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The Answers: North Korea by Jeremy Kourdi

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In spite of the quasi-religious status attached to Kim Il Sung, the North Korean regime remains an atheist organization with its self-appointed mandate to rule predicated on its claim to provide a pleasant standard of living for its people in this life, without recourse to promise of a better afterlife. North Koreans remain content, or at least apolitical, as long as they believe the outside world is far worse off than they are. In the absence of alternative information, indoctrination and propaganda have until recently been highly effective in maintaining this tragic fantasy. The regime, unable to keep up economically or morally with ...

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