Borders Of The World Notebooks


Notebook 64 pages, 16,5 x 22,5 cm. Stencilprinted in red, cover in black. €15 excl. shipping.

After the Korean war ended in the armistice of 1953, a buffer zone was installed along the 38th parallel. A 4 km wide demilitarized zone now divides the two countries. Uninhabited for over 50 years, the DMZ has become an unintentional wildlife reserve with black bears, leopards, and some claim even Siberian tigers. The border is one of the most heavily fortified in the world with hundreds of thousands of troops on both sides. Hostilities and small incidents between both sides still occur regurlarly. The fence on this notebook is on the South Korean side, where soldiers patrol day and night. The details of the North Korean fence are not as well known, although North Korea says there aresix layers of border fortifications, of which two electric fences to keep people from defecting.

Border length: 238 km
Established: 1948
Fence height: ± 4 m

South Korean soldiers patrol the border with North Korea. Photo Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

DMZ looking South.
Photo Brian Willian Jones

South Korean army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence in the demilitarized zone.
Photo AP Photo/Korea Pool


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