|Order of Kim Il Sung|
|Order of the National Flag||Freedom and Independence Order|
|Soldier's Honor Order||Order of Friendship|
|Order of Admiral Lee Sun Sin||People's Army Commemorative Order|
|Order of Labor||Order of Doctorate|
|Order of the 20th Anniversary||Order of Military Service Honor|
|Order of the 50th Anniversary||Order of 5 March 986|
|Order for Capital Construction||Order of the Red Banner of the Three Great Revolutions|
|Order of the 40th Anniversary of Fatherland Liberation War Victory||Order of the Korean Army 60th Anniversary Commemoration|
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is one of the biggest "white spots" as far as its orders and medals are concerned. Very little material is available, particularly that referring to modern times. This page, although incomplete and probably not up-to-date, is meant to make a Medal.com.cn at least acquainted with the North Korean award system.
The system of orders and medals of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is based on the Soviet one, although with some Chinese influence as well. The orders have the form of stylized five pointed stars mounted to the uniform or civilian clothes with the screw, while the medals suspend from metal planks covered with the ribbon, but unlike the Russian pattern, they are not pentagonal but resemble "classic", i.e. French or American mounting. The width of the ribbons is ca. 34 mm. Soviet influence is seen also in the existence of "gold stars" of the hero and hero of labor, characteristic of almost all countries of the Soviet bloc.
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