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1. the standard monetary unit of North Korea, divided into 100 chon
2. the standard monetary unit of South Korea, divided into 100 chon



the monetary unit of the Korean Democratic Peoples’ Republic. The won was introduced in December 1947 to replace the previously circulated yen of the Bank of Korea. It is divided into 100 chon. At the rate of exchange of the Gos-bank (State Bank) of the USSR (January 1971), 100 won = 74 rubles, 93 kopecks (1 ruble = 1.33 won).

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Hwan wondered what would have happened if she had the stroke at home.
En la era mundialista, Hwan jugaba para el Perugia de Italia, equipo con el que tuvo una muchos problemas, debido a su falta de titularidad, pero tambien porque elimino a Italia precisamente con un gol de su autoria, y ello provoco racismo por parte de la directiva del conjunto italiano que mermo la relacion laboral.
Eum Hwan Gi has been following a young theatre actress named Chae Ro Woon, who plays a minor role in the famous play 'Phantom of the Opera'.
The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde, received in his official office the Extraordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kwak Ji Hwan, who was accompanied by his adviser, Ri Myong Il.
His ministry has been in the hot seat for failing to take proper diplomatic actions against China over the alleged abuse of the activist, Kim Young Hwan, who was arrested in northeastern China on March 29 and returned home last week, especially in light of a fresh allegation that he was tortured with electric shocks while in detention.
South Korea continues to persuade North Korea to join chief nuclear envoys' talks between the two Koreas despite North Korea's refusal to do so, South Korean foreign minister Kim Sung Hwan told reporters Thursday.
Seoul, May 16 (BNA) South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung hwan and his visiting Japanese counterpart Katsuya Okada on Sunday agreed to work closely together to deal with the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, vowing to take joint action against whoever is responsible for the tragedy, South Korean officials said.
South Korea took full advantage, and secured a 2-1 victory thanks to spectacular goals from Lee Chun Soo and substitute Ahn Jung Hwan.
South Korea took full advantage, and secured a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Lee Chun Soo and Ahn Jung Hwan.
On Moon's Family Federation for World Peace and Unification website a few days later, top Moon official Chung Hwan Kwak was quoted as saying, "So in effect, the crowning means America is saying to Father, 'Please become my king.
Hwan, who scored one of South Korea's penalties, is a free agent and his performances at the World Cup have attracted the interest of a handful of SPL clubs including Old Firm giants Celtic and Rangers.