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Moderate reformer

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Kim Jong-un, head of North Korea, Supreme Commander of the North Korean Armed Forces, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Labor Party - a mysterious figure for intelligence and political experts around the world. When Kim Jong Un took over the reins of power, he was compared with Mikhail Gorbachev and believed that the son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il would abandon his father’s policy. Today, completely opposite opinions are heard, and Kim Jong Un is sometimes called North Korean Joseph Stalin. What is the reason for such dramatic changes? Who is the young leader of the DPRK - a reformer or a defender of traditions?

Results of the first years of Kim Jong-un's rule

When it became clear in December 2011 that Kim Jong-un, the representative of the new generation of North Korean political elite, would become the new ruler of North Korea, many analytical agencies decided that the Juche era had come to an end. Special news from Pyongyang, they were happy in South Korea, in Japan and the USA: well, finally, another Gorbachev! Now another proud republic is at the deathbed. However, the young leader disappointed foreigners: Contrary to expectations, North Korea accelerated the pace of development of its nuclear missile program, and by the end of the first year of Kim Jong Un's rule, entered the club of space powers. Pyongyang claims that he has enough forces to launch a nuclear retaliation against the United States in the event of American aggression. Yes, such words would never be heard from the mouth of the “great reformer” Mikhail Gorbachev.

Even more surprising were the reports of the trial of Chan Sung-taek - uncle Kim Jong-un - and of his execution. Chan Song Thanh at the time of his death Kim Jong-il held a key post of head of the organizational department of the Central Committee of the Labor Party, and was also vice-chairman of the State Defense Committee. In fact, power was in the hands of Chan Song Thaek, because the military was accountable to him. But the young leader of the DPRK did not want to play the role of a puppet in the hands of the military. To avoid the establishment of a military dictatorship, Kim Jong-un took the forced step and, with the support of like-minded people, sent his uncle to resign.

Finally, Kim Jong-un did not begin Gorbachev's "liberalization" of public and economic life, as predicted in the West. Speaking about the upcoming cardinal reversal of North Korea, foreign experts proceeded from the fact that the young leader has close contacts with the Western world, in particular, received a higher education in Switzerland. However, Washington did not receive a second Gorbachev, although he counted on this: Kim Jong-un remained true to the old order, although he adapted them to the new conditions that had arisen as a result of the continuous development of North Korea under its two previous rulers.

Thus, to date, none of the forecasts made by Western intelligence agencies and analytical agencies in the 2011-2012 have come true.

Korean Upgrade

The word "reform" in North Korea do not like: people are not ready to radically change their former way of life. It is known that all countries that have abandoned the communist path of development have suffered instability, the consequences of which have not been overcome until now. The DPRK does not want to be like these states: the danger of the so-called “liberalization” is realized both by simple workers and the leaders of the republic.

However, Kim Jong-un still implemented a moderate transformation. Of course, compared with the destructive Gorbachev reforms, the activities of the new North Korean leader are not so noticeable, but for the DPRK it is incredibly important.

Thus, Kim Jong-un successfully resisted the threat of military dictatorship and was able to ensure the supremacy of civil society over the armed forces, unlike many US allies, in which the military grossly violates moral norms, if not the source of internal threats to their homeland. The timely execution of Chan Son Thaek and the resignation of twenty high-ranking military officials allowed to relieve the tension in the republic: in no case should the military become an instrument of policy.

At the same time, Kim Jong-un began the modernization of the national economy. This is not about heavy industry: the DPRK boasts a galaxy of giant coal mining, steel smelting, building Tanks and satellites. The weak point of North Korea is agriculture: in the 90s, the agricultural complex could not fully provide the residents of the republic with food, and although it was possible to get out of the crisis, Kim Jong-un is currently taking all possible measures to avoid a recurrence these events in the future.

For example, in the 2012 year, the "Instructions of 28 June" were adopted, which legalized personal household farms. In addition, in accordance with the "Instructions", in order to motivate labor on the lands belonging to collectives, each labor unit was allowed to keep a third of the harvest. This means that the viability of peasant collectives now directly depends on their productivity.

