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North Korea : state of paranoia

Author: Paul French
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
North Korea: State of Paranoia, delivers a provocative and frightening account of a potentially explosive nuclear tripwire.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul French
ISBN: 9781780329482 1780329482 9781780329475 1780329474
OCLC Number: 879461606
Notes: Revision of: North Korea : the paranoid peninsula.
Description: xviii, 462 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Juche nation : beloved leaders, brilliant thoughts, power cuts and empty shelves. A normal day in Pyongyang ; The Juche state : political theory in North Korea ; The revolutionary dynasty : leadership in North Korea --
The economics of North Korea : Chollima, speed battles, collapse and famine. Economics Pyongyang style : command and control ; The worst of times : food, famine, and the arduous march ; The start of a sort of reform : change and regime survival ; The reality of reform : a case study of Sinuiju Diplomacy and military : foreign relations, nuclear crisis and self-defence. Don't poke the snake : US-DPRK relations ; Nuclear ambitions revealed : bluster, brinkmanship or battle? ; 'Military first' emerges --
Change, collapse, and reunification. One Korea : the dream of reunification ; Kim3 : the dynasty continues ; How will the story end? --
Still the world's most dangerous tripwire.
Responsibility: Paul French.


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