Bridges lead to North Korean city
Dandong city, China and Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..Bridges reach across the Yalu River marking the border between China and North Korea. On the other side of the water, North Korean factories poke into the sky. ..China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country. The bridge on the right was bombed by Americans during the Korean War to cut off Chinese supplies to North Korea, and replaced by the new one on the left...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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