2015 in North Korea

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Events from the year 2015 in North Korea. The year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea. [1] The year was celebrated as the year of DPRK-Russia friendship. [2]

Party Foundation Day annual observance in North Korea (10 October)

The Party Foundation Day is an annual public holiday in North Korea marking the 10 October 1945 foundation of the "Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea", known as the "North Korea Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea" in the West and considered a predecessor to the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

Workers Party of Korea North Korea’s ruling political party

The Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) is the founding and ruling political party of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the largest party represented in the Supreme People's Assembly. The WPK is the sole governing party of North Korea. It coexists de jure with two other legal parties making up the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland. However, these minor parties are completely subservient to the WPK, and must accept the WPK's "leading role" as a condition of their existence.





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Korean Peoples Navy Maritime warfare branch of North Koreas military

The Korean People's Navy (KPN), officially the Korean People's Army Naval Force, is the naval service branch of the Korean People's Army, which contains each branch of the North Korean armed forces.


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Kim Yang-gon North Korean politician

Kim Yang-gon was a North Korean politician and a senior official of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

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The Order of Friendship is a medal awarded by the government of North Korea. It is restricted only to non-nationals.

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Order of Kim Il-sung

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Order of Kim Jong-il

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The International Kim Il-sung Prize is an award conferred for contributions in the study and proliferation of the Juche idea. It is named in honor of Kim Il-sung, the first supreme leader of the North Korea, credited with creation of the Juche idea.

Hero of Labor (North Korea)

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  1. Leonid Petrov (28 August 2015). "Isolated Kim Relies on Old North Korea Tensions Playbook". Leonid Petrov's KOREA VISION. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  2. "Year of DPRK-Russia Friendship Closes". naenara.com.kp. KCNA. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. "U.S. slaps more sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack". 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. "North Korea test-fires 'intelligent' anti-ship rocket: KCNA". Agence France Presse. 7 February 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015.
  5. "North Korea lifts four-month travel ban to prevent Ebola". Archived from the original on 2015-03-05.
  6. Reuters (March 9, 2015). "Bangladesh: North Korean Diplomat, Found With Gold Stash, Is Expelled". New York Times. USA. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. "Bangladesh seizes gold from North Korean diplomat". BBC. United Kingdom. March 6, 2015. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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