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Cultural Analysis of North Korea Essay

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Cultural Analysis of North Korea

Prepared by Group 4:

Matthew Cordova
Ruting Yuan
Guoying Chen
Chris Rosen

Prepared for:

Dr. Gerry Huybregts
BUS 310
October 30, 2008

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………………….4

INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………...6

NORTH KOREA HISTORY………………………………………………………...7

GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING………………………………………………………11

Figure 1 Geographic Map…………………………………………………..11

ECONOMIC BACKGROUND……………………………………………………..14

Figure 2 United States GDP per Capita…………………………………….16

Figure 3 North Korea GDP per Capita……………………………………...17

POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS…………………………………...………...21

EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE………………………………………………….26
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Their leader Kim Jong-Il is viewed as almost being a deity whose methods cannot be questioned and is always correct. The ruthless dictatorship is the main personification that is associated when thinking of North Korea.

Introduction This report is a cultural analysis of the country of North Korea. The paper itself analyzes the history, geography, education, language, economy, and politics of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea known simply as: North Korea. Group 4 chose this particular country out of curiosity and the want to find out what the nation was like. Not many facts are known about North Korea and its shady past. This project explores everything from the difficult relationships between the Korean people and their government, to the famines and floods that threatened the entire survival of the country. The research has shed light on the corruption of the North Korean government and the reign of ruthless leaders such as Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il. The politics of North Korea have been questionable at best in the nation’s history. Finally they are making progress to renew laws that better fit into North Korean society, but the process is slow. Change does not come to North Korea quickly. This paper will delve into the little known aspects of North Korea. Hopefully, a better understanding of the country’s characteristics can benefit both the neighboring
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