Also in the "Instructions 28 June" contains a provision to reduce the minimum size of labor units: now every link must include at least 5-6 people: the rest of the peasants can engage in the production of home products.

Similar reforms in the 70s were carried out in China. The measures taken then helped the Celestial Empire to avoid food shortages, and at the same time allowed to improve the quality of food. The current move forward of the PRC is the result of these food reforms. It is possible that the DPRK, if properly managed, will reach the same heights as the Celestial Empire.

North Korea welcomes foreign investors and tourists

Speaking about the economic policy of Kim Jong-un, we should mention the readiness of North Korea to actively cooperate with foreign investors. Thus, Pyongyang announced its intention to open an international industrial zone in the Kaesong industrial region, where high-tech products will be manufactured. Now only companies from South Korea are operating in the Kaesong region, however, when Kim Jong-un expressed his willingness to support other investors from abroad, corporations from Singapore and Hong Kong became interested in the industrial zone.

It is curious that even Kim Jong Il wanted to create a special economic zone on the border with China, where the principles of a market economy operate. For this, in 2002, even the Sinuiju Special Administrative Region was created.

The image of North Korea, badly tainted by its southern neighbor, as well as the States, Kim Jong-un is going to fix it. Investors should be aware that the DPRK is a decent country, not ready to give up its principles and given promises. To do this, Kim Jong-un initiated a campaign to develop tourism: the new head of the republic is well aware that the "black PR" by the enemies of the DPRK only stirs interest in it, and foreigners want to see North Korea from the inside.

The flow of tourists to the DPRK began to grow at an avalanche rate even during the reign of Kim Jong Il, however, it seems that the new ruler of the republic will turn tourism into a full-fledged industry. Thus, in the east of North Korea, by order of Kim Jong-un, a world-class ski resort is being built. Next to the demilitarized zone from 2002, there is already a special tourist region called Kymgansan, which travelers from South Korea can visit.

So far, the lion's share of tourists in the DPRK - the Chinese. Obviously, Kim Jong-un wants to attract Europeans, who, because of American propaganda, perceive North Korea as an evil empire in miniature. Tourism is not only profit in the budget, but also the establishment of partnerships with many countries of the world.

In general, Kim Jong-un can not be compared with either Gorbachev or Stalin. On the one hand, the young North Korean leader is busy modernizing the economy, on the other - trying not to destroy the country created by the efforts of several generations by reforms. In order for North Korea to overcome the difficulties that for objective reasons any state in the world is facing, all reform processes must remain controlled. Enlightened Kim Jong-un understands this, and no matter how they treat him in the United States or Russia, it can be said with confidence: the new ruler of the DPRK will act solely in the interests of his country, not pleasing with Gorbachev's “reforms” Washington, and, at the same time, Aging to achieve goals without the use of excessive force. The path chosen by Kim Jong-un is unique, and it is not known what other surprises the new head of North Korea will present to his compatriots and foreign diplomats.
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  1. sds555
    sds555 10 February 2014 08: 05
    +1
    Yes, they have there all the reforms through a machine gun are solved laughing
    1. Civil
      Civil 10 February 2014 09: 43
      -9
      Skews in the country ... let them open the borders, and that’s it
      1. atalef
        atalef 10 February 2014 15: 16
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        Skews in the country ... let them open the borders, and that’s it

        Well yes I liked the article
        So, Kim Jong-un successfully resisted the threat of military dictatorship and was able to ensure the supremacy of civil society over the armed forces

        the author is burning.
        Then you can not read
        1. avg
          avg 10 February 2014 17: 36
          +2
          So, Kim Jong-un successfully resisted the threat of military dictatorship and was able to ensure the supremacy of civil society over the armed forces

