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The Answers: North Korea by Jeremy Kourdi

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During the 1990s the economy did collapse, so the real question is, why did the regime not disintegrate together with it? Many continue to live in hope, and the transfer of power to Kim Jong Il’s inexperienced third son, Kim Jong Un, would appear to present the first real opportunity for political dissent amongst the Pyongyang elite since the purging of political factions in the late 1950s. In reality, however, both domestic and international conditions strongly favour the status quo. Waiting for the spontaneous collapse of North Korea is close to a millenarian pursuit.

WHY IS THERE LITTLE SIGN OF INTERNAL REBELLION?

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