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To: dufekin
That's odd, I could have sworn that these communists were just agrarian reformers.

Words fail to describe what the North Korean government has done to their people. Their basic humanity has been slowly wrung out of them for decades, now barbarism is more common than anything else.

4 posted on 07/05/2003 8:52:46 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (The slow blade penetrates the shield.)
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To: Steel Wolf
Words fail to describe what the North Korean government has done to their people.

"The North Korean Communists were worse than the Japanese!"

---comment by aged South Korean who'd been held in a North Korean prison
for evading military service. The old guy said that prior to his escape he saw
fellow prisoners, in chains, being either killed by the North Korean prison guards
by either hacking with hatchets or being burned to death.

And anyone who knows anythign about Koreans knows there is no love for their
former overloards, the Japanese.
5 posted on 07/05/2003 9:44:32 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Steel Wolf
To whatever extent the Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea is governed by agrarian reformers, they have failed misreably. They seem to be devolving into a hunter-gatherer society. Problem is, the sustenance of 22,224,195 people in the genocidical terrorist military dictatorship on 120,410 sq km requires some form of agriculture.

According to the CIA,
"North Korea, one of the world's most centrally planned and isolated economies, faces desperate economic conditions. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment and spare parts shortages. Industrial and power output have declined in parallel. Despite a good harvest in 2001, the nation faces its ninth year of food shortages because of a lack of arable land; collective farming; weather-related problems, including major drought in 2000; and chronic shortages of fertilizer and fuel. Massive international food aid deliveries have allowed the regime to escape mass starvation since 1995-96, but the population remains vulnerable to prolonged malnutrition and deteriorating living conditions. Large-scale military spending eats up resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Recently, the regime has placed emphasis on earning hard currency, developing information technology, addressing power shortages, and attracting foreign aid, but in no way at the expense of relinquishing central control over key national assets or undergoing widespread market-oriented reforms. In 2002, heightened political tensions with key donor countries and general donor fatigue have held down the flow of desperately needed food aid and threaten fuel aid as well."

Agriculture products:
Field Crop: rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses
Livestock: cattle, pigs, pork, eggs
6 posted on 07/05/2003 9:55:50 AM PDT by dufekin (Peace HAS COME AT LONG LAST to the tortured people of Iraq!)
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