          In the DPRK, the author would clearly not be understood, with all the ensuing consequences. wink
          The North Koreans themselves say: "Juche (self-reliance) and Songun (everything for the army) are the life artery of the DPRK. These are the principles by which society, the state and the army in the DPRK are organized." yes
          1. Midshipman
            Midshipman 11 February 2014 14: 54
            0
            We should also adopt this very "Juche" at the level of big business.
          2. carbofo
            carbofo 12 February 2014 13: 20
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            Quote: avg
            In the DPRK, the author would clearly not be understood, with all the ensuing consequences. wink
            The North Koreans themselves say: "Juche (self-reliance) and Songun (everything for the army) are the life artery of the DPRK. These are the principles by which society, the state and the army in the DPRK are organized" yes


            They might have understood, but in their own way.
            I do not know for sure what the army provides in one way or another, in addition to the actual military events.
            But the beautification of the city, earthwork by the forces of the soldiers, I saw from them, is a bit like the USSR of the 60s.
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      3. siberalt
        siberalt 10 February 2014 17: 38
        +2
        They will open the borders - the DPRK will end. What was hoped for in the SSA.
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    2. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 10 February 2014 13: 14
      +1
      Quote: sds555
      Yes, they have there all the reforms through a machine gun are solved laughing

      There is nothing funny in this, this is TROUBLE.
      1. Klim
        Klim 10 February 2014 19: 34
        +9
        One question constantly comes to my mind when I read comments on articles about the DPRK, people who seriously believe in all these shootings with mortars, dog-feeding the remains, and, of course, what the sick imagination of the American authors of these opuses comes to (by the way, professionals in the field of propaganda) aren't you so stupid or did the West manage to turn all currents with the destruction of our education into American morons?
      2. samoletil18
        samoletil18 10 February 2014 22: 01
        +1
        Quote: Vovka Levka
        Quote: sds555
        Yes, they have there all the reforms through a machine gun are solved laughing

        There is nothing funny in this, this is TROUBLE.

        For local Maidanonists for sure.
    3. Sakhalininsk
      Sakhalininsk 10 February 2014 14: 49
      -1
      Quote: sds555
      Yes, they have there all the reforms through a machine gun are solved


      Well, why only a machine gun, mortar is also very effective in PR campaigns bully
    4. alone
      alone 10 February 2014 19: 59
      0
      Quote: sds555
      Yes, they have there all the reforms through a machine gun are solved

      you are mistaken. Reforms are carried out by means of mortars)))
  2. horoh
    horoh 10 February 2014 08: 18
    +1
    Reforms, reforms, and normal life in the country cannot be established, yes ???
    1. Asgard
      Asgard 10 February 2014 09: 02
      +3
      Reforms, modernization, innovations are a sign of external management.
      The DPRK has the largest army today, hungry and well trained. On the part of the "organizers of processes" on the Planet, it is difficult not to influence the Young (by years and mind)) Man .....
      He did not demonstrate seven spans in his forehead, but the role of "Doctor Evil" is quite suitable for himself ..... at twenty-something years ...
      And Uncle .... it was his fault that he tried to counteract the so-called "progress" .... VERY BAD SIGNATURE when Humans kill their RELATIVES ....
      This means they are ALIEN to them and their people.(manual on the analytical work of the GRU of the General Staff of the USSR))))
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 10 February 2014 09: 11
        +4
        Quote: Asgard
        Hungry and well prepared

        The army in the DPRK was never hungry, even in the worst years for the DPRK, everything was on the tables of the soldiers. And now a significant part of the products goes to the army.
        about training, for the exercises you need money, but they aren’t. The level of preparation is poor.
        1. Black
          Black 10 February 2014 12: 30
          -1
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          DPRK Army Never Hungry

          But she was not well fed.
          Moreover, even if the "well-fed" lieutenant has a dad-mom somewhere. And he sometimes visits them. Doesn't their poverty count?
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 10 February 2014 13: 09
            +1
            Quote: Chen
            But she was not well fed.

            Kims know and understand that their power rests on bayonets and believe me, he is feeding a soldier, which is called slaughter.
            Quote: Chen
            . Their poverty doesn’t count?

            Well, talk for the army. What they do in the galleys, and what is at home is a big difference.
            1. atalef
              atalef 10 February 2014 15: 19
              -1
              Quote: Alexander Romanov
              Kims know and understand that their power rests on bayonets and believe me, he is feeding a soldier, which is called slaughter.

