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  • Pyongyang: City Of North Korea

    The capital of North Korea, Pyongyang is a city that went through a series of political, economic and social change over the 20th century. Pyongyang’s first major change was in its urban spatial structure in the 1930s when the city was under Japan’s rule. The city at the time resembled a capitalist city model which promoted commercial and industrial development. However, the city’s model completely transformed in 1953, after the Korean war. The Soviet Union introduced socialist ideals to North Korea and they were applied in the planning of Pyongyang. Many political and symbolic functions were incorporated into the reconstruction of the city. In addition, the first premier of North Korea, Kim Il-Sung, implemented a “closed door policy” into…

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  • North Korea Political Structure

    Mi-ran dated Jun-sang. Jun-sang’s family moved to North Korea from Japan soon after the end of Japanese control. They chose North Korea because at that time it was more prosperous than the South. The family was Korean, had higher class status than Mi-ran’s, and lived a moderate lifestyle because of savings and family money. Jun-sang’s father pushed him very hard to do well in school in order to attend a university Pyongyang. Jun-sang’s ambitions to attend a university in Pyongyang would have…

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  • Personal Narrative: Modern Day North Korea

    Modern day North Korea, nicknamed the hermit kingdom, is known to be heavily isolated from the influences of the world. Its people are secluded and forced to praise their ruler, Kim Jong-un, or else they shall pay a dreadful price. Moreover, personally, I do not believe that Jong un’s people truly see and love him as this god-like figure. To me, I see them as terrified and depressed people who are involuntarily forced by the Korean government to live in a place with no freedom. This is even…

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  • North Korea's Power In The Book 1984 By George Orwell

    North Korea and its leader Kim Jung Un are a society of very overwhelming power. The citizens bow down to their leader and give him the power over themselves and their lives. North Korea also has prison camps that they send people who disobeyed them off to. At these camps there are distortions of thoughts that the government forces onto the people. They do this because they think that everyone should only believe in what they tell them. In George Orwell’s 1984 he predicts of what he believes the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience As A Team Worker

    1. Tell us about yourself. I am a great team worker a hard worker who is passionate about what I do. I grew up in a family of 5, with an older sister and a younger brother; I had many opportunities to work with a team. Thus, I have known the importance of hearing other people’s opinions and sharing responsibilities since I was young. In my high school, I have been involved as a member of S.H.O.W (Students Helping Our World). In the club S.H.O.W, I was always engaged in the conversation. This…

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  • Research Paper On North Korea

    North Korea is located in Eastern Asian, Northern half of the Korean Peninsula. The population is 24,851,627 according to population statistic in June 2014, and their language is Korean with different accent than what South Korean speaks. The government type is single-man dictatorship and currently, Kim Jong-Un is the supreme leader of the North Korea. North Korea is one of the world’s most centrally directed and least open economies. The government determines pricing, distribution of services…

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  • The Importance Of Living Conditions In North Korea

    North Korean suffer from hunger and bad living condition is well known. There are people starve to death, and people die from disease due to lack of medical facility and medical equipment. Most people are being brain wash by their leader, therefore they were afraid to speak their own mind. Due to being brain wash, they think every benefit they receive as a scope of rice, wound getting heal is because of their leader Kim Jong-un. For this reason, this could be another strategic to control their…

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  • Greed In North Korea

    Greed survives best in two different situations, either you feed your greed off of those around you and climb to the top of the proverbial food chain, or you force those under you to serve your greed by keeping them in line with words like duty and loyalty. North Korea has been an independent country since 1945, and has since then feed it’s greed for power by forcing the loyalty of its people through lies and deceit. Layers of lies that fool it’s countrymen into feeling that their duty to…

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  • Cultural Awareness Of Korea

    Cultural Awareness Today’s world is very diverse, and there are many cultures in it. According to Webster’s dictionary the definition of culture is; “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” (Merriam). It all depends on where you live that determines which one you are a part of. Culture is something you are not born with; it is something you learn growing up from your family. It passes on from generation to generation. The way you act, talk, eat…

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  • The Aquariums Of Pyongyang Summary

    The Aquariums of Pyongyang written by Kang Rigoulot and Kang Chol-Hwan is the account of Kang’s early life spent inside of a North Korean prison camp with his family for ten years; Kang also describes the developments that take place after his release such as departure from North Korea, his voyage into China, and finding the means to finally arrive at South Korea. Kang will depart from both North Korea’s authoritarian state and the ideology he was forced to embrace from as early on in life as a…

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