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In photos: North Korea's early years

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 60: The population is subject to regular public political education circa 1940s. On Feb. 16, 1948, the People's Republic of North Korea was proclaimed. Kim IL SUNG, Secretary-General of the Worker's Party became prime minister of the new republic.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) was proclaimed on Sept. 9, 1948. We take a look back at the secretive country's early years.

Pictured: People are subject to regular public political education, 1940s.

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