North Korea

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Location Asia
Type nation state
One of the most politically and culturally isotated nations in the world, a dictatorship under Kim Jong-un.

North Korea was split from South Korea at the end of the Korean War. It has very limited commercial and other relationships with most other nation states.

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.

Famine

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]

Internet

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]

 

Event

EventDate
Korean War/Biological warfare1951 - 1952
 

A citizen of North Korea on Wikispooks

Title
Kim Jong-un
 

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Document: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.
Document:North Korea - The Grand Deception Revealedarticle10 March 2017Christopher BlackPost-WWII Korean history and the relentless demonisation of North Korea by the US.
Document:The Korea issue is now in the hands of the BRICSArticle3 September 2017Adam Garrie"Simon says: 'There's a 7½-hour flight from the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China to Pyongyang, North Korea so if Sergei Lavrov and the Chinese FM took that flight together to meet Kim Jong-un, it would have huge impact, and get the ball rolling on dialogue'."
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Document:There is no military solution in North KoreaInterview5 September 2017Mishal HusainFormer Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell says the United States needs to bring the international community together more effectively over North Korea
Document:US Nuclear Policy Review: The World Is Our EnemyArticle8 February 2018Christopher Black“We (the United States) will keep you guessing as to when and against whom we will use them (nuclear weapons). We will maintain our role as the greatest state terrorist by keeping the nuclear Damocles sword over the heads of the people of the world constantly to ensure that the world acts in our interest.”
Document: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
Document: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
Document:Korea and the "Axis of Evil"article2002Brian Willson


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