              Hi Sanya.
              I don’t know who feeds anyone and how to slaughter - but the DPRK's only chubby man is Eun (by the way, like his dad and grandfather) - the rest from this * feeding for slaughter * --- which are really very thin. wassat
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          2. predator.3
            predator.3 10 February 2014 14: 47
            +1
            to motivate labor on lands belonging to collectives, each labor link was allowed to keep third of the crop.


            Earlier it was called "surplus appropriation" repeat
            1. nerd.su
              nerd.su 10 February 2014 18: 36
              0
              Given the local characteristics, this is most likely cost accounting. I wonder how it is with profitability ...
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 10 February 2014 17: 44
        +1
        Yes, not only spanked my uncle. In this case, and uncle's relatives and many others. Moreover, from a large-caliber machine gun, and according to some reports, almost fed the dogs alive. And all this with the full support of the people. A wonderful country, and nothing more. But everything is better without any "orange" ones. Let them live as they want.
        1. terrible
          terrible 11 February 2014 05: 33
          0
          ) But like we don’t have any dogs to feed) Chubais, Serdyukov, Novodvorskaya, etc.
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      4. alone
        alone 10 February 2014 20: 01
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        Quote: Asgard
        The DPRK today has the largest army. Hungry and well trained.

        No. The army is just not hungry. The rest are hungry because the army was well-fed. The hungry army cannot be well prepared. Otherwise, there is a riot on the ship. Kim Jong-un knows this with 5 fingers.
      5. terrible
        terrible 11 February 2014 05: 29
        +2
        ) the formidable, Peter 1, Catherine 2, the Stalin-bad relatives were also not spared. so great empires are being built.
  3. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 10 February 2014 08: 34
    +2
    It is known that Yu. Korea demonizes the northerners. On the other hand, feeding dogs and shot from mortars are not the most humane forms of execution. What do we know for sure about the DPRK, that we do not know anything about them.
    1. Orang
      Orang 10 February 2014 11: 05
      +7
      Quote: FC Skif
      feeding to dogs

      They did not feed the dogs to anyone, the Chinese admitted that they were a duck. Like, joked.
  4. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 10 February 2014 08: 39
    +9
    With Stalin compare this? Not too much?
  5. makarov
    makarov 10 February 2014 08: 40
    +5
    "and it is not known what other surprises the new leader of North Korea will present to his compatriots and foreign diplomats."

    This is the most interesting! What will it be next ..?
    1. ilea123456
      ilea123456 10 February 2014 12: 23
      0
      see in the next series
  6. vjatsergey
    vjatsergey 10 February 2014 08: 51
    +8
    In general, Koreans are a working people, in the village of Ola there are workers from North Korea, plow how God forbid others to work like that.
  7. Name
    Name 10 February 2014 09: 18
    +6
    Quote: Asgard
    VERY BAD SIGN - when Humans kill their RELATIVES ....

    Guides by the principle: hit your own so that strangers are afraid.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 10 February 2014 09: 36
      +1
      quote-Who is the young leader of the DPRK really - a reformer or advocate of traditions?

      Neither one nor the other. Sumasbrod.


      The shooting of not crying North Koreans. 2011

      "n .... o", for which Kim Jong-un's mistress was executed

      Kim Jong-un and his yacht for 7 million $
      1. atalef
        atalef 10 February 2014 15: 25
        +1
        Quote: Apollon
        The shooting of not crying North Koreans. 2011

