North Korea

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Group.png North Korea   Sourcewatch
Type nation state
Location Asia
One of the most islotated nations in the world, a dictatorship under Kim Jong-un.

Official narrative

North Korea was named as an "Axis of evil" member, and the country is reported to have a poor record as regards human rights.


In sharp contrast to the affluence of South Korea, North Korea suffers severe famine. In the late 1990s hundreds of thousands of people (at least) died from starvation.[1] A 2016 government warning told people to prepare for food shortages but not to despair, because “the road to revolution is long and arduous.”[2]


In December 2016, a query of their DNS revealed that their national top level internet domain (.pk) was used by just 28 websites.[3]

Nuclear Weapons

North Korea reported a successful nuclear test on 9 October 2006, and a H-bomb test on 5 January 2016. It is believed to have nuclear weapons, although the truth of these claims is debated.[4]  


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Korean War/Biological warfare1951 - 1952

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Good war - Bad wararticle12 February 2014John PilgerA short readable expose of how the myth of the "Good War" is used by the Western Establishment to fashion our 'reality' - focussing on the largely forgotten devastation visited upon the Korean peninsular by the US and its victorious World War II allies.
Korea and the "Axis of Evil"article2002Brian Willson
North Korea - The Grand Deception Revealedarticle10 March 2017Christopher BlackPost-WWII Korean history and the relentless demonisation of North Korea by the US.
The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incidentarticle20 May 2010Stephen GowansA parallel between the Cheonan incident and the Gulf of Tonkin.
Washington Considers Military Action Against North Korea to Force Regime Changearticle7 March 2017Stephen GowansA history of Post-WWII US military threats against North Korea leading to the latest escalation in Spring 2017, with due weight given to the North Korean perspective
Why Does the West Hate North Korea?article8 March 2016Andre VltchekSuppressed information about North Korea and suggestions as to why it gets such a bad press in the West