Totalitarian Regime in North Korea

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Totalitarianism regime in North Korea
Year 2011 was certainly a bad year for dictators. Kim Jong-Il, the supreme leader of Totalitarian regime in North Korea had passed away following a heart attack at the age of 69. His place was replaced by his own son, Kim Jong-Eun. It was already predicted to find North Koreans were shedding tears over the passing of a dictator. However, what may surprise is that some of the tears shed are spontaneous and authentic (Jones, 2011). Are these people really loved their leader or it is just an aftermath of dictatorship? North Korea that also known as Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is notorious with its totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship in the world. North Koreans are been considered by
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In DPRK case, the citizens were believed have had been brainwashed to obey their supreme leader whether by deceits, using the mass media or by fear. The brain wash works by fear where people are hiding their own opinions and obeying the leader blindly because they afraid of something bad can happen to them especially extreme brutality. Haggard and Noland (2010) conduct his survey on the North Korea refugee in Soth Korea found that The Great Leader trains his people to not even joke or complain about him. Any bad attitudes toward the Great Leader will lead the people be taken to the political prisons and it can take extend to executions. North Korea regime has many political prison camps as it is an ideal thing for any totalitarian regime. The regime mantains a vast network of political prison camps that can hold 100,000 to 200,000 political prisoners and an even larger network of lower-level labour training camps that have been used to punish a widening set of crimes against the state (Hawk, 2003; KINU, 2009; Haggard and Noland, 2009 as cited by Haggard and Noland, 2010). There are numerous eyewitness accounts of public executions and other forms of brutality (KINU, 2009). Combined over years, brainwash is immensely powerful. Yet even North Korea’s control is far from total. The more the regime is seen as a source of uncertainty and hardship,
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