        Cuba - Who does not jump - that is the Yankees, the famous cry
        Nothing changes
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      3. nerd.su
        nerd.su 10 February 2014 19: 02
        +6
        Of course, in DPRK, life is not sugar.
        But these videos are "bullets" of an ideological war. Is there any evidence that those characters that are highlighted in green in the first video were shot? No, the video is molded on the knee by comrades with acute liberal hemorrhoids. Is there any evidence that the second video depicts Kim Jong-un's mistress, that she was shot for this? No. There is not even a certainty that this mistress is not a mythical character. About the cases of cannibalism, this is a pure pursuit of a sensation by the journalist.
        So, everyone knows that in the DPRK they shoot those who don’t cry, dancers accused of porn, and while Eun is riding an English yacht, people are eating each other. But how, after all, such profound films, samples of authenticity confirm this.
        However, the thought does not leave - Al Jazeera is not alone ... Yes, and there are a lot of home-grown liberointellictuals. They will do it for free, and they themselves will pay for the promotion of materials about which scoop they saved Russia from.
      4. Klim
        Klim 10 February 2014 19: 38
        0
        You would have given a link from the "rain"
    2. Denis
      Denis 10 February 2014 10: 37
      +2
      Quote: name
      Guides by the principle: beat your own so that strangers are afraid.

      Sorry for the replay, but very much like the photo ..
  8. Nayhas
    Nayhas 10 February 2014 09: 31
    -1
    The author does not understand what the world expected from Eun. It was expected that he would not be Gorbachev, but Deng Xiaoping, as that is the difference. And there were many prerequisites for this, China tried in every possible way to bring them on this path, Taek should have pushed Eun to this, but the chubby fool (you cannot call it otherwise) took it in his own way ... the result is known. What will happen next is not clear, the DPRK will not survive without China, currency transactions and food supplies go through it, how much patience the Chinese leadership will have is unknown, they are of course patient people ... It is possible that Eun will perish from a "stroke of apoplexy", or maybe The PLA, with a throw on Pyongyang, will free the "brotherly people from the usurper" who has departed from the "teachings of their great grandfather" ... But it is doubtful that China will wait until Eun dies of old age.
    And further. Behind loud phrases, the author is trying to hide the plight of the DPRK, and there the situation is very difficult. I have no doubt that due to hard work the North Koreans are no worse than their southern counterparts, and even less so the Chinese. Thanks to reforms in the economy, the DPRK can become a prosperous country, especially with the help of a wealthy China who has extensive experience in this.
    Below is a photo on different banks of the Yalu River:
    Chinese Dandong:

    And DPRK, located on the opposite bank of the Siniyiju River, about which it was written in the article:

    Pretty clear ...
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 10 February 2014 17: 58
      +1
      So will Kim Il Sung’s promise to the Korean people that every Korean will have meat broth on weekends come true at least in the 21st century?
      Judging by the photo of Un, even the broth is contraindicated to him.
      Full pi ... sorry, juche!
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    3. nerd.su
      nerd.su 10 February 2014 19: 08
      +2
      You can also attach a space photo of the night Detroit and the homeless man at three stations close-up. The plight of Moscow will look even clearer.
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 11 February 2014 07: 32
        -1
        Quote: bot.su
        You can also attach a space photo of the night Detroit and the homeless man at three stations close-up. The plight of Moscow will look even clearer.

        Believe me, the rest of Siniyju’s photos are no less dreary.
        http://sentaku.tistory.com/638
        1. nerd.su
          nerd.su 11 February 2014 12: 00
          +2
          Ordinary photos of a provincial town in autumn or spring. If there were no problems with inserting the photo, I would have made a selection of Heihe and Blagoveshchensk in the same vein - the Chinese from the facade, and in Blagoveshchensk a close-up. So that socialism in China is compared with capitalism.
          It is necessary to take into account the specifics; there are no ads in the DPRK. And, as one not stupid person remarked, homosexuality is being persecuted in the DPRK, so it’s bad with creative designers laughing
    4. Jager
      Jager 12 February 2014 01: 01
      0
      Comparing China with Korea is the same as comparing Brazil with French Guiana. North Koreans have neither resources, nor population, nor geographical location of China.
      Korea (even single) will never even be a regional superpower, stupidly lacking resources and the proper amount of population.
      About Eun and the life of the Korean people. We really don’t really know anything about North Korea. With great pleasure I would visit her as a tourist. An interesting country and very interesting people.
  9. Vasia kruger
    Vasia kruger 10 February 2014 09: 44
    +7
    Clear business that dark business. Like it or not, we know practically nothing about North Korea. And how things really are ... yes the devil knows them. Perceive southerners as a source of objective information IMHO is not worth it. Tourism in North Korea seems to me somewhat unrealistic ...
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    2. atalef
      atalef 10 February 2014 15: 28
      0
      Quote: Vasia Kruger
      Tourism in North Korea seems to me somewhat unrealistic ...

