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The Truth About the North Korean Regime in a Nutshell

 

As you probably have noticed, I have been following the North Korean regime for quite a while. When Kim Jong-il died last year, and was to be replaced by his son – Kim Jong-un – I couldn’t help but notice the mainstream media’s reaction, as well as that of a lot of people. Namely, that they hope that the transition was for good, that Kim Jong-un is the new Deng Xiaoping, or in other words that North Korea will open up and become capitalist and free (or at least more capitalist and freer). This reaction is typical of the ignorance on the North Korean regime. A recent news article on the Huffington Post proves my point. Read defectors’ reactions, particularly:

None of the defectors Reuters spoke to believed the leadership would dare allow reforms that damage its grip. Some thought the Pyongyang elite had been scared by the disastrous 2009 experiment [the currency reform that was reportedly disastrous to the country’s “economy”].

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A decomposing country

North Korea is in severe humanitarian crisis after floods allegedly destroyed a lot of its crops forcing millions of people to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. I say allegedly because I wouldn’t necessarily blame it on nature but on the tyrant regime of the Kim dynasty that has been ruling this country since 1953. Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s role in North Korea both primary and secondary

Top news these days is the release of Laura Ling (32) and Euna Lee (36) from North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. The two U.S. journalists allegedly crossed into the Secret State from China in order to collect material for a report about trafficking of North Korean women into China. What impact did Bill Clinton have on their release?

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North Korea’s existence is in the hands of China

The Secret State is in the middle of a crisis. Actually, after the fall of communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s it has always been in crisis. Having isolated itself from the rest of the world in general and having suffered food shortages because of floods throughout the years, this poor country is far from what it used to be during the Cold War.

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