North Korea is a communist country in East Asia which occupies the northern half of the Korean Peninsula, with population of 23.9 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. The key issue that put North Korea under the spotlight of the international community is their nuclear program activities. Back in 2002, Pyongyang reactivated a nuclear reactor and expelled international inspectors from the country. Such course of action increased tensions among the nuclear superpowers as well as neighboring countries. So far, years of international talks and negotiations regarding the nuclear activities remain unsuccessful. With an army of 9,495,000 active, reserve and paramilitary personnel they possess one of the world's largest armies. Read more about North Korea here. You can also watch a short documentary on life in North Korea on Youtube.