Famine struck North Korea in the mid-1990s, set off by unprecedented floods. This autarkic urban, industrial society had achieved food self-sufficiency in prior decades through a massive industrialization of agriculture. However, the economic system relied on massive concessionary inputs of fossil fuels, primarily from the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. When the Soviet collapse and China's marketization switched trade to a hard currency, full price basis, North Korea's economy collapsed. The vulnerable agricultural sector experienced a massive failure in 1995–96, expanding to full-fledged famine by 1997–99. Hundreds of thousands if not millions died of starvation (estimates range from 200,000 to 3.5 million). North Korea has not yet resumed its food self-sufficiency and relies on external food aid from China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Recently, North Korea requested that food supplies are no-longer delivered.
Welcome to Seoul !
Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It is now a big and modern city, located on the river Han, at the Northwest of the country. Seoul is the 6th city the most populated in the world with a population of 10 297 004 inhabitants.
For the deplacements, Seoul accounts around 3 000 000 vehicles which circulate every day ( so it is not rare to meet traffic jams ! ) but you can use the subway which has 8 lines, or the bus which has almost 200 services or the 6 freeways which connect the districts of the city between them.
Seoul is composed of 25 districts :
Dobong-gu, Dongdaemun-gu, Dongjak-gu, Eunpyeong-gu, Gangbuk-gu, Gangdong-gu,
Gangnam-gu, Gangseo-gu, Geumcheon-gu, Guro-gu, Gwanak-gu, Gwangjin-gu, Jongno-gu,
Jung-gu, Jungnang-gu, Mapo-gu, Nowon-gu, Seocho-gu, Seodaemun-gu, Seongbuk-gu, Seongdong-gu, Songpa-gu, Yangcheon-gu, Yeongdeungpo-gu and Yongsan-gu.