North Korea Political Analysis

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Recently, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ordered his military prepared for the nuclear strike, and they are making a nuclear threat to the world again. The world would not be peaceful if a nuclear threat again appeared in this world. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is also known as North Korea is an international byword for isolationism, autonomy and antagonism. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has isolated itself from the rest of the world for more than 50 years. In Park Yong-Soo’s article “The political economy of economic reform in North Korea”, he claims that “North Korea has undergone an unprecedented economic crisis, which began in the early 1990s. Most of the factories are practically …show more content…
The political system in North Korea depends on a unique ideology called Juche Ideology. In Blaine Harden’s “Escape from Camp 14,” he explains that “Juche means, in nutshell, being the master of revolution and reconstruction in one’s own country. This means holding fast to an independent position, rejecting dependence on others, using one’s own brains, believing in one’s own strength, displaying the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance” (77). Due to this reason, the government’s political consideration delayed their request from asking international aids from the other countries, such as China, United States of America, Japan, and Russia. This had significantly shows that although there are millions of North Korean died of starvation, but the government of North Korea still hesitated to open its borders to receive the aid. At that moment, the poor North Koreans urgently need food for survival. The lateness of consideration of requesting emergency help from the other countries caused millions of North Koreans to the road of …show more content…
In order to escape from such an economic crisis, there is no reason why the leader in North Korea carries out comprehensive reforms to transform North Korea’s socialist planned economy into a market economy as quickly as possible. Transforming from the socialist planned economy into a market economy can solve the North Korea. However, the leader of the North Korea did not mean to transform North Korea’s socialist planned economy into a market economy. North Koreans are suffering from the bad economy situation occur in their country. The bad economic situation in North Korea had significantly affected the health of innocent North Koreans, especially the children in North Korea. Slow growing rate of the economy in North Korea resulting low job opportunities. Most of the North Koreans could not afford to buy food for their children. This slower growth rate is consistent with stunting due to chronic malnutrition. Lack of food leads North Koreans suffering from

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