North Korea is a country situated on the Korean Peninsula. It was founded following the division of Korea into two nations: that governed by the communist party and the other governed by a pro US-military regime. The border between these two countries was stabilized following the amnesty agreement of 1953 along the 38th parallel. In the North there are the communists, while instead in the south they are more aligned with Americans. North Korea is therefore governed by the communist party and economic system. Large parts of the political system are controlled by the Kim family: the founder in fact, Kim Il Sung, was president until 1994. His son, Kim Jong Il, succeeded his father as leader until his death in 1994. Following this the government then reverted to his first born son, Kim Jong Un. The capital is Pyongyang, which is also the largest and most important city in the country.