      Ask Romanov and Dan 11 - they will tell. unfortunately they will not be able to show. Photos of the vigilant Korean KGB erased. Probably not to be jealous wassat tongue
  10. JonnyT
    JonnyT 10 February 2014 09: 54
    0
    what reforms if there are not enough resources in the country!
    The legacy of our ancestors is too "hard" ... the past is too terrible to make drastic reversals ... in the period of active democracy, every third was killed! If he turns to face the killers of the parents of his people, then he and the entire ruling elite will be destroyed in the style of "humane executions"
  11. awg75
    awg75 10 February 2014 10: 25
    +1
    complete nonsense ... it is necessary for the author Artyom Vit to give North Korean citizenship for three years, and then miraculously return (although in this situation there will be no miracles) to his homeland! I would like to see later what he writes to us! reform says go ... sad clown
  12. parus2nik
    parus2nik 10 February 2014 10: 50
    +3
    The industriousness of the North Koreans and on the right track ... Probably in Russia would not have traveled to South Koreans ..
  13. Fuzeler
    Fuzeler 10 February 2014 11: 04
    +8
    If anyone is interested - read on travel.ru, there are notes of those of our tourists who have visited North Korea. I don’t know, of course, whether different people can write about the same thing, although without saying a word, the picture is not special. I was touched by the record of one of ours that he somehow in a hotel room, with the door closed, had realized that there was no towel, as North Korean employees knocked at him politely and brought a clean towel.
  14. RUSS
    RUSS 10 February 2014 11: 33
    +6
    The fact is that the mentality of Koreans is such that they absolutely believe and love their leader, they are confident in their rightness and in this regime, a sharp and probably smooth change of regime will be detrimental to North Koreans.
    1. Volkhov
      Volkhov 10 February 2014 11: 44
      -12%
      The DPRK is part of the Reich, and by their example we can see our life after the Zionists fail and run away. Some will have the opportunity to compare Zionist slavery with Nazi. While not compared, the ideas of independence are not perceived.
      http://warfiles.ru/33449-damask-udar-iz-glubiny.html
  15. Black
    Black 10 February 2014 12: 53
    -6
    [I]They don’t like the word “reforms” in North Korea: people are not ready to radically change their former way of life. [/I]

    Quote: RUSS
    The fact is that the mentality of Koreans is such that they absolutely believe and love their leader, they are confident in their rightness and in this regime, a sharp and probably smooth change of regime will be detrimental to North Koreans.


    Do not repeat nonsense, even if it is signed by "Artem Vit".

    What kind of such special people is the author talking about ??? Not ready to leave the camps? not ready to feel like people? not ready to get fed up? not ready to laugh when it's funny, and not cry when you don't want to ????
    !!!!
    Churchkhe- say ??? The time will come and put this churchku in one place to this educated, cheeky little bastard.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 10 February 2014 13: 21
      +1
      Juche say ??? The time will come and put this churchku in one place to this educated, cheeky little bastard.

      Therefore, so as not to be "shoved into one place", Kim Jong-un makes timid attempts to reform, not forgetting to eliminate the "old guard". If it turns out like the neighbors of the Chinese, it will preserve its dynasty, if not, then let's see how things will be. The main thing is that the current situation in North Korea suits almost all "behind-the-scenes grants" in the form of the United States and China.
      1. Black
        Black 10 February 2014 16: 23
        +1
        Quote: RUSS
        if not, let's see how things will be.

        No matter how long the rope is, such regimes are doomed, at least according to the laws of the "Supreme Justice". The hardworking Korean people are worthy of more than the Juche.
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 10 February 2014 18: 11
          0
          Quote: Chen
          Quote: RUSS
          if not, let's see how things will be.

