|One of the most islotated nations in the world, a dictatorship under Kim Jong-un.|
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. A 2016 government warning told people to prepare for food shortages but not to despair, because “the road to revolution is long and arduous.”
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.
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|Korean War/Biological warfare||1951 - 1952|
|Good war - Bad war||article||12 February 2014||John Pilger||A 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"||article||2002||Brian Willson|
|North Korea - The Grand Deception Revealed||article||10 March 2017||Christopher Black||Post-WWII Korean history and the relentless demonisation of North Korea by the US.|
|The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident||article||20 May 2010||Stephen Gowans||A parallel between the Cheonan incident and the Gulf of Tonkin.|
|Washington Considers Military Action Against North Korea to Force Regime Change||article||7 March 2017||Stephen Gowans||A 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?||article||8 March 2016||Andre Vltchek||Suppressed information about North Korea and suggestions as to why it gets such a bad press in the West|