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Northkorea and DDR History of Relations

Northkorea and DDR History of Relations

The „ Democratic People's Republic of Korea” (DPRK) was founded on September 9 th

The „ Democratic People's Republic of Korea” (DPRK) was founded on September 9 th 1948 as a “Socialist Republic”. Northkorea and DDR

The „ German Democratic Republic” (Deutsche Demokratische Republik=DDR) was founded on October 7 th

The „ German Democratic Republic” (Deutsche Demokratische Republik=DDR) was founded on October 7 th 1949 also as a “Socialist Republic”. Northkorea and DDR

On November 6 th 1949 both countries established diplomatic relations. Embassies were built after

On November 6 th 1949 both countries established diplomatic relations. Embassies were built after the Korean War, 1954. Northkorea and DDR

During the Korean War the DDR sent machines, trucks, medicine, food and other material

During the Korean War the DDR sent machines, trucks, medicine, food and other material to North Korea. The DDR was their 3 rd biggest helper after China and the Sowjetunion. Northkorea and DDR

600 orphans and 300 students from North Korea were sent to the DDR during

600 orphans and 300 students from North Korea were sent to the DDR during and after the Korean War Northkorea and DDR

End of 1954 until 1962 the DDR had a special project: Rebuilding the city

End of 1954 until 1962 the DDR had a special project: Rebuilding the city of Hamhung, which was 90% destroyed. 300 architects, workers, technicians and doctors from the DDR stayed for some Northkorea and DDR years in Hamhung.

The main street of Hamhung had the name „Wilhelm Pieck Street“, after the president

The main street of Hamhung had the name „Wilhelm Pieck Street“, after the president of the DDR. Northkorea and DDR

In 1955 DDR Prime minister Otto Grotewohl visited North Korea, one year later Kim

In 1955 DDR Prime minister Otto Grotewohl visited North Korea, one year later Kim Il-Sung visited East-Berlin for the first time. He came a 2 nd time in 1984. Northkorea and DDR

DDR General. Secretary Erich Honecker visited North Korea three times: 1977, 1984 and 1986.

DDR General. Secretary Erich Honecker visited North Korea three times: 1977, 1984 and 1986. Kim and Honecker had different views on reunification: Kim wanted reunification in Korea, Honecker wanted two German states in Europe. Northkorea and DDR

From 1953 until 1981 the were many exchanges of workers and students between the

From 1953 until 1981 the were many exchanges of workers and students between the DPRK and DDR. Northkorea and DDR

In East Berlin was a big North. Korean school. Some North. Korean students married

In East Berlin was a big North. Korean school. Some North. Korean students married partners from the DDR. Once a week was a non-stop flight from East-Berlin to Pjoengyang with „Chosonminhang“ Northkorea and DDR

In 1990, during German Unification, about 300 North. Koreans lived in the DDR. Allmost

In 1990, during German Unification, about 300 North. Koreans lived in the DDR. Allmost all, exept diplomats and airline personal, had to return to North-Korea. Northkorea and DDR

North-Korea granted asylum to DDR ex-leader Erich Honecker, but he decided to leave to

North-Korea granted asylum to DDR ex-leader Erich Honecker, but he decided to leave to Chile. Northkorea and DDR

The last trading-project between the DDR (and later unified Germany) with North. Korea was

The last trading-project between the DDR (and later unified Germany) with North. Korea was selling old subway cars from Berlin to Pjoengyang. Northkorea and DDR

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