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The International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Division II are an annual sports event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The division championships are played in two groups.
The two national teams that finish last in their groups at the Division I are relegated to Division II for next year's World Championships. At the Division II Championship, the winner of each group is promoted to next year's Division I, while the loser of each group is relegated to the IIHF World Championship Division III.
The Division II World championships have been played in their current format since 2001, when Division II was formed from the five lowest-placing teams in Pool C, and the seven best teams from Pool D.
^ - World Ranking in the 2009 IIHF Men's World Rankings
|Year||Co-Champions and Promoted||Relegated|
|2001||South Korea||Romania||New Zealand||Mexico|
|2006||Romania||China||South Africa||New Zealand|
|2007||Croatia||South Korea||Turkey||North Korea|
|2009||Serbia||South Korea||North Korea||South Africa|
Following the year 2000 Pool C became Division II and was split into two sections as the result of an influx of competing teams.
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