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In the 1980s, the South Korean government built a 98.4 meter-tall (323 ft) flagpole with a 130 kilograms (287 lb) flag of South Korean in Daeseong-dong.

The North Korean government responded by building an even taller one, the Panmunjom flagpole at 160 meters (525 ft) with a 270 kilograms (595 lb) flag of North Korea in Kijong-dong, 1.2 km (0.7 miles) across the demarcation line from South Korea in what some have called the “flagpole war”. For over a decade, the flagpole was the tallest in the world. In 2010m the flagpole became the second-tallest in the world at the time, after the National Flag Swuare in Baku, Azerbaijan at 162 m (531 ft) is now the third-tallest flagpole in the world, after the Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan, at 165 m (541 ft), and the Jeddah Flagpole in Saudi Arabia at 170 m (558 ft).

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