Totalitarian Regime in North Korea Essay

2208 Words Dec 14th, 2012 9 Pages
Totalitarianism regime in North Korea
Year 2011 was certainly a bad year for dictators. Kim Jong-Il, the supreme leader of Totalitarian regime in North Korea had passed away following a heart attack at the age of 69. His place was replaced by his own son, Kim Jong-Eun. It was already predicted to find North Koreans were shedding tears over the passing of a dictator. However, what may surprise is that some of the tears shed are spontaneous and authentic (Jones, 2011). Are these people really loved their leader or it is just an aftermath of dictatorship? North Korea that also known as Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is notorious with its totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship in the world. North Koreans are been considered by
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North Korean leaders went as far as to compare the Great Leader to the seed of a peach and the people to the flesh of the peach. In other words, the flesh of the peach exists to protect the seed, meaning that the people exist to fulfill the needs of the Great Leader, not the other way round. Hence, it is crystal clear that the cult of personality of the Great Leader is responsible to the blind and ignorant loyalty to the Great Leader despite what he had done to the country. Consequently, North Korea today is filled with sinister myths that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, the North Korea people are indirectly trained to not differ between facts and myths. They have distorted logic of how a government works because of the influence of its own regime. But still, personality cults are not just found in North Korea but also other totalitarian regimes. Moreover, sometimes personality cults do occur in democratic countries without people realizing it.

Another famous reason why North Koreans are respecting their leader so much because they had been brainwashed to obey their leader. Brainwash also known as mind control, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, thought control, or thought reform refers to a process in which a group or individual "systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated"

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