          No matter how long the rope is, such regimes are doomed, at least according to the laws of the "Supreme Justice". The hardworking Korean people are worthy of more than the Juche.


          The Korean people certainly deserve more, Juche is a utopia and the regime certainly does not last forever. As an example, they found a wolf cub in the forest as a puppy, the wolf grew up released, where he died safely after a couple of weeks.
          So with North Korea, this is the same puppy whom you need to prepare for change for the harsh reality of a market economy and capitalism. China went to capitalism at the head of the Communist Party for decades.
        2. Klim
          Klim 10 February 2014 21: 24
          0
          Is the ovish regime doomed?
  16. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign 10 February 2014 13: 57
    +1
    An article in the style of a sixth or seventh grade student ...
    The people of North Korea have always aroused my respect for other ways and difficulties that have to be overcome. I would like to believe in the good intentions of the younger Kim. We will see.
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    2. atalef
      atalef 10 February 2014 15: 34
      -1
      Quote: Scary ensign
      The people of North Korea have always aroused my respect for the different ways and difficulties that have to be overcome.

      Well, create difficulties for yourself and heroically overcome them - one of the postulates of socialism
  17. Boris55
    Boris55 10 February 2014 14: 20
    -3
    Another humpback ruining and destroying his country in the name of shit democracy.
    From the biography: Kim Jong-un graduated from an international school in Bern, Switzerland ... Switzerland is a forge of traitors to the motherland, who gave us Chubais with gaitar, and before that, a bunch of people in a sealed trailer ...
    Very soon, North Korea is waiting for its 90 ...
  18. nekromonger
    nekromonger 10 February 2014 14: 42
    +2
    surprised the stall in the DPRK, then reforms are underway belay
  19. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 10 February 2014 15: 01
    +3
    Watching what is happening in the DPRK, I came to a simple conclusion: for the United States, or rather those who steer in the United States, it is important not to lose the horror story that would allow them to have an astronomical military budget. Horror stories were: the USSR, which disappeared; Al Qaeda, until it became a laughing stock; Iran, which suddenly turned out to be quite good. Today, only North Korea, as a small evil Troll, allows us to argue the budget of the US Defense Ministry. Yes, China can also be called an enemy of the United States, but the US is saving this trend for the future. And with North Korea, everything is simple: Kim Jong-un was recruited by the United States while still studying. The fact that the DPRK retained and increased its offensive weapons is not a fact; many low-budget simulations for new weapons were discovered. Check how the US problems correlate with the approval of the military budget and the DPRK's aggressiveness. The enthusiasm of this fat asshole by athletes from the USA is a small joy that the USA can officially allow him. Well, tell me, who punished these titled sports for collaborating with the enemy? We don’t see his property, accounts, villas in other countries, because we are not allowed to see it, well, only by chance, perhaps, you can see a yacht in the background, or a watch for 100 thousand on hand. This, of course, is a scoundrel who despises his unhappy people. For the United States, in addition to horror stories, you need to keep bases in Japan, you need to prevent Korea from uniting, so as not to become another problem. And not some fat thing, not a reformer, but a puppet in the service of His Majesty the Dollar. hi
  20. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 10 February 2014 15: 08
    +1
    Kim Jong-un is sometimes called Joseph Stalin of North Korea.

    However, they are mistaken ... This is not Stalin. This is Trotsky of North Korea ...
    Quote: nekromonger
    surprised the stall in the DPRK, then reforms are underway

