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What You Don't Know About North Korea Could Fill A Book [Kindle Edition]

Nhial Esso
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For a country that is in the news on a daily basis, North Korea remains a mystery to much of the Western world. Ask any random Joe on the street what he knows about the country and the only answer you'll likely get is that “it's bad.”

Presented here are several largely unknown facts that cut against the exaggerated claims and outright falsehoods leveled against North Korea in the drive to demonize the country into an “acceptable target” for aggression and war. The last thing the world needs is another Iraq.

Backed by factual evidence and concrete sources, this book shows that:

- The United States carved Korea in two
- The United States nuclearized Korea
- South Korea is as “barbaric” as its Northern counterpart
- North Korea surpassed the South for much of its history
- The famine in North Korea was caused by outside forces
- North Korea's policies actually alleviate the effects of food shortages

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 160 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Intransitive Publishers International (3 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CN9OET4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars well written; shame about the content 3 Sep 2013
By Michael
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This is more of an essay than a book - easily read in a single sitting. The author is clear and concise. The essay itself is well-written and thought provoking. That's the good bit.

The bad bit is that the author spends much of the piece explaining how great the political establishment in North Korea is and how all of the country's problems can be blamed on external factors. While it does make you think, I couldn't help but feel that I was reading something produced by the DPRK Department of Re-education. Some of the contents were, as far as I can tell, pure fantasy.

Certainly worth having a look at if you would like an alternative to the usual western viewpoint of North Korea. Just be prepared to take it with a pinch of salt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What you don't know about north Korea 13 Jun 2014
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Brilliant really eye opener the u.s are actually quite a disgusting country I feel for the north we are plyed with propaganda we want the truth!!!!!!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A short alternative view on the Hermit kingdom. 19 Sep 2013
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A very short book. The content itself delivers an alternative and thought provoking look at how North Korea came into existence and a look at its problems and how they came to be. Parts paint a little too idyllic picture of the Juche regime in my opinion and would definitely recommend further reads on the subject of the Korean peninsula to counter balance your view. That said an interesting book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Taking me back thirty years 6 May 2013
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Back in 1982, the wonderful Andrew Marshall and David Renwick wrote a scene for their TV series Whoops Apocalypse where the leader of the Soviet Union explained to the US ambassador how Russia was 'a great country'. Food shortages, what were they? All the rumours about them were nonsense and the fact that he had a dead dog in his fridge proved nothing! Why shouldn't the leader of the Soviet Union have a dead dog in his fridge if he wished?

Yeah, replies the US ambassador, it's a free country. There is an uncomfortable pause, then the ambassador says sorry...

This book is an attempt at a serious version of the Soviet Union's leader's speech. Mass starvation? The author's found someone who says it never happens, and if it does, it's the Americans' fault. Gulag-style prison camps? Someone reckons they're only there to stop the South Koreans flooding in to enjoy the regime of the Great Leader. Nuclear weapons? The Americans started it... etc etc.

All you need to know is that if North Korea was a better place than the South, the North Korean government would allow its citizens free access to the rest of the world. They'd then see that North Korea is indeed a socialist paradise, better than anywhere else, especially the South. The South has its problems - some of which are listed here - but they don't, because they can't, because it isn't.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What you don't know about North Korea could fill a book 21 May 2013
By Guy R. Vanderman - Published on Amazon.com
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Always good to read opposing viewpoints to help form educated opinions. I felt there surely should have been more discussion about North Korea's ruling regime.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Few words, fewer sources, --vague belligerent opinion. Stupid! 16 Dec 2013
By James - Published on Amazon.com
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Few words, fewer sources, --overall just a vague and belligerent opinion, with absolutely no proof or credible substance. Stupid authorship!
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Propagandist drivel. 9 Aug 2013
By Steven Shideler - Published on Amazon.com
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Are you kidding me? North Korea a victim of imperialist USA? What a bunch of bunk. Ridiculous, left wing puff piece with no basis in reality. 15-20 large "reeducation" camps and this is a just and peace loving society?
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Exactly Filled 16 Jun 2013
By kp - Published on Amazon.com
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The content is fine, but more of it would be appreciated. Esso certainly does provide a perspective and facts that are missing from the corporate media accounts, but again, as a reader, I felt I wanted more facts, more information, more sources. This likeliest is not easy to gather on DPRK, and Esso has certainly provided the reader with a brief overview of DPRK that should give most readers pause when presented with corporate accounts that demonize DPRK.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 13 July 2013
By Don Willenbaucher - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know how I found this book. It's very unique in that it offers a view of the Hermit Kingdom rarely seen. It put things in a whole new perspective. Even if you disagree with what's written here, you can accept that the argument is well put and well researched. My only complaint is that it's a little short.
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