North Korea Timeline: Sami and Taylor Period 7

Timeline created by oconnor.taylor
In History
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    time in years

  • Kim Il-Sung Dies

    Kim Il-Sung Dies
    The founder of North Korea dies and his son Kim Jong-il becomes the new leader.
  • Agreed Framework

    Agreed Framework
    North Korea made a pact with the United States in which the U.S. pledged to make them two light-water reactors and supply with fuel if North Korea would end their platonium enrichment program.
  • North Korea Fire Missile Over Japan

    North Korea Fire Missile Over Japan
    North Korea shoots a very large missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. This firing shows the world that North Korea has immensely increased the range of its missiles. It was North Korea's way of showing that they had power. It caused a roadblock in foreign relations with the U.S. and many other countries because North Korea posed more of a threat now.
  • Axis of Evil Speech

    Axis of Evil Speech
    President George W. Bush stopped all foreign relations with North Korea when he said his state of the union address that North Korea, Iran, and Iraq were all apart of the "Axis of Evil".
  • North Korea Withdraws From NPT

    North Korea Withdraws From NPT
    North Korea had signed the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) in 1985. However, North Korea withdrew in early 2003 because it started to organize an illegal enriched uranium weapons program. This is a huge set back.
  • 2005 Agreement

    2005 Agreement
    North Korea made a pact to abandon it's quest for nuclear advancements. They then said they rejoin the NPT and allow IAEA moniters and inspectors to come in to prove that they were ending their nuclear programs.
  • First Nuclear Bomb Test

    First Nuclear Bomb Test
    North Korea tested their first nuclear bomb.
  • North Korea Detains U.S. Journalists

    North Korea Detains U.S. Journalists
    North Korea detained two U.S. journalists at their border with China in March of 2009. This causes a set back with the United States.
  • Second Nuclear Bomb Test

    Second Nuclear Bomb Test
    North Korea tests their second, and last, nuclear bomb.
  • Kim Jong-il Dies

    Kim Jong-il Dies
    Kim Jong-il died on December 17, 2011. He was seceeded by his youngest son, Kim Jung-un.