    At one time, the Bolsheviks proclaimed the NEP. And then gradually tightened the nuts. So much so that there was no question of any entrepreneurship ...
    It is possible that Kim III will not stifle his "businessmen" in the foreseeable future, but will take their activities under such control that their "private entrepreneurial activities" will not be any different from working in a state institution ...
  21. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 10 February 2014 15: 47
    +4
    Korea is still lucky, they are on land and have a friendly state on the border. There are some minerals that they can afford to work out. But for example, the island of Cuba, that's where the tin. Supply and assistance can come only by sea, and the sea around is controlled by America, and can do whatever it wants. I am sure somewhere in the American plans after resolving issues in the eastern hemisphere there is a fad about Cuba.
  22. Astartes
    Astartes 10 February 2014 16: 54
    +1
    Hmm ... no one knows exactly what is happening in North Korea, but South Korean and koy propaganda are quoted as being wound up. And based on the really hostile DPRK propaganda, they are trying to draw conclusions. It’s ridiculous.
  23. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 10 February 2014 19: 21
    +10
    Guys, maybe it's enough to repeat these tales about an uncle eaten by dogs, about Kim Jong-un, his dancer mistress, who was shot at the insistence of his wife, along with his entire ensemble, allegedly for filming in p ... o (North Korean n ... o? , interestingly, do not consider it a pervert ...) about the general who was shot from a mortar (why from a mortar? Better immediately from the "Koksan", 170-mm, direct fire, not only there will be no trace and no wet place)
    I will say this:
    1: The North Korean regime, of course, is not an example of herbivore. Everything is strict there. But the generation of senseless absurdity and he is not involved. Well, if they want to shoot someone, then for this it’s enough pistols and machine guns, or from which they shoot enough ...
    2. Pay attention to the source, for the shooting of the singer and former lover Kim Jong-un was reported by the South Korean newspaper "Joseon Ilbo" (previously caught in ducks about the "shot down the national football team"), and even with reference to an unnamed source in China. Then the others began to reprint it, with a link already to it, which raised the external authority of the message for the reader. The same is with the "fed dogs" uncle ... So, the story about dogs first appeared in the satirical blog of a man who calls himself "Choi Seungho from Pyongyang" and from time to time posts in his microblog on "Weibo" (Chinese analogue " Twitter ”) all sorts of alleged stories about North Korea. The next day, this "message" was reprinted by the Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po. The third phase of this story began two weeks later, when an old report from Wen Wei Po was suddenly reprinted by the English-language Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times. However, they also referred, which is typical, not to the humorist blogger, but to Wen Wei Po, that is, to another newspaper. Well, after that the province went to write. The news of Uncle Chan's gruesome death appeared in thousands of newspapers, was replicated on the Internet, and eventually came to be seen by many as an indisputable fact. The snide humoresque suddenly became international news and began to be perceived as such.
    [img]http://slon.ru/images3/6/1000000/632/1041157.jpg?1390064237[/img]

    3. So, guys, when reading the next "sensation", turn on your head at an early stage, and look at the original source of the news and what it refers to! Well, this is an elementary rule. Why feed on rotten carcass ??? Because it smells good and the label is colorful and shimmery? So, something like that ...
  24. Patriot23
    Patriot23 10 February 2014 21: 32
    +2
    If Americans (scum) do not like Kim Jong-un so, then he is really a patriot of his country ...
  25. creep: b
    creep: b 10 February 2014 22: 06
    +5
    It seems to me that this is exactly what Russia looks like in the eyes of Westerners) Well, the USSR looked exactly like that. Do not believe Western propaganda, it’s not so bad there as they are trying to imagine.
  26. terrible
    terrible 11 February 2014 05: 46
    +2
    if the enemy scolds you, then you are doing everything right)
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  28. mvv
    mvv 12 February 2014 00: 10
    0
    Well done Korean! Keep it up! If settled at a high local level, the attitude to personal household plots means that people in Korea will not starve during a drought, as it was before. With such modest territories and industrial capabilities, breaking into space and making a nuclear scarecrow for the United States is beyond praise. That way, people from South Korea will flee to North.
  29. samoletil18
    samoletil18 12 February 2014 11: 13
    0
    Here they write that we know almost nothing the DPRK. It's true. But with trucks driving wood, there is a smartphone of our own production. Realities are somewhere in the middle. After the collapse of the USSR, the Russians were not as scary as they seemed.
    My opinion is that the DPRK was a Soviet project, and it would be fair to establish closer relations with Russia. For example, to send fined effective managers, bribe takers, and negligent officials to camps for the purpose of re-education. Renting a bunk, even at the most inflated price, will give an economic effect of simply incredible size.