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Shtykov served as the first Soviet ambassador, while Kim Il-sung became premier.Soviet forces withdrew from the North in 1948, and most American forces withdrew from the South in 1949.The military of North Korea invaded the South on 25 June 1950, and swiftly overran most of the country.
It is the country with the highest number of military and paramilitary personnel, with a total of 9,495,000 active, reserve and paramilitary personnel.
The 10th-century kingdom of Goryeo succeeded Goguryeo, After the division of the country into North and South Korea, the two sides used different terms to refer to Korea: Chosun or Joseon (조선) in North Korea, and Hanguk (한국) in South Korea.
In 1948, North Korea adopted Democratic People's Republic of Korea () as its new legal name.
More than one million civilians and soldiers were killed in the war.
As a result of the war, almost every substantial building in North Korea was destroyed.
The South declared its statehood in May 1948 and two months later the ardent anti-communist Syngman Rhee became its ruler.