Communism In North Korea

1377 WordsJul 8, 20186 Pages
There are many different types of political systems in the world today, some good, others not so much. Many countries go through different political systems before they reach a good fit. In this paper I choose to research about a regime that has always interested me, communism. To a lot of people communism holds negative connotations but the history behind this form of governance is one of desperation and revolution. Communism is a socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order which is structured upon ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order. (wiki.) Communism first came about as a theory of how to balance…show more content…
Leninists pushed for a creation of a Vanguard Party to help lead the working class revolution to victory. Many believed that the workers would not be able to organize and develop a socialist conscience without the guidance of the Vanguard party. Marxism-Leninism is a mixture of the two that was first adopted by the Soviet Union; it is the most prevalent form of communism around the world today. North Korea’s leader Kim Il-Sung developed a political doctrine called Juche in 1955. This doctrine’s main emphasis was military and economic self-reliance that was inspired by Marxism-Leninism. Communism in Modern Days was largely formed out of the socialist movement of 19th century Europe. One could say that communist thoughts came about once people were tired of the capitalistic society they were living in. Now to take a closer look at communism as it pertains to one country, North Korea. In the early 20th century communism developed as a political movement in Korea. Over time, South Korea made communism illegal, but North Korea continued to be a Juche Socialist State under the Workers Party of Korea. The creation of communist North Korea can be linked back to Alexandra Kim, a Korean living in Russia in 1916. She has been credited as being the first Korean communist because while in Russia she joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (Bolsheviks). When Lenin sent her Khabarovsk to be in charge of external affairs she met with Yi
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