North Korean men squat under banner
Sinuiju city, North Korea, 11-2003..North Korean men squat under a banner that reads: ?Long live the sun of the 21st century leader Kim Jong Il!?. .North Korea is the world's most insular and totalitarian state. Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...Add to Lightbox Download
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