The Impossible State

The Impossible State

North Korea, Past and Future

Book - 2012
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Looks at the nation of North Korea, its history, social conditions, and place in world politics as it stands today and where it is likely to end up in the future.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 530 p., [8] p. of plates. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061998508
Branch Call Number: 951.93 Cha


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Oct 29, 2014

The future is North Korea, and this very detailed book suggests there may be one of only two ways to liberate its imprisoned people. One, the North launches a pre-emptive invasion of the South which it will definitely lose but at a huge human cost. Two, a Ceausescu moment where one person dares to deviate from the scripted rallies, openly cites his or her dissent on live television, and in so doing incites an internal revolution. Either way, and with the country armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons, the future is not good.

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