There are 23 million people in this atheist State with a heavily fortified 250 mile border to the South with South Korea. To the north, there is a 900 mile border with China and a short section with Russia. NK is widely recognised as the most secretive nation in the world. All North Korea is dominated by the Kim family, and today by Kim Jung-Il. The thoughts and writings of his father, Kim Il Sung control all of society and stand in direct conflict with the freedoms of the Gospel. There is widespread abuse of believers, extensive famine in rural areas, a moribund economy and zero toleration of criticism. From Christian Solidarity Worldwide.