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  1. North Korea (DPRK Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea)

  2. Post WWII Korea independent from Japan; Soviet troops occupy North while US maintains presence in South • 1948 Korea divided at 38th parallel into North and South Korea • 1950 Korean War: China allies with North, US aides South • 1953 Cease-fire no agreement, relationship remains tense, US stays in South Korea to prevent future invasion and stop spread of Communism • North Koreans view Americans as greedy imperialists

  3. North Korea and the Kim Dynasty 1948 - 1994 Kim Il Sung • A nation of self-reliance • Juche: man is responsible for own destiny • Cult of Personality – obedience & devotion • Labor Camps – Three Generations 1994 – 2011 Kim Jong Il • Millions of North Koreans starve to death • State must always have an enemy whom only the regime can defend the people • Denies labor camps exist http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/google-north-korea-prison-camp_n_2526539.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr6Rw0ltFxc (60 Minute Prisoner video clip) 2011 – present Kim Jong Un • Third son of Kim Jong Il; unexpected choice to lead N. Korea • Considered to be inexperienced • Continues to allow humanitarian groups into • North Korea to feed/aid people (World Food Programme) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAuuh4M-dc (BBC, Live in NK)