North Korea

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Rogue states under dictatorial rule threaten the fragile peace, which exists in our modern world. Constantly as a society Americans have always fought against these said foes. However all too often we pass a blind eye to the humanity of the enemies’ civilian populations. For more often than not, those who live within these systems are chronically oppressed. The nation of North Korea is no exception, with “Bing-brother always watching.” The government in North Korea pervades all aspects of life.
Hunger is a problem worldwide. However with a quarter of North Korea’s population (six million people) starving or malnourished, with nearly one million of those cases being children under the age of five years old, the situation is especially
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The KWP hold authority over youth, farmers, workers, and all economic activities of North Korea (Murray 2). All members of the Party (KWP) must meet standards of political loyalty, and class origin to hold power (Murray 1). Once elected Party members are elevated to the elite class and receive housing, education, and food (Murray 1). Over two million North Koreans belong to the Party (Armstrong 27). Party life and the learning of Party policy occupy all North Korean scholars (Armstrong 27). Practically the entire population of North Korea participates in ideological training on Saturdays with additional self-study done daily (Armstrong 27). Party policy shows the people the “correct” way to understand life (Il 26), and offers answers to all of the important social problems in life (Il 39).
The current leader of North Korea is Kim Jong Un. Under his reign many things have changed within the country. Satellite images show that the young dictator has embarked upon a massive expansion program for the regime’s labor camps and prisons, building new housing blocks at camp 16 in Hwasong and 30,000 inmates recently simply disappeared from camp 22 in North Hamyog province (Ryall 2). Kim Jong Un has also initiated many public work projects aimed to employ thousands of “soldier-workers” (Ryall 4). Kim Jong Un has steadily increased deployment of army units to the northern border to

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