan

1945

The South declares independence from the North

1950

Armistice ends the Korean War

1953

North and South Korea join UN nations

1991

US agrees to help provide modern nuclear weapons reactors

1995

Pyongyang says he will no longer follow the armistice that ended the war

1996

Severe famine with floods stricks North Korea

1996