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North Korea : a strange socialist fortress

Author: Hy-Sang Lee
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats

In a historical analysis drawing heavily on primary sources, this text argues that the international community has failed to grasp the Pyongyang government's true foreign policy goals, which remain  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hy-Sang Lee
ISBN: 0275969177 9780275969172
OCLC Number: 237388400
Description: XIII, 249 Seiten
Contents: Preface A Summary History 1945-1950: A Unification-Driven Communist State 1950s: War and A Cruel Revolution 1960s: Militarism, Survivalism, and Filialism 1970s: Mounting Arms and Myopic Push for Economic Growth 1980s: Frantic Drive for Power, and Vigilance for Survival 1990s: Ruination, Survival, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Conclusion Index
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