The story of two Koreas: A classic case study of contrasts

North and South Korea have been a study in stark contrast ever since they got divided after World War II. With the declaration of the Soviet-Japanese War, North Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union and South Korea by the United States, with the boundary between their zones being the 38th parallel. North Korea became a dictatorship. South Korea is a democracy. More than 70 years later, both countries are worlds apart. Watch report.