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August 15, 2012

Korea: Is It 1989 Yet?

Then there is the real aristocracy of North Korea, the few percent of the population, in the form of families that have run the place since the late 1940s.
This group has gotten sloppy, as usually happens after a few generations, and is losing its grip. The police state in North Korea has always made it a prison even for the people running the place. The sharper ones have escaped to China, Russia or the West, but that is very difficult. The rulers are trapped, along with their increasingly unruly subjects. -- Strategy Page

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 15, 2012